Mosquito repellents: 4 recipes to create your own repellents at home

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A body balm

With your fingertips, heat the material and apply it to key areas (neck, popliteal hollow, wrists, etc.) every two hours to protect yourself from mosquitoes and other frills.

Ingredients: 5 g of apricot kernel vegetable oil, 2 g of beeswax, 4 drops of essential oil of lemongrass, 2 drops of essential oil of geranium, 2 drops of essential oil of lemongrass.

Melt the vegetable oil and wax in a double boiler. Off the heat, add the essential oils, mixing. Pour into a pot (10 ml) and let harden.

Why is it good? Lemongrass, with a milder scent than lemongrass, contains geraniol which makes it an excellent repellent. Its anti-inflammatory action is also useful in the event of bites.

A spray for the home

This solution can be used either at home or on your clothes to keep mosquitoes away.

Ingredients: 50 ml of vodka or 70 ° alcohol, 20 drops of essential oil of rose geranium, 15 drops of essential oil of lemongrass, 10 drops of essential oil of lemon eucalyptus, 10 drops of essential oil of lavender.

Pour the alcohol and then the essential oils in a spray bottle. Shake before spraying in the air, on clothing and interior textiles, every three hours.

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A soothing after-bite cream

Despite your precautions, have mosquitoes nibbled on you? This recipe will relieve irritation and swelling associated with stings.

Ingredients: 2 tbsp. tablespoon of shea butter, 2 tbsp. tablespoon of avocado oil, 1 ounce of beeswax, 3 drops of calendula oil, 7 drops of lavender EO, ​​7 drops of tea tree EO.

In a saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter, avocado oil and wax. Off the heat, add the calendula and essential oils. Let cool before putting in a pot.

Why is it good? Calendula, tea tree, lavender and beeswax have been known since the dawn of time for their calming, antibacterial and healing properties.

Mosquitoes: a repellent candle

To spend quiet evenings, do not hesitate to light several!

Ingredients and material: glass jar, cotton wick, 50 g of beeswax, 10 ml of vegetable oil, 20 drops of essential oil of citronella, 10 drops of essential oil of geranium and 10 drops of essential oil of lavender.

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Melt the wax directly in the pot, in a double boiler. Pour in the oil, stir. Off the heat, add the essential oils, mix. Immerse the wick which must protrude from the surface. Leave to harden.

Why is it good? Is it necessary to praise the properties of lemongrass, the most widely used mosquito repellent? A fragrant and effective accessory!

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