Take This Vitamin to Repel Mosquitoes All Summer Long

Summertime for most of us is associated with beaches and fun time. This is the common picture we all have in our minds during wintertime, but when summer comes then we realize the existence of the nasty mosquitoes.

For that reason, most of us use the mosquito repellent to solve this annoying issue without being aware of the fact that these products are packed with harmful chemicals. Once this repellent is applied the smell remains for longer period of time which we constantly inhale it. Therefore, the best option would be to find some natural solution.

One of the natural choices for solving this issue is Vitamin B1 or otherwise known as thiamine.

Vitamin B1

This vitamin is a vital mineral needed for the body. It will boost the work of your immune system and successfully fight off stress. It is present in foods like eggs, kale, oatmeal, yeast, asparagus, and brown rice.

Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin, therefore there is no harm if it is taken in excessive amount as it will be eliminated through urination.

When mosquitoes are concerned, this vitamin can alter the smell and make it unappealing for the mosquitoes. It will make you smell “yeasty” to them, thereby efficiently keeping them at bay.

More studies need to be performed regarding this issue, however there is no harm in trying out as it is safe, one hundred percent natural without any side effects.

Many people have already tried it and say that it is highly effective. Even Dr Cameron Webb, a medical entomologist, maintains that taking vitamin B will effectively keep these nasty insects at bay.

Furthermore, persons suffering from gastric bypass, anorexia, Crohn’s disease, and chronic alcoholism are strongly advised the intake of B1 supplements as these conditions reduce the levels of vitamin B1 in the body.

Keeping mosquitoes at bay can be achieved by taking B1 supplements or simply preparing your own homemade natural mosquito repellent. If you decide on the supplements, then you need to take 100mg of thiamine a day.

Mosquito Repellent


  • 15 drops of tea tree oil
  • 15 drops of lavender oil
  • Half a teaspoon of witch hazel
  • Cooled boiled water


Use an 8 oz. spray bottle and fill it halfway with cooled boiled water. Then, include the tea tree oil, lavender oil and witch hazel. Your natural repellent is ready to be used whenever you want. The results will be astonishing.


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