Mosquito Repellent Recipes

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May 28, 2013

A safe mosquito repellant is 2 ounces of water and 2 ounces of pure vanilla extract. Put in a spray bottle. They "hate" the smell. Make sure you use pure vanilla extract and not imitation vanilla extract.



  • 2 fl oz water
  • 2 fl oz pure vanilla extract


  • Mix water and vanilla extract in a spray bottle.
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    June 11, 2007

    Use equal amounts of pure vanilla and water in a squirt bottle. Works great for children too!

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    October 14, 2010

    Does anyone know of a mosquito repellent that consists of beer, Listerine and Epsom salt?

    By maria from San Antonio, TX


    June 21, 20111 found this helpful
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    louel53 has obviously never tried a home remedy, and he can pollute his body with harmful chemicals like Deet all he wants, but I use essential oils to repel ticks and mosquitos. Lemon euculyptus, lemongrass, and geranium in a carier oil works great.


    deet doesn't even work well. It has to cover every part of your skin. A mosquito will bite right next to skin covered in Deet!

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    June 19, 2010

    Which are the best mosquito repellent wristbands in the market?

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    By maddie from Warner Robins, GA


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    I have not seen any good comments about them as a whole. I have a misquito plant, get them every year. Carry a sprig of that, rub it on you rather than sprays, citronella oil is what it is.


    You have to get the citronella plant, not just any scented 'mosquito plant."

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    September 27, 2016

    This is a page about sulfur mosquito repellent. Sulfur powder from a pharmacy may deter mosquitos from biting.

    Close-up of mosquito on human skin

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    August 13, 2016

    Rather than use chemical based commercial insect repellent products try making your own natural ones. This is a page about natural mosquito repellent recipes.

    Apple cider vinegar, lemongrass, lemons for natural mosquito repellant

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    June 19, 2010

    Has anyone tried the mosquito repellent you wear around your waist? The mosquitoes here are terrible and I'm tempted.

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    July 9, 2008

    Recipe to keep away mosquitoes? Maybe plants or some kind of home remedy? Thanks for any information.

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    October 14, 2010

    To make mosquito repellent mix 3 cups rubbing alcohol, 1 1/2 cups red cedar wood shavings, and 1/2 cup eucalyptus leaves.

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    September 18, 2006

    Does anyone have any mosquito repellant recipes or ideas?

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