Use natural insect repellent like lemon, essential oils & herbal plants to keep mosquitoes at bay. These natural remedies help to soothe, prevent and protect from all the nasty mosquitoes and insect bites whether you are indoors or outdoors.
CLOVE MOSQUITO REPELLENT – Mosquitoes hate the smell of clove and lemons so here is an easy way to make your own natural and easy mosquito repellent using fresh lemons and cloves.
How to use- Take half a lemon and poke around 5-6 cloves into the lemon and keep it near the Door, Windows, and every corner of the house.
Plants – Grow plants around your house or keep some potted plants inside the house to repel mosquitos. Plants like lavender, basil, or peppermint are soothing to us but disliked by bugs including mosquitoes.
How to use- One easy way is to plant lavender in your home and keep it in different areas of the house to deter mosquitoes. You can also add lavender oil to some water and spray it on your skin and house.
Essential Oils – Eucalyptus oil, citronella essential oil or lemon essential oil are some of the most effective essential oils to repel mosquitos.
How to use – Add 10 drops of Eucalyptus oil or add in a combination of 2 essential oils in a bottle filled with 1/2 cup water and mix it well. Or add a few drops to your diffuser to repel mosquitos at night. You can then spray this around your house and on your bed before sleep to keep the mosquitos away. READ MORE – Essential oils to get rid of bugs
CAMPHOR – Camphor is made from the extract of a tree and is a natural mosquito repellent. The odor of camphor keeps the mosquitoes away.
How to use- You can simple add camphor in your diffuser and place it near the doors and windows.
CANDLES – Make a homemade candle to repel mosquito and also make your home smell amazing.
DIY Mosquito Repellent Candle –
- 2 lime slices
- 2 lemon slices
- 2 rosemary sprigs or handful of neem or basil leaves
- 300 ml jar
- 15 drops citronella or Lemongrass essential oil
- 1 floating candle
Place lemon slices, lime slices, and rosemary sprigs or neem leaves or both into the jar. Pour 15 drops of the oil into the jar, then fill the rest of the way with water. Float candle in water. Take the jar outside and light the candle.
Vicks Vaporub – Vicks contains cedar leaf oil that is a natural repellent for insect and bugs.
To use – Just rub a little Vicks on your skin and clothes. You can also rub a little to relieve a insect bite itch.
NEEM – One of the most effective and ancient remedies to keep mosquitoes away is to use neem. Neem oil or neem plant makes a great mosquito repellent because of its bitter smell.
How to use- You can burn a few neem leaves in the house or simply rub the neem oil on the exposed skin to prevent mosquito bites if you are heading out. READ MORE – CASTOR OIL 10 BEST OVERNIGHT REMEDIES