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11 Natural Homemade Mosquito Repellents


Mosquito repellents are useful to prevent bites, skin eruptions and rashes that may be caused by an insect's bite. Mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva. They are also a cause of malaria.

Unfortunately, the easiest and most effective method to repel mosquitoes involves the toxic chemical that can effect your health. Various chemicals used in mosquito repellents can cause skin allergy and rashes.


Other type of mosquito repellents in which vapor and smoke is emitted to repel mosquitoes can be harmful. The smoke or vapors are also inhaled by you and can cause many health hazards in a long run.

Luckily, there are many homemade mosquito repellent that you can make at homemade.

These natural home made mosquito repellents are safe and it does not have any negative effect on your health. They also do not cause skin irritation or allergy.

Keeping in consideration of your health, Boldsky shares with you some home made mosquito repellents.

Have a look at some safe and natural mosquito repellents.


Catnip Oil

It is one of the safe and most effective home made mosquito repellents. The essential oil found in herbal catnip is very effective in repelling mosquitoes. You can either apply the oil directly on your skin or put it in a sprayer and spray it across the room.


Neem Oil

Neem oil is one of the safe and natural mosquito repellents. Neem oil mixed with coconut oil is very effective against the mosquito that spreads malaria. You can apply it on your skin. This will also help in treating other skin infections . Keeps skin soft and is safe.



How to make natural mosquito repellent? It is easy and simple to make mosquito repellents. You can use concentrated oil of garlic that can be rubbed on the skin to avoid mosquitoes. It is an effective repellent. The smell of garlic oil and many substances present in it keeps the mosquitoes at bay.


Eucalyptus oil and Sunflower oil

Mix eucalyptus oil and sunflower oil in equal quantities to make a natiral mosquito repellent. Rub or spray it on skin. This is very helpful in keeping msquitoes away. This is how to make natural mosquito repellent.


Lavender Mosquito Repellent

lavender oil is one the safe mosquito repellent. Lavender flowers rubbed on the skin and lavender oil placed on pulse points are considered effective homemade remedies to keep mosquitoes away.


Organic soybean oil

It is an effective repellent. Soy oil is inexpensive and easily available. It works as an excellent moisturizer.


Vanilla Extract

Apply some vanilla extract or vanilla essence to your pulse points. The aroma will spread to whole body. This will keep mosquitoes away.


Peppermint And and Citronella

Mix both oils together and apply it on pulse points. You can also add 1/4 cup water or apple cider vinegar.

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. Spray some on your skin or clothing.


Grapeseed Oil And Jojoba oil

Mix the oils and apply it on skin. They are very effective in repelling mosquitoes away from you. It is safe and natural.


Tea Tree Oil

It has antimicrobial, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only is it healthy and healing for humans, it can also kill mosquitoes. You can apply it on skin along with some lotion or put it in a sprayer bottle and spray it on clothings and the interiors of your house.


Geranium Oil

This essential oil is a strong wound healer. It is also great in keeping mosquitoes away from you. Apply few drops on your pulse points. You can also use it as a spray on clothes.

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Story first published: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 19:46 [IST]
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