Make Your Own Insect Repellent With Essential Oils

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My husband and I love to sit out on our deck in the evening talking about our day. But summer time also means mosquito time at our house. I recently made an effective DIY mosquito repellent using essential oils. It smells nice too!

This mosquito repellent has a pleasant aroma and can be made much more cheaply than a store bought brand.

There are lots of oils that can be used but I chose lemon, peppermint and eucalyptus oils.

You can even print out a bottle label on my blog!

If you have problems with other insects, these oils may help. See more on my blog.

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away For Good

For more information about getting rid of these pesky critters using DIY hacks and natural methods, check out our guide on how to keep mosquitoes away without using harmful chemicals.

Suggested materials:
  • Nature's truth Essential oils   (Walgreens)
  • Witch Hazel   (Walgreens)
  • Rubbing Alcohol   (Walgreens)
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  • Bob Bob on Jul 11, 2016
    Do you mix these ingredients in a carrier oil or water ?
  • Mitzi Mitzi on May 06, 2019

    How do you use the oils ? Is there a carrier oil, can you spray the mixture?

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