We all love the hot summer days and we all hate the mosquitoes. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a fact. But, the real and ugly truth is that we can’t change the fact that these 2 things go along, right? The mosquitoes can be a huge nuisance. And using chemical products to keep them away is not on the top of everyone’s wish list. In this article we’re going to show you how to make the best homemade mosquito repellent (Scroll down for RECIPE!).
Can I ask you something?! Well, I’ll do it anyway – do you feel that mosquitoes bite you a lot?! If YES, then you must read this:
- Blood type
That’s right – it’s all about the blood for mosquitoes. A recent study has found that people with Type O blood are found to be twice as attractive to mosquitoes than those with Type A blood. People with Type B were in the middle. And, one last thing – 85% of people produce a secretion that signals what blood type they are. Mosquitoes are drawn to those 85% more than the non-secretors, regardless of blood type.
A quick question – did you know that mosquitoes can sense carbon dioxide up to 160 feet away?! The answer is YES! So, the more one exhales, the more attractive they become. Larger people exhale more.
According to the experts, mosquitoes apparently have a nose for other scents besides carbon dioxide; they can sniff down victims through the lactic acid, uric acid, ammonia and other compounds emitted in sweat. They also like people who run warmer; a hot sweaty human must seem quite delicious to them – couch potatoes, rejoice. Strenuous exercise increases the buildup of lactic acid and heat in your body.
STUDY – pregnant women are twice as attractive to malaria carrying mosquitoes as non-pregnant women. According to the experts, this is mostly due to an increase in carbon dioxide – they found that women in late pregnancy exhaled 21 percent greater volume of breath than non-pregnant women.
And now, as we said, we’re going to show you how to make the best homemade mosquito repellent. This homemade recipe is very simple and easy to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions:
- Tea tree oil
- Lavender oil
- Witch hazel
- Cooled boiled water
- Fill an 8oz. spray bottle halfway with boiled water.
- Make sure it’s cool enough.
- Add ½ tsp of witch hazel, 15 drops of tea tree oil and 15 drops of lavender oil.
- Mix the ingredients well and use as needed.