It's that time of year again... every time I turn around I'm screaming "ouch these Got damn mosquitoes. I must of got about 15 mosquito bites yesterday alone and that is no exaggeration. Now, I am heavy into natural remedies so you know I had to put my Queen Of The Elements hat on and figure out what in the world there was out there for me to repel these insects so we can coexist in peace and guess what I did it so let me share with you my natural repellents mixtures made with natural elements for mosquitoes and all kinds of other insects I mean Mother Nature has just given us everything we need naturally derived and guess what they're way more effective than over-the-counter medicines, good-for-you, and better than any sprays that you can buy from any convenience store. And more importantly your repellent can be long-lasting and customized to your needs for your skin in a matter of minutes.
First and foremost, I want to go over a list of the essential oils that can be used, and what insects they work best for repelling, just in case mosquitoes aren't your only problem this summer.
Mosquitoes: peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, basil, clove, thyme, lemongrass, geranium, and lavender;
Fleas: Cedarwood, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemongrass, lavender, orange, and pine;
Ticks: Rose geranium, juniper, rosewood, thyme, grapefruit, and oregano.
There are several different mixtures you can use to make your very own natural insect repellent with pure essential oils, I'll be going over three, hopefully you find the one that works best for you and your family!
Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray:
1 12oz bottle of Witch Hazel (one without any alcohol and parabens is your best for a completely all-natural repellent)
15 drops of lemongrass oil
10 drops of peppermint essential oil
10 drops of tea tree oil (optional, but works great if you have ticks as well)
1 empty spray container
1 empty mixing jar to mix the ingredients in
Pour the witch hazel into the mixing jar along with your pure essential oils. Once they are mixed well, use your funnel to pour them into the spray bottle, and your ready to go, its that simple! And just some added advice...Its best to shake the mixture up before each use to make sure it doesn't separate before use.
Homemade Mosquito Repellent Candle
This next recipe is for a mason jar luminary bug repellent candle, its it's amazing, not only will it keep the bugs away – they're very cute added decor, too! You will need:
2 8oz Mason jars
1 16oz Mason jar
40 drops of rosemary essential oil
2 key limes (or 1 lime)
8 fresh rosemary sprigs
3 tea light candles
32oz of water
First you want to start by slicing the lemon and lime(s), and placing 3-4 slices of both in each Mason jar. Next in goes 4 rosemary sprigs for the large jar and 2 for each small jar – set those aside. Fill a measuring cup with your water and pure essential oils, and stir them well to combine, emptying the contents equally into each Mason jar afterwards. Your tea lights are next, and all you have to do is take them out of their containers, sit them on top of the water, light, and enjoy!
DIY All Natural Mosquito Repellent Lotion
This recipe is for a mosquito-repelling lotion, so if you're someone who just wants a no fuss no thought after involved option, this is it for you! The materials you will need are:
8 drops of tea tree essential oil
8 drops of lavender essential oil
8 drops of lemongrass essential oil
6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
4 ounces of fractionated coconut oil
For this one, the directions are also incredibly easy. You'll want to first mix all of your pure essential oils, and then mix them thoroughly with the fractionated coconut oil. Once thoroughly mixed, put in you favorite jar and allow the coconut oil to harden. After that you'll simply scoop some out before you go and rub it all over the skin to keep the pests away before you step out...and added bonus coconut oil is naturally moisturizing!
Nebulizing Diffuser by Natural Elements By L
Use an pure essential oil blend of your choice and a diffuser.
This might be the most effective method to keep mosquitoes away. The best part about using a diffuser is you don't have to apply anything directly to your skin. The materials you will need are:
A Natural Elements By L Diffuser
8 drops of tea tree essential oil
8 drop of lavender essential oil
The directions are extremely easy. You can mix and match your oils with other pure essential oils you love and add different amounts of essential oils until you find a scent that is just right to you and your home and very effective.
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