Insect Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

Insects are a health hazard. They can spread diseases like Zika, dengue and malaria, not to mention the pain and itching brought about by insect bites. Keeping insects away from the house is important and the best way to do just that if with natural and organic insect repellent essential oil. There are a lot of choices when it comes to picking an insect repellent essential oil blend. If you want the best natural repellent for you and your family, you want to know what essential oils repel gnats and mosquitoes, as opposed to just being anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. At Rocky Mountain Oils, we use garlic, rosemary, citronella, peppermint and lemongrass essential oils in our own recipe for DIY insect repellant!

Insect Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

It’s convenient to prepare different spray bottles for different purposes: a few drops of essential oil diluted with distilled water and alcohol for spritzing, with distilled water and liquid soap for cleaning, and with distilled water and alcohol or white vinegar for cleaning surfaces and spraying fabrics. You can also make up batches of repellant creams with coconut oil and store the mixture in a sealed jar in a cool, dark cupboard space. Remember that these repellents should not be relied on in areas where insects are known to carry dangerous diseases such as yellow fever, malaria or lyme disease.

10 Essential Oils Mosquito and Bug Repellent Recipes

Bugs, be gone – it’s time for our 10 essential oil mosquito and bug repellent recipes! Scram!

1. Mosquito Repellent Essential Oil Spritzer Recipe

This citrusy double-team of Eucalyptus and Citronella essential oils, with an additional ‘bite’ of Peppermint, will have mosquitoes buzzing for the hills.

  • 100ml distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon pure alcohol
  • 15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops Citronella essential oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil

2. Mosquito Repellent Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe

For 24-hour mosquito protection, this zingy, floral blend will help you rest undisturbed, day and night.

  • 5 drops Citronella essential oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree essential oil
  • 5 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

3. Mosquito Repellent Essential Oil Cream Recipe

Do your ankles become all-you-can-drink blood buffets on those balmy summer evenings on the porch? Try applying this appetite-crushing cream to those hard-to-protect areas that mosquitoes seem to adore.

  • 8 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 7 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 7 drops Citronella essential oil
  • 7 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

4. Kitchen Bug Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

Bugs like your groceries, but they don’t really like essential oils or white vinegar. Combine the two in a kitchen spray to keep them out of your goodies (a 3:1 water to vinegar solution works well).

  • 4 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 4 drops Tea Tree essential oil
  • 4 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 drops Sage essential oil

5. Ant Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

Ants are more determined than your average bug, bless them, so you may need this additional kitchen spray recipe to deter them from marching away with your cupcake ingredients.

  • 6 drops Black Pepper essential oil
  • 6 drops Cinnamon essential oil
  • 4 drops Clove essential oil
  • 4 drops Rosemary essential oil

6. Roach Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

Ah, roaches! Assuming you already have drain traps in all your sinks, you can also prepare a kitchen spray with a teaspoon of liquid soap dissolved in water, with the addition of some of the citrusy and herby aromas that roaches avoid. Spray in roach-friendly hiding places like your garbage pail.

  • 5 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops Orange essential oil
  • 5 drops Thyme essential oil
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

7. Bed Bug Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

Bed bugs are hard to detect, and even harder (and expensive) to get rid of once they’ve set up base camp in your sofa or mattress. Deter them with a water and alcohol spray solution containing the essential oils of their mortal enemies Thyme, Clove and Lemongrass.

  • 7 drops Thyme essential oil
  • 7 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 6 drops Clove essential oil

8. Silverfish Repellent Essential Oils Recipe Essential Oils Recipe

Shudder. Silverfish are the creepiest of unwelcome guests, but luckily these shiny villains have an aversion to Cinnamon and Lavender. Dilute these essential oils in water in a spray bottle, and spray around skirting boards and inside cupboards.

  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Cinnamon essential oil

9. Spider Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

Spiders do more good than harm in our homes, and are natural bug repellents by themselves. But for those paralyzed with fear at the very thought of our eight-legged friends, the news that spiders dislike citrus and mint will be welcome indeed. Again, a simple water spray in their favorite web spots will send them spinning.

  • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops Lemon Essential oil
  • 5 drops Lime essential oil
  • 5 drops Orange essential oil

10. House Fly Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

Need to protect that complicated summer buffet you’re putting together in your kitchen from pesky house flies? Use these essential oils in a weak water and alcohol solution, and spray as required.

  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 4 drops Basil essential oil
  • 2 drops Cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

Insect Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

When you’re out in the woods or doing yard work, it’s important to be able to protect yourself from insects. A mixture of essential oils can help keep those pesky bugs away.

