It’s summers and its becoming particularly hot, year after year (Don’t ask us why… Not talking about Glob… Warm.. Nah, not in this post). This season, in particular is the best season for mosquitoes. Those little monsters which buzz in your ear through the night. They are also friends with deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue and chikangunia, and many a times, they might invite them over to your homes too.
If you are thinking of the conventional chemical laden mosquito repellents for yourself, then uh uh… You are saving yourself from one group of diseases, to fall into the other group (read cancer, asthma, respiratory disorders etc.).
So today, lets learn to make a quick Do-It-Yourself, easy, recipe for mosquito repellent sprays (PS: They are vegan friendly). You can make this easily with the help of your kids as a weekend project of sorts. 🙂
WHAT YOU NEED:-
a. A spray bottle- should be able to take atleast 120ml
b. Witch Hazel- Roughly 60ml
c. Distilled Water (Bioled water, after cooling would also do)- 55ml
d. 20 drops of essential oils of choice.
HOW TO MAKE:-
a. Clean the spray bottle properly, if you are using an already used bottle (always good to reuse)
b. Add witch hazel to the bottle.
c. Add essential oils of choice. Mix by rolling the bottle between your palms.
d. Top it up with Distilled/ Boiled Water.
WHICH ESSENTIAL OILS TO CHOSE:-
I have just the thing for you. You can chose minimum two or a maximum of 4-5 essential oils depending on you requirement.
The stars below show that that particular essential oil is specially effective against that particular bug. So pick according to your liking.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:-
a. Shake well before each use.
b. Spray on clothes and exposed skin.
c. Reapply as often as needed.
For checking out our entire range of essential oils, click here.
For Witch Hazel, click here.
If you are not too enthusiastic about making your own Mosquito Repellent Sprays, you can check out these Super Natural, Organic Mosquito Repellent Products, right here.