Since we live in a bug-friendly environment, we were super excited to learn that there are certain plant oils that naturally and effectively repel mosquitoes! Obviously, we jumped all over this DIY opportunity to save money and avoid toxic chemicals. There are varying recipes, but here is a list of oils that are especially talented at deterring mosquitoes and make an excellent DIY bug spray.
I typically use 10 drops of oil per 2 oz of liquid base (in this case we used equal parts water and witch hazel).
Young Living Single Oils and Blends that Repel Mosquitoes:
As always, be careful to select 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to be sure you are breathing, lathering, and consuming only the safest and purest of oils. Understanding the different Grades of Oils is paramount when learning to live an essential oil-infused lifestyle.
To read more about the oils we use in my household, read this post about why we chose Young Living Essential Oils.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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