Cabo San Lucas is a sunny resort town that has gained the reputation as one of the best vacation spots in the world. This beach town attracts around 2.7 million tourists each year. It’s popular because of its hot weather, amazing beaches, and scenic beauty. Some of the beach activities include Cabo snorkeling tours, Cabo fishing tours, and Cabo San Lucas kayak tours. When you’re packing for your trip, you probably have considered all of the necessary things: swimsuit, sunglasses, water bottles, and sunscreen.
Something that you may have forgotten about, however, is bug repellent. Although Cabo San Lucas isn’t known for having bugs, they can sometimes show up on humid days. That being said, the last thing you want to worry about while you’re relaxing is being bitten by mosquitos or other bugs, so it’s best to be prepared just in case. At Only Cabo Tours, we want you to have the best possible time while you’re here, which is why we’ve provided 3 natural mosquito repellents.
Peppermint essential oil is a natural way to repel mosquitos, but it has to be in high concentration. One study found that peppermint oil provided 100 percent protection for up to 150 minutes against adult yellow fever mosquitos.
Basil is often found in different cuisines around the world, but it also protects against mosquitoes. Basil is toxic to mosquito larvae, meaning it can be put near standing water to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs. You can purchase a basil plant to keep around you, or there are basil essential oils that will do the same job, while being more practical for a trip.
Crushed lavender produces a fragrance and oil that repels mosquitoes. You can buy lavender and crush it yourself or buy lavender oil at the store. Another benefit of lavender is that it has antiseptic qualities, meaning it can calm and soothe your skin.
While you’re enjoying Cabo snorkeling tours, Cabo fishing tours, and Cabo San Lucas kayak tours, the last thing you’ll want to worry about are bug bites. You can use these natural remedies to keep mosquitos away or you can always purchase bug spray at any local store.