Essential Oils to Fight Mosquitos

While you’re combating the hatching of fresh eggs, there are other things that you can do. You can often fight against mosquitoes by using essential oils, and since these smell so great, it’s a fun way to keep your home, and your body, a mosquito free zone.

Lavender oil is a popular way of fighting against mosquito bites. It can be just as useful as any chemical for fighting them, and it has such a strong odor that mosquitoes simply will not come anywhere near it. You can spray it in a room and enjoy the scent, or apply it to your body. The aroma of the plants will work well, and lavender scented air fresheners will also do the job as long as they contain real lavender

Tea Tree Oil is an effective essential oil that has numerous uses. It can be helpful not just in fighting off mosquitoes but also because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Be wary of applying neat tea tree oil to your skin because it is incredibly powerful. Rather, add a couple of drops to the water that you use to wash your body and to rinse down other exposed parts of your body. You should find that not only does this ward off mosquitoes, it also helps with other skin issues too.

Peppermint oil can have a similar effect, but rather than applying it to your skin, you should spray this at the bugs themselves. Peppermint oil can be irritating if it gets in your eyes or on your skin, so spray it away from you, and use it sparingly.