The mosquito season lasts until the onset of cold weather. In the meantime, as if sensing their imminent demise, mosquitoes become more aggressive and fearless. And if earlier they were annoying at night, then in the autumn, in the cool evenings, their raids become already annoying. Even those whose blood type was previously unattractive for bloodsuckers today feel their presence. A lot of folk remedies exist to combat these pests. And if there is a child in the family, this becomes especially relevant. Vanilla - the first assistant in this confrontation.
Sweet smell, bitter taste
The properties of vanillin are known to every baker and pastry chef, we have known about him since childhood. But vanilla mosquitoes - a tool undeservedly forgotten, which does not prevent him from remaining one of the safe and effective. Many repellents (ointments and creams) have chemical constituents that can cause irritation or an allergic reaction in a very young child, a pregnant woman, or a nursing mother. Newborn sprays are not recommended. And it’s useless to hide a baby under an anti-mosquito net - it only prevents good air circulation. Vanillin from mosquitoes saves no worse, besides, it has a fragrant smell.
Vanilla in creams and oils - a long-known practice
If you pay attention, geographically most mosquitoes in places are raw and hot. That is, if you are going to rest in the summer near a pond or lake, you are guaranteed to try to spoil the impressions of the rest of the mosquito females, which, receiving a drop of blood, give birth to new thousands of insects. Electric fumigators and insecticides do not always cope with attacks, incense sticks emitting smoke may not affect mosquitoes, but cause you a headache.
But vanillin from mosquitoes and midges in this respect is simply flawless - and this is not at all news for countries with a hot climate. Pay attention to the shelves with cosmetics in the Mediterranean countries: vanilla is one of the most popular additives in creams and lotions, massage oils, even in fabric softeners!
Do not confuse vanillin with vanilla sugar!
Why about a tool like vanillin for mosquitoes, the feedback is not always positive? Sometimes you can hear that it does not help. You should know that noticeably the effect of vanilla will be when it is used correctly.
Using vanilla sugar in bags, you can achieve a completely opposite effect. The sweetness of sugar will attract insects, and instead of protecting them, you will become a tasty morsel for midges and mosquitoes. If you are going to use vanilla against mosquitoes, you need to buy a natural product that is produced in the form of vanilla confectionery in sachets. Read the composition, it should not have any other components.
What can be used?
Another species that will be effective in fighting bloodsucking insects is vanilla pods. Aromatic vanilla oil is suitable for application to the skin. In this case, the trick is to distribute the oil droplets on the surface of the skin, and after half an hour or an hour, repeat the procedure. If you meet ampoules with concentrated vanillin in a liquid state, they will also work, you can safely take it. The bright aroma of vanilla concentrate will produce the corresponding effect.
Mosquito vanillin: a recipe for vanilla water
Vanilla water is safe even for newborn babies. She needs to lubricate the surface of the skin, and the more often, the more concentrated the aroma and, consequently, the effect.
For vanilla fumigation, you need a glass of warm water. A couple of bags of vanillin (2 g per 250 ml of warm water) should be diluted in a glass, dissolved, and then wiped off the baby, especially the skin areas not covered with clothes. You can spray this liquid on the canopy above the crib or mosquito on the stroller. Using a spray gun, you can spray the curtains in the house, and clothes, and carpets, where lovers drink blood usually until the dark of the day and hide.
If you want to make vanilla against mosquitoes, the recipe of which contains a concentrate in ampoules, then a few drops of the agent are added to warm water, although it is equally effective to rub these a couple of drops on the neck and wrists, under the knees.
Natural vanilla pods, crushed and added to warm water, will not only make the atmosphere soaked with sweet aroma pleasant, but also scare away mosquitoes. Half a cup of water is enough to chop a few pods. This infusion can be heated from time to time, the effect will be better.
Cream with vanilla: how to cook at home
To mosquitoes are not annoying, you can use cream with vanilla powder. At home, vanillin from mosquitoes on a thick cream base is prepared as follows:
- Take a tablespoon of baby cream (or other cream without fragrances).
- Heat and add two bags of vanilla (dissolving the powder in the cream).
The cream is sometimes more effective due to the structure. It creates a film on the surface of the skin, in which the essential components of vanilla remain, without volatilizing.
Vaseline ointment is suitable instead of cream. She also has no smell. It is enough to dissolve in it two sachets of powder or a few drops of concentrated vanilla in ampoules and use as needed.