My toddler daughter is very tempting to mosquitos, and when she gets bit, she has an extreme reaction. One time last year, she got a bite on her temple and within twelve hours, the entire side of her face was so swollen she couldn't open her eye. Thankfully, most of her bites only result in a golf-ball sized welt and a few days of itching (followed by a few weeks of scab-picking that no Band-Aid can prevent). If you are prone to mosquito bites, you'll want to stock up on these natural mosquito repellents that work, because who has time to itch this summer?
Many natural remedies that repel mosquitos are essential oils, which are becoming more and more popular these days. If you don't have any, most likely you'll have a friend who will be happy to lend you some to try. Keep in mind that all essential oils that are used topically need to be diluted by mixing with a carrier oil, like canola oil or coconut oil. Otherwise the essential oil may be too strong and can irritate your skin.
If you usually can't sit outside without getting a bite or 10, take heed of this list of ways to keep them far, far away from you this summer.