Best Ways to Fight Dengue Fever Using Essential Oils

September 07, 2018 0 Comments

HoPE - Best Ways to Fight Dengue Fever Using Essential Oils

According to the Center for Health Protection (CHP), there is an outbreak of Dengue Fever in Hong Kong. As of last month, the total number of cases has reached 90 and the numbers are rapidly increasing that in July of this year alone they are able to record the highest number of dengue cases since 1994.

Dengue is caused by a bite of an Aedes mosquito. So, the best way to fight dengue fever and protect yourself and your family is to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Mosquito control is a challenging problem, no matter what part of the world you are in right now. There are a lot of products out there that promise to help you protect your family against mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they bring. The question is, are they really effective and safe?

We know that when it comes to your family, you want only the safest and natural solution. So here are the best essential oils that will surely keep mosquitoes away from you, your loved ones, and your home.

Cedarwood oil is one of the purest and most effective natural insect repellents. It is toxic to fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. This is why it is a common ingredient in natural insect repellents and other pest control products.

The combination of woody and sweet scent of pure eucalyptus essential oil confuses the mosquito’s sense of direction and taste. To use it as an insect repellent on-the-go, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your favorite carrier oil or lotion and apply to your skin before going out. If you have been bitten already, apply this to the affected area to relieve itching.

You can also use it to repel mosquitoes in your home. Simply add a few drops of eucalyptus oil and lemon oil to your essential oil diffuser. This is a sure way of keeping your home mosquito-free, plus this will also give your home a fresh and relaxing vibe.

Lavender oil has been an age-old ingredient in many commercial mosquito and multi-insect repellents. But why go for commercial products that contain lots of harmful chemicals when you could make your own lavender insect repellent the natural and easy way?

All you need is a few drops of lavender oil and some carrier oil. Apply this directly to your skin to keep the pesky mosquitoes away from you. And if you want to make sure that the mosquitoes won’t bother you while you sleep, diffuse some lavender oil at night before going to bed. You’ll love the divine smell and enjoy a relaxing time without worrying about the mosquitoes at all!

Lemongrass plant contains citronella oil, which is an effective short-term repellent. Some people grow this plant on their garden or small containers and pots. The plant gives off a lemony fragrance that repels mosquitoes. Lemongrass essential oil can be mixed with a carrier oil, so you can use it directly on your skin.

Peppermint is a natural deterrent against mosquitoes. Most flying insects hate minty scents. To use as repellent, dilute a few drops of peppermint essential oil in a carrier oil apply onto your skin or simply add a few drops to your diffuser. If you need a quick and effective natural remedy for insect stings and bites, mix peppermint oil and tea tree oil with some carrier oil. Apply on affected area for immediate relief of redness and itching.

Aside from being the nature’s best antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent, tea tree oil is also great in driving mosquitoes away. Add a few to a carrier oil and apply to your skin to keep mosquitoes at bay, plus it has a lot of other great benefits to your skin. You can also diffuse tea tree oil to repel mosquitoes and sanitize the room air.
The Best Insect Repellent Spray
For optimum protection against dengue virus, we’ve prepared a simple, yet very effective recipe for an insect repellent that is safe for your whole family! You will find the recipe for the best insect repellent spray when you read our previous blog: An Insight to The Best Insect Repellent Spray in the Market.
What insect repellent spray are you using? What do you think about our insect repellent recipe? We’d love to hear from you! Leave your comments down below or message our Facebook page. Stay safe everyone!

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