Repelling Mosquitoes with Lemon Balm

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I think most of us are aware that citronella repels mosquitoes, but did you know that lemon balm is also known to repel them? I'm giving it a try this year. I've planted lemon balm in a few pots and put each pot where I like to spend time outside. I have one pot near my front porch swing and another pot sitting on our patio furniture. I hope it proves to be effective.
 

Skyline

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Never heard of that as well. But if it works, it’s definitely a good news. I personally like lemon balms but I have never paid attention to whether it helps repelling mosquitoes.
 

Minty

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It is definitely worth a try. I found it pretty good personally. I guess it is because the mosquitoes don’t really like the smell of lemon and such.
 

Rosebud

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Lemon balm is great for repelling mosquitoes, and I just love the way it smells!

Catnip is also great at repelling mosquitoes. A study even found that it is 10 times more effective than DEET! And, if you have a cat, he or she will be thrilled if you plant some.
 

Skyline

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Lemon balm also has a lot of benefits as well. It can calm anxiety. So there’s no reason not to own some lemon balm, no matter whether it can really repel mosquitoes or not.
 
 
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