Natural mosquito repellent recipes

You can no longer stand the itching caused by mosquito bites, but you do not want to fall back on aerosols, lozenges, and other products that are not very ecological? Here are some natural solutions to get rid of these insects that can carry diseases.

Basil, mint and geranium

Mosquitoes cannot stand the smell of certain plants such as basil or mint. It would be wise to put it on your windowsills, around your terrace, on your bedside table and on your balconies. You can plant them in pots for protection at any time, but also use them to flavor your dishes. If you don’t like gardening, you can always buy bouquets and put them in vases in strategic places. Geranium is also a plant that mosquitoes cannot stand. It would be wise to put a few pots on your balconies, around your windows to keep mosquitoes away.

Essential oils

Essential oils are not insecticides, however, their strong odor keeps mosquitoes at bay. It should be noted, however, that not all essential oils are suitable for pregnant women and children under the age of six. As a precautionary measure, it is advisable to seek the advice of the attending physician before using them. To protect adults and children over the age of six, take 30 ml of sweet almond oil and add 2 ml of Ceylon lemongrass essential oil, 2 ml of lemon Eucalyptus oil, and the same amount of essential oil of Geranium rose. Pour everything into a 50 ml bottle equipped with a spray and mix thoroughly before applying it to the skin. Repeat the operation every hour, avoiding the eyes and face.


Eucalyptus is also a powerful mosquito repellant. For more efficiency, you can mix the essential oil of eucalyptus with that of lemon, basil or even rosemary. Apply this mixture to your skin every six hours. These essential oil blends will also be effective if you spray them on a cotton pad that you place next to your bed. Mosquitoes can not stand the smell of lavender either, to protect you throughout the day during the summer, add about 100 ml of lavender essence to your usual moisturizer.


Some mosquito repellent recipes made from cloves are very effective. One of them is to infuse thirty cloves in a liter of water, then strain before mixing it with a baby shampoo. Once the mixture is homogeneous, it is sufficient to apply it to the uncovered parts of the body that are likely to be bitten by mosquitoes. It is also possible to take one or more oranges and prick them with cloves. All you have to do is put these oranges on the edge of your bed

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