Natural mosquito spray diy for body and clothing is a nice solutions for those, who are aware of the scary health effects of synthetic and DEET-based repellents. How to make your own natural mosquito repellent? It is like taking a candy from a baby. In the article you will find some cheap and easy recipes to make mosquito repellent on your own.
What do You need to Make mosquito repellent DIY?
All you need to make mosquito repellent on your own can be purchased at home depot, market and online. The better part of ingredients are cheap and used for everyday purposes, such as mouthwash, vanillin, sunflower and olive oil, witch hazel, rubbing alcohol, essential oils, salt, beer, vegetables and others. These products are natural and do not contain DEET and other harmful insecticides.
Homemade anti mosquito repellents from household products
How to make mosquito repellent diy from beer, mouthwash and salt, is described in Paul Harvey recipe. You can use garlic and pepper for mixing your spray for yards and skin. Find more information in the article “Garlic spray for mosquitoes“. Old recipe of spray from onion to deter mosquitoes from lawns can be found here.
How to Make your own Natural mosquito Repellent from Essential oils
Essential oils are widely used for mixing insect and bug repellents. Here are the recipes how to make homemade mosquito repellent.
RECIPES with LAVENDER OIL
Lavender is a well-known insect repellent plant. You can just pick some fresh lavender flowers in yard and rub your skin on the neck, on pulse areas of arms, on exposed leggs, behind your ears. The odor will keep mosquitoes away. You can also use lavender oil for homemade mosquitoes spray.
Recipe 1. Anti mosquito body spray
4 teaspoons of distilled or boiled water,
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil,
2-3 drops of Lavender Oil
Take the ingredients and shake well. Apply lavender mosquito repellent on exposed areas of skin before going outdoors. Store in fridge for 3 -4 days.
Recipe 2. Repellent against mosquitoes
1 cup of water,
3 drops of Geranium Oil
5 drops of Lavender Oil,
10 drops of Citronella Oil
Take the ingredients, mix them and shake. Spray lavender mosquito body repellent on exposed skin before going outdoors.
Recipe 3. Body spray for mosquitoes
15 drops of Lavender Oil,
20 drops of Citronella Oil,
20 drops of Lemongrass Oil,
14 oz of Witch hazel or
Vodka (1 part of rubbing alcohol plus 1 part of water)
Add essential oils of lavender, citronella and lemongrass into witch hazel and shake sufficiently. Spray on skin before walking out.
TERRA SHIELD RECIPES
Recipe 1. Outdoor mosquito spray
Drop some TerraShield (2-3 drops) in a spray bottle, pour some water and spray on your patio, on tent or bench to deter annoying insects.
Recipe 2. On-skin application
Put a small amount in your hand and rub it directly on the skin over the legs, arms, and neck before going outdoors.
Recipe 3. TerraShield indoors
Put a few drops on nets, clothes, ribbons and place near air vents or windows or other openings where mosquitoes are likely to enter.
RECIPE with anti Mosquito Blend
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
5 drops of Myrrh Oil
Take essential oils and drop into a small bottle (0.5 oz perfume bottle). Add some rubbing alcohol or sunflower/olive oil to full and shake properly. Apply anti mosquito body spray on the skin that is exposed to open. Tea tree and Lavender are home remedies for mosquito bites as well. If you want to apply this solution on kids, mix the ingredients twice as small as mentioned in the recipe.
RECIPES for LEMON EUCALYPTUS body SPRAY
Recipe 1. Anti mosquito repellent for skin
Mix the ingredients properly and rub the solution or spray on skin, exposed to open.
0.2 oz of Lemon eucalyptus Oil
2 oz of sunflower oil or witch hazel
Recipe 2. Spray to deter mosquitoes
For this recipe you should take essential oils of lemon, citronella and eucalyptus, and some water. Add extracted oils into water and shake sufficiently. Spray aruond you and on skin before going outside.
1 cup of water (boiled or distilled)
3 drops of Lemon Oil
5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
10 drops of Citronella Oil
RECIPES with Vanillin and Vanilla Extract
Recipe 1. Anti mosquito body cream for babies and kids
To make mosquito repellent, take a tube of baby cream or lotion and a pack of vanillin, mix up and apply on the kids’ skin to repel mosquitoes.
Recipe 2. Homemade mosquito repellant for backyard and lawns
1/4 cup of squeezed lemon juice
4 tbsp. of vanilla extract
2 oz of water
20 drops of essential oil
You can use extracted oils of lavender, citronella, lemongrass, geranium, patchouli and others, that are taken in the following mixing ratio:
20 drops of Lavender Oil
5 drops ofvCitronella Oil + 5 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus + 5 drops of Lavender Oil+5 drops of Patchouli Oil
10 drops of Lavender Oil+ 10 drops of Citronella Oil (or 10 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus Oil)
10 drops of Catmint/ Spearmint /Mint Oil + 10 drops of Patchouli Oil
10 drops of Lavender Oil + 5 drops of Cedar Wood Oil+5 drops of Geranium Oil
5 drops of Citronella Oil + 5 drops of Geranium Oil+ 5 drops of Lavender Oil + 5 drops of Patchouli Oil
Pour squeezed lemon juice, vanilla extract and 20 drops of natural oil (lavender, citronella, geranium, catmint, eucalyptus) into a container (a bowl), stir and mix up the ingredients properly. Add the mixture to a 2-oz spray bottle and fill the water to full. Shake well before use. It is intended to be applied outdoors.
Summing up, ingredients for recipes “How to make mosquito repellent” are available, safe, easy-to-mix and apply. You can combine natural substances and use these body, clothing and backyard mixtures to prevent mosquitoes from biting in yard, park, on picnic or camping where mosquitoes are not very thick and heavy. To prolongue duration, apply the mosquitoes spray each hour.
Note: Essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes can be skin sensitive! Test on the skin of the inner elbow for 24 hours before applying. Do not use if your skin is irritated, injured or scratched.