Natural Oils that Can Serve as Excellent Mosquito Repellents

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Mosquitoes are the frustrating disturbance particularly in the months of summer. Their annoying bites and potential danger of viruses they carry has made them one of the greatest scourges you might have ever felt. These blood thirsty insects can result in west nile encephalitis, dengue fever, malaria and many more diseases and can eventually deteriorate your overall health. Many mosquito repellents are available today, but most of them are made of harmful chemicals like DEET which is a proven carcinogen. Usage of DEET in high concentration can be very much hazardous especially for the children. In this scenario, depending on natural alternatives of the repellents would be rather the finest choice.

There are a number of natural herbs whose extracts are found to be safe and effective in their role as a mosquito repellent. These natural oils with their fresh scent can make you impervious to the mosquitoes.  Lavendula is one such herb whose extracts are found to be highly efficient in warding off mosquitoes. It is one of the major ingredients used in herbal medicines for healing the insect bites. Citronella oil is also having high potential in dealing with the mosquito bites. Both the plant and the oil extracted from it are now widely used in variety of forms of insect repellent like sprays, candles and lotions. Eucalyptus oil is also an effective mosquito repellent which has been used for centuries. The oil is rich in formylated phloroglucinol compounds that can drive away the mosquitoes.

Natural mosquito repellents can also be made from rose geranium, pine, tea tree, cinnamon, castor oil etc. The inner sides of bananas and orange peels are found to be efficient in soothing the itchy skin. Garlic can also be used as repellent for many species other than mosquitoes. Leaves of plantain are also good in soothing the bite. Menthol which can be naturally derived from mint oil is also the best to alleviate the itching and irritation created by the mosquito bites. The extracts made from the flower of the plant calendula are good enough to repel the mosquitoes and can be used for better healing, reducing redness and in reducing itching.

Most of these natural extracts when combined in an effective way can offer you long time protection. These extracts also won’t do any harm for your skin. But chemical repellents made from deet can deteriorate your skin texture and can cause dermatitis type reactions. Effective combinations of these mosquito repellent essential oils are now available in Skin Armour deep woods outdoor soap from skin armour. This soap is a superb outcome of the research done in Australia and china over the last decade for finding out a competent mosquito protection. The soap can give you pleasurable outdoors without any annoying mosquito bites.

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Dengue Fever 05/23/2011 08:41

When a that kind of mosquito bites a person suffering from dengue, the dengue virus is transmitted from the affected person to that mosquito, and when that mosquito bites a healthy man, the virus
is get transmitted from the mosquito to that healthy man, and the healthy person gets affected from dengue.

lester 05/18/2010 16:10

Natural still be the safer repellent for long term!

lester 09/07/2009 15:53

i have been using Moz Away mosquito repellent spray and i am happy and satisfy using it, you know what? this spray also can be used for children and baby.

Ashish 07/03/2009 06:55

Nice, instead of using chemicals the natural way of treating mosquito is good.