1 cup distilled water

3 drops citronella essential oil

3 drops lemongrass essential oil

3 drops tea tree essential oil

List Of Insect Repellent Essential Oils Recipe

doTERRA - TerraShield Essential Oil Outdoor Blend - 15 mL
Price : $17.33 ($33.98 / Fl Oz)
Features :

  • When it comes to outdoor protection, no defense is better than Mother Nature’s offerings
  • Acts as an effective, natural barrier
  • Can be used safely by everyone in the family
  • Spray TerraShield around your door, window seals, and tent
  • Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, woody, pungent

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Color Brown
Item Dimensions
Height 2.5590551155 Inches
Width 1.1023622036 Inches
Length 1.1023622036 Inches
Weight 0.1 Pounds
Naturally Bug-Free: 75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects
Price : $8.69
Features :


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Item Dimensions
Height 7 Inches
Width 0.5625 Inches
Length 5.0625 Inches
Weight 0.4 Pounds
Release Date 2016-03-08T00:00:01Z
Price : $18.99 ($9.50 / Fl Oz)
Features :

  • Protects Against Mosquitoes for up to 6 Hours: Without any nasty chemicals like DEET, you’ll have up to 6 hours of worry-free protection on your next adventure
  • Protects Against Ticks for up to 4 Hours: Our specially formulated spray provides protection against deer ticks for up to 4 hours, as well as lone star and brown dog ticks for up to 8 hours
  • Harness the Power of Natural Plant-Based Ingredients: 30% Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, 70% Distilled Water and Ethanol made from Corn
  • Doesn’t Harm Gear: Spray on your skin or gear, and enjoy the natural power from the only plant-based repellent recommended by the CDC
  • No Dyes, No Synthetic Fragrances, No Harsh Chemicals

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Sawyer Products SP657 Premium Permethrin Insect Repellent for Clothing, Gear & Tents, Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce
Price : $16.95
Features :

  • Add a layer of protection to your clothing and gear with Permethrin insect and tick repellent spray — perfect for use on shirts, jackets, pants, socks, shoes, boots, sleeping bags, tents, netting, when outdoors, camping, hunting, or on travel
  • Ideal for backpacking, backyard BBQs, and other outdoor activities, it’s effective against more than 55 kinds of insects — from disease-spreading ticks (Lyme disease) and mosquitoes (West Nile and Zika viruses) to chiggers, spiders, mites, and more
  • Permethrin spray bonds to fabric fibers for up to 6 weeks or through 6 washings (whichever comes first) and won’t stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or outdoor gear; odorless after drying
  • Reduce likelihood of a tick bite by 73.6 times by treating shoes and socks with Permethrin (University of Rhode Island study – 2017)
  • 24-ounce trigger spray bottle treats five complete outfits (updated EPA dosage is 4.5 ounces per outfit consisting of shirt, pants, and socks); maximize protection by pairing with Sawyer Picaridin topical repellent for the skin

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Color Yellow
Item Dimensions
Height 11.023622036 Inches
Width 3.799999996124 Inches
Length 10.299999989494 Inches
Weight 1.1 Pounds
Release Date 2011-10-28T00:00:01Z
SVA Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil 4 Oz - 100% Pure, Natural, Premium Therapeutic Grade Eucalyptus Citriodora, Perfect for Radiant Skin, Healthy Hair, Soaps, Candles, Aromatherapy, Diffuser.
Price : $14.99
Features :

  • PREMIUM THERAPEUTIC GRADE LEMON EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL: – SVA Lemon Eucalyptus Oil is obtained by steam distillation extraction method of Eucalyptus Citriodora leaves originated in Brazil. It is 100% Pure & Natural, Authentic Essential Oil. Our Lemon Eucalyptus Oil is not tested on Animals. We care for you!
  • SKINCARE & HAIRCARE : 100% Pure & Natural SVA Lemon Eucalyptus Oil is a fabulous oil for achieving radiant skin and a healthy scalp. Regular massage with Lemon eucalyptus Essential Oil makes the potent properties work effectively. It helps in rejuvenation of the skin and gives a shiny appearance to the hair. It works for natural Nail care. Add few drops to your creams, lotions, shampoo, shower gels, hair oils, carrier oils and more to get great results. Always dilute for topical applications.
  • REFRESHING AND LASTING AROMA: Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil has a unique pungent aroma with sweet, fresh and grassy citronella like notes, with a hint of soft floral as well.The natural aroma is enough to make you feel relaxed and create an ambience of freshness, almost of a forest stroll. This is widely used in perfumery, deoderisers, candles, soaps and aromatherapy as it helps in relieving from exhaustion. Few drops in diffuser lighten up the room with a great natural aroma.
  • ENJOY VARIOUS BENEFITS OF SVA LEMON EUCALYPTUS OIL: It is widely used in aromatherapy, massages, diffusers and spa. It has been used in cosmetic formulations & beauty products like skin creams, lotions, soaps, hair shampoo, hair conditioners and more.
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