Numerous plants, that grow in nature worldwide, show repellent properties against mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects. The active ingredients of oils, that are extracted from these plants can act as alternatives to DEET-repellants and be used as natural bio-pesticides for mosquito extermination. Recent researches proved the activity of essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes against the yellow fever mosquito –Aedes aegypti, the malaria vector – Anopheles stephensi, and the filariasis and encephalitis mosquito – Culex quinquefasciatus. Most mosquito bites cause mosquito borne illnesses, which are finally resulting in many deaths of humans annually worldwide.
100% Organic Program is a novel, completely natural and safe method to get rid of mosquitoes in backyard. Application of essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes play an important role in reducing mosquito bites and the spread of mosquito-borne diseases and provide an alternative way to control mosquitoes currently based on applications of synthetic pesticides. Natural mosquito program is as good as professional whole-yard treatment and assures the homeowners that bio-pesticides with essential oils meet consistent standards.
How to use essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes
Biological mosquito control is the best way to keep mosquitoes away outdoors. In fact, mosquitoes avoid the scent that tomato tops, basil, garlic, geranium, citronella grass, catmint and catnip, lavender, clove, mint, spearmint, lemon grass give off. For organic mosquito control you can use essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes diy. This natural treatment is safe to pets, plants and kids. Outdoor organic anti-mosquito spray acts as a biological barrier, that deters blood-feeding insects, prevents their bites and control mosquito infestation and attacks.
Easy recipe of organic mosquito spray for backyards
For natural mosquito repellent tratment you can use a homemade spray with essential oil of lavender. It is safe to pets, vegetable plants, pregnant women and children. Organic anti mosquito spray acts as a biological barrier and keeps blood-feeding females away to prevent vector-borne bites and control mosquito attacks.
Products for easy mixing of mosquito spray for yard:
1/4 cup of squeezed lemon juice
4 tbsp. vanilla extract
15 drops of lavender oil (you can use extracted oils of citronella, geranium, patchouli and others)
How to mix ingredients for mosquito repellant
First, pour squeezed lemon juice, vanilla extract and 15 drops of natural oil (lavender, citronella, geranium, catmint, eucalyptus) into a container (a bowl). Then, stir and mix up the ingredients properly. At last, add the mixture to a 16-oz spray bottle and fill the water to full. In addition, shake well before use.
How to apply homemade natural mosquito spray
Spray the areas where you want to get rid of mosquitoes: around benches, on and around front porches in your yard, over lawn grass, plants and flowers. Pay attention to areas with excess and still water, as mosquitoes breed and congregate there. Fortunately, this spray is eco-friendly and non-toxic to plants, dogs and children.
Essential oils for mosquito repellent – recipes safe to kids
In order to treat your backyard and lawns naturally, you can use various essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes DIY. They are safe to pets, vegetable plants, pregnant women and children. Organic anti mosquito sprays act as a biological barrier. In fact, they keep blood-feeding females away to prevent vector-borne bites and control mosquito attacks.
Ingredients for kid-safe backyard mosquito spray diy
2 oz distilled water
2 oz witch hazel
40 drops of mosquito repellent extracted oils of lavender, lemon eucalyptus, spearmint, citronella, geranium, patchouli, cedar wood; TerraShield; Bugbouncer
How to mix homemade kid-safe essential oils for mosquito repellant
Take a 4 oz spray bottle and pour water and witch hazel into. Then, add 40 drops of plant-derived essential oils (not perfumed!) in the following patterns:
20 drops Citronella Oil + 10 drops Lemon Eucalyptus + 5 drops Lavender Oil+5 drops Patchouli Oil
20 drops Lavender Oil+ 20 drops Citronella Oil (or 20 drops Lemon Eucalyptus oil)
15 drops Catmint/ Spearmint /Mint Oil + 25 drops Patchouli Oil
20 drops Lavender Oil + 15 Cedar Wood Oil+10 drops Geranium Oil
10 drops Citronella Oil + 10 drops Geranium Oil+ 5 drops Lavender Oil + 5 drops Patchouli Oil
After all, cover the bottle with ingredients and shake it properly.
