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5 Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes: A Guide for Parents

5 Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes: A Guide for Parents

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Pesky mosquitoes are a cause of anxiety for most parents, not just because of their itchy bites that can leave baby’s skin red and inflamed, but also because they transmit harmful diseases. Mosquito repellent products for adults often contain chemicals that can be too harsh for your little one’s delicate skin. The good news is that there are many natural ways to protect your child’s delicate skin from mosquito and bug bites, without using products containing harsh chemicals. 

Let’s take a look at 5 natural yet effective ways to help repel mosquitoes and keep your loved ones safe and bite-free!

1. Look for natural mosquito repellents with essential oils
Essential oils such as lemongrass, citronella, eucalyptus and lavender contain properties that help ward off mosquitoes. Look for natural mosquito repellents that are safely formulated with these essential oils that’ll help protect your tiny ones. Softsens Natural Mosquito Repellent Gel and Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray are both designed with botanical essential oils of eucalyptus, lemongrass, citronella & lavender that work to not only repel bugs & mosquitoes but also moisturize your little one’s delicate skin, without leaving any sticky residue. These gentle, DEET-free essentials are some of the best mosquito repellents for kids.

2. Grow mosquito repelling plants in your garden
There are many plants and herbs that help repel mosquitoes. Plant a few of these in flower pots in your outdoor area to help keep it mosquito-free. Plants such as marigold lavender, lemongrass and catnip, and herbs like rosemary, basil and sage are known for their bug-repelling powers.

3. Apply a natural fabric roll-on repellent on your child’s clothing
While dressing your little ones appropriately is key to protecting them from mosquito bites, you can go one step further and use a natural fabric roll-on repellent on their clothing. This acts as a first line of defense against mosquitoes and you don’t even have to apply it directly on their skin. Softsens Baby Natural Mosquito Repellent Fabric Roll-On provides complete protection against common mosquito-transmitted diseases like malaria and dengue for up to 8 hours. Enriched with a blend of citronella oil, eucalyptus oil and lemongrass oil, it ensures your clothing acts as an effective bug & mosquito barrier.

Natural ways to repel mosquitoes

4. Use citronella candles/torches around the outdoor spaces of your home
These candles are made from citronella oil, the scent of which repels mosquitoes. Place them in any outdoor areas of you home where you spend time with your little ones.

5. Avoid using fruity and floral fragrances
Products such as lotions and perfumes with fruity/floral fragrances can actually attract mosquitoes. Try avoiding these scents to keep mosquitoes away.
In addition to these natural methods, there are lots of other ways to keep your child protected from mosquitoes Click here to read our blog on 7 tips to keep mosquitoes away from your baby.

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We hope these tips help you and your little ones safely enjoy the outdoors.

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