Babies are so delicate. They can be easily attacked by mosquitoes and bugs. We have to protect them with proper mosquito repellent. But, on the other hands, we do not want to expose them with chemicals that might be dangerous for their skin and health.
According to this reason, we can make our own natural mosquito repellent for babies. Here are some ingredients that might be useful for baby protection. Before use it, try first on one small part of the baby’s skin to make sure it will not irritating the skin.
Essential Oil Mixture
You may need these essential oils: 35 drops of citronella, 20 drops of eucalyptus, 15 drops of lemon, 15 drops of lemongrass, and 15 drops of cedar. You also need 1 ounce witch hazel and 1 ounce grape seed oil. Mix and shake well in a spray bottle, then you have your own mosquito repellent for babies.
Mixture with Apple Cider Vinegar
You will need 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup witch hazel or cheap vodka, and 5 drops of citronella or eucalyptus essential oil. Mix and spray them well on baby’s skin.
Repellent from Leaves
Not only from oil, mosquito repellent for babies can also be made from leaves. Firstly, you need bay leaves, rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, vegetable oil, and double boiler pan. Boil the ingredients in the double boiler pan for about 30 minutes. Cover the pan. Do not overcook! After that, put the herbs in a cheesecloth and squeeze them to get the extract. You may add other ingredients as the aroma, such as lemon and sweet orange.
The adventages of using D.I.Y natural mosquito repellent for babies
There are several advantages you can get by making your own mosquito repellent for babies. It is easy and very inexpensive with affordable ingredients you can get from your kitchen. Besides, it is quite safe for baby’s mild skin so you do not need to be worried about the irritation.
There are two types of mosquito repellent for babies you can use: spray and lotion, but they are mostly served as aerosol. Applying the mosquito repellent must not be overdone because it can irritate the skin.
The other way..
Instead of lotions and sprays, there are several things we can do to protect babies from mosquitoes. We can cover the baby’s skin by clothes with long sleeves, long pants, or blanket. We can also use mosquito net while they baby is asleep. Keep your house neat and clean to avoid mosquito live inside your house. Pay attention to small cracks and slits. Always inquire every member of the family about how to live healthily and be spared from insects bites.