Natural Mosquito Repellents
- Soybean oil
- Catnip Essential Oil
- Thyme Oil
- Cinnamon oil
- Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
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With the weather temperature rising by the day, mosquitos are out and about. What’s your usual method for keeping them away? It might be what most people do. Using mosquito repellent bought from a store.
Skip the store and make these DIY natural mosquito repellents quickly and easily. In this post, we’re going how to repel mosquitoes without bug spray with seven natural repellents.
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Mosquito Survival: 7 Natural Mosquito Repellents
Here are seven natural repellents you can use today. Most of them are essential oils you may have guessed. Essential oils are great. They work because they are potent and pure.
Caution: Many of these ingredients can cause skin irritation, best to avoid the eye area.
The oil that’s extracted from the soybean. A study at The University of Florida concluded that this oil may be effective at repelling mosquitos.
Geraniol is a type of alcohol and a monoterpenoid.
This is one of the ingredients that can cause skin irritation.
Citronella is an essential oil from the leaves and stems of primarily lemongrass.
Catnip Essential Oil
Catnip oil is used today as a medicine for its antibiotic properties. However, it was apparently shown to be more effective than DEET itself at repelling mosquitos. Is it true? We haven’t tried it yet But it’s interesting none the less.
Lavender is good for only about a few hundred things. Repelling mosquitos on your next hike is one of them.
The lemon-like scent of thyme oil makes it one of the best natural repellents out there.
The cinnamon does a good job at repelling many different things other than mosquitos. The spicy nature is too much for some.
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
This is another ingredient that is inside many other bug-sprays.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been found in a study to be effective at repelling mosquitos.
Natural Plant Repellents
Here are a few plants that can act to repel mosquitos as well.
DIY Natural Mixtures To Repel Mosquitos
There are single ingredients you can use and then there are these. Full out concoctions of multiple natural ingredients that make an even more powerful repellent.
Mosquito Repellent Mason Jars
This DIY Survival Solution is from TipsBulletin, here’s what they say.
- Four Mason jars
- 40 drops lavender essential oil
- 40 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 40 drops lemon essential oil
- 40 drops Thieves essential oil
- Two fresh lemons
- Two fresh limes
- Eight sprigs fresh rosemary
- Floating tea light candles
Homemade Anti-Mosquito Spray
This video is a great tutorial on how to make a homemade anti-mosquito spray using all household items.
All-Natural Mosquito Repellents Video
Here are eight more natural tips and tricks.
Now you know a few natural methods to keep mosquitos away during your next camping adventure.
Remember, even though all of these ingredients do work to repel them, few things beat the power of good ole DEET. Always carry some when going camping.
Do you know any natural mosquito repellents?