10 Natural And Homemade Mosquito and Insect Repellent

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Mosquito repellent contains toxin and chemicals that cause different health problems. Making and choosing natural ingredients is safer and can save you a lot of money. Check out the article we found at Juicing for Health.

1. Cedar

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If you have moth issues, natural cedar is a great way to keep them away. Since moths have a natural aversion to cedar, you can buy cedar blocks or shavings and place them in your closet or dresser in order to keep those pesky little bugs from chewing through all your clothes and other fabrics.

2. Citrus Peels

You can use the peels of any citrus fruits to rub down any areas of your house that spiders have been frequenting, like windowsills or bookshelves. An added perk? Citrus peels also make a great natural furniture polish for wood surfaces! 

3. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

Experts say that lemon eucalyptus oil is just as effective as DEET in repelling mosquitoes! Lemon eucalyptus oil can also be used to prevent deer tick bites.

4. Garlic

Want an easy (and tasty!) way to keep the mosquitoes off of you? Just eat lots of garlic! When your body secretes the garlic, bugs will be able to sense it, and they will steer clear of you! You can also get the same effect by sprinkling garlic powder around your home, if you don’t want to battle garlic breath!

5. White Vinegar

Do you have an ant issue? Just put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and lightly spritz areas where ants like to hang out. Make sure to test the solution first if you are going to be using it on carpet or a colored fabric. White vinegar has so many great uses around the house!

6. Herbs

If you’re looking for a great way to keep bugs from ever getting into your house in the first place, plant some fragrant herbs around both the front and back doors of your house. Not only will these herbs keep insects from making themselves at home, they will also liven up all your dishes in the kitchen! Some great choices are catnip, lemongrass, garlic, mint, citronella, basil and even bay leaves!

7. Keep A Clean House

Now, this tip isn’t as much fun as some of the others, but keeping a clean house is a great way to keep pests out. Make sure to dust regularly, vacuum and wash all surfaces with soapy water frequently to keep pests from making themselves at home in your home!

8. Cinnamon

Sprinkling cinnamon around the house is a great way to keep bugs out. Experts say that if you sprinkle the cinnamon in a line around the bugs’ point of entry, they will not cross it!

9. Baby Powder

Some folks might not consider baby powder to be a natural substance, but to me, it’s better than DEET! Baby powder sprinkled all around is said to repel bees and wasps, so you might want to think about it if you have those pests flying around your house!

10. Chalk

Sounds crazy, but apparently ants are afraid of chalk! Not really afraid, but it’s true that they will avoid walking through chalk! So, if you want to keep them out, draw chalk lines around your house, and they will not want to cross them!

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2 Responses to “10 Natural And Homemade Mosquito and Insect Repellent”

  1. Carol Larsen

    Jun 22. 2017

    DON’T spray…let the dragonflies eat the mosquitoes as God intended…install a bat house…they eat gazillions!

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  2. Aroma Nirvana

    Jun 22. 2017

    Don’t you just love their high quality E.O.?

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