Some simply but natural ways to repel insects!

Now, you may or may not have come across this recipe for Homemade Mosquito repellent. Perhaps you already have a few good recipes yourself, however, I thought this recipe looked pretty good and was worth sharing. None of these are my own recipes, these have been created by other people.

(WARNING! Please test these on a very small part of your skin before applying too much. Everyone has a different reaction to different products. If you get any irritation please stop immediately)

I have posted a few different recipes below so you can give them all ago to see which ones suit you.I am always on the lookout for healthy, safe, alternatives especially natural Mosquito/Insect control products.

mosquito Bite remedy



(And free from chemicals that poison the body)


  • 1/2 litre of alcohol ( I would maybe use a Triple distilled alcohol such as Vodka)  This is OK on your skin. Refer to my post on a Guasha Scrub recipe using Vodka)
  • 100 grams of whole cloves: You can Buy Organic Whole Cloves Here! (Amazon.Com)
  • 100 ml of baby oil or similar (almond, sesame, chamomile, lavender, fennel etc) I would personally look for a good Organic cold pressed oil. I am not a big fan of baby Oil.
  • Leave cloves to marinate in alcohol four days
  • Stir every morning and evening
  • After 4 days add the oil
  • It’s now ready to use.

How to use:

  • Gently rub a few drops into the skin of the arms and legs.
  • Repels fleas on pets too.
  • REMEMBER! Test on small area of skin first.

(There will be seperation of the alcohol and oils when left to sit for a while. You may need to give this a good shake before use everytime. )

Mosquito Repellant



Here is another great recipe for making Homemade Natural Mosquito repellent.

A little different than the one above but still natural. Watch this video.

Find More Natural Insect Repellents Here @ Amazon.Com

repel insect repellent

Natural Insect Repellent

Natural Repel Insect repellent


Here is another Natural Bug Repellent Recipe you may like to try out as well!

Homemade Bug Spray Using Essential Oils for



Toxic DEET



  1. 6-10-2014

    I use 2 oz clove oil and 16 oz baby oil, works for hours

  2. 8-9-2013

    iwas dengue

  3. 8-9-2013

    The problem I have is that the alcohol and oil don’t mix well. The oil settles to the bottom of the bottle. What can I do?

  4. 8-9-2013

    The oil just floats on top of the mix. No matter what kind of alcohol you use and the mix really stinks something awful. I think I’ll stick with “Off!”.

  5. 8-9-2013

    I followed the directions to the letter and the marinated cloves really stink! I also found that you cannot mix oil and alcohol, no matter what kind you use. The oil just floats on top of the mix, no matter how long you shake it and let it sit. Nice project, but I think I’ll stick with “Off”.

  6. 8-6-2013

    I’m a little confused by the mix. 100 ml is the equivalent of 1 drop of oil. Don’t you mean mg?

    • 8-6-2013

      I’m sorry. I meant to say grams not mg.

    • 8-6-2013

      Hello Cliff,
      100 Ml is more than one drop. Here is an example of 100 ml: I cup is 240ml, 3/4 of a cup is 180ml so 100 ml is approx 0.416 cups
      or just under 1/2 a cup. Hope that helps. So 120ml is 1/2 a cup so a bit less than that.

      • 8-7-2013


  7. 8-2-2013

    Won't this turn your skin brown?
    And does it stain?

    • 8-6-2013

      Does what stain Tina? Not sure what You Are referring to… sorry?

    • 8-8-2013

      She is referring to your skin being discolored from the mix as it is really brown when it is fully marinated and also will it stain clothing?

      • 8-8-2013

        Thanks Cliff. I am assuming that is with the Hemp Oil? Like I said I have never tried the hemp oil on my skin. It is a fairly
        Dark coloured oil with a distinct smell. Like always if you want to try it, just put a small amount on an area that is not noticeable
        at first. I might do a blog just on the benefits of Hemp oil. Maybe someone else on here can answer that question?

  8. 7-31-2013

    Thanks for this!

  9. 7-28-2013

    Angie Belding Schneider, this is for Jordan……try it!

  10. 7-28-2013

    If you recommend organic coconut oil or maybe just a good organic cold pressed oil, what do you think about cold pressed organic hemp seed oil?
    Thank you, Bill..!

    • 7-29-2013

      Hey Fred,
      I love Organic hemp Seed Oil. It has so many benefits. Honestly I have not tried it as a carrier oil. can’t see why not, only that it is fairly expensive.
      You can take it internally so I cannot see why you can’t rub it onto your skin. Very nutty flavour hemp seed oil. Might smell a little different?

  11. 7-25-2013


  12. 7-17-2013

    Here it is Barb Roycroft.

  13. 7-11-2013

    I did not see that you recommended Vodka and assumed you meant rubbing alcohol which the cloves have been absorbing. Is there a way to change over to vodka without having to start over with new (expensive) cloves?

    • 7-12-2013

      Hello Judy,
      I don’t know a lot about what’s in rubbing Alcohol. I believe it is like a surgical Spirit that is approx 70% pure, concentrated ethanol depending on the manufacturer. Not sure what other chemicals are in it. I recommended the Vodka because I have use it, and was recommended the Vodka by a very good source. There probably are a few different safe forms of alcohol you could use other than Vodka. Just do a bit more research on the rubbing Alcohol for your own benefit.
      Here is a link to Wiki in regrds to rubbing alcohol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubbing_alcohol

    • 7-15-2014

      I went to the local grocery store and found the cloves much cheaaper in a bag in the hispanic food and spice section. 1/3 of the price.

  14. 7-9-2013

    I used rubbing alcohol and now have my cloves soaking in it. Is this OK? I’m wondering if this makes it unsafe for my outdoor cats? Next time I will do it right!

    • 7-12-2013

      Hello Joan,

      I was asked the same question by another follower. Here is a link to the properties of Rubbing Alcohol on Wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubbing_alcohol
      Not sure about your cat with the rubbing alcohol? Might pay to ask your local vet maybe. Maybe try a little on a small area first to check it out. Thank you for your question.

  15. 7-5-2013

    I’m assuming you strain out the cloves before adding the oil?

    • 7-5-2013

      Hello Pat, Yes that would be correct.

  16. 6-30-2013

    what kind of alcohol?

    • 6-30-2013

      Hello Elizabeth,
      Thank you for reading my post on Natural Mosquito repellent. I would be using a triple distilled alcohol such as vodka.
      THere is a previous post I did in regard to a good skin scrub recipe. I use a triple distilled Vodka in that recipe.
      It is just Aluminium free bicarb and triple distilled Vodka. i scrub this all over my body even my face. Here is the link to that recipe. http://yourlifeyourfoods.com/health-tips/process-of-gua-sha

  17. 6-29-2013

    What kind of cloves?

    • 6-30-2013

      Hello Flalesha
      Thanks for visiting my site. I have included a link explaining the type of Clove to use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloves
      I hope this helps. The other thing i would probably replace is the Baby Oil. I would prefer to use something like Organic Coconut Oil.
      I am a big fan of Coconut oil. Or maybe just a good Organic Cold pressed oil as the carrier.
      I hope this has been of some help.

      Your Life Your Foods

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