Summer is here and with it comes those pesky mosquitos. Here in Arizona the mosquito density is no where near as bad as humid states but I would still rate it between light and moderate. There are many products out there to deter those little blood suckers but instead of reaching for commercialized products this summer, try out some of these all natural ways to keep them at bay.
For starters, mosquitos hate the following plants so by incorporating them into your yard and DIY projects, you can make the perfect all natural mosquito repellents.
DIY Citronella Candles
Want something cute to put on the table for an outdoor dinner party? Try these DIY Citronella candles. All you need to do is combine mint, rosemary, a generous amount of citronella oil, water, and lastly, lemon and lime slices. Add a floating tea light candle and you’re good to go! Find more info here.
Lemon Grass Lotion
Want something more topical? Then grab some essential oils and lotion to create your own mosquito repelling lotion! Keep in mind that the lotion will only last 2 hours so you will need to reapply. Read more here.
Want something you can wear and not have to worry about reapplying? Grab a set of all natural mosquito repellent bracelets. They come in a set of 5, smell delicious, and come in a resealable bag so that you can reuse them. Pick your own set here.