Natural products are effective against mosquitoes, but they should be applied more often, every two hours. The good side of natural products which are used as protection against mosquitoes is that they are not harmful, and they are suitable for children, even for babies.
The best way is to choose products with more ingredients because their synergistic effect repels mosquitoes even better.
You can also make a product for protection against mosquitoes by yourselves, it is very simple. To protect yourselves from mosquitoes, you can use some of the following essential oils:
Citronella lemon eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus Citriodora), cinnamon oil, castor oil, rosemary oil, lemongrass oil (Lemongrass – Cymbopogon citratus), cedar oil, peppermint oil, clove oil, or geranium oil.
Mix the essential oils that you have chosen with some olive oil and apply the mixture on the skin regularly in order to protect yourselves from the mosquitoes.
In the repellent you can also add verbena oil, lavender oil, pine oil, basil oil or garlic oil.
Remember that some factors such as rain, swimming and showering may weaken the effect of the repellent, so you need to re-apply the product.
And do not forget, mosquitoes do not like the wind therefore; choose places with a light breeze.