Mosquitoes are the dangerous insects that carry one of the most widespread and devastating human disease agents with them. A single mosquito bite can cause many deadly diseases some like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, elephantiasis and many more vector borne diseases.
How To Make Ayurvedic Mosquito Repellent At Home
Mosquitoes are among the most serious insect pests that affect the lives of many people throughout the world. An epidemic of dengue fever (caused by mosquito bites) is getting worse every day where sanitation is a problem. Approximately, more than 3,000 species of Mosquitoes are found throughout the world.

There are many natural ways to get rid of these little creatures rather than using toxic chemicals. The environmentally friendly way to get rid of mosquitoes is with the help of the mosquito repellent plants that have aromatic property. As we, all know plants have many uses its leaves, stems, flower, roots are used as remedy in various aliment. In the same way, some plants can be used as mosquito repellent, to get rid of in your house as well as in a garden.

Herbs That Works As Mosquito Repellents

1.Basil

Basil is a mosquito repellent plant, its leaves have a very pungent odor that keeps mosquitoes and other insects away. It is a well known herb of Ayurveda for its various medicinal properties such as cough syrups, to mobilize  bronchitis, asthma and chewing tulsi leaves also relieves cold and flu.

It is a plant that are found allover India and especially in every Hindu family as they worship it.  All varieties of basil work as a mosquito repellent, but cinnamon basil, lemon basil and Peru are the best because they have a very strong aromatic property.

2. Marigolds

It is one of the most common plants that are found in every garden. Marigold plant grows from about 6 inches to 3 feet tall it generally grows in sunny areas. It growth is slower when planted in the shade. In India Hindu, family used it for worship as well as a medicinal remedy.

In Ayurveda it is used for serious skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, and is is used for acne treatment of rashes as well as for of infections caused by fungi including ringworm. The Marigold plants have mosquito repellent properties to its peculiar smell. There are different two types of marigolds and they all have the property of repelling mosquitoes.

3. Citronella Plant

Its botanical name is “Citrosum Pelargonium” this plant is well known for deterring mosquitoes as a result it is also known mosquito plant. It requires a warm climate, grows about two meters in height and blooms every year. The flowers of the plant citronella are lavender in color.

The oil of Citronella plant is also used for making herbal products and perfumes. So seeing its benefit, you may want to reconsider planting citronella in your garden.

4. Lemongrass

It is a perennial plant that requires a warm climate. It grows up to two meters in height and is found mainly in India. It is also an important herb of Ayurveda used for its various medicinal properties. The green lemon grass not only makes your yard look bright but it fill with full of life.

Lemongrass contains the properties known as “citronella oil” which is known for its insect repellent property. The oil of Lemongrass is used for preservative as well as in pesticide.

5.Rosemary

The rosemary is another shrub, which comes in the list of repelling plants. It grows larger than the usual shrubs that are about 5.4 feet height with blue flowers. It is also an important herb of Ayurveda used for its various medicinal properties.

It is also known as a drought resistant shrub that grows very faster with less water. The leaves of this plant are used for culinary purposes. So planting Rosemary in garden may have multiple purposes benefits.

6.Lavender

This plant also happens to be a mosquito repellent it belongs to the family of Lamiaceae. It is also known for increasing the beauty of a garden. It grows about 4 meters high, and requires a sunny climate. It is said that growing lavender plants is an easy job.

This means you will not have any problem in planting and after it hardly requires any attention.

How to Make Natural Mosquito Repellent At Home

Making your own natural and organic mosquito repellent at home is very simple. It is also safer for the whole family, rather than which repellents bought from the market that are loaded with harmful chemicals.

There are different ways to make a natural insect repellent that can be used without worrying about how harmful it can be. Making mosquito repellent is very easy, and requires very few ingredients that can easily be found at your local medical or food store.

Mosquito Repellent Recipe No 1 :

To make this organic mosquito repellent, you will need below ingredients

  • ½ cup vodka
  • ½ cup of organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon balm (citronella) essential oil.

Now mix all the ingredients in a jar and shake well. You can store this oil in an airtight bottle for later use.

How to use: You can apply a few drops on your skin this way mosquito gets away from you.

Mosquito Repellent Recipe No 2:

To make this organic mosquito repellent, you will need below ingredients

  • 1 cup of grain alcohol (190 proof)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon essential oil
  • 2teaspoon of rosemary essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon balm (citronella) essential oil.

Now mix all the ingredients in a jar and shake well. You can store this oil in an airtight bottle for later use.

How to use: You can apply a few drops on your skin this way mosquito gets away from you.

Note: Be careful when using an alcohol-based natural mosquito repellent as alcohol can dry the skin if used too frequently.

Mosquito Repellent Recipe No 3:

To make this organic mosquito repellent, you will need below ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel
  • 25 drops of lemon balm (citronella) essential oil.

Now mix all the ingredients in a jar and shake well. You can store this oil in an airtight bottle for later use.

How to use: You can apply a few drops on your skin this way mosquito gets away from you.

Note : The mixture may lose their effectiveness over time so never make Mosquito Repellent in more quantity and use not more than 2-3 months. Natural mosquito repellent having oil base is much safer to use on the skin rather than alcohol base. As it can be used without worrying about drying skin in fact, it helps to keep skin hydrated and soft.

Most of these plants that are used as mosquito repellent are flowering one that have aromatic property. Therefore, you can grow flowering plants in garden and can decorate your home with fresh flowers. This way it will give you a double benefit a freedom from mosquitoes and a beautiful colorful garden.