There are some wonderful ways to keep the mosquitos away naturally, without any harmful chemicals. These homemade mosquito repellent receipes have worked GREAT for us and I’m thrilled to have found something that isn’t full of toxic chemicals AND that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg (like, for example, California Baby Natural Mosquito Repellent at $16.99 a bottle).
After a whole lot of research into essential oil companies I ended up buying from a company called Young Living (you can read more about why here). All of these essential oils can be bought from Young Living, and they are the only essential oils that I feel comfortable using on my family regularly (again, read my post on why.)
Also, since essential oils are so easily absorbed by the skin, I reapply the mixure fairly often.
**Side Note: Be sure to also check out 20 Ways To Get Rid Of Pests Naturally!**
Homemade Mosquito Repellent Recipe #1:
- 12 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 15 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
- 15 drops Citronella essential oil
- 15 drops Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil
- 14 oz Witch Hazel or Vodka (or even Homemade Vanilla Extract made in vodka)
Mix all of the above ingredients in a 16 oz spray bottle and spray away!!
Homemade Mosquito Repellent Recipe #2:
- 12 drops of Purification Essential Oil Blend
- 15 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 15 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 1/2 tsp. Vegetable Glycerin
- 3 oz Witch Hazel or Vodka
- 4 oz distilled water
Mix all of the above ingredients in a 8 oz spray bottle and spray away!!
Homemade Mosquito Repellent Recipe #3:
- 10-15 drops Thieves essential oil blend
- 10-15 drops Purification essential oil blend
- 4 oz witch hazel or vodka
- 8 oz distilled water
Mix all of the above ingredients in a 12 oz spray bottle and spray away!!
The recipe that I use the most from the ones above is the Thieves and Purification one. It’s easy to mix up, only takes two oil blends, is safe around pets, and I love the smell!
Have you tried making your own mosquito repellent? I’d love to hear other recipes that have worked for you!
And let us know if you try one of these recipes and it works!
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