It seems like I can’t even enjoy my garden without the constant slap and scratch of my dear friends the mosquitoes. Now I’m a nature girl. I like getting out in the woods. I can look for the purpose in mostly pesky bugs, but I can see no purpose to mosquitoes but to bug me! Luckily Mother Nature gave us some gifts to help us cope with these menaces.
Essential oil of lavender is a Godsend this time of year. Not only does it act as an insect repellent, but it also is a great itch reliever. It’s lovely aroma makes it a pleasure to wear. Lavender is a key ingredient in one of my favourite essential oil combinations, Solvarome by Unda (sold in Canada by Genestra). In a 1:3 ratio with water it makes an easy to apply spray repellent (shake well first). But even more remarkable is a single drop on the most annoying of bites will bring down swelling and itching.
There are many other nature cures out there. So I open it up to you. Share your ideas. What gift of Mother Nature do you use to cope with our national insect, the mosquito?