Enjoying a beautiful, summer days can often be spoiled by the nuisance mosquitoes. People usually buy different chemicals to protect themselves from mosquitoes but these chemicals on the other hand can be harmful for the health, especially children who have sensitive skin.
If you want to avoid chemicals and choose the natural but also less expensive ways to prevent mosquito bites, you are at the right place. In this article we give you a recipe for natural mosquito repellent spray.
Recipe: natural mosquito repellent spray
Ingredients: dried peppermint, lavender, chamomile (optional), water and medical alcohol.
Preparation: Boil a cup of water, and then in the boiling water, add 3-4 tablespoons of the above-mentioned dried herbs. Leave covered until it cools, and then add a little alcohol.
Pour the resulting liquid in a bottle that has a sprayer and you’ve got your mosquito repellent spray. This recipe is designed for adults because it contains alcohol, which is not recommended for children’s skin.
If you want to use for children replace alcohol with apple vinegar. The spray is very effective as the one you buy, only needs to be applied more often.
Another recipe suitable for children
Ingredients: a liter of apple cider vinegar, 10 tablespoons of various dried herbs of your choice of the following: rosemary, lavender, thyme, sage and mint.
Preparation: Put your combination of herbs in a glass jar and cover them with apple vinegar and seal the lid.
Leave the jar at room temperature for two to three weeks with daily shaking. After a period of downtime, strain the liquid and pour it in a bottle and store it in the fridge.
Use: when you want to make your spray, mix the obtained aromatic liquid with water in the same proportion. For example, fill half a spray bottle with water, and add a half of the aromatic liquid. You got a spray that is ready to use and is very effective against mosquitoes.
If you have already been bitten, it is recommended to lubricate with some of the following means: lavender essential oil, bay leaves, lemon grass, aloe vera gel, cream chamomile, propolis, calendula, soda.
Note for children: if the skin of the child reacts to some of these ingredients stop spraying immediately.