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 mosquito repellents to keep them at bay.
For starters, the easiest way to start deterring pesky mosquitos is be incorporating certain plants into your yard, DIY projects, or home. They make the perfect all natural mosquito repellents and everyone loves adding a little green to their home. To name a few rosemary, horsemint, marigold, lemon balm, ageratum, citronella, cat nip, basil, lemon thyme, and lavender are great options.
DIY Citronella Candles
Want something cute to put on the table for an outdoor dinner party? Try making your own citronella candles. You will need to buy tea light candles and citronella oil which are relatively cheap if you don’t already have these items. Grab a couple of mason jars(or anything cute!), fill them with water, and slice up a lemon and lime. Add a couple drops of the citronella oil to the water and stir. Next add the lemon slices, lime slices, a couple twigs of mint and rosemary to the jar. Place your floating candle on top and light to start repelling mosquitos the all natural way!
Lemon Grass Lotion
Want something more topical? 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 but this is a super easy and all natural way to repel mosquitos without using chemicals.
Want something you can wear and not have to worry about reapplying? Grab a set of all natural mosquito repellent bracelets. There are lots of options on the market now and are the easiest option if you’re out and about in the outdoors.
What all natural ways have you tried to keep the mosquitos away?