Top 5 Natural & Organic Mosquito Repellents
Catnip (Homemade Mosquito Repellents)
Nepeta cataria, commonly known as catnip, catswort, or catmint, native to southern + eastern Europe, the Middle East, central Asia, and parts of China.
According to research at Iowa State University which found that the essential oil found in the herb catnip is about ten times more effective
than DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) in repelling mosquitoes.
Nepetalactone is a mosquito and a fly repellent. The oil isolated from catnip by steam distillation is a repellent against insects, in particular mosquitoes, cockroaches, and termites
Research suggests that, in vitro, distilled nepetalactone repels mosquitoes 10 times more effectively than N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, the active ingredient in most insect repellents, but that it is not as effective a repellent when used on the epidermis (skin).
This is the sort of an older solution to mosquitoes
. Remember to use only pure essential oil
; this does not include the usage of oils with fragrance. This can be applied in the skin as well, but only if its high quality.
Eat lots of fresh garlic - mosquitoes cannot stand the stuff. All you need to do is to eat a lot of garlic. And, you will see the difference.
Lavender essential oil (Homemade Mosquito Repellents)
it smells nice and is a commonly used & effective mosquito repellent. It is best diluted in a carrier oil like apricot kernel, sweet almond, or coconut oil. If you can find organic soy oil, it’s also a good option since it also keeps mosquitoes at bay.
A versatile of all essential oils, Lavender is an adaptogen and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It’s great for relaxing, smells great and is also commonly used as an effective mosquito repellent
Neem oil or neem seed oil:
Neem has been used for thousands of years, and it has a countless number of potent ingredients that aid in health and beauty care. There are many recipes available online to make your own natural mosquito repellent. As per what studies say, it is more effective than DEET, which is a chemical. Results were even confirmed by scientists from Malaria Institute in India and a few research citations from the American Mosquito Control Association.