Natural Outdoor Mosquito Repellent

Mosquitoes are annoying creatures that not only look ugly and carry diseases they can also ruin your camping experience. However, the nasty insects aren’t easily repellable by most repellents on the market. This is why you should have your own homemade mosquito repellent right at home stored in a ready-to-use spray bottle! Mosquitoes are pesky creatures, which can ruin your outdoor summer fun. A good mosquito repellent homemade spray can save your time, money and energy especially when you’re trying to enjoy your summer vacation. Do you want to make your own natural mosquito repellent? This spray can be used to keep mosquitoes from biting you in the evening, but only temporarily as it does not kill them.

Natural Outdoor Mosquito Repellent

Essential oils

Essential oils are a great alternative to chemical-based repellents. They have powerful anti-mosquito properties, and they smell good too! A few drops of diluted essential oils will repel mosquitoes effectively without harming any humans or pets in the area.

Use a ratio of 20 drops per every ounce of water when diluting essential oils. Mix the essential oil with your favorite lotion, body spray, or natural soap to add prevention to any outdoor activity like camping or hiking.

Some other popular essential oils include cinnamon, lemon, peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus which can be used alone or combined with others for added protection against bugs!

Mouthwash and Epsom salt potion


  • Mouthwash (1 cup)
  • Epsom salts (4 cups)

How it works: The mouthwash and epsom salts work together to create a soothing sensation on the skin, making it less appealing for mosquitos. This potion also contains ingredients that have been proven to be mosquito repellent. By applying these concoctions to your skin before going outdoors, you’ll smell less like food and will be less likely to attract mosquitoes.

How often to apply it: Apply this potion every two hours while you’re outside. It’s best not to wear clothing with any synthetic fibers because they hold onto odors more than natural fabrics do. If you want something that lasts longer than two hours, reapply as needed (but try not too much). If you’re in an area with heavy rainfall or humidity levels higher than 80%, reapply after every hour of exposure just in case since those conditions may wash off some of your potion’s effectiveness earlier than usual . Make sure it doesn’t get washed away when rinsing off after swimming or sweating excessively during exercise; if possible use another method such as rubbing alcohol instead as long-term contact could irritate sensitive areas such as eyes or genitals .

Beer traps

  • Beer traps are very simple. You can use an open beer bottle or can (not a bottle cap) with beer in it, and place it near where you hang out. You will have to change the beer every few days because mosquitos are attracted to the scent of fermented sugar in the beer.
  • Mosquitoes will fly into the trap, drown and die, then float up on top of the liquid surface as they decompose. The next morning you can dispose of both the dead mosquitos and their remaining liquid by pouring them down a drain or flushing them down a toilet (you should definitely not drink this stuff).

Catnip oil

Catnip oil is an effective mosquito repellent, but it’s not as commonly used as DEET. To use catnip oil in your natural mosquito repellant, rub a few drops of the oil on your skin and clothes. You can also add it to an essential oil-infused lotion or spray. Catnip oil can be purchased online or made at home by steeping catnip leaves in olive oil for about four weeks and straining out the plant matter before using it on your skin.

Garlic spray

  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups water

Start by peeling the paper off of the garlic cloves, then place them in a blender with the lemon juice and 1/4 cup of water. Blend until smooth. Pour this mixture into a large bowl with 2 cups water, stir well to combine (you can use a hand mixer if you want). Strain out any bits of skin or pulp that remain using cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer. Pour your homemade repellent into an airtight container and store it in your refrigerator until ready to use. Reapply every 3-6 hours!


Basil may be a good plant to grow on your porch because of its strong smell. Basil can also be used in salads, eggs and other recipes. If you want to use basil as a natural mosquito repellent, add it to the water in which you soak your feet.

Floating citronella candles

Floating citronella candles are an innovative way to keep mosquitoes away. Instead of using citronella oil, you can use any type of candle that floats on the surface of the water. The candles can be made from soy wax, beeswax or paraffin wax. You can buy them at your local craft store or make them yourself with these instructions:

These floating candle holders also work great as a centerpiece for a table setting. Simply place food on top of the plate and then place the floating citronella candle holder in front so it sets off a nice ambiance when lit up!

There are many natural ways to keep mosquitos away from your porch.

  • Plant Marigolds

Mosquitos dislike the strong aroma of marigolds, and they’re easy to grow from seed in your garden or even in pots on your porch. Just make sure there are no dead spots along the plant where mosquitos could lay eggs, as this is where you’ll have to do some maintenance work if you want a mosquito-free porch.

  • Plant Lavender

There are many different kinds of lavender available for planting on porches and decks, but they all have one thing in common: they don’t like standing water! Make sure there aren’t any puddles or pools around your plants so that their roots won’t get wet enough to rot or mold from exposure to moisture over time (which can attract mosquitos). Your lavender will be able to fend off mosquitoes just fine once it gets established—just give it time by letting other plants grow up around yours first so that predators aren’t drawn right into its midst when they come looking for dinner.”

Wondercide - EcoTreat Ready-to-Use Outdoor Pest Control Spray with Natural Essential Oils - Mosquito and Insect Repellent, Treatment, and Killer - Plant-Based - Safe for Pets, Plants, Kids - 32 oz
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Item Dimensions
Height 2.3 Inches
Width 6.2 Inches
Length 9.5 Inches
Weight 2.1 Pounds
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Features :

  • 2.5 Hours of Mosquito Protection: Enjoy Life Outdoors with our mosquito repellent incense sticks – a natural and effective solution to all your mosquito troubles
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  • Five Key Plant-Based Repellent Oils: Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Citronella Oil, Lemongrass oil, Cedarwood Oil
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Color Original Packaging
Item Dimensions
Height 4.62 Inches
Width 2.31 Inches
Length 11.25 Inches
Mosquito Magician Gas Powered Backpack Fogger with 2 Gallons Natural Mosquito Killer & Repellent Concentrate - Contractor Pack
Price : $659.95 ($659.95 / Count)
Features :

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Mosquito Guard 45pcs Mosquito Repellent Incense Cone with 2 Ceramic Dishes - Mosquito Repellent for Patio – No Deet Plant Based Mosquito Repellent Outdoor
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Features :

  • NATURAL INGREDIENTS: Our mosquito incense cones are made with Citronella, Lemongrass, and Rosemary plant-based essential oils
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  • OPTIMAL PLACEMENT OF CONES: We recommend customers place 4-5 bug repellent outdoor patio cones on the ceramic dish to create a perimeter around a patio or deck, spaced 6-12 feet apart up to knee level
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Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 2.3 Inches
Width 2.3 Inches
Length 6 Inches
Weight 7 ounces
Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle | DEET Free | Made with Plant Based Essential Oils and a Soy/Beeswax Blend | 30 Hour Burn Time | 9oz
Price : $12.00
Features :

  • 30 Hours of Mosquito Protection: A citrusy blend of rosemary, peppermint, and lemongrass oils smell great while allowing you to sit back and relax bite free for up to 30 hours.
  • Harness the Power of Nature: We use a combination of plant-based repellent oils that other manufacturers tend to overlook, to provide you with the best mosquito protection
  • Five Key Plant-Based Repellent Oils: Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Citronella Oil, Lemongrass oil, Cedarwood Oil
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Additional Info :

Color Opaque
Item Dimensions
Height 3 Inches
Width 3.3 Inches
Length 3.3 Inches
Weight 0.5625 Pounds

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