People usually relate summer with long walks on the beach, swimming in the sea, sunny days. All these relaxing moments can be ruined with the presence of the most annoying creatures, mosquitoes.
Given the fact that mosquito repellent is present on the market since 1956, this is not a big problem for most people.
However, some people try to avoid using this repellent due to the adverse effects of DEET in sprays and the smell of chemicals which remains after using this repellent. Fortunately, there is another solution to this problem, if you are one of those who don’t want to use the repllent. Taking vitamin B1 is the best solution for you.
Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine which is an essential mineral for your body when it comes to boosting your immunity and fighting stress. You can find it in foods like kale, asparagus, eggs, oatmeal, yeast, brown rice,and liver.
The best part is that if you intake too much of this vitamin, it will get eliminated through urination, just like with any other water-soluble vitamin.
You may wonder why it is good against mosquitoes? It is repellent for them because it changes the smell of your skin. It makes you smell “yeasty” to them and that’s why they won’t even come near you. The best part is that you don’t smell different to people, they are the only ones that can scent that smell. It is amazing, isn’t it?
We should mention that there is not enough research on this topic, but it’s worth trying it because it is all natural, without side-effects. There are plenty of people who have tried this method and they witness its eficacy.
Beside getting rid of mosquitoes, taking B1 supplements is highly recommended for people who suffer from anorexia, Chron’s disease, gastric bybass and chronic alcoholism, because these conditions lower its levels in the body.
Another way in which you can get rid of mosquitoes is by making your own repellent. If you want to take vitamin B1 orally, you should take 100mg on a daily basis, but in case you chose to prepare your own repellent, check out the recipe below:
All Natural Mosquito Repellent
- 15 drops of tea tree oil
- 15 drops of lavender oil
- Cooled boiled water
- ½ tsp of witch hazel
Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with bolied water, around 8oz of water. Then, add the witch hazel, lavander and tea tree oil. Mix them well and your repellent is prepared. Use the repellent when needed.