Nobody wants to be a mosquito magnet, especially when there is still a gentleman around like West Nile virus, or malaria, or who knows what other next diseases. We are all a bit terrified of the next virus that will “attack” us, and having no idea where it is hiding does not make things easier.
That’s enough to make us want to stock up on insect repellants, isn’t it? If you don’t like the idea of going to the store to pick up expensive chemicals laden with chemicals, a guide on how to make mosquito repellent with tea tree oil might help.
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Tea tree essential oil benefits
Tea tree essential oil (also known as tea tree oil) Known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, it repels not only mosquitoes but also ticks, bees, bed bugs, fleas, fire ants, and spiders. Tea tree oil reduces bothersome burning and swelling and provides a defensive weapon against bacterial infections. It is also very helpful in reducing itching.
You can make a natural insect repellent with this simple recipe:
- 20 drops of lemongrass essential oil
- 20 drops of lavender essential oil
- 20 drops of tea tree oil
- 20 drops of geranium essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of vodka
- ½ cup of distilled water
- 1 spray bottle
Put the essential oils in the spray bottle, add the alcohol to the bottle (you will have to shake it well every time you use it). Finally, spray it all over, making sure to focus on the areas that the bugs like to bite the most, such as the hands, legs, arms, and neck.
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As you can see, it’s super easy to make mosquito repellent with tea tree oil.
With these tips in mind, the only party to be held this summer will be the one you throw at the poolside or in the countryside with friends.
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