Dengue and Malaria are on a steep rise. We all are taking utmost care to protect ourselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent cream, wearing full sleeves dresses, keeping doors and windows closed and also using mosquito repellent mats or liquids or sprays that are sold under various brand names in the market. Despite their use, it is common to see mosquitoes hovering around with the best of repellents in action. Moreover they cannot be used all the time, they are expensive and for many and up with allergies due to them. But there is a very easy , home method to drive away mosquitoes from home. Use Camphor.
What is camphor?
Camphor , also know as Kapur is a waxy, white or transparent substance extracted from the wood of the Camphor Laurel tree which is found in Asia. Camphor has many medicinal uses. In throat lozenges and cough syrups and in Vicks, camphor is used. Camphor oil relieves nasal congestion and cough when rubbed on the chest. It is also used in some skin ointments, creams because it is can be absorbed through skin and is effective at treating pain locally. Camphor is known to improve the quality of air making it a better for our heart and lungs.
Camphor is a natural mosquito repellent
- Using camphor is simple and most important of all a cost effective way to drive away mosquitoes. Here are the simple ways on how you can use camphor:
- Use a commercially available mosquito repellent machine (which you must have already have) and place 2 tablets of camphor on the surface, Just look at the picture below. Plug it for an hour and see the results. You can use this twice in the day. The camphor when placed on a warm surface evaporates, acts with air quickly to repel mosquitoes away.
- You can also place 2 camphor tablets in different corners of the room. You can find those areas in your home where mosquitoes seem to love to stay. Leave them there and they will evaporate in a day or so keeping the air purer and mosquito free.
- You can take a wide opened cup or plate with water. Drop 2 camphor tablets into the water. Keep the cup with water and camphor in your bedroom. Depending on the size of the room, the quantity of water and camphor tablets may differ. Water evaporate at normal temperature. Camphor slowly started dissolving in water. The water evaporates with Camphor smell. Adding little bit hot water gives instant action.