Naturally Repel Mosquitoes
Essential oils are extracted from the leaves, stems and roots of various plants and have a multitude of practical and medicinal uses. Several oils are natural insect repellants because they give off an odor that bugs find very unappealing. At the top of the list is Lemon Eucalyptus oil gives off a very powerful, fresh, woody-citrus scent. Another excellent option would be using Citronella oil gives off a classic, lighter lemon scent (think tiki torch).
Clove oil is a very spicy aromatic reminiscent of Christmas baking that can act as a cloak while you are out enjoying the sun. The next oils on the list are Basil oil and Thyme oil; both herbs not only repel mosquitoes naturally, they are useful for repelling common garden pests, as well as making spaghetti taste better! Lavender oil is a good multi-purpose oil; it can help keep your skin moisturized as it repels mosquitoes. Geranium oil will keep them at bay too all the while its enticing scent will have you smelling like roses.
Since these oils will cause irritation if they come into direct contact with skin, the safest way to use them is by diluting it. You can blend it with carrier oils or use a diffuser, such as the Baltic Essentials Oil Diffuser Pendant. Each pendant comes with an assortment of felt pads. All you have to do is put a few drops of essential oil on the pad and place it inside the pendant for a go-anywhere insect repellent that looks – and smells – better than any aerosol. The back of the pendant lays flat against the skin, so your body heat warms the oil inside for long-lasting protection.