Sunday, October 21, 2012

Natural Mosquito Repellent

I thought I would post this recipe on found Online for Natural Mosquito Repellent. 
I bought a spray bottle, grape seed oil, Tea Tree Oil, Citronella and Eucalyptus from our local nutrition store. They recommend that you use Lavender and Lemongrass Oil but our nutrition didn't have it. I didn't use vegetable glycerin. 

Fill the bottle 1/2 way with distilled or boiled water. Then add your witch hazel to fill the rest of the bottle. I didn't do this because it would overflow so I put it into our measuring cup and then poured it all in after everything was in. 

Then you add your herbs, first I did eucalyptus, I don't think it matters which one is first. 

Then I added the Citronella. 

Then Tea Tree Oil, about 10/15 drops per bottle depending on how strong you want it. 

Then the grape seed oil as a final touch. 

Finally I labeled the bottle and when I need Mosquito Repellent I have something safe for everyone. I actually used this the other day at our local nature preserve where there is plenty of mosquito's and it worked like a gem. You can add more herbs, it as trail and error for us, but it fun to experiment. 


Mama to 4 said...

sounds great - love that it's natural! Plain Tea Tree oil works great too!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

We have so many mosquitos here this would be great. Thanks!

Trisha said...

I use Desert Essence Tea Tree oil too =D

I sure could have used this in the summer and will bookmark this for next year! The mosquitos were so bad this past summer and my toddler was really getting chewed up. Store bought repellents weren't much help and we ended up using TTO to keep her from scratching.

Thanks for sharing!

Kim Croisant said...

Will you be able to use the left overs for something else? My first thought was that it cost a lot of money to make. Hopefully, it will last you a long time. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie McConnell said...

I love all natural products, especially the ones that I use on my family.

Melissa Campeau said...

Wow! this is nice change from the Off stuff! I heard carrying a sheet of fabric softener on you repels mosquitos... haven't tried it yet though!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks safe enough to use around my son. I love that!

Grapevine Di said...

We have been looking for something like this! Thank you for posting - this will be great for next summer. Here in Wyoming the mosquitoes tend to leave when the snow flies!

Unknown said...

That's a great idea. I'll have to remember this for the summer.

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