Ways to ward off mosquitoes

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NATURAL REPELLENT: Lemon eucalyptus oil.

THERE are some natural options to protect you from being eaten alive by that annoying little insect, the mosquito.
Although there are different species, most are attracted to bacteria and sweat and some are also in search of carbon dioxide and certain odours. One remedy that has been used since the 1940s is lemon eucalyptus oil and you can create your own easily.
Mosquitoes seem to steer clear of citrus based products, and if you mix one part lemon eucalyptus oil with 10 parts sunflower oil or witch hazel it can work well as a repellent.
Thyme oil is another deterrent and it is one of the most effective oils for providing protection. You can mix the thyme oil with water to create a spray. If you put five drops of the oil to every teaspoon of water it is noted by previous studies to give over 90 per cent protection.

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