2010-05-19

How to make your own Homemade Natural Insect Repellent

natural insect repellent

The Almighty have no doubt account for insects in His great scheme of things, but to those of us who are not privy to His plan, insects remain a tiresome nuisance. Thankfully, several Essential oils have valuable repellent properties and this post will guide and show you some remedies for the treatment of insect bites and stings and most importantly this post will teach you how to make your own homemade natural insect repellent.



Five drops of either geranium, chamomile, or lavender oils added to a teaspoonful of aloe vera gel may be safely applied to the site of insect bite every few hours.

Lavender is a worthy ally in skirmishes against Insectavora. It is one the few oils which may be safely applied neat to an insect bite and will cause any pain to vanish in seconds. A pot of lavender keeps flies and moths at bay. A scrap of paper impregnated with a mixture of citrus oil and lavender is a marvelous weapon against mother moth's tenacious teeth.

Natural insect repellent

Geranium oil is another fragrant ally. Rubbing a tincture composed of four teaspoons of soya oil and sixteen drops of geranium oil over the body before venturing forth keeps most insects at bay.

Essential oils are also sturdy soldiers in the gardeners' infantry. Watering plants with a solution of five drops of lavender, ten drops of thyme in a sufficiency of water, agitated thoroughly to ensure that the oils are well dispersed, should keep all plants insect free. So, too, will five drops of clove and ten sage oils mixed with an amplitude of water and rained regularly over the garden.

For plants already infested, stronger treatment is advocated. Misting a plant with a spray composed of fifty drops of lavender, forty of fennel and four fluid ounces of water, should rid the beastly blight.


Stay tuned for more homemade perfume and scent ideas.
Until next time!!!

88 comments:

Andrea said...

I think I'll try your recipe for keeping the bugs away. I'm one of those people who seems to attract mosquitoes and it drives me nuts! I've tried using citronella plants on our porch, and they smelled good, but didn't keep the bugs away. I'm willing to try anything this years. Thanks for the tips!

Ashley said...

Another alternative is Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE). Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus is the only plant based ingredient approved by the EPA and CDC for use as a repellent. OLE is proven to work as well as DEET but without all the harmful side effects. I have tried the Repel Oil of Eucalyptus product and it really does work! It's a greener alternative to DEET.

Home Gym said...

What a great insect repellent recipe.
I'll definitely try this to recipe to make my house insect free.
I hope it will work.

Free bingo said...

This is very helpful. I get bite a lot by mosquitos so I will try it. Thanks a lot!

ivy said...

Useful information and funny try.

agung ardhi wijayanto said...

good post,.,.,.

qiqi said...

really?? let me try this at home

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It’s great to read such topical stuff on the web as I have been able to discover here. have been doing some research on natural repellants and have heard that yes citronella works for mosquitos, but other biting bugs are only turned off once they have already bitten you.

Here is an essential oil recipe that I have been using with quite a bit of success so far.

1) a base of glycerin from drug store (or organic oil vegitable base)
2) distilled witchhazel to thin it out (available at drug stores)
3) these esential oils :citronella, cedarwood oil, tea tree oil, sandlewood oil, pennyroyal, catnip oil.

Notes: pennyroyal should not be used on pregnant women. And catnip oil, will make your cat only slightly curious....but it is supposedly 10 times more effective than deet. The whole idea is to smell like a tree.

Mostly I am a magnate for deer flies and horse flies, and wasps. I am going to the woods this weekend for 4 days. i will report back with the ultimate grade on this natural formula.

Regards,
Josh

Personal Trainers said...

Nice idea from getting rid of insects. I'll definitely use it.

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wanna try :)

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I guess this could be useful for those camping who don't want to use cans of spray, too.

agung ardhi wijayanto said...

thanks for share,.,.

The Best of Phoenix said...

I didn't know such combination could do that! I'm certainly going to give it a try!

Thank you!

disabled ramps said...

Very interesting and something I will certainly be trying.

Eating Marmite is supposed to help too.

James praker said...

Well an excellent idea.. That will surely help to kill teasing insects..

Thanks for the post

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Essential oils, and aromatics in general, have been used throughout the ages to repel mosquitoes and other biting bugs. In all over the counter "natural" formulas, you'll find one or more essential oils as the "active ingredients". Making your own formulation is truly easy to do, and can be cost effective if you're going to go through a significant amount over the year. Making a lotion or spray is as simple as measuring essential oils by the drop into your base, be it an organic cream, or liquid such as witch hazel. One of the coolest thing about making your own is you have the ability to control all the ingredients, and make a completely organic formula if you like!

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Thank you very much. i will try making this. Thanks.

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Bobby said...

Thanks for your comments, insights, and additional info's guys and gals..I really do appreciate it.

@Josh: Thanks for your recipe, will sure add this to my collection. Thanks once again

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Thanks for sharing your tips, actually i use lavander aspic for insects bites, it is really effective!

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Perennial Gardens said...

I find just rubbing citronella (plant) on your skin can work quite well.

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Well an excellent post... Insects come out like hell in rainy seasons.. Will tackle them now with this insect killer.. Thanks for the post

Natural Health said...

What a great insect repellent recipe.These are really great.

pozycjonowanie poznan said...

Very useful information, I know about some of these tips so I'l try the rest 'cause mosquitos are so annoying.

Alina Keyes said...

Thank you for the tips. Spending the summer in nortern Canada I will definitely be needing some protection against the mosquitos.

women's health said...

