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10 best home remedies for mosquitoes and other insects
10 best home remedies for mosquitoes and other insects

Alcohol and lemon will save you if you don't have a store-bought repellent on hand.

10 best home remedies for mosquitoes and other insects
10 best home remedies for mosquitoes and other insects

Folk remedies protect against mosquitoes for about two hours, so be sure to update them regularly.


If you want to sit in a cozy company by the fire, throw a couple of juniper branches into the fire. Or drop a few drops of juniper oil. The smoke will keep mosquitoes and midges away.


Vanillin is one of the most effective insect repellents, especially for midges. Just apply the powder to your skin. Or mix 1 g vanillin and 10 g baby cream.

Essential oils

Essential oils can be used to fight off natural body odor. Clove, anise, orange, cedar, lavender, tea tree, geranium, mint, thyme will do.

Just mix 7-8 drops of essential oil with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and apply to your skin.

You can also treat your clothes and tent with essential oil, or pour a few drops into the fire. But be sure to check if you have any allergies before using.

Lemon and eucalyptus

Many people consider the combination of lemon and eucalyptus to be the most effective remedy for mosquitoes. Mix 10 ml of eucalyptus oil with the juice of one lemon. Apply to exposed areas to avoid mosquitoes.


Garlic is very effective, but not very pleasant. Take 5-6 cloves of garlic, crush, boil in a glass of water for 5-6 minutes. Pour the garlic water into a spray bottle and treat the tent.

Geranium and lavender

Fill a liter bottle with water. Add 30 drops each of geranium and lavender oils and shake well. Apply to skin every hour.

Alcohol solution

Mosquitoes don't like the smell of alcohol either, so you can make a repellent based on it. Fill the bottle 1/4 full of alcohol, add 50 drops of essential oil (lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass works well) and top up with water. Shake well before use.


Cloves are an excellent remedy. Pour 5 g of spice with a glass of water and boil for 15 minutes. Mix the solution with the cologne little by little in a 1: 1 ratio and apply to exposed skin.

Basil and wormwood

Do not like to smear anything - take a sprig of basil or wormwood with you. Mosquitoes are terribly afraid of these odors.

Black pepper ointment

Pour 6 drops each of black pepper, catnip, citronella, lavender and neem oil into a jar. Mix with any moisturizer in a 1: 2 ratio. Apply to a small area of skin to check for allergies. If all is well, use it with pleasure.

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