Buddha says do not kill not even an ant, however, mosquitoes are the exception to that rule. They spread diseases, viruses, and can start epidemics, and are very annoying, to say the least.
Store bought bug sprays contains chemicals that are harmful to people, like the chemical called DEET which can cause allergies, irritations, and even damage the nervous system. Natural alternatives for mosquitos repellents use citrus-based essential oils, as mosquitos are repelled by scent.
DIY MOSQUITO REPELLENT MASON JARS
Essential oils and citrus fruits are an excellent mosquito repellent. Here’s what you will need:
2 mason jars
10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops of citronella essential oil
One lemon, sliced
One lime, sliced
4 rosemary sprigs
Floating disc candles
Preparation: Add even amounts of lemon and lime slices to each jar and then put 2 sprigs of rosemary into each jar. Next, fill the jar with ¾ water and add 10 drops of the essential oils to a specific jar (don’t mix them). To activate them, just light a candle.
These DIY bug-repelling jars make a great addition to outdoor areas where you spend your summer nights.