Everybody loves summer, but we all detest the constant visits of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes do not just whine in the ear and cause extremely itchy bites, but they also spread diseases to more than 700 million people annually.
On the market there are numerous mosquito repellents, but these are often high in chemicals that might lead to various side-effects.
There is a vitamin that help you repel them in a completely natural way and keep them at bay all summer long. B1 or also known as thiamin, mostly found in eggs, kale, oatmeal, yeast, asparagus, liver, brown rice.
This vitamin boosts the immune system and reduces stress, and what’s important here, it can change the natural smell of our bodies, that attracts mosquitoes and insects.
Some conditions such as anorexia, gastric bypass, chronic alcoholism, and Crohn’s disease, can lower the levels of this vitamin in the body.
You should increase the intake of foods rich in thiamin, or take 100mg of it daily to optimize these levels. You will no longer fight with these pesky creatures after only two weeks.
Treating mosquito bites
You should rub apple cider vinegar at the site of the bite to treat the painful and itchy mosquito bites.
You can try slice of a raw onion on the affected areas to prevent infections and relieve these symptoms. By applying calamine lotion or over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream you can also soothe the itching and a possible infection.
So we propose you the recipe of a powerful natural mosquito repellent:
- 15 drops Lavender oil
- 15 drops Tea tree oil
- ½ teaspoon Witch hazel
- Boiled water
You need to fill an 8oz. spray bottle with boiled water up to the half, add the oils and the witch hazel, shake a bit, and use the repellent whenever needed.