In the summer, going to nature, many take with them protection against insect bites. But what to do if, thinking about the upcoming vacation, you forgot to take the necessary cream or while relaxing outside the city, there is no way to use a traditional repellent?
The main thing is not to panic. It’s time to look at nature. Perhaps a birch, elder or tomato grows nearby. Yes, even ordinary tomato leaves from their own beds can correct the situation and repel the “attack” of insects. It turns out that the smell of tomato leaves, like fresh elderberry leaves, repel mosquitoes. All you need to do is put the plucked shoots in the room.
You can also rub the exposed skin with finely chopped leaves. bird cherry or rowan.
Sprigs of lavender, as well as essential oils cloves, basil, anise, eucalyptus - the best assistants in the fight against annoying mosquitoes. For this it costsdilute 5 drops of oil in a glass of water and lubricate exposed skin. Also myou can put a few drops of essential oil on the fire source — in a fireplace, a fire, on a candle or a heated frying pan.
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Perhaps during the rest you will have to look into the first aid kit. A few drops of valerian evaporated over a burner will get rid of flies and mosquitoes even in very large rooms.
If you and your company decided to sit in nature, throw sprigs of juniper or lavender into the fire. Also smell of cedar oil repels not only mosquitoes, but also flies and cockroaches.
Not a single insect will touch your face if you wash yourself with a decoction of wormwood roots. A handful of chopped roots should be poured with 1.5 liters of water, brought to a boil and insisted for 20–30 minutes.
If the liquid for the electric fumigator has run out, do not immediately run to the store for a replacement unit. If you pour 100% extract (!) of eucalyptus into an empty bottle, mosquitoes will definitely forget the way to the room where such a fragrance was sprayed.
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