Looking for natural mosquito repellent? look no further.
Mosquitoes are small, flying insects and we can find them all over the world. The female mosquito stings animals with hot blood to obtain protein. It uses it to make the eggs it lays. Like the bloodsuckers, they secrete saliva in the area of the bite that prevents the clotting and sealing of the wound. The mosquitoes choose us as their “victim”, according to the smells from our bodies. As everyone knows, each person has his own special smell. The smells change during different periods of a person’s life (for example, in women during their menstruation). Therefore, mosquitoes stung different people at different times.
Mosquito bites are irritating and cause itchiness. They may cause the transmission of pathogens in Israel only in isolated incidents, such as infecting the western virus. (2). The need for a Natural Mosquito Repellent is necessary.
Lavender Natural Cosmetics-Natural Mosquito Repellent
Lavender has developed a mosquito repellent cream that contains an effective
blend of active oils and mosquito repellents. Our mosquito repellent mixture of lavender is gentle, therefore it is suitable for children.
Lavender’s Blitush Mosquito Repellent Cream contains several essential oils. We added them because we know that they are highly effective in preventing insect bites.
Thyme essential oil – substances produced from the etheric etymic oil effectively repel mosquitoes in people. Some have even shown a more effective rejection than DEET and for a longer period of time. (3).
The essential oil of lavender, rosemary, thyme and eucalyptus are very effective according to some other research (4). The Essential oil of geranium and preservatives are effective in preventing mosquito bites according to other studies (5).
The Essential oil of lemongrass is also known for its ability to reject insects.
Clove oil is also found to be effective in the rejection of pathogenic insects (6)
Watch how the mosquito sucks the blood – courtesy of the Deep Look channel on YOUTUBE
- WIkipedia – mosquito
- Monoterpenes from thyme (Thymus vulgaris) as potential mosquito repellents. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2005 Mar;21(1):80-3
- Choi WS, et.al., Repellent activities of essential oils and monoterpenes against Culex pipiens pallens. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2002 Dec;18(4):348-51
- Kim SI, et. Al. Repellency of aerosol and cream products containing fennel oil to mosquitoes under laboratory and field conditions. Pest Manag Sci. 2004 Nov;60(11):1125-30
- Eamsobhana P, Laboratory evaluation of aromatic essential oils from thirteen plant species as candidate repellents against Leptotrombidium chiggers (Acari: Trombiculidae), the vector of scrub typhus. Exp Appl Acarol. 2009 Mar;47(3):257-62. Epub 2008 Nov 14