Do you want to be mosquito free during summer days?
Buying mosquito repellent seems like the most obvious solution for protecting ourselves from itchy bites. But some sprays contain a lot of toxic chemicals. Those chemicals have dangerous and harmful side effects if we absorb them into our skin or maybe accidentally we can ingest them as well. Luckily, there are few natural solutions and approaches for keeping ourselves safe from these boring and pesky bugs.
Certain odors of our bodies are the main culprit why mosquitos coming for us and searching us to bite. People who have higher concentrations of cholesterol or steroids on their skin surface attract more mosquitoes. Those who produce too much of certain acids, such as uric acid for example, attract them as well. All these substances can activate the sense of smell of mosquitos, leading them right to a certain person.
Scientists believe that people who “release” or give off larger amounts of carbon dioxide, for example pregnant or overweight people, are simply mosquito magnets.
Mosquito bites unfortunately aren’t just annoying or itchy.
These insects can carry diseases and spread them to humans. Mosquitoes can carry:
- Zika – can cause birth defects
- Dengue – can lead to hemorrhagic fever
- West Nile – causes joint pains, fever, rashes and vomiting
- Malaria – causes chills, fever and vomiting
- Yellow Fever – can cause chills, jaundice and vomiting
- Chikungunya – can cause rashes, joint pain and nausea
- La Crosse Encephalitis – can cause nausea and fever
- Rift Valley Fever – can cause weakness, dizziness and eye damage
- Jamestown Canyon Virus – can cause symptoms of flu
- Snowshoe Hare Virus – can cause vomiting, dizziness and rashes
Vitamin B1 Mosquito Repellent!
Thiamine or Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin. Your body needs it in order to stay healthy and function properly. We can consume it through foods such as onions, broccoli, green beans, kale, summer squash, spinach, eggplants, and cabbage and sunflower seeds. It plays very important role in boosting the immune system and fighting stress.
How is this related to mosquitoes?
If your body has enough Vitamin B1, you’ll produce goofy or silly smell to mosquitoes. this vitamin B1 mosquito repellent will make you unappealing for these insects.
Another Pure and Natural Mosquito Repellent
Also, you can try making a harmless and homemade bug spray. There are lots of recipes you can read, but this mosquito repellent recipe requires only 2 ingredients: organic apple cider vinegar and fresh parsley.
- Put one handful of fresh parsley to a mortar and pestle.
- Add 4 oz. of apple cider vinegar.
- Mix the ingredients and let the mixture sit for a few hours.
- Strain well and put it into a spray bottle.
- For continued use, keep the mix refrigerated.
- If you want, you can also add essential oils for a pleasant scent.
This mix doesn’t have any side effects and it is perfectly safe for the skin. Watch the following video for “how to do the vitamin b1 mosquito repellent spray”.