How To Make A Homemade Mosquito Repellent

By Mary Smith. Updated: July 15, 2019
How To Make A Homemade Mosquito Repellent

One of the most annoying things about the summer months besides the sweltering heat is the appearance of horrible mosquitoes. Their annoying buzzing and constant biting give the body a rash accompanied by a terrible feeling of itching and burning. To suffer as little as possible, here at we explain a quick, easy and inexpensive way to kill mosquitoes. In the following article, we give you hints and tips on how to make a homemade mosquito repellent so take note!

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Steps to follow:

There are several methods for getting rid of mosquitoes and avoiding being bitten constantly. One of the most effective ways is to make a homemade repellent with cloves. For this, you need baby shampoo, a litre of water and about 30 units scented cloves. You should make an infusion of cloves and pour it in the soap. Spread this cream all over your skin and watch as it repels the mosquitoes.

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Another effective repellent which you can prepare is eucalyptus. Boil about 250 grams (8.8 oz) of eucalyptus for three quarters of an hour. After this time, the plant will shed its essence and it's time to rub it into windows and door frames as a solution. This will prevent mosquitoes coming inside your home. Try it!


Chamomile repellent is also a perfect solution for repelling mosquitoes and preventing their bites on your skin. Soak 250 grams (8.8 oz) of chamomile flowers in fresh water and then rub them on your skin. This makes an ideal mosquito repellent. However, its effect wears off quickly, so you must repeat this process every two hours or so.

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If you have kids at home, you have a strong magnet for mosquitoes. We suggest making a gentle spray for them based on almond oil. Make a mixture containing about 100 ml of this oil and 20 drops of the following scents: geranium and basil. Besides being an effective repellent, this will also take care of your litte ones' skins so why not give it a try!


Do you like the smell of lavender? We propose an aromatic homemade repellent that will leave a refreshing scent on your skin, as well as preventing mosquito bites. You just need 100 ml of lavender oil and some moisturiser. Spread the mixture on your skin and smell a pleasant freshness that will keep mosquitoes away from you.

How To Make A Homemade Mosquito Repellent - Step 5

Citronella is one of the plants that most repels mosquitoes, so having some of them at home is a wonderful idea to keep them away. Besides in plant form, you will also find lotions, sprays and citronella wipes that will help you to keep away mosquitoes and other insects.

If you want to know more you can take a look at our article on how to keep mosquitoes away with citronella.

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