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The most powerful insecticide against mosquitoes is in the kitchen: you make them disappear for free

 


Ingredients

Cinnamon (sticks, powder, or essential oil)

White wine vinegar

Instructions

Preparing the Solution:


If using cinnamon essential oil, combine equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and add 20 drops of the oil.

If using cinnamon sticks or powder, add four sticks or an equivalent amount of powder to the vinegar and water mixture and allow it to infuse for several days to extract the essential oils.

Application:


On Skin and Clothing: Before applying the mixture on your skin, perform a patch test to ensure that there's no irritation or allergic reaction. Spray a small amount on a discreet area of your skin and wait for a few hours. If no irritation occurs, it can be used as a natural mosquito repellent on skin and clothing.

Around the Home: Spray the mixture around the home, focusing on areas where mosquitoes tend to gather.

In the Garden: Utilize the spray to protect plants by spritzing it around the garden, ensuring that it doesn’t adversely affect any beneficial insects.

Notes:

Ensure to avoid any contact with eyes and wash hands after usage.

Store the mixture in a cool, dry place when not in use.

Additional Tips:

Eliminate standing water in your surroundings to deter mosquito breeding.

Employ physical barriers like nets and screens.

Consider using other natural repellents like citronella and eucalyptus.

Caution: While cinnamon and vinegar are natural ingredients, some individuals might have sensitivities to them. Always proceed with caution, perform patch tests, and consult a professional if any adverse reactions occur.


Protecting ourselves from mosquitoes doesn’t necessitate the use of harsh chemicals. With simple, natural solutions like a cinnamon and vinegar insecticide, we can keep these pests at bay in an eco-friendly manner.

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