How to apply natural mosquito spray
Spray the areas where mosquitoes are unfavorable: around and under benches, on, under and around front porches, in patios, over lawn grass, plants and flowers. Pay attention to standing water areas, as mosquito larvae breed and congregate there. This spray is environmentally-friendly and safe to kids, plants and pets.
Terra Shield essential oils for mosquito repellant
Terra Shield is a natural repellent blend, manufactured by doTerra. It consists of 15 mosquito repellent essential oils. TerraShield has been proven to be more effective in keeping blood-sucking insects away than the synthetic repellants. Moreover, it is safe to pets, vegetation, pregnant women and kids. TerraShield biological barrier repels biting mosquitoes for up to 6 hours and protects from vector-borne ilnesses.
Products for yard and lawn mosquito spray mixing:
20 drops Terra Shield
20 drops Lemongrass oil
3 drops Arbovitae
2 oz water
a splash of rubbing alchohol
How to mix ingredients of essential oils for mosquito repellant
Add into a 2 oz spray bottle 20 drops of TerraShield, 20 drops of lemongrass oil, 3 drops of Arbovitae. Then, pour a splash of rubbing alcohol. Shake the ingredients properly. Then, top with water. In addition, shake well before use and spray.
How to apply natural mosquito repellent with essential oils
Rub or spray TerraShield mosquito repellant around your door and window seals to keep biting insects off from entering. Spray the areas where you spend most of the time outdoors: around benches, on and around front porches in your yard, over lawn grass, plants and flowers. Besides, pay attention to areas with excess and still water, as mosquitoes breed and congregate there. Of course, this spray is green and non-toxic to plants, dogs and children.
How to mix essential oils to get homemade mosquito sprays for skin
Essential oils can be used for mixing repellent sprays for skin protection against mosquito bites. These products are natural. They do not contain DEET that is hazardous to humans and pets. However, DEET is the most effective product against mosquitoes.
Instead of using deet, icaridin, picaridin, permethrin products, follow our recommendations and mix your own organic spray with essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes:
Take 4 teaspoons of distilled or boiled water, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, 2-3 drops of Lavender Oil. Then, shake well and apply on exposed skin before going outdoors. In addition, store in fridge for 3 -4 days.
Take a tube of baby cream or lotion and a pack of vanillin, mix up and apply on the kids’ skin to repel mosquitoes.
Take 5 drops of Blue Camomile Oil, 5 drops of Spearmint (Mint) Oil, 10 drops of Lemongrass Oil, 10 drops of Clove oil, 10 drops ok Geranium Oil, 10 drops of Lavender Oil, 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil and 5 drops of Myrrh Oil into a small bottle (0.5 oz perfume bottle). Then, fill rubbing alcohol or olive oil to full and shake well. Spray the solution on the skin that is exposed to open. In addition, tea tree and Lavender are effective remedies for mosquito bites. If you want to use it for children, mix the ingredients twice as small as in the recipe above.
TerraShield for application on skin, fabric and outdoor items
- Drop some TerraShield (2-3 drops) in a spray bottle, pour water and spray on your patio, on tent or brench to deter annoying insects.
- Put a small amount in your hand and rub it directly on the skin over the legs, arms, and neck before going outdoors.
- Put a few drops on nets, clothes, ribbons and place near air vents or windows or other openings where mosquitoes are likely to enter.
To sum up, essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes are available, safe, easy-to-mix and apply. You can combine natural ingredients and use these on-skin and yard solutions to prevent mosquito bites in backyard, park, on picnic or camping where mosquitoes are not very thick and heavy. To prolongue duration, reapply the mixture each hour.
Note: Essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes can be skin sensitive! Test on your skin before applying. Do not use if your skin is injured or scratched.