April 2012

Homemade Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Citronella Insect Repellent

Citronella Mosquito RepellentWe recently moved to a new house in the mountains. While the fresh air is lovely and the view serene, the large mosquitos are a constant trial. Since we'll be living there for good, I didn't relish using chemically-formulated products for the rest of my life just to keep the mosquitos at bay.  First, I believe in their harmful effects to the body.  Second, I am pro-ecology and I much prefer going organic and natural as much as possible.

I remembered using an organic citronella-based mosquito repellent or insect repellent before and it worked. Since I couldn't find that product anymore, I decided to hit the internet for some simple do-it-yourself recipes. Here's what I found: