Friday, May 30, 2014

DIY Natural Mosquito Repellent

It's that time of year again and this season seems to be a bad one! Make a huge bottle of DIY mosquito spray that is super effective (reported effective in the worst mosquito regions in the world) as well as safe for use directly on skin. Here's All you need.
Pick up a Spray Bottle to use as your applicator. This one's made by Sprayco, 32 oz. and assembled by mentally and physically challenged people in Michigan. Fill with the following:

  • 30 Drops Lavender Oil
  • 8 Tbsp Vanilla Extract ( I think you have to use the real extract to be effective, not sure if the artificial vanilla flavoring would be effective and not willing to test on myself to find out it isn't....)
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • Water to the top of a 32 oz bottle
Add some tea tree oil (30 drops) if you want to make it super effective and a tick, flea and wasp repellent as well. Spray doorways and screens to keep biting insects from entering your apartment. This spray has a pleasant smell and best of all no known carcinogens! This huge bottle will last a couple summers (depending on your family size) and in the end is much less expensive than the store bought brands. Caution if wearing white clothing, the vanilla may stain. Have a bite free summer!


  1. I have made a number of homemade insect repellents, but the best one that I have ever made is from a blend of essential oils. The DIY natural mosquito repellent recipe presented in your article is fairly simple to make, thanks for sharing. Check out some more homemade repellents here: