Natural essential oil based mosquito repellent can be made naturally and inexpensively at home. The essential oils that stand out for making a homemade repellent include:
To help prevent premature evaporation, the best carrier oils to use are coconut oil, neem oil and soybean oil. Be sure to purchase organic, unscented and unrefined varieties. Research suggests that using at least a 2% essential oil dilution with these carrier oils can provide similar repellency to low-concentration DEET for up to 1.5 hours at a time.
Remember, there are no magic formulas for finding the right essential oil mosquito repellent. You need to find that right blend for your body chemistry and I recommend trying to create a couple different blends using the scientifically proven oils above. This recipe is an all-natural homemade mosquito repellent that works. What's your favorite carrier oil and what essential oils are you going to use to make you essential oil mosquito repellent?