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Natural Ways to Avoid Mosquito Bites

How do you avoid mosquito bites? Are you still using products full of chemicals? Put them aside for the safety of yourself and your family. Try a few natural methods to avoid the itchy, burning bites that can last for days and protect your health!

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Avoid Mosquito Bites With Essential Oils

If you are going to be outside in the summer heat or during a humid day, mosquitoes are going to seek you out for a meal. You won’t always be able to avoid places where mosquitoes like to live, but you can protect your skin. One way to do this is by using scents they don’t like, in the form of essential oils. Dilute eucalyptus and lemon essential oils with a carrier oil, then apply it to your skin that will be exposed. This should keep them away long enough to enjoy the outdoors without coming back with mosquito bites. I personally love the in-season options I receive from Simply Earth!

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Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Another natural option to avoid mosquito bites is to use apple cider vinegar. This is all natural and won’t harm your skin, though you should test it on a small area first to make sure you don’t suffer from an allergic reaction. You can rub it directly on your skin; but if you don’t like the smell, you can also dilute it with some water first. If you start adding apple cider vinegar to your foods or your water, you can actually build up an odor in your skin that mosquitoes and flies hate and they will eventually leave you alone.

Use Fans to Keep Them Away

Patio Fan

Mosquitoes are not a fan of the wind or breezes. It makes it difficult for the little pests to fly, so they will stay away from it. If you are somewhere with an electric outlet, such as your patio, consider installing a fan outside to blow in various directions close to where you are. This should keep the mosquitoes in the yard and away from the patio. While camping, this might not be an option unless you can find a battery-operated fan for the picnic table.

Mosquito bites are not usually harmful, but they can cause burning and itching which can cause infections if you scratch too much. Apply something cooling to the area if you do get bit, such as essential oils or aloe vera gel. There are also natural products sold in many drug stores and natural health stores everywhere!


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