Summer is here! Thankfully the cold winter season is over. The sunny day’s, beaches, clear skies and outdoor adventures begin! I live in Michigan so as these summer months come it’s time to work less and play more. We tend to enjoy the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan, Lake Huron) beaches quite a bit. Many people from surrounding states visit our state just to visit the beaches. They’re beautiful.
One thing you cannot avoid in a Michigan summer, or any summer for that matter is mosquitoes. Just when the outside is appealing as can be you then have to deal with these little pesky bugs.
Many people, adults and kids alike use a bug spray. Unfortunately these are quite bad for your health.
Believe it or not but these bug sprays and mosquito repellents are full of cancer causing chemicals. There was actually a study that found bug sprays and bug repellent chemicals increased the risk of childhood leukemia by 47%! These include things like bug sprays, pesticides, indoor insecticides etc. I highly recommend to avoid using any bug killing spray or chemical inside or outside your home especially if you have children. You can read more about that here.
It turns out that it’s quite a bit easier to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes than you’d think. One vitamin can help to do the trick.
Vitamin B1 (also known as Thiamine) actually changes the way you smell to mosquitoes. Mosquitoes only bite people who smell appealing to them. This may remind you of a time in your life when you or someone in your group (family, friends) was being bit by mosquitoes over and over and you or someone else in the group wasn’t getting bit at all.
I can say that i’ve had that experience a few times in my life personally. There have been a few times where I was bit and others weren’t and there have been other times where I wasn’t being bit at all yet people around me were getting bitten up.
It all comes down to the smell for them. Increasing your vitmain B1 (thiamine) intake causes you to smell less appealing to mosquitoes. B1 makes you smell a bit ‘yeasty’ as odd as it sounds and this is not appealing to mosquitoes.
Vitamin B1 is in the following foods:
- Macadamia Nuts
- Brazil Nuts
- Trout Fish
- Salmon Fish
- Green Peas
- Navy Beans
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Sunflower Seeds
- Cooked Asparagus
These are some of the richest sources of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in the world. Eating these during the summer months will ensure that your body has a better thiamine reserve. This will cause you to repel mosquitoes better naturally without any bug repellent. What’s better than eating healthy whole foods that support your health and vitality and avoiding a bug spray expense completely?
Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine or thiamin is one of the B-vitamins which is essential for providing natural energy. It helps to boost immunity, reduce stress and improve cellular function in the body. It is also very crucial for the nervous system. The homeostasis of the central nervous system needs B1 to function well.
If you want to give this a shot simply take 100 mg of vitamin b1 daily for 2 weeks and you’ll notice less mosquitoes bugging you. You can get a liquid vitamin b1 (thiamine) supplement on amazon to ensure you have enough b1 in your body by clicking here.
Remember that there are all natural plant chemicals (phytochemicals) known as essential oils which repel bugs (including mosquitoes) also.
Tea tree oil, lavender oil, rose and geranium oil all repel mosquitoes. If you take a mix of your favorite mosquito repelling essential oils and apply them topically to your skin either through a spray bottle or massaging in with coconut oil then this can repel mosquitoes also. I get my essential oils from Omica Organics or Doterra. Omica Organics has certified organic lavender essential oil. If you Inbox me on facebook by clicking here i’ll send you a 10% off coupon to order their products/essential oils! It works on your entire order.
Or, you could just create your own all natural bug spray from scratch and always have it on hand!
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