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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Homemade Natural Mosquito Repellent

I've been using an all-natural, homemade mosquito repellent for a couple of years now. It really does work!

You just need some essential oil and witch hazel (or water).

I use about 1 teaspoon essential oil to one cup water. (I've used lavender and eucalyptus essential oils, but below is a list of all the recommended oils.)

Place in a spray bottle and apply as needed.

A nice alternative to the chemical-laden commercial bug sprays.

Spray on skin and clothes, but take care to avoid the eyes and mouth.

A list of recommended essential oils:

  • Citronella oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Catnip oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Pennyroyal oil
  • Tansy oil
  • Basil oil
  • Thyme oil
  • Cedar oil
  • Tea Tree oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Lemongrass oil