Natural Mosquito Spray With Citronella Essential Oil

6 Materials
$20
10 Minutes
Easy
We spend half the year in Mexico and there are mosquitoes here that love me!

I purchased some essential oils here in Mexico and made my own natural mosquito bug spray! It works great!!!!

The oils were hard to find in Mexico but I found them at small health food stores.

What you will need:
A small spray bottle preferably dark colored to keep the solution away from bright sunlight which keeps it from getting rancid. I recommend a glass bottle. I could only find plastic for this post.

Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Boiled Water
2 Tablespoons Vodka (or 100% alcohol)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (or any natural oil that is liquid such as vit. E oil)
30 drops of Citronella Essential Oil
15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Here are the steps:
I purchased 100% pure citronella and lavender essential oil. Use the best oils you can find!
Gather your tools.
I boiled the water. I've read you can also used distilled water.
Add all the ingredients into the bottle one at a time. Shake the bottle between adding each ingredient.

Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Boiled Water
2 Tablespoons Vodka (or 100% alcohol)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (or any natural oil that is liquid such as vit. E oil)
30 drops of Citronella Essential Oil
15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

You make a small batch so it doesn't go bad. It's easy to make!

Next, shake all the ingredients, spray on and smell the nice aroma of citronella and lavender!

Suggested materials:

  • Citronella essential oil   (Health food store)
  • Lavender essential oil   (Health food store)
  • Boiled water   (Kitchen faucet)
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Lindy G. Gaskill
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  • Lynne Lynne on Oct 16, 2019

    I would like to make a large batch to give as gifts on a destination birthday party. What would my measurements be to do a much larger batch?

    What size spray bottles did you use for the amounts you did make in recipe?

  • Lailasultani Lailasultani on Apr 06, 2021

    I hate mosquitoes bite, I get them a lot. My hub says I have sweet blood 😉. Can I keep it handy in my purse, I moved to FL . Does this spry works for other insects as well?

  • Renz Renz on May 30, 2021

    Do U spray on skin ? Won't oils stain clothes ?

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