Ah … summertime. Longer days, sunny skies, sandy beaches … and mosquitoes. Lots and lots of mosquitoes. For some, this isn’t too huge of an offer, as mosquito repellent has been on the market considering that 1956.
However, if you’re like me at all and you not just desire to stop smelling like the burnt remains of a chemical plant after using repellent, but likewise are scared of the unfavorable results of DEET in sprays and are more susceptible to obtaining bit (seriously though, mosquitoes seemed to like me and only me at parties), then taking Vitamin B1 might be your conserving grace.
Vitamin B1 (also called thiamine) is an important vitamin your body requirements. It can be discovered in foods such as yeast, oatmeal, brown rice, asparagus, kale, liver and eggs and is essential in fighting stress and boosting resistance.
As one of the water-soluble vitamins, any excess that your body does not use gets flushed out when you urinate, so there’s no requirement to fret about taking excessive.
What’s amazing about the relationship in between Vitamin B1 and mosquitoes is it has the possible to change the method you smell to the little buggers. Those with enough Vitamin B1 in their systems have the tendency to smell “yeasty” to mosquitoes, making them unappealing to bite.
It does not, however, alter the way you smell to other people, so do not stress over smelling like old bread around your good friends.
The research study on this is still inconclusive, but because taking additional thiamine everyday has no negative results, it might be worth a shot. I have actually personally tried this remedy myself with amazing results and have seen the very same outcomes in others that I have suggested this to.
Certain conditions can decrease thiamine in the body such as chronic alcohol addiction, Crohn’s disease, anorexia and stomach bypass, so individuals with these conditions may benefit health-wise from taking an additional supplement.
Interested in providing it a shot? Take 100 mg of thiamine every day. Within 2 weeks, you should begin noticing a decrease in the amount of times you’re annoyingly smacking these bugs away from your body.
If taking thiamine does not work for you, attempt this natural mosquito repellent recipe to assist you avoid needing to use chemical warfare on your body as a repellent.
Natural Mosquito Repellent
- Tea tree oil
- Lavender oil
- Witch hazel
- Cooled boiled water
- Fill an 8oz. spray bottle halfway with boiled water (permit it to cool off initially!).
- Include 1/2 tsp of witch hazel.
- Include 15 drops of tea tree oil.
- Add 15 drops of lavender.