As the snow begins to dissolve and spring arrives, the climate becomes pleasant and blissful. However, the warm weather invites unwelcome intruders including mosquitoes. So this time, choose the natural way to fend off the mosquitoes. Here is a compilation of mosquito repelling herbs for you.
Here Are The 10 Mosquito Repelling Herbs:
Citronella is the best choice as a mosquito repellent because of the strong aroma it has. The aroma of citronella, which is due to the citronellal, is so strong that it masks all other odor and keeps mosquitoes away.
Lemon balm, also called the beebalm, is another good natural mosquito repellent. It contains citronellal, which gives the herb the lemony flavor. Mosquitoes and bugs find the strong aroma of the herb unpleasant.
Catnip extracts are found to be 10 times more useful than DEET as an insect repellent. It is an ingredient in most of the commercially available insect repellents.
Though the smell of lavender is calming and soothing for humans, it is unpleasant for mosquitoes. Lavender oil can be blended with other oils and applied on the skin or the herb can be placed in the garden to repel mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes and a lot of bugs despise the aroma of peppermint. Hence, planting peppermint around your house will keep mosquitoes at bay. You can also apply a few drops of the oil on your clothing and skin to fend off mosquitoes when you are outdoors.
Many would have heard about rosemary tea and its health benefits. However, did you know that the herb is an excellent mosquito repellent too? Planting rosemary in the flowerbeds of your garden or mixing rosemary oil with olive oil and applying it on your skin can keep mosquitoes away.
The high flavored leaves are not only useful for seasoning food, but also act as an insect repellent. Crush a few fresh leaves of basil and rub it on your skin to ward off mosquitoes.
Geranium adds beauty to your house and landscape with the bright colored flowers they produce. Other than beautifying the house, geranium wards off mosquitoes too. Especially, lemon scented geranium is more effective as a mosquito repellent.
Thyme is used for its medicinal properties and therapeutic benefits. In addition, it is a superb insect repellent. Particularly, lemon thyme leaves when crushed and rubbed on the skin is very much useful to deter mosquitoes.
The herb has a pleasant, fresh aroma of lemon, which is disliked by mosquitoes and bugs. The plant can be placed in your backyard, placed in the doorways and windows to drive back mosquitoes. Applying the herbal oil on your skin can be effective to keep away mosquitoes as well.
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