Natural Homemade Mosquito Repellents - Camping Hack #10
If you're making an effort to minimize your family's exposure to chemicals, insect repellants are a good place to start. You're spraying your porous skin with chemicals to repel bugs, and those chemicals will absorb into your system.
Try one or all of these homemade mosquito repellents to find one that works for you. They're all made with non-toxic ingredients and are also inexpensive.
Lavender Vanilla Mosquito Repellent:
? Lavender Essential Oil - 15 drops
? Vanilla Extract - 3-4 Tbsp.
? Lemon Juice - 3-4 Tbsp.
? Distilled Water
Pour lavender oil, vanilla and lemon juice into an 8 oz spray bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water. Shake to combine ingredients and spray on exposed skin. You can also spray it on your clothing for added protection.
Lemon Eucalyptus Mosquito RepellentIngredients:
? Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
? Sunflower Oil or Witch Hazel
Mix one part lemon eucalyptus oil into ten parts sunflower oil or witch hazel. Store in a plastic bottle and rub on your skin, or place it in a spray bottle for convenience.
Clove Mosquito RepellentIngredients
? Rubbing Alcohol - 16 oz.
? Whole Cloves 3.5 oz.
? Baby Oil - 3.5 oz.
Place cloves in the rubbing alcohol and infuse for four days, stirring twice a day. After four days, strain the alcohol into a spray bottle. Add the oil and shake well before use. Spray onto skin or clothing.
Neem Oil Insect RepellentIngredients
? Neem Oil - 5 ml
? Liquid Soap - 2 ml
? Distilled Water - 1L
Pour the distilled water into a spray bottle. Add the neem oil and the liquid soap. Shake before using and spray on exposed skin.
Natural Mosquito and Tick RepellentIngredients
? Witch Hazel - 6 oz.
? Castor Oil - 2 oz.
? Cinnamon Oil - 5 drops
? Eucalyptus Oil -15 drops
? Citronella Oil - 15 drops
Combine oils with witch hazel in a spray bottle. Shake before using and spray on exposed skin.