How To Make Mosquito Repellent Cream

Malaria is becoming un-treatable due to growing resistance of the parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to the drug of choice, Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT). Also, the vector, mosquito, female Anopheles mosquito, has become resistant to most available insecticides. However, most of the conventional insecticides are also associated with adverse health effects such as cancer and respiratory problems.

Health experts are worried. Why? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year.

In 2015 malaria alone caused 438 000 deaths. The worldwide incidence of dengue has risen 30-fold in the past 30 years, and more countries are reporting their first outbreaks of the disease. More than half of the world’s populations live in areas where this mosquito species is present.

A recent study by the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, Lagos, confirmed that mosquitoes have defied available insecticides and concluded that mosquito-borne diseases are on the prowl in Nigeria.

Mosquitoes are the greatest killer in Africa closely followed by AIDs. This repellant pomade popularized promises to be the saving grace.

Raw Material Needed (Chemicals) To Produce Mosquito Repellant Cream

  • Boric acid
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Liquid paraffin
  • Paraffin wax (cosmetics grade)

Tools Needed For Producing Mosquito Repellant Cream

  • A big Pot
  • Another container
  • A stove or gas cooker

Step By Step Guide To Produce Mosquito Repellant Cream

Step 1:Measure 2 liters of petroleum jelly and place on the stove

Step 2: Add 1 liter of liquid paraffin

Step 3:Add ¼ slab of paraffin wax

Step 4: Allow to melt

Step 5: Remove the pot from the stove

Step 6: Add 2 spoonfuls of Boric acid into another container

Step 7: Add 3 spoonfuls of eucalyptus oil into the same container

Step 8:Pour the content of the container into the pot

Step 9:Allow to solidify

Step 10:Package for sale

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