Mosquito Repellent Recipe

Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as ‘Mikey’, I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I’m a ‘hooker’ at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

33 thoughts on “Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe

  • January 14, 2015 at 10:45 pm
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    Apply ammonia to mosquito bites, stops the itch. Essential oils like lavender or lemongrass oils also do too.

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  • June 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm
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    I love this idea! I have an essential oil diffusing necklace/pendant that I use. I’ve tried geranium, lavender and orange so far. They don’t seem to care which oil you choose. So I just pick one that I want to smell like for a few days. 🙂

    • June 24, 2014 at 10:49 am
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      Are people really this gullible? This does not work at all, maybe one should do some research before posting this kind of garbage (snopes is a good one to check out).

      We are a “I read it on the innerwebz so it must be true” generation….

  • June 20, 2014 at 9:53 am
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    I have two questions. How often is this changed out? And does it work on things other than mosquitoes? I know we have a lot of gnats and they are driving me nuts! I have little bites all over me and I want them gone! I really hope this works on all of them! Thanks for the tip!

  • June 20, 2014 at 8:51 am
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    Thank you Mikey and Dan! I wonder if I can make these into necklaces for the kids? 😉 the poor things have scratched holes in their skin from those ruthless things. In all seriousness though I will be putting them everywhere in the house and outside when we are out. So much better than all of the sprays and yard treatments!

    • June 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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      Coconut oil on the bites! Works wonders!! No more itch!

  • June 20, 2014 at 6:40 am
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    I absolutely am going to try this tonight, for the past month i have woken up with tons of mosquito bites all over me because there are some in the house and they are getting me and my grandson and I just can’t take it anymore. I have at least 8-10 new bites every morning and it’s getting absurd…..I am going to stop at the store and get this and put one on each side of my bed and my grandsons bed and see if that stops the insanity. 🙂 Thank you for this!!!!!!

  • June 20, 2014 at 3:34 am
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    I went to a demonstration a couple of months ago, put on by Cisco the Gardener. He said he plants Lemon Grass all around his house, for mosquitoes, and Geraniums for the flies. He had to dig up and move the Geraniums once, and the very next day, all the flies were back in that area, so he replanted them in a movable tub. He said they both work extremely well!

  • June 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm
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    On the property behind ours, there is a little creek and a drain with puddles, perfect breeding grounds for mosquitos. Since I am a magnet for biting bugs, this has been a problem for us. I have tried many things. Some helped. I recently purchased the Flowtron BK-40D Electronic Insect Killer, 1 Acre Coverage from Amazon.com and it seems to be cutting down significantly on the numbers of the little biting beasties. Instead of several swarming me, there might be none or just one. The birds also love it during the day when we have it turned off–I didn’t know I was purchasing another birdfeeder.

  • June 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm
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    Has anyone taken Vitamin B1 to help with bite allergy? I tried it one year while away and although I got bit, the bites didn’t itch at all. When I ran out….oh man, did I ever feel the difference! Might be worth a try.

  • June 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm
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    I’m in south western Ontario and I haven’t seen any of those pests.. but a friend down the road has had a few.. So I will be passing this suggestion on to her… Then when visiting her I won’t get eaten alive.. lol Thanks always nice to get ideas that are not dangerous to our health or our pets health.

  • June 19, 2014 at 6:12 pm
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    Mosquitos do not like citrus, that’s why it works. I plant lemon balm and marigolds and both work well. Lemon balm leaves are great to rub on your arms, etc., while outside because that releases the oils in the leaves and act as a natural repellent. I used to live on a river and had a hug lemon balm bush in our yard. Never had mosquitos back there but we’d get bit out front. Makes for a nice addition to your tea, too!

  • June 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm
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    I can’t wait to try this! I swell and itch so severely and I have all my life, I am actually semi-phobic… But!!! I have good news! COCONUT OIL!!!! It takes away all my itching, swelling and redness away almost instantly!! I wish I had of known years ago, luckily my kids won’t suffer as I did as a child now!!

  • June 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm
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    My husband works outside and stays outside most of the time and he swears by Avon’s SkinSoSoft lotion. I tend to stay inside as much as possible because I’m a mosquito magnet. People won’t even stand too close to me when I’m outside. lol

    • June 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm
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      Skin so soft really does work great at repelling mosquitoes. It will also repel fleas from dogs. I had a dog who had a really bad flea allergy. I bathed him in regular doggie shampoo. Then I would put some Skin So Soft on him mixed with his bath water. It repelled the fleas, ticks, flies, & Mosquitoes off of that dog. But you do have to be careful using it in the really hot summer months that hit over 90 degree weather. Also do not ever use it on a cat.

  • June 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm
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    Like the idea of going organic with a repellent. Will definitely try it here in Miami the” home of the killer mosquitoes”.

    • June 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm
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      Hi Barbara (and Mikey and Dan)!

      If you’re not already familiar with her website, you should check out Sara at My Merry Messy Life (http://mymerrymessylife.com). She has LOTS of non-toxic cleaning recipes and she’s also another crochet designer!

  • June 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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    Here in northern Ohio we camp a lot and use Downy dryer sheets. Rub them on our skin then put in pocket. It seems to help, just have to rerub every hour or so. I’m going to try the limes too.

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm
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    I live in Tucson Arizona and we don’t have a lot of mosquito’s by our house. They do tend to linger near watered areas. However I am moving to Dallas, TX and my friends that are living there tell me they are especially bad this year. So I will be taking this to heart to try it. Will be in Dallas in 2 weeks.

    • June 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm
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      Mosquitoes are horrendous in Dallas. I have at least 10 from walking 6 feet round trip to get the mail. I’m definitely going to out this on our front porch to see if it helps.

    • June 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm
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      I have read that you can put a fabric softner sheet in your pocket and this is supposed to help.

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    Thank you. Must give give this one a try. I also have asthma and I’m so allergic to mosquito bites. The bite site looks like a bee stung me and it itches for days.

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm
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    I will definitely be trying this tonight. I live in Northern Ontario and mosquito’s and black flies rule around here until August!

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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    I;m going to have to try this!! I don’t go out on our deck in the evening because I seem to be a mosquito magnet!! They don’t bother my husband. Not fair!!

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm
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    Try making an infusion: boil 2 cups of H2O. Then steep in this water 1lime cut in slices (rind and all), 10-15 cloves until water has cooled. Strain and pour into a spray bottle. Use as a repellent. Your legs, arms and face will love you for the relief. Hope it works for you…it does for me.

    • June 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm
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      Don’t spray that on your face. Open the sprayer, pour a little into a container, and use a squeezed out cotton ball or some other thing to apply it lightly to your face, if you must put it on your face at all. Also, don’t put this above your eyes or near the opening of your nose or your lips. I also wouldn’t suggest letting any of it get in your ears, sprayed or dabbed.

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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    Will definitely give this a try because I seem to be bug bait when I go outside.

  • June 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm
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    Thanks for the tip, Mikey! We have not been able to sit out and enjoy the birds and nature so far this year…too much rain causing too many mosquitos!! I am allergic to their bites and hate spraying, etc. I feel for Dan! Heading to the store tomorrow, will buy the limes and cloves….hope it works on Ohio mosquitos!! I will let you know if it works for us.

  • June 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm
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    I’ve never tried this, but it’s worth a try. Thanks for the tip!

  • June 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you….I am so highly allergic to any insect bites and become a prisoner in my own home during summer….I too do not like using chemicals…this means I can get out in the fresh air at last….I am doing the happy dance….(“,)

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