Insects drive me crazy too. Thanks for the tip. We really all want to get rid of them despite their role in environment's check and balance. :)

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Oh man thanks so much, as i was so much worried about these insects in my house...

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Mike Elman said...

I wonder what it is that makes some people more attractive to mosquitoes? Could it be blood type? Anyway, I am all for making my own mosquito repellent. thanks!

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so usefull ..
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mono said...

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Hahahha, I must say good idea :)

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Well does this insect killer have any side effects to human health?

Wellbeing said...

I was using citronella and geranium essential oil as a repellent. I will try your recipes. Thanks for sharing :)

Iraqi Dinar said...

Hi friend, thanks for such good tips..

goji health said...

Really thanks a lot..insects can only drive womens crazy.

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lavender do well for mosquito !

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I didn't thought that essential oils can be a good insect repellent. I would definitely try this mixtures coz I am really tired of mosquito bites. I am also allergic to it.

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Great idea i will try it. Thnaks

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Afonya said...

I have heard that oil of anise and wormwood helps against mosquitoes

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Long Beach Nightclubs said...

I don't know if I missed it in your article but I didn't see anything for mosquitos in your article. But Afonya said that anise and wormwood helps is that right? Where can I get those oils? I really need some help I am getting bit like crazy.

Pregnancy Forums said...

It is important to clean your hands well after making this repellents.

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Great tips. Thanks for the article. 5 stars!

Refrigerators said...

Insect repellents are in demand nowadays especially in Asian countries because of the life-threatening insect bites specifically that of Aedes aegypti mosquito which causes Dengue Hemorrhagic fever. I have heard that citronella oil that is obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon is effective as insect repellents. However, to be continually effective most citronella repellent formulas need to be reapplied to the skin every 30–60 minutes. Anyway, thanks for sharing some great ideas. I'll try this for some other time.

Health Articles said...

Nice post, guess i can start making natural repellent now.

Mike said...

I have been looking high and low for something like this. I found your site, and now I'm hooked! Keep up the great work

~mike

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These points are very informative in themselves, where did you get these ideas to write such wonderful articles, I always try to write something new for my site as well but I cannot do so :(

lavenderuses said...

Great to find your blog. I have begun blogging about all things lavender so was glad this amazing aromatic herb got a mention as it definietly works for repelling insects. Also,to the person who asks what attracts mosquitoes to some ppl and not others; it is your pesonal scent or smell.Also, if you are wearing some perfumes or lotions, there are some they are attracted to and some that repel them. Hope that helps.
Patricia Perth Australia
www.lavenderuses.com
all things lavender

odchudzanie poznan said...

All I know about natural insect repellent (mosquito mostly) is lemon extract

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I also guess this could be useful for those camping who don't want to use cans of spray, too.

Asha@Health Forum said...

Hi,thank for being generous handing down the recipe for chasing mosquito out of us

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Diana said...

i'm so excited to try it out.. i think i'm gonna buy a pot of Lavender.. just curious what is the result.. btw thanks for the tips

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Disabled Equipment said...

Does this really work? I would love it if it does as I much prefer natural ingredients, but it's hard to not be sceptical

Vitamins said...

Thanks for sharing this insect repellent recipe. I would like to try out but not by me my cousin will try it.

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Making our own organic and natural mosquito repellent is really quite simple, and much safer for your entire family than store bought repellents that are loaded with harmful chemicals :)

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I guess this could be useful for those camping who don't want to use cans of spray, too. Thanks for sharing

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Mike Elman said...

I had no idea this was an option! I hate the idea of putting toxins on my childrens' skin to "protect" them.

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Sheila B. said...

A very comprehensive post on how to make our own homemade insect repellants with great and valuable pointers here that I had never known of. Thanks for passing on this info.

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Medical News said...

This looks like a good recipe to try. I couldne find common names for the ingredients, except that geranium is called cranebills. Someone please tell me their common names please!

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This could be very helpful against mosquitoes. I have been searching for an item or a recipe for insect repellents yet nothing have worked. Anyway I hope that this would help me on my problems so that I would not spent anymore time finding the perfect insect repellent

Ja said...

This was a very nice read on how to make a homemade natural insect repellent with a lot of significant information within. Awesome article by the author! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Jon said...

HOMEMADE INSECT REPELLENT!

Interesting....
But is it work like market insect repellent?

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This is very helpful. I got bite a lot by mosquitos this summers.But now the are gone so I will try in spring.

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LOL! I really need this one. I'm trying to fine great information in some social media sites about this and luckily, I dropped to this one. Thank you for this. This one is really a great help.

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My home is situated just near by a pond. It's a great thing,but since it is aside a pond,there is a high risk of insects being attacked,when its rain past season. I have been trying many of remedies,but couldn't get rid. It is probably due to fake treatment. I have read this post and i am keen to apply your formula. I hope it will make my home insect free.
Thanks!

dre cole said...

this is a big help especially when you have kids at home. thanks a lot for sharing!!

Bug Bites said...

Very cool. Essential oils are great for all kinds of things. I'd much rather use an essential oil than an artificial chemical. Thanks for the great tips.

VoIP said...

Thanks for the article! Castor Oil soothes the bites a little. I've read that Dry Ice is a great detractor as well. Has anyone ever tried this?

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This could be very helpful against mosquitoes. I have been searching for an item or a recipe for insect repellents yet nothing have worked. Anyway I hope that this would help me on my problems so that I would not spent anymore time finding the perfect insect repellent

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