They can be a real cross, ruining our evenings outside during the warmer months or giving us sleepless nights: mosquitoes are very annoying. To keep them away, we often use industrial repellents, loaded with chemicals which are certainly not good for our health.
In this article, we explain how to keep mosquitoes away with a simple natural ingredient: vinegar. It is widely used in cooking, but also in natural medicine thanks to its antibacterial properties. The strong, pungent aroma of vinegar is unpleasant to mosquitoes and acts as a natural repellent .
Placing a large glass of white wine vinegar on a surface, such as a nightstand, can keep mosquitoes away for several hours. The aroma given off by the vinegar has a repellent action on small insects.
To increase the repellent properties of vinegar, try making it into a remedy by mixing it with lemongrass, which itself is one of the most effective natural products against insects. Pour a few drops of lemongrass essential oil into a glass filled with vinegar.
Another natural repellent you can combine with vinegar is eucalyptus oil. Again, pour 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil into a glass or cup filled with vinegar, to place on the table or bedside table to keep mosquitoes away.