Mosquitoes can quickly turn a pleasant outdoor experience into an itchy and uncomfortable affair, but fortunately, there are plenty of home remedies for natural mosquito repellents. While commercial mosquito repellents are readily available, some may not be easily accessible or may cause reactions on sensitive skin. Many people increasingly turn to easy and natural homemade solutions. Here are 5 easily accessible and natural remedies to act as repellents.
Use Home Remedies as Natural Mosquito Repellents
Commercial mosquito repellents often contain chemicals that can be harsh on the skin and the environment. Homemade solutions provide a safe and natural alternative, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without exposing yourself to potentially harmful substances. Additionally, creating your own repellents can be cost-effective and empowering.
From essential oils to herbs, the possibilities are diverse. We’ll explore these natural ingredients and their mosquito-repelling properties, showcasing the simplicity and accessibility of these solutions.
Essential oils such as tea tree oil are an excellent alternative to store-bought sprays suitable for sensitive skin. Not only do these oils serve as an effective insect repellent, but some even have properties to soothe any bites and itchiness. Oils such as citronella, lavender and eucalyptus are made readily available at most grocery stores and can be purposed into making a nice repellent in the form of spray or roll-on oil for easy application whether you are home or out and about on an adventure.
Here is a “The Locals” approved recipe for natural mosquito repellent at home
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar.
- ½ cup of water.
- 30 drops of Citronella essential oil.
- 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oils.
- 10 drops of tea tree essential oils.
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oils.
In a small bowl, mix the water and apple cider vinegar. Add your essential oils to the base mixture; these oils are best known for their insect-repellent properties. Mix thoroughly to ensure everything is well incorporated, and then pour through a funnel into a spray bottle and shake before use.
Since the ingredients are naturally sourced, they are safe for contact on the skin with adults and children. Something to keep in mind is to follow this recipe as a guide and feel free to add more or less of any drops as some react differently.
Sandfly & Mozzie Stuff
If DIY craft is not your forte, do not fret, as The Locals have you covered with an alternative natural spray and lotion. Safe for all skins, the Sandfly and Mozzie Spray contains active essential oils, which create a great smelling, non-greasy, safe repellent. Even after being bitten by those pesky critters, before you notice, you can apply the product on the bite to help ease the itch.
Our spray is easy to apply, it can be used to protect areas that can be hard to reach, such as around sandals or thongs and can be applied over clothing to help keep insects away. Available not only in 125ml bottles but a 50ml bottle as well, making it compact and easily accessible for all your travel needs whether you are adventuring the gorges of WA or exploring the more exotic countries.
Our Sandfly and Mozzie stuff is 100% Deet-free, so you can rest assured that no harm will be done to the environment after use. Swim at the beaches easily, knowing you won’t be damaging the reefs or attacked by unwanted critters.
Creams and balms like Zam-Buk, Tiger balm or Dencorub work as an effective remedy to easing any itchiness or pain from nasty insect bites; however, for some of us, the cooling heat may not always be a pleasant feeling nor the potential for green stains on clothing. Our Sandfly & Mozzie stuff is also made available in a lotion form that is safe on the skin and works just as effectively as these other balms at relieving any itchiness but also works to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Combination of Solutions
This isn’t to say one is better than the other; feel free to combine the varying solutions for the optimal insect-free experience. Not only is creating a DIY repellent a fun activity to do with kids or for yourself, but many of these items have other uses, such as relieving muscle aches.
While commercial mosquito sprays are readily available, we know that they may not be the best for sensitive skin or the environment; hence, where natural remedies and your trusted “The Locals” may be the best action to take to living an itch-free life, 100% DEET-free, safe on skin and safe on the environment go see our store now.