Malaria is a disease caused by single-celled Plasmodium parasites. These parasites are spread by mosquitoes from one infected person to another. Symptoms of malaria include light-headedness, shortness of breath, fever, chills, nausea, and, in some cases, coma and death. The best way to prevent malaria is to avoid being bit by using mosquito repellent and mosquito nets, especially between dusk and dawn, in areas of the world where malaria is common.

Recommendation:

Repellent Blend

Diffuse into the air. Place 1–2 drops on small ribbons, strings, or cloth, and hang around area to help repel mosquitoes.

Dilute as recommended, and apply 1–2 drops to feet and exposed skin. Add 3–5 drops to 1 Tbs. fractionated coconut oil, and apply to exposed skin. Add 2–3 drops to 1–2 oz. distilled water in a small spray bottle; shake well, and mist onto the skin or into small openings where bugs may come through.

Simple Solutions

To keep mosquitoes at bay, add 2–3 drops Repellent Blend to 1–2 oz. (30–60 ml) distilled water in a small spray bottle; shake well, and mist onto exposed skin or into small openings where bugs may come through.

Mix 1 drop lemon with 1 tsp. (5 ml) honey and 8 oz. (240 ml) warm water, and drink slowly.

The information on this page is from the book Modern Essentials: A
Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils
, published
by AromaTools®. Please refer to Modern Essentials for additional
information, research, and usage suggestions.

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