Are The Mosquitoes Getting To You?

As Stella had her first mosquito bite of the year – thought it might be a good time to re-post this blog.  This is our go-to repellant and it is so easy to make!  Happy Memorial Day to you all!!!

They say the best oil is eucalyptus, but I did not have any in my essential oil drawer and they were sold out at Whole Foods, so I used other oils that have repellant attributes.

Mosquito Repellant Spray

Items needed


Spray bottle
Witch hazel or grain alcohol
Essential oil (Eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree, rosemary)


1. Pour the witch hazel or grain alcohol into a spray bottle.  I used witch hazel.  Fill to a little more than 3/4 way full – about 6 – 7 ounces.

2. Add the essential oils.  I used 15 drops of lavender, 10 drops rosemary and 10 drops tea tree.

3. Put the top on and shake.

You can now spray this on your skin and/or clothes.  Spray on skin and then rub.  You will have to reapply more often than the deet repellant, about every 1 1/2 – 2 hours.  This cost me less than $5 to make myself. It works great!

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5 Responses to Are The Mosquitoes Getting To You?

  1. Candace says:

    Good blog…easy recipe and for many, a much needed product. The skin is the biggest organ on the body and anything you put on it goes right through…We are so fortunate NOT to have mosquitoes here. Tom says they’re the state bird in NJ. : )

  2. Gail Osterman says:

    Great information! Do you know how to make a natural sun block/ protection?

  3. Jo says:

    Wow, that sounds easy and, hopefully, effective. Luckily, no mosquitos here.

  4. Mardi says:

    Oh man, do we need insect repellant here in NC! Can’t wait to try this Pamela. Thanks for doing all the research.

  5. Candace says:

    Maybe you need to consider “marketing” this product!! : )

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