3 ways to make mosquito repellent


Reluctant to expose yourself và your family to lớn the potentially problematic chemicals found in commercial bug sprays? Instead, try one of these pleasantly scented, nontoxic homemade alternatives.

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5. White Vinegar

– 1 cup trắng vinegar – 50 drops of essential oil

Like táo cider vinegar, trắng vinegar comes with a pungent odor, but it makes for a good base. Mix it with pleasant-smelling essential oils such as citronella & eucalyptus to take down the vinegar scent while deterring mosquito pests.

6. Lemon Juice

– The juice of three fresh-squeezed lemons – 2 cups of water

If lemon juice is as effective at repelling mosquitoes as it is at cleaning the house, this recipe is worth a shot! Combine the juice of three lemons và two cups of water in a saucepan, bring it to lớn a boil, & let it steep for about 1 hour. Allow the mixture to completely cool and địa chỉ it lớn a spray bottle.

As with all of these homemade mosquito repellent recipes, be careful not lớn spray or rub it in the eyes or on xuất hiện cuts & scratches.

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FAQ About Homemade Mosquito Repellents

What is the best homemade mosquito repellent?

The best homemade mosquito repellent includes a base ingredient such as witch hazel, vinegar, or coconut oil with insect-deterring essential oils such as lavender, citronella, or peppermint.

What smell vày mosquitoes hate?

Mosquitos are thought lớn dislike several natural scents that are pleasing lớn humans, including lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus, catnip, và more.

Does homemade mosquito repellent also keep away other bugs?

Yes, like mosquitoes, other pesky insects such as flies, spiders, etc., tend khổng lồ steer clear of common essential oil scents.

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