Summer is a time where outdoor activities is at its peak.
However, staying outdoors and engaging in recreational activities has its own drawbacks, one of which is bugs.
Mosquitoes are a major concern when outdoors and with the health problems that they potentially can cause malaria and Zika virus.
Using commercial bug repellents could prove expensive especially if you intend using it outdoors in a vast open space. Now you do not have to spend a fortune to ward-off bugs and enjoy your summer outdoors, you can get rid of these bugs with a simple natural bug repellent that is safe to make and use.
Homemade Natural Bug Repellent
It is a known fact that lemon eucalyptus essential oil repels mosquitoes this gas been proven in several studies conducted.
Other studies into the extracts from the peels of citrus fruit like grapefruits, lemons, tangerines and oranges have shown that they have a strong smell that repels mosquitoes and with no side effects.
The Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar
You can use mason jars to carry the essential oils and citrus fruits that will repel mosquitoes. It is an effective method of repelling mosquitoes and bugs.
- Mason jar — 2
- Sliced lemon — 1
- Sliced lime — 1
- Lemon eucalyptus essential oil — 10 drops
- Citronella essential oil — 10 drops
Sprigs of rosemary — 4 (this is optional)
- Put even quantities of lemon and lime slices into the jars.
- You can add 2 sprigs of rosemary into each of the jars.
- Then add water into the jars, let it be about 3/4 full.
- You then add the essential oils in the jar one after another.
- You can add more water if necessary.
You can place these jars in your backyard, by campfires and on porches.
Just light the ingredients in the jars and the scent will repel mosquitoes enabling you to have fun outdoors.