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11 Fragrances That Kill Mosquitoes on the Spot

In summer, we all want to spend more time in the great outdoors, go for walks in the park and enjoy the greenery and flowers. But mosquitoes can ruin even the best vacation.

Mix vanilla powder with baby lotion in a ratio of 1 to 10 and apply it to all open parts of your body. You can also dissolve the vanillin in water, then spray the mixture on exposed areas of your skin and clothing.


1. Vanilla powder


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The essential oils of anise, clove, basil and eucalyptus can scare mosquitoes if you apply the diluted oils to exposed areas of your skin (5-10 drops per glass of water) or spray them on a heat source, such as a fireplace, aroma lamp, or heated pan. You can also dip a cotton ball in the oil and put it on the window sill.


2. Essential oils of anise, clove, basil, and eucalyptus


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The essential oils of anise, clove, basil and eucalyptus can scare mosquitoes if you apply the diluted oils to exposed areas of your skin (5-10 drops per glass of waPut fresh elderflower twigs in your room. They will scare away mosquitoes as easily as tomato leaves. But beware, the strong smell of elderflower can interrupt your sleep, so it is best to take the twigs out of your room at night.


3. Elderflower twigs


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Put fresh elderflower twigs in your room. They will scare away mosquitoes as easily as tomato leaves. But beware, the strong smell of elderflower can interrupt your sleep, so it is best to take the twigs out of your room at night.


4. Clove


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Put 5 g of cloves in a glass of water and boil them for 15 minutes. Mix 10 drops of this infusion with 1 tablespoon of cologne and apply the concoction to the exposed areas of your body. Now you can stay in the open air for at least 2 hours, and the mosquitoes and midges will stay away from you.


5. Juniper branches





If you decide to make a fire while sitting outside, put a few juniper branches on it.


6. Cedar oil


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The smell of cedar oil scares not only mosquitoes, but also flies and cockroaches.


7. Sage grass brew


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No single insect will touch your face if you wash it with sage root infusion. You need to put a handful of chopped roots in 0.4 gallons of water, bring to a boil and steep for 20-30 minutes.


8. Pyrethrum


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The pyrethrum daisy or the Dalmatian chrysanthemum is an ancient natural remedy against mosquitoes. The dried flowers, stems and leaves of this plant can be ground into a powder and will affect the nerve cells of insects. You can simply put a few small bouquets of pyrethrum around your apartment or house.


9. Wheatgrass brew


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In the past, people used an infusion of wheatgrass roots to scare away mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects. Put a handful of chopped wheatgrass roots in 0.4 gallons of water and boil them 3 times so that the infusion turns pale yellow. Wash your face and hands with this infusion, and not a single mosquito will come near you.


10. Basil leaves


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You can use fresh chopped leaves and basil flowers, or bird cherry flowers. Put them in your room or rub them on the exposed areas of your body.


11. Cooking oil, shampoo, and vinegar




To make an effective mosquito and fly repellent, you will need inexpensive cooking oil, shampoo and 9% vinegar. Mix these ingredients in equal amounts and mix well until you see white foam. You can spray this concoction on your body or pour it into a container and leave it open.

The vinegar scares away the insects, the shampoo hides the strong smell while the oil is the basis of any cream. This repellent is safe for children and has no strong odor.

Which of these repellents would you try? Or maybe you have the recipe for your own natural repellant?

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