Sunday, June 24, 2012

4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents

Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents

Lemon Eucalyptus Mosquito Repellent

  • Ingredients: Lemon eucalyptus oil and sunflower oil or witch hazel
  • Cost: $9.50 for 8 oz. of lemon eucalyptus oil (can be purchased on
  • Directions: Mix 1 part lemon eucalyptus oil for every 10 parts of sunflower oil/witch hazel. Rub or spray on skin.
Recipe modified from

Lavender Mosquito Repellent

  • Ingredients: Fresh lavender (the flower)
  • Cost: Free (if you have lavender growing in your yard); otherwise Home Depot sells the plant for about $12
  • Directions:
Rub a lavender flower behind your ears, wrists and neck. Not only will you smell great but mosquitoes will leave you alone.
Recipe from Garden Mandy

Vanilla Mosquito Repellent

  • Ingredients: Vanilla extract
  • Cost: Less than $5 at grocery store
  • Directions:
Apply some vanilla extract or vanilla essence to your pulse points.

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