Take equal quantities by weight of 3 easily available powders for this home made mosquito repellent.
- Mustard powder - Dry Mustard seeds in the sun and powder them or alternatively mustard powder is readily available in the market.
- Powder of dried Neem leaves.The Neem tree chosen should be old and mature with a thick trunk and bark.The leaves chosen also should not be tender as they don't dry too well.
- Powder of natural sea salt which are available as big crystals.
Use it like Sambrani or guggul.Take an iron bowl with burning red coal in it.Sprinkle little powder in instalments .There will be smoke .Fan the smoke.Let it permeate the room or the house .The mosquitoes fly away because the smoke is unbearable for them.Ideally the mixture should be sprinkled on hot and dried dung cakes .
The smoke is not poisonous .
If a person is allergic to any of the above 3 ingredients used he must not use this .
- Mustard is known a s Rai in Hindi,avalu in Telugu,Kadugu in Tamil.