Mosquito season has arrived here in Central Texas and I’m on to my next ditch and switch. I’ve seen plenty of recipes for DIY Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent and I’ve taken what I’ve learned and applied it to my own blend of essential oils (all of which are know for repelling mosquitos).
Watch the video below to learn how to make this homemade, non toxic, and super safe mosquito repellent with me. Instruction are below the video if videos aren’t your thing or if you’re at work and supposed to be working or whatever and a video kinda ruins the secret.
Also for the record I used this after making the video and while everyone was getting mosquito bite after mosquito bite, I didn’t come home with a single one. It totally worked for me.
What you’ll need
4 ounce Glass Spray Bottle - I got mine on Amazon. You can find a link at the end of this blog post.
2 oz Witch Hazel - I actually used just under 2 oz. I used Thayers but any witch hazel brand will do. Word on the street is you can even sub with vodka so if you’ve got that laying around and you’re open to not drinking it, you can use that too.
2 oz Water - I actually used just under 2 oz.
Essential Oils (5 drops each) - Geranium, Citronella, Eucaluptus, Lavender, Lemongrass
Measuring Cup with ounces listed
Small Funnel - optional
Mix water, witch hazel, and 5 drops of each essential oil together in your 4 ounce bottle and give it a little shake. Use a funnel to pour if needed. Be sure to shake your bottle before each use.
This is safe to be applied to clothing or skin for the whole family (except very young infants. I always would suggest talking to your doctor about essential oil use when pregnant, breastfeeding or on infants).
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Feel free to comment and let me know how this works for you or if you have a blend of oils you absolutely love for a bug repellent.