Who doesn’t love the great weather and the long, shiny days in summer, right? Well, there is one thing about summer that none of us like.
When this season, comes, there come the annoying mosquitoes as well. Besides being extremely irritating, mosquitoes cause itchy bites and can spread diseases.
You can find different mosquito repellent on the market. However, they are high in chemicals that can cause numerous adverse effects.
So, always opt to treat your problem in a natural way. There is a vitamin that can help you repel the mosquitoes completely safe and natural.
We are talking about vitamin B1. This vitamin is commonly found in eggs, liver, brown rice, asparagus, yeast, kale, and oatmeal.
This vitamin has the ability to strengthen the immune system and reduce stress. Moreover, it can change the natural smell of our body that attracts insects and mosquitoes.
Certain health problems like chronic alcoholism, gastric bypass, anorexia, and Crohn’s disease can reduce the levels of vitamin A in the body.
So, to maintain the optimal level of this vitamin, make sure to increase the intake of foods high in thiamin (or take 100mg of it a day).
It takes only 2 weeks to see the results. Finally, you can keep these pesky creatures at bay!
Treating mosquito bites
Rubbing apple cider vinegar on the affected area will treat the painful and itchy mosquito bites. To prevent infections and relieve the symptoms, you can also apply freshly cut garlic or a slice of a raw onion.
To soothe the itching and a possible infection, apply calamine lotion or over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream.
We have a natural mosquito repellent! Find out how to prepare:
- ½ teaspoon Witch hazel
- 15 drops Lavender oil
- 15 drops Tea tree oil
- Boiled water
You should fill an 8 oz. spray bottle with boiled water up to the half. Add the ingredients and shake well. Use the repellent whenever you want.