Summertime is here, which means barbecues and outdoor living.
Mosquito bites are often just itchy and uncomfortable, but they could lead to something much worse.
According to Fox News mosquitoes are carriers for certain diseases, some of which can be deadly. In the United States, West Nile virus is the most common and dangerous mosquito-transmitted disease. Mosquitoes also transmit malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya.
Common symptoms of these diseases include fever, body aches, dizziness and confusion.
These symptoms can pop up two days to two weeks after a mosquito bite. If you get bitten and develop flu-like symptoms, see your doctor immediately.
Your chances of being infected with a disease through a mosquito bite are very small, and there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of being bitten.
–Cover your skin as much as you can when you’re outside and mosquitoes are active.
–Use insect repellent on exposed skin
–Make sure there are screens on all the windows and doors in your home and that you cover any rips or tears in them.
–Avoid having standing water around your home.
Unfortunately being outside also means mosquitoes and bug bites. Luckily, we’ve found a easy DIY repellent that is safe, works great, and smells good too.
So how pretty and easy are those? Perfect for an outside gathering or party, right?
Here’s to a beautiful summer ahead with many fun gatherings and wonderful memories.
Supplies You Need:
- 4 Mason Jars (you can also recycle jelly jars, etc)
- 40 drops each – Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils (or use your own combination of oils but these are known to be good for outside). This equals TEN drops of each oil / jar.
- 2 fresh lemons
- 2 fresh limes
- 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Floating tea light candles
- To Assemble these are just so easy. I lined up my 4 mason jars and here’s what you do:
Instructions: Keep Away Mosquitoes With This Non-Toxic DIY Mason Jar