Mosquitoes are carriers of some of the deadliest diseases of the world. They are responsible for dengue, malaria and chikungunya which are also life threatening. While there are many mosquito repellents, creams, ointments, coils available in the market, they are known to have harmful side effects from all the toxic chemicals and odors that are released when these products are used.
While harmful mosquito repelling products are not recommended to be used, it is utmost important to protect oneself from this tiny bloodsuckers.
You can make a natural mosquito repellent that will ward off the tiny insects while protecting you and your family from any harmful side effects usually associated with mosquito repellents.
Although there are different types of Incense that can be made, it is recommended to go with Loose Incense.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes with Loose Incense
This is made by mixing group up natural ingredients like herbs, resins and woods. The mixture is later heated with a flammable material. This is by far the easiest form of incense making.
- Mortar and Pestle- This will be required to grind your ingredients.
- Small Bowls- around 4 in number
- Measuring spoons
- Wax Paper or other protective covering
- White Ash
- Small Tongs
- 2 Parts Whole Dried Cloves
- 1 Part Dried Rosemary
- 1 Part Dried Star Anise
- 2 Parts Pre frozen Frankincense Resin- This can be kept in the freezer until they are removed for grinding
Grind the cloves first in the Mortar Pestle and keep aside. Next the same procedure is to be done for star anise and rosemary. Clean the mortar pestle before grinding the resins. Grinding the resin will be a messy affair as resin becomes sticky and as it adjusts to room temperature it will get stickier.
Once you are done with the resins, keep the mortar in the freezer. After 5 minutes take out the resin and begin the process of grinding. This may have to be repeated several times till the resins are ground finely enough to be mixed with other ingredients. Now mix all the ground ingredients with the resin till they culminate into a mixture. Now put the mixture in another bowl and seal it and let it sit overnight.
Your loose incense is now ready for use. You can fill your burner with ash and place it on a heat proof surface. Place the charcoal on top of the ash and light it. When a grey ash coating appears on the surface, sprinkle loose incense directly on the top and watch the mosquitoes flee away.
Via: Natural Living Ideas
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