• Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance when you’re trying to enjoy the outdoors. They not only cause itchy bites, but can also carry diseases. While there are many commercial mosquito repellents available on the market, some people prefer to use natural methods. One such method is using onion peels as a mosquito repellent.

    Onion peels are rich in sulfur compounds, which are known to repel mosquitoes. Here’s how you can use onion peels to keep mosquitoes away:

    1. Collect onion peels: Collect the peels of several onions, enough to fill a small bowl.
    2. Dry the peels: Spread the onion peels out on a flat surface and let them dry for a few days. This will make them easier to handle and will also intensify their scent.
    3. Burn the peels: Once the onion peels are dry, place them in a metal container or ashtray and light them with a match. Blow out the flame and let the peels smolder. The sulfur compounds in the onion peels will be released into the air and will act as a mosquito repellent.
    4. Place the container: Place the container with the smoldering onion peels in the area where you want to repel mosquitoes. You can also carry the container with you if you’re moving around.
    5. Be safe: Make sure to keep the container away from anything flammable and never leave it unattended. Also, be sure to avoid inhaling the smoke, as it can be irritating to your lungs and eyes.

    Using onion peels as a mosquito repellent is a natural and inexpensive method that may be worth trying if you’re looking for a chemical-free option. While it may not be as effective as commercial mosquito repellents, it’s still a great way to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your area.

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    By Kaylum Keet for BONA Magazine

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