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Natural Mosquito Repellents

GARLIC: Eat plenty – mosquitos hate it ... not just from the odor on your breath but also from the sulfur compounds that you emit through your skin.

WEAR LIGHT CLOTHES: Mosquitos are attracted to darker colors as they manage to see them more easily.

TEA-TREE OIL: (This is on my list to try in 2023 ... I'll post the results)

Tea tree oil is a great natural insect repellent.

Make a homemade spray by mixing

2 oz of organic tea tree oil, and

some water into a spray bottle.

Mist the solution onto the skin and rub in.

LAVENDER OIL: Lavender essential oil not only smells great but is an effective mosquito repellent. Dilute in distilled water.

more details ... click HERE

LEMONGRASS AND CITRONELLA: Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) is a tropical variety of grass with a sweet, lemony scent widely used in cooking. Plant it in your garden or keep in a large planter pot to keep not only mosquito’s but other bugs away from your home.

Citronella oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves and stems of different species of lemongrass. It is widely found in candles, incense, and oils for burners and has been proven to be extremely effective in repelling mosquitos.

Again, it can be made into a body spray and can be bought in natural stores.

Citronella Candles, which people have long used on patios and when camping, aren't as effective as skin applications. Candles, which offer continuous evaporation of the oil, have been shown to reduce mosquitos by just 50%.

for more info click HERE


Oil of lemon eucalyptus has been found to be the most effective natural mosquito repellent. A 2016 study found that the efficacy of this particular oil falls third in line, behind DEET and picaridin. It is the only natural repellent that is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for effectiveness and human safety.

Note: Oil of lemon eucalyptus and lemon eucalyptus oil are not the same thing. They come from different plants and lemon eucalyptus oil has far less of the ingredient that repels mosquitoes, which is called PMD. Make sure any product you use as a repellent contains oil of lemon eucalyptus. for more info click HERE

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