Homemade Mosquito Repellent: How to make this Natural Repellent

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Homemade mosquito repellent is a simple natural remedy for repelling mosquitos. It’s easy to make and easy to use.

On this article, we’re listing with 3 homemade mosquito repellents.

Use these homemade mosquito repellents this summer while you are camping, going on picnics, sporting events, or just plain going to be outdoors relaxing on the patio.

What exactly is Mosquito Repellent?

Experimenting with different ingredients to create a customized, homemade mosquito repellent can be a fun way to avoid mosquito bites.
Experimenting with different ingredients to create a customized, homemade mosquito repellent can be a fun way to avoid mosquito bites. Image: The Family Handyman

Mosquito repellent is a spray or lotion that keeps mosquitos away from you. Mosquito bites can leave you with large, itchy welts, and bug bites can cause allergic reactions.

Mosquito repellent does not kill mosquitos, but the odor of the ingredients repels them. Commercial mosquito repellents frequently contain synthetic chemicals, such as DEET, which can cause skin irritation and rashes.

Natural mosquito repellents use essential oils to repel mosquitos, which are safe for sensitive skin.

Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Homemade Mosquito Repellent - Get rid of mosquitoes without harsh chemicals.
Homemade Mosquito Repellent – Prepare at home with only 3 ingredients and get rid of mosquitoes without harsh chemicals. Image source: Tips Bulletin

There are numerous organic ingredients that are known to repel mosquitoes. These ingredients are not only effective, but they can also be prepared ahead of time and taken with you when hiking, camping, or going on a trip.

On this article, published on Healthline, you can get help for 10 natural ingredients to see which natural repellents work best to prevent mosquito bites.

Mosquito’s absolutely hate the smell of Lemon, Citronella, Eucalyptus, among other essential oils.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved eucalyptus oil as a mosquito repellent ingredient. A 2014 study found that a 32 percent lemon eucalyptus oil mixture provided more than 95 percent mosquito protection for 3 hours.

For this homemade mosquito repellent we’ll use the following ingredients:
1. Lemon Essential Oil,
2. Eucalyptus Essential Oil,
3. Citronella Essential Oil.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil may be the most potent antimicrobial agent of all essential oils ~ Homemade Mosquito Repellent
According to a study published last year in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, Lemon oil may be the most potent antimicrobial agent of all essential oils. Image source: Osana Bar

Lemon essential oils have been mentioned in over 500 scientific studies. Lemon oil is one of the most “essential” oils to keep on hand because it is so versatile.

Lemon essential oil is extremely effective at repelling mosquitoes and other critters. Bug repellent can be obtained by diffusing lemon essential oil in the air or by mixing it with coconut oil and applying it to the skin.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

A homemade mosquito repellent made from eucalyptus essential oil is both effective and safe.
A homemade mosquito repellent made from eucalyptus essential oil and clove essential oils is both effective and safe. Image source: Toby & Rosie

Eucalyptus essential oil is a medicinal essential oil used to treat a variety of common diseases and conditions such as nasal congestion, asthma, and as a tick repellent.

Mosquitoes and other bugs transmit diseases that are harmful to your health. According to research, a 30 percent eucalyptus oil worked as a potential mosquito repellent.

A mosquito repellent made from eucalyptus and clove essential oils is both effective and safe. Furthermore, when neem oil was compared to eucalyptus oil, eucalyptus oil was more effective against mosquito larvae at lower concentrations.

Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella essential oil for Homemade Mosquito Repellent
Citrus oil are commonly used in homemade mosquito repellents because small bugs dislike citrus. Image source: Family Handyman

Plants in the citronella genus (Poaceae) essential oils and extracts are commonly used as ingredients in plant-based mosquito repellents.

It was first used to repel mosquitoes by the Indian Army at the turn of the twentieth century, and it was then registered for commercial use in the United States in 1948. Source: Malaria Journal

Citronella is now one of the most widely used natural repellents on the market, with concentrations ranging from 5-10%.

Recipe for Homemade Mosquito Repellent

This homemade mosquito repellent is a simple natural remedy for repelling mosquitos that is both simple to make and simple to use.

Ingredients
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Citronella Essential Oil
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • Water
Instructions

Take a spray bottle and fill it with 2 cups of water to make this homemade mosquito repellent spray for the yard or home.
And now follow these steps:

  • Add 5 drops lemon essential oil onto the spray bottle.
  • Add 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
  • Add 20 drops of citronella essential oil.
  • Shake the spray bottle and mix them well.
  • Spray yourself and everything around you.
  • Be careful to not get it in your eyes.

Slice 3 limes, press 15-20 cloves in them, put on a plate and set on your patio or picnic table.

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