Even though we all love summer and its hot days, we all know that along with it comes the appearance of mosquitoes. And it is a fact that we all hate mosquitoes and we are trying to keep them away from us.
There are many products which are considered as effective, but not everyone wants to use a product which if full of chemicals. Many people avoid using the mosquito repelling products because they are scared of the side effects of DEET in sprays and also because they do not like their smell.
So, if you are one of those who do not like to use these products, we present you an effective and simple trick! And the only thing you need to take is Vitamin B1.
In order to stay healthy and to function properly, the body needs vitamin B1 or thiamine. You can find this vitamin in many foods including spinach, onions, broccoli, sunflower seeds, kale, eggplant, summer squash, and green beans. This vitamin is essential for boosting the immune system and fighting stress.
When it comes to repelling mosquitoes, Vitamin B1 can be of great help. Many medical experts claim that Vitamin B1 in your system can make you unappealing for them because the enough amount of Vitamin B1 in your system will make you to produce a “yeasty” smell to mosquitoes, making them to stay away from you.
Even though this theory is not scientifically supported yet, the consumption of vitamin B supplements has no side effect, so you can try it. Thiamine in the body can be lowered by certain health conditions including anorexia, gastric bypass, chronic alcoholism, and Crohn’s disease, so the extra supplement will be beneficial for people who suffer from these issues.
Vitamin B1 – You should take 100mg of thiamin on a daily basis. It takes only two weeks to notice that you do not have any bites and the mosquitoes are staying away from you. But if you do not find this trick effective, you can try this recipe for mosquito repellent.
This homemade mosquito repellent is really effective, and moreover it is very easy and simple to make.
- Lavender oil
- Tea tree oil
- Cooled boiled water
- Witch hazel
Fill an 8oz. spray bottle halfway with cooled boiled water. Add 15 drops of tea tree oil, 15 drops of lavender oil, and ½ teaspoon of witch hazel in the bottle and make sure to mix the ingredients, and shake the bottle well. It will help you to keep the mosquitoes away from you.
Source: Healthy Life Tricks