Barefoot Wellness: Are you inside because of Mosquitoes? Afraid of ticks and Lyme disease? Here’s some solutions…

How to prevent mosquito bites? On a hot summer day, outdoor activities can be ruined by mosquitoes. These little guys can spoil every holiday, especially if you taste especially sweet! Research has proven that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts, and that’s what makes some people more preferable than others. Bright Side found 8 natural yet super effective remedies to keep mosquitoes away from your body. Try them instead of reaching for more chemical sprays!

Did you know, for example, that mosquitoes just hate garlic smell? So one of the easiest ways to make sure that mosquitoes will never fly in your direction is to eat some garlic! When you consume at least one clove, garlic oil releases from your pores, creating a powerful barrier between your skin and mosquitoes.

Ticks hate distilled vinegar. Mix 2 pts vinegar and 1 pt water and spray liberally. You will smell like vinegar for a few moments but it will dry and keep ticks off you and your clothing. I use this and a Clove and alcohol mix for mosquitoes. (6 oz Cloves and grind these to powder or thick chunks) add a bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol in qt jar. Put lid on and let stand for 3-4 wks, mixing the bottle daily. Strain, place in spray bottle and there you are. Good to go. SO GO OUT AND PLAY!!!

(mixed in water or alcohol, no sugar added to Vanilla please or it won’t work)
Lavender oil good on bites as well.
Tea tree oil
Vanilla (pure extract, no sugar added or alcohol)
Apple cider vinegar
Soapy water

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