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Homemade mosquito repellent

Homemade mosquito repellent

Making your own mosquito repellent has many benefits. Knowing what’s inside is the major benefit. I’d suggest anyone wishing for a daily and light repellent to make this. It works, at least for normal mosquitos found in Malta. The trick for it to work is to spray it on all the exposed areas, without rubbing it in. Rubbing it into your skin might make it easily come off with your hands.

This mosquito repellent shouldn’t replace a deet requiring repellent. Thus if you are travelling to countries with Malaria or Zika I’d suggest to play safe and buy yourself a stronger, DEET containing repellent. Remember, you cannot stay in the sun with the deet repellent as it might damage your skin.
 
The recipe I made here is also suitable for children and can also be used in the sun.  
 
Pss.. this is also great as a gift together with other home made products!
 
mosquito repellant (2) (Medium)
 

 

 

Homemade mosquito repellent
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
What you need
  1. 50ml spray bottle
  2. 45ml bottled water
  3. ½ teaspoon base oil such as sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil
  4. 30 drops citronella essential oil
  5. 10 drops lavender essential oil
  6. 10 drops tea tree oil or rose geranium essential oil
Instructions
  1. Mix in the water and base oil in spray bottle.
  2. Add in essential oils and shake well.
  3. Always shake well before applying. Spray generously on uncovered areas and do not rub in.
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3 thoughts on “Homemade mosquito repellent”

    • Hi Dory, a base oil is lighter than an essential oil. It is usually used to carry other essential oils. Examples are coconut oil, macadamia oil, calendula oil, jojoba oil, rapeseed oil etc. If you don’t have any it is not really an essential component for this recipe and you can leave out. It will just make your spray stick slightly more :)

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