Do you have the feeling that mosquitoes love you and only you, thus use each opportunity to stub you. One great thing you can do is to take vitamin B1 – it is a saving grace. This vitamin is also known as thiamine and is essential for your body. You can find it in foods like oatmeal, yeast, brown rice, asparagus, kale, liver, and eggs. It is significant for fighting stress and boosting your immunity.

It is water-soluble vitamin and any excess that is not used by your body will get flushed out with urine, thus there is no need for you to worry if in case you take too much.

What’s incredible about the relationship between Vitamin B1 and mosquitoes is it has the potential to change the way you smell to the little buggers. Those with enough Vitamin B1 in their systems tend to smell “yeasty” to mosquitoes, making them unappealing to bite.

It doesn’t, however, change the way you smell to other humans, so don’t worry about smelling like old bread around your friends.

Note: these theories haven’t yet been supported scientifically, not yet. The good thing is that taking Vitamin B supplements has no unwanted side-effects so it can’t harm if you try it. People who’ve tried this approach say that it’s quite effective, much more effective than the commercially sold insect repellents. You should know that certain health conditions can lower thiamine in the body, such as: chronic alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, anorexia and gastric bypass, so individuals with these conditions may benefit health-wise from taking an extra supplement.

Chronic alcoholism, Crohn’s disease and other conditions can lower thiamine in the body, thus individuals with these conditions should take extra supplements.

Try taking 100 mg of thiamin each day and in 2 weeks you will start noticing a decrease in the amount of times you are uncomfortably smacking these pests away from your body. In case this does not work for you, try some natural mosquito repellent recipes which will help you avoid using chemical warfare in your body.

Try this recipe.


Cooled boiled water;
Witch hazel;
Lavender oil;
Tea tree oil.

How to prepare it:

You need to fill an 8oz. spray bottle halfway with boiled water. Make sure it’s cool enough. Then, you need to add ½ tsp of witch hazel, 15 drops of tea tree oil and 15 drops of lavender oil. Mix the ingredients well and use as needed. You will be amazed by the results. The mosquitoes will stay away from you.