Anti and After Mosquitoes Remedies

The warm season is at its peak and with it our problems like mosquito bites. We all ask ourselves: what is the criteria by which mosquitoes select ”victims”?

Well it seems that they are attracted to smells such as perfume, sweat, body odor, and heat.
Ideally you should not use shampoos, soaps, deodorants or detergents containing a large quantity of perfume which thus attract mosquitoes. Unfortunately that’s not necessarily possible.
And since mosquitoes are carriers for a high number of serious diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, dengue, so it is very important to protect ourselves against their bites.

If we leave for a walk at night, it’s recommended to wear light-colored clothing because mosquitoes are attracted to clothing of dark colors. It’s also better to cover the body as much as possible, including wearing a hat.

Essential oils in combination with alcohol or distilled water, and ointments are wonderful natural remedies readily available for preparation in anyone’s home.

Here’s a list of some oils used as active ingredients against mosquito bites:

Lavender essential oil
Eucalypt essential oil
natural essential oil of Thyme
essential oil of Lemongrass
Tea Tree essential oil
Neem oil (preventive)

After bites solutions:

Alcohol-based remedy

Ingredients
55% alcohol (up to 40 degrees)
32% distilled water
10% Aloe Vera gel
3% lavender essential oil (peppermint, camphor, eucalypt)

Method of preparation and use:
Mix ingredients and put them in a container type spray. Mix well before spraying.
A great chill solution, disinfectant as it also treats skin affected by various skin tingling or irritation.

Oil-based (or cream) remedy

Ingredients:
30 ml vegetable oil base
4 drops bergamot essential oil  
4 drops pine essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil
4 drops Patchouli essential oil
4 drops geranium essential oil

Method of preparation and use:
Mix well then apply on exposed areas whenever necessary.
If you don’t like the idea of a vegetable oil you can also add the mixture of essential oils in a neutral cream.

Children’s remedy 

Ingredients:
71% olive oil (or apricot kernels)
15% beeswax
10% oil marigold
2% Allantoin (rub with a little water until it becomes a paste)
2% tea tree essential oil

Method of preparation and use:
Melt beeswax on steam bath until it becomes liquid, remove from heat, add olive oil (apricot), incorporate marigold oil, stirring continuously (with a mini blender if you have one at hand). When the composition becomes warm but before solidification, add the paste of Allantoin and the drops of essential oil.
Pour in disinfected containers and store in a cool place away from direct light. This ointment keeps well up to six months.
Apply a thin layer to the affected areas whenever necessary.

Preventive solution:

Anti-Mosquito Ointment

78% cocoa butter
20% Neem oil
2% lavender essential oil (or peppermint, or eucalypt)

Method of preparation and use:
Melt the cocoa butter on the steam bath (~ 50-55 degrees), remove from the heat source and incorporation Neem oil, stirring continuously. Before it cools completely drop essential oil and blend further. Before solidification, cast in a disinfected container and store in cool place.
Apply in a thin layer in areas likely to be exposed.

Warning: Neem oil has a smell considered by many to be unpleasant, but also considered very obnoxious by insects. Included in cocoa butter and improved with fresh scents from essential oils, the flavor composition is acceptable.

Hope your summer evenings will be stinging less ;)

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4 Responses to “Anti and After Mosquitoes Remedies”

  1. Thanks for the remedies! It has been a very warm, wet summer so the mosquitoes are plentiful.

  2. Thanks for this, it worked for my family so far since I tried it :)

  3. great tips :D luckily this year i didn’t had to use them :)…. yet! :P

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