It’s that time of the year again – the summer is almost here and with it comes those pesky mosquitos. In certain places across the globe, mosquito bites can actually transmit diseases that can not only compromise your health, but even affect your life. However, this homemade mosquito repellent recipe is made with no harsh chemicals and completely safe to use around children. This repellent oil also contains natural ingredients so you don’t have to worry about causing any harm to yourself or your family while keeping away those little insects.
Natural Oil Mosquito Repellent
Are you ready to make your own mosquito repellent? First, gather these ingredients and supplies:
- Empty spray bottle
- Lemon eucalyptus essential oil (10-14 drops)
- Citronella essential oil (10-14 drops)
- Cedarwood essential oil (10-14 drops)
- Tea tree essential oil (3-4 drops)
Now, grab your empty spray bottle. Add 10-14 drops of lemon eucalyptus, citronella, and cedarwood oils to the bottle. If you want a more intense scent that fights other bugs as well as mosquitos, add 3-4 tea tree oil. Next, fill the rest of your bottle with water. Now you’re ready to mist yourself with this safe solution!
Lemongrass is one of the most effective essential oils for repelling mosquitoes. Lemongrass is a plant found in Asia, Africa, and Australia that can repel biting insects such as midges, gnats, ticks, fleas and sandflies. The oil of lemongrass has a strong citrus scent. This makes it pleasant to humans and animals but not to certain types of insects (including the mosquito). Lemongrass also has antifungal properties that can help prevent athlete’s foot. In addition to its use as a natural insect repellent, lemongrass is used as an ingredient in cooking for flavor tea, soups and curries throughout Asia.
What? The most effective mosquito repellent is peppermint oil?
Yes! I’m serious.
Peppermint oil has been tested in numerous scientific studies and it was shown to repel mosquitoes better than any of the other natural ingredients used in this blend.
It might seem strange at first, but after testing a few blends, you’ll see that peppermint oil really does help keep the mosquitoes away.
Lavender oil is an oil most commonly used for its floral scent. It has been shown to be effective in treating or preventing headaches, and can also be an insect repellent. Lavender oil is non-toxic, making it safe to use around children and pets.
Cinnamon Leaf Oil
One of the most effective natural mosquito repellents is cinnamon leaf oil. Unlike cinnamon bark, which is what we are most familiar with in cooking and baking, cinnamon leaf oil comes from the leaves of the tree—and it’s much more potent. In fact, in laboratory tests, it’s been proven to be more effective than DEET at keeping mosquitoes away.
Mosquitoes find the fragrance very unpleasant, so when you’re preparing your DIY mosquito repellent spray recipe—or shopping for one online—make sure that cinnamon leaf oil is among the ingredients. It’s also a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial agent!
Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil
Eucalyptus Citriodora oil is a great natural source of citronellal, which is an extremely effective natural repellent for mosquitoes, as well as ticks, fleas, lice and other pests. It also smells great!
Thyme oil offers many benefits for your health, including the prevention and treatment of mosquito bites. It is a natural essential oil that is often used in the kitchen as a spice, but it also has properties that make it an effective insect repellent. The oil can be diluted with water or another neutral carrier oil (like jojoba or sweet almond oil) to create sprays that are applied directly to your skin. The thyme-infused mixture then creates a barrier on your skin that repels mosquitoes for several hours at a time. It can even be rubbed on top of existing mosquito bites to reduce their swelling and itchiness!
If you don’t have any thyme essential oils available in your home, the plant itself can also produce an effective mosquito-repellent spray when steeped in hot water and combined with other ingredients like lemon grass and peppermint leaves, making this natural solution readily accessible to all.
Lemon Balm Oil
Lemon balm oil is derived from the leaves of the lemon balm plant. The essential oil is not only an insect repellent but it also has several other uses.
Making your own mosquito repellent can be fun, effective, and easy!
Making your own mosquito repellent can be fun, effective, and easy! Just follow these simple steps:
- Mix the following ingredients together in a plastic bottle: 1/4 cup olive oil, 20 drops of citronella oil, 10 drops of lemongrass oil. Shake well.
- Before applying to your skin, put the bottle in the freezer for at least five minutes so that it’s nice and cool—the mosquitoes will love it!
- Apply a light coating of the mixture to your exposed skin with a clean cloth or cotton ball (remember to get your ears!).
- Reapply as necessary; make sure you always have plenty on hand when preparing to go outside in prime mosquito season!
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