Posted by Natural Society and Lisa Ruff on 16th Jun 2014

Natural Mosquito Repellents 

1. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

Lemon eucalyptus is possibly one of the most well-known and widely recognized natural solutions for repelling mosquitoes. Whether you can find the plant to keep around your home or the essential oil to apply to pulse points, the more you can keep this scent around, the fewer pests you’ll see.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (notoriously anti-natural solutions) has even admitted the plant is as effective as DEET (used in traditional bug sprays) in mosquito repelling.

Lemon eucalyptus has been newly added to my store.

2. Catnip

Yes, catnip isn’t only for cats. As I wrote about a few weeks ago, this easily grown herb has many useful medicinal and household applications—including being used as a natural mosquito repellent. Researchers with Iowa State University found it to be 10 times more effective than DEET.

Because it’s a prolific grower, putting some catnip in pots around your patio can help ward off the little bugs. Also, you can simply rub the oils from the leaves on your skin.

Catnip essential oil can be special ordered. 

3. Lemongrass and Citronella

Lemongrass and citronella essential oil. You can find citronella candles and oils, the plant is just as or even more effective. It’s a beautiful grass and can add landscaping interest to your yard or is great in large pots. Its effects are far-reaching, not only for repelling mosquitoes, but other bothersome bugs too.

Both these essential oils are in my store!

Other Solutions to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

There are many other natural solutions that can be employed, many of which are widely available as essential oils. Also worth trying are:

  • 4. Lavender essential oil
  • 5. Tea tree essential oil
  • 6. Consume raw garlic


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