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Natural Mosquito Repellent Ingredients:

 

If you are making large amounts of mosquito repellent, a good rule of thumb is to mix the repellent so it’s 5-10% essential oil, so mix 1 part essential oil with 10-20 parts carrier oil.
For a smaller batch use:

  • 10-25 drops (total) of essential oils
  • 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil

The essential oils that work well against mosquitoes are:

  • cinnamon oil
  • lemon eucalyptus oil
  • citronella oil
  • castor oil

Safe carrier oils include:

  • olive oil
  • sunflower oil
  • any other cooking oil

 

Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe
Mix the essential oil with the carrier oil or alcohol. Rub or spray the natural insect repellent onto skin or clothing, using care to avoid the sensitive eye area. You’ll need to re-apply the natural product after about an hour or after swimming or exercise. Unused natural insect repellent may be stored in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight.

 

Another option would be to burn some of the available mosquito repellent candles.

When doing so, be aware of the “added ingredients” with many of those available.

 

New Mountain Sandalwood Mosquito Sticks pride themselves on having no added chemicals – and they are Australian J

Here is there website if you would like to check them out:

http://www.newmountain.com.au/index.asp

I have used them myself and find them to be quite successful.