After you start using this DIY natural repellent, you will enjoy an insect-free summer without all those annoying and uncomfortable bites and scratching.
Whether you’re working in the garden, spending time with your family in the yard or enjoying at a picnic, this is the ideal mosquito repellent to have by your side and stay protected.
It won’t poison your skin with dangerous chemicals which are often present in store-bought repellents.
Commercial vs. Homemade Insect Repellents
DEETs are the most common commercial insect repellents used in the US and have been present longer than any other active ingredient.
For many scientists, they’re the gold standard for repellents. There is also a scientific consensus on the chemical’s safety and effectiveness when used properly. However, many consumers are worried about reports of injuries, DEET-related diseases, and even deaths.
This being said, due to the all risk involved in DEET use, for example, possible poisoning (even though the incidence is low), misuse, improper concentration, inadequate use, etc., a lot of people decide to avoid these repellents.
Consequently, they turn to alternative methods, like this DIY mosquito repellent. This makes them feel safer and they’re reducing their exposure to chemicals. If you also believe that you shouldn’t be using DEETs, check out the recipe below.
DIY Mosquito Repellent Spray
You will need:
2 tbsp of witch hazel or vodka
2 tbsp of jojoba and almond oil (you can also use neem oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil)
100-110 drops of pure essential oils (use lemon eucalyptus oil)
A small spray bottle
Add the liquids in the bottle and then add the essential oils in the end. Close it well as shake before every use.
For best effect, make sure you reapply it every few hours.