Unique (And Stylish) Ways to Ward Off Mosquitoes

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Among all the amazing aspects of summer, the influx of pesky mosquitoes is not one of them. If you find yourself swatting bugs on your patio or dodging an annoying buzz in your ear on your balcony, we’re here to help. 

We’ve gathered a few creative (and stylish) ways to deter mosquitoes this season. Here are a few we’re particularly excited to try out.

Make Your Own Repellant Perfume

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Did you know there are perfumes that double as repellants? You don’t have to use a harsh can of bug spray when heading outside. Instead, DIY your own bottle by combining essential oils. Lemon, tea tree, orange, and peppermint oils are all known to repel bugs. When dining alfresco, spritz your tablecloth with your scent of choice to ward mosquitoes away from your dinner. Or, spray your outfit before you head out to dinner on your favorite restaurant patio. 

Buy a Mosquito-Zapping Candle 

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At your next outdoor dinner party, set the ambiance with a citronella candle. We are loving this simple DIY from Garden Therapy that combines citronella and wax to create a fragrant candle. If you can’t fit a project into your schedule, we are also loving this pick from Etsy.

Light Palo Santo

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Palo santo, a dried varietal of wood from South America, is often used as incense to spread subtle woody scents with notes of citrus throughout the home. Luckily, this pleasant scent also wards off mosquitos. Before your next outdoor dinner party, light some palo santo and enjoy its pleasant aroma as you dine mosquito-free. 

Are you looking for even more ways to embrace the summer season from your Lincoln home? Why not give crafting a try? Click here to find a few fun crafts for adults featured on our blog.

Are you looking for a new apartment this summer? Lincoln Property Company is here to help. Reach out today and we would be happy to arrange a tour of one of our stunning apartments with outdoor areas.