Ayurvedic Mosquito Repellent

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Mosquitoes are not only annoying, mosquito bites sometimes transmit serious diseases such as west nile virus, malaria, dengue fever, etc. It is important to protect yourself and your entire family from mosquito bites. At the same time, its equally important to ensure that the mosquito repellents you use especially on children and sensitive people are free from potentially harmful chemicals.

Here we are explaining a safe and natural Ayurvedic Mosquito Repellent which can be easily made at home. Take equal quantities of mustard powder, powder of dried neem leaves and natural sea salt powder for this home made mosquito repellent.

  1. Mustard Powder – Dry Mustard seeds in the sun and powder them or alternatively buy ready available mustard powder.
  2. Powder of dried neem leaves – Select old neem tree with thick trunk and bark, the leaves chosen also should not be tender as they don’t dry too well.
  3. Sea Salt Powder – Natural sea salt available as big crystals can be crushed to make it in powder form.

Mix all the three powders and use it like Sambrani or Guggul. Take an iron bowl with burning red coal in it. Sprinkle little powder in instalments. The smoke coming out of this is unbearable for mosquitoes and they flew away. The smoke is not poisonous, but if a person is allergic to any of the above ingredients, then better to avoid it.

You can also make liquid mosquito repellent which can be applied directly on skin, which is natural and safe except the person is allergic to any of the ingredients. The steps to prepare it as below.

Mix 2 ounces of Vodka and 9 ounces of distilled water, then add 1/2 ounce Neem oil, 10 drops Lavender oil, 10 drops Rosemary oil, 15 drops Lemongrass oil and 15 drops Citronella oil.

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