3 Homemade Mosquito Repellents

It is more important than ever to protect yourself and your family against mosquitoes. I can’t stress this enough! In my neck of the woods (Texas), mosquitoes are extremely bad this year. With the constant threat of the Zika virus and the many other viruses that can be contracted through a single mosquito bite, constant protection against mosquitoes is key to having a safe and healthy summer.

I have written articles about various methods on how to repel mosquitoes including different methods using essential oils, plants that repel mosquitoes and other insects/pests, and how a bat house can prove beneficial to controlling the mosquito population — as a single bat can consume 1200 mosquitoes in an hour!

In this article, I’ll share with you 3 extremely effective homemade mosquito spray repellents that are safe for you and your family – ALL NATURAL. NO HARSH CHEMICALS!

All Natural Mosquito Spray Repellents

Recipe #1

What you’ll need:

  • 4 oz spray bottle
  • 2 oz of witch hazel
  • 2oz of distilled water
  • Essential Oil (20-25 drops for ages 3 and up) (40-50 drops for ages 10 and up)

Add all ingredients to the spray bottle; shake well and apply as needed. Shake well before each application. Avoid spraying on your face. If you get any of this repellent on your hands avoid touching your eyes and mouth. Ages under 2, spray on their clothes ONLY.

Essential oil combinations safe for ages 3 and up:

  • 10 drops of lavender + 10 drops of citronella
  • 8 drops lavender + 5 drops geranium + 7 drops cedarwood
  • 10 drops lemon eucalyptus + 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops lavender + 5 drops geranium + 2 drops patchouli + 8 drops spearmint
  • 5 drops geranium + 5 drops citronella + 2 drops patchouli + 3 drops lemon eucalyptus + 3 drops lavender + 3 drops spearmint
  • 10 drops citronella + 5 drops lemon eucalyptus + 3 drops patchouli + 3 drops lavender

Essential oil combinations safe for ages 10 and up:

  • 10 drops geranium + 15 drops lavender + 5 drops patchouli + 10 drops lemongrass + 10 drops citronella
  • 15 drops lemongrass + 15 drops eucalyptus + 20 drops citronella
  • 20 drops lavender + 20 drops lemongrass + 10 drops peppermint
  • 20 drops rosemary + 20 drops cedarwood + 10 drops peppermint
  • 15 drops lavender + 10 drops basil + 10 drops rosemary + 15 drops spearmint
  • 15 drops eucalyptus + 20 drops lavender + 15 drops lemongrass

**This spray also repels flies, gnats, and ticks.

Recipe #2

What you’ll need:

  • 16 oz spray bottle
  • ½ teaspoon of vegetable glycerine
  • 14 oz of witch hazel
  • 40 drops of either lavender, lemongrass, citronella, OR tea tree oil

Mix all ingredients in the 16 oz bottle and shake well and apply as needed. Shake well before each application.

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— Survival Life (@SurvivalLF) June 22, 2016

Recipe #3

What you’ll need:

  • Plastic spray bottle
  • 8 oz of distilled water
  • A pinch of epsom salt
  • 10-12 drops of peppermint oil
  • 10-12 drops of purification oil

Add all the ingredients to spray bottle and shake well. Spray your skin and clothes generously, avoiding your face.

If you have a mosquito spray repellent recipe you would like to share with us, please share in the comment section below!

Checkout these related articles from our friends at Pioneer Settler:

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And from our friends at DIY Ready:

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