Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Servings: 2 cups
Author: Katie Berry
Keep a spray bottle of this easy-to-make homemade mosquito repellent on hand to protect your family from itchy bites this summer.
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  • Spray bottle


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol - any strength can substitute 1 cup 80% vodka
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops citronella or rosemary essential oil


  • Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Apply liberally to skin, reapplying every 2 hours as needed.
  • Keep away from open flames. Store unused homemade mosquito repellent in a cool, dark spot. Use within 2 months.