Natural home made mosquito spray

Do you want to stay away from all the toxins in conventional mosquito sprays? If so this Natural home made mosquito spray is for you. 

OK my friends, I know this is not food related but I felt I had to share this with you, especially for the ones of you that have kids. You see, when summer rolls around and mosquito season comes, me and my kids get bitten like crazy.

I hate using the conventional products out there and even though I have found some natural ones I have always wanted to make my own.

This is the easiest, best and healthiest way to keep mosquitos off anyone. I hate the products that are available out there with all of the nasty and hurtful chemical ingredients in them. I actually found the recipe here and was super excited to try it.

I actually used lavender witch hazel, which I got online. This one has not parabens and it is alcohol free. I got the ingredients at amazon which is where I always go to get my vitamins and such. This is just awesome.

The citronella and lemongrass oils are essential on making this. Then you can choose from a mixture of tea tree oil, peppermint or lavender essential oils.

Citronella works for mosquitos and chiggers.
Tea tree oil works for chiggers and ticks.

I have also been making my own home made shampoo, which we love, and home made detergent. Maybe I will post those as well, will see.

Sorry for those that were expecting something food related but I felt it would be beneficial to share this with some of you :-) and don’t  despair I have an awesome lemonade cake waiting for you for the next post :-) That is if it works!!


I used small bottles as well as a bigger one for when we travel. I am taking these every where when going outdoors :-)

I used a CD pen to label the bottles. You can use any other fancier ways to do so :-) Shake the bottle each time before use, the solution will become cloudy, and remember not to spray directly into the face. Be careful with your eyes :-)


Natural home made mosquito spray



12 oz bottle witch hazel (mine was lavender infused and had no alcohol or parabens)
15 drops citronella essential oil (I use a bit more)
15 drops lemon grass oil (I use a bit more)
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops tea tree oil (optional, but it works against ticks)
A funnel
An empty spray container
An empty mixing jar to mix the contents in



Pour witch hazel in the mixing jar and add the essential oils. Shake well and place in your spray bottles using a funnel, is the best way.

Before each use just shake up a bit. Make sure you don't get any in your eyes and when using for your kids just place a little bit over a small area to make sure they are not allergic to any of the essential oils.

Adapted from here


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  1. I am so excited to try this! I saw that you are a dietitian; I’m majoring in Human Nutrition in the hopes of becoming a dietitian!

  2. Hi! I hope that you can mention that they may also buy all natural sprinkles at Baker’s Confetti, LLC. They artificial coloring definately provides a brighter hue, however, some people are trying to avoid artificial, even if it means sacraficing the vibrance. Thanks for your interest in sprinkles!

  3. this is such a good idea!! i will definitely be trying this :)

  4. I have never seen anything like this? Homemade sprinkles? I would much rather make homemade sprinkles and not have to wonder what is in them!

  5. I have always always always wanted to make my own sprinkles! This is PHENOMENAL! Yay! Thank you SO SO MUCH for sharing!

    WHEN I make these, I will make sure to link back to you :)

    Sorry I haven’t commented in so long! I have kind of fallen off the blogosphere this summer but, I still have been following and still love your recipes and will be a more devoted follower starting now!

    Thanks for always posting such awesome pieces :)

  6. Meaghan Luby,

    thanks so much for the kid comment. I hope the sprinkles turn out super good for you!!


  7. I want to try this soon!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thank you. I did it. Great fun. Have a nice day! Hugs & kisses!

  9. how did you make the cookies pink for valentines?

  10. Looking good. I’ll try this monday for my sons birthdaycake
    I have used a lot of your recipies, and my kids love each and every1 of them

  11. Love this idea and page. Thank you.

  12. Generally I don’t read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice article.

  13. Question..the natural food dyes have an expiration and will spoil quickly. If these are made with those dyes can they then be stored for future use or do they have to be used right away?

  14. Love these! That blue color is so pretty! Did you use India Tree food dye to make it?

  15. I made these with natural food dye powders. They were lovely for the first few days, but definitely can’t store “indefinitely” as stated. They lost a lot of their color and the flavor became  “vegetable-ey” like you can taste the ingredients in the dyes. I’m pretty disappointed because they took so much time and work for what was only useful for two batches of cupcakes. Unfortunately the rest have gone into the garbage. 

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