We all love summers, long sunny days, relaxing by the sea, going to vacations and just enjoying the positive energy it brings, we cannot exclude the mosquitoes which are also a part of it.
Mosquito repellent has been on the market since 1956, so it is not a big problem for most people.
However, there are people for whom this is a big deal, though. As a matter of fact, the adverse effects of DEET in sprays is not something that should be overlooked as well as the smell of a chemical which remains after using repellent. If you are among those people who often get bitten from mosquitoes, then you should know that taking Vitamin B1 is a healthier choice than using an expensive mosquito repellent.
Vitamin B1, also called thiamine, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential role in fighting stress and improving the immune system. This vitamin can be found in foods like broccoli, onions, brown rice, green beans, summer squash, kale, spinach, cabbage, eggs and sunflower seeds.
There is no need to worry about taking too much of it as any excess gets eliminated through urination, just like with any other water-soluble vitamin.
The strong correlation between Vitamin B and mosquitoes is that this vitamin has the ability to make you smell not so good for the mosquitoes and thus you would be unappealing for them. But don’t worry, you won’t smell like old bread to other humans.
People who tried taking this vitamin every day claim that this remedy provides amazing results and moreover, has no adverse effects.
People who suffer from health conditions like chronic alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, anorexia, and gastric bypass can experience a thiamine deficiency, so taking this vitamin is strongly recommendable.
Take 100 mg of this vitamin every day and you will prevent yourself from getting bitten from mosquitoes. But, if this vitamin shows as ineffective for you, you can try this completely natural repellent recipe:
All Natural Mosquito Repellent
- Cooled boiled water
- ½ tsp of witch hazel
- 15 drops of tea tree oil
- 15 drops of lavender oil
- Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with an 8 oz boiled water
- Add the witch hazel, tea tree oil, and lavender oil
- Use as needed