We all love summer, that’s for sure, but we all dislike the insects it brings with it, especially the mosquitoes. They’re very annoying and prevent us from fully enjoying the pleasant summer days. What’s more, with the recent Zika virus epidemic and Tick season, the reason to find a way to get rid of them is even more important.
Natural essential oils that bugs don’t like are Lemongrass (also known as Citronella), Lavender, Tea Tree, to name a few. **Of course if you don’t have the time to make your own, you can just use the VidaAire Collection which contains bug repelling essential oils.
DIY MOSQUITO REPELLENT MASON JARS
When combined together, essential oils and citrus fruits make a very effective mosquito repellent. Here’s what you will need:
2 mason jars
10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops of citronella essential oil (also known as Lemongrass)
One lemon, sliced
One lime, sliced
4 rosemary sprigs
Floating disc candles
Preparation: Add even amounts of lemon and lime slices to each jar and then put 2 sprigs of rosemary into each jar. Next, fill the jar with ¾ water and add 10 drops of the essential oils to a specific jar (don’t mix them). To activate them, just light a candle.
These bug-repelling jars make a great addition to backyards, porches, campfires, and other outdoor areas where you spend your summer nights.