Natural Insect Repellent: How To Make Your Own Homemade Repellent Recipe for Your Family

Updated: Aug 24

the summertime is all about connecting with nature, spending time outdoors with others, or maybe at home with your family and friends or even at home in your garden. Whether on a terrace, or backyard picking your lovely fruits, veggies and herbs. Suddenly, you catch yourself swatting flies that just won't leave you alone, lmbo. You'll be happy to know how simple it is to create an easy and simple recipe that will keep your summer vibes high.

Here is a DIY Mosquito Repellent Recipe that is toxic free, amazing and works.

If your a holistic natural wellness lifestyle mama like me you can probably find all of these supplies and ingredients right at home and if not that's okay you can go to your local healthstore. I will always recommend you go to a local healthstore of course before purchasing anything online. If you still need to purchase online, I am so happy to have partnered with an amazing company I have known for several years called Mountain Rose Herbs to offer you an online choice as well. Mountain Rose Herbs is committed to carrying a selection of certified organic, fair trade, ethically wild-harvested, and Kosher certified products.

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DIY Insect Repellent Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins


  • 8 oz amber glass spray bottle (Blocks uv light that breaks the effectiveness of the essential oils)

  • 4 oz organic witch hazel extract

  • 4 oz organic almond oil

  • 20 drops organic cedarwood essential oil

  • 20 drops organic eucalyptus essential oil

  • 20 drops organic lavender essential oil

  • 20 drops organic rosemary essential oil

  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil

  • 10 drops organic lemon essential oil

Alternate Water-based Recipe


  • 3 oz Distilled water

  • 15 drops Citronella essential oil

  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil

  • 5 drops Lemongrass essential oil

  • 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil


  1. Add carrier oil or water, (if you are using the water-based recipe), in your bottle or jar. and add in your drops of essential oils.

  2. Shake your container well and rub in a small amount of oil on the skin.

Caution: Avoid eyes and mouth when applying repellent. In case of a reaction, wash skin immediately with soap and water.

Benefits of Essential Oils

Lavender Essential Oil

Repels: Mosquitoes, gnats, fruit flies, lice, spiders, ants, bed bugs, ticks and moths

For bug bites: Natural analgesic to relieve pain, reduces swelling, redness and irritation especially with bee stings or spider and ant bites, promotes healing, best for babies and toddlers

Lavender oil is a multipurpose oil that you can keep in your first aid kit, it is safe for children as well as an insect repellent for bug bites - for your baby or toddler. Widely known as one of the gentlest oils, it can be applied directly to all insect bite