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Destroy that Killer Mosquito – in 10 Natural Ways & More!

The dreaded diseases like Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Elephantiasis and many others that mosquitoes carry and spread can hardly be over-stressed. Everyone, especially in the monsoons, is bound to take extra-special Mosquito Control care, and protect themselves from insect and mosquito bites.

How to Reduce Mosquito Populations

Prevention & Protection is the first step. You can –

  • Empty stagnant water from containers to stop the mosquito breeding cycle
  • Use window and door screens
  • Cover yourselves while outdoors
  • Use mosquito nets on your bedsteads.

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Insecticides & Bug Repellents

But, Active Protection from mosquitoes is more important. People use insect repellents, or bug sprays, on their skin or clothing or other surfaces to repel insects. Insecticides can also be used  to control adult mosquitoes. Many of these products are chemical based, and cause allergic reactions in humans – coils and mats are also used widely.
For example, we know that burning mosquito coils generates smoke that controls mosquitoes effectively. But do you know that this smoke may contain pollutants that pose significant acute and chronic health risks. Do you know, burning one mosquito coil would release the same amount of toxic chemicals as burning 75-137 cigarettes!? Thankfully, there are a number of natural ways to get rid of this tiny killer!  And fortunately, Natural Mantra has a range of  Organic & Natural Mosquito Repellents to save you from this dire fate!

10 Natural Mosquito Repellents

Neem oil:  Neem is a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral agent. Mixed in equal ratio with coconut oil, and applied, it lends your skin a particular smell that wards off mosquitoes.

Eucalyptus and lemon oil: An equal mixture of lemon oil and eucalyptus oil is effective in repelling mosquitoes from your skin – with both antiseptic and mosquito-repellent properties.

Camphor: Light camphor in a room and close all the doors and windows. Leave it this way for about fifteen minutes and your environment is mosquito-free for up to 8 hours!

Incense: Burning incense in your home not only permeates it with a pleasant fragrance, but keep mosquitoes at bay!

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Tulsi: According to Ayurveda, simply planting a tulsi shrub near your window is all you need to keep mosquitoes away.

Garlic: The strong and pungent odour of garlic prevents mosquito bites and even prevents them from entering your home.

Tea tree oil: Its odour helps prevent mosquitoes from biting you and drives them away. You can use it directly on your skin or add a few drops to a vaporizer.

Mint: According to studies, mint oil and mint extract are effective insect repellents. You can use it in a vaporizer to help fill the room with the scent of mint, apply the oil on your body or plant the shrub outside your window.

Lavender: The divine scent of this flower is often quite strong for mosquitoes making them unable to bite. Use lavender oil as a natural room freshener or apply it on your skin.

Citronella: Citronella oil, an essential oil extracted from lemongrass or Citronella Plant,  prevents mosquito bites efficiently. Just infuse this extract in a candle or use it in a vaporizer to help you stay mosquito-bite free.

You can either hunt for these oils all over, or you can log on to Natural Mantra’s site for a range of Organic Mosquito-repellents & Natural Mosquito Coils, dhoop sticks, gels, balms and creams, reed diffusers, candles and vaporizers to keep you mosquito, and disease free!

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How essential are Essential Oils to your Life?

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What are Essential Oils?

First off, they are not really ‘Oils’!  They are in fact the natural, distilled essence of plants that contain fragrant elements. Plus, they are not even ‘oily’! They are called ‘essential’ because they contain the unique fragrance of the plant they are taken from.

What is most attractive about essential oils, apart from their very obvious perfume, is that they are possibly the most potent source of natural medicinal inputs your medicine cabinet can have! They are also used in cosmetics & foods, but that’s another story.

As a firm believer in holistic living and a healthy lifestyle, you would really benefit from getting to know more about these ‘oils’.

Let’s look at some popular Essential Oils & their Uses

Natural Essential Oils are refreshing and fragrant. They are known to support the respiratory system and to soothe muscles after exercise. Used in potpourris, diffusers or in bath water, they also stimulate the brain and reduce stress and fatigue.

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Lavender Oil is used in perfume and in aromatherapy. It has a calming effect which aids in relaxation and is good in the treatment of respiratory infection.

Used in aromatherapy, Rose Oil has healing properties that include decreasing of blood pressure and breathing rate, which is good for stress and anxiety relief.

The exotic and sweet Jasmine Oil is great for a number of health uses including childbirth, depression, respiration and fertility!

Rosemary Oil is used in perfumes, as food flavoring and improves memory.

Its use as a tonic, tranquilizer and digestive aid makes Cinnamon Oil a very popular essential oil.

Frankincense Oil is a very healing essential oil used for depression, infection and to boost the immune system.

Peppermint Oil is a fresh boost to use in alleviating indigestion, colds, stress, headaches, low energy levels and sore muscles.

The strong, sweet, woody scented Eucalyptus Oil is used in antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties uses.

As you can see, the uses of Essential Oils are many. They certainly make life much more painless and easier. If you do not have a good range of essential oil based products in your medicine chest, it’s time you looked to Natural Mantra’s treasure trove.

Check out our wide array of offerings – 15 different brands and over a 100 essential oil offerings & aroma candles at www.naturalmantra.com/!

Healthy Shopping!

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