To avoid potentially harmful chemicals, we recommend using pleasantly scented, nontoxic homemade mosquito repellent alternatives while staying to Bali.
You can quickly and easily make your own homemade mosquito repellent, at low cost and exclusively with ingredients you feel comfortable using.
Which ingredients can we use?
The best homemade mosquito repellent includes a base ingredient with insect-deterring essential oils.
You can use single or a a combination of essential oils found effective working against pests, such as lemon, lemongrass, catnip, citronella, lavender, geranium, peppermint, and eucalyptus oil.
Once you selected your preferred scents, it is time to add the base, skin-friendly carriers are witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, isopropyl alcohol, white vinegar, and lemon juice.
Combine the ingredients and a small amount of water in a small spray bottle and give the bottle a good shake to finish.
What smell do mosquitoes hate?
Mosquitos are thought to dislike several natural scents, including lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus, catnip, and more.
Does homemade mosquito repellent also keep away other bugs?
Yes, like mosquitoes, other pesky insects such as flies, spiders, etc., tend to steer clear of common essential oil scents.
You should always test them on a small area of skin first. Watch for irritation and other allergic reactions before spraying it all over your body.
Homemade mosquito repellents tend not to last as long as the commercial ones. Once the smell dissipates (after a couple of hours), expect to reapply the treatment.