How to Make Homemade Mosquito Spray?

How to make homemade mosquito spray?

Lots of essential oils are effect in repelling mosquitoes, such as Cedarwood, basil, citronella, lemon, juniper, pine, myrrh, rosemary, palmarosa and rose geranium. These can be used as a single fragrance or combined to your liking.

Here are procedures of making several homemade mosquito sprays:

Essential oils spray
To make the repellent, combine 2½ tsp. of essential oils with 1 cup of grain alcohol (available in your local liquor store). Place both ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Transfer the mixture to smaller spray bottles.

Pepper spray
You can make pepper spray to repel mosquitoes, too. Boil 2 to 3 cups of water and then add ½ to 2/3 cup of hot peppers (chopped finely). Let the mixture steep for 10 to 20 minutes. Pour this through a sieve to eliminate the pepper pieces. Transfer to a spray bottle and use as needed.

Be careful not to get the mixture in your eyes and avoid spraying directly on plants.

To make a natural mosquito repelling mist, fill a spray bottle with witch hazel (available in drugstores). Add several drops of lavender oil, peppermint oil or tea tree oil, cap tightly and shake.

Lemongrass spray
To make a lemongrass spray, boil 2 cups of water and add 1 cup of chopped lemongrass. Allow the mixture to steep for one or two hours. Strain through a sieve and place into a spray bottle.


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