How to make DEET-free mosquito repellant from Essential Oils and iso-propyl alcohol

It’s already common knowledge that you can make your own baby and sensitive skin friendly Aedes Aegypti Mosquito repellant (Deer, 2016, February 7) from essential oils. Very useful given the high price of DEET based mosquito repellant in supermarket as this picture I took in Hi-Lo Supermarket clearly shows.

How to make DEET-free mosquito repellant from Essential Oils and iso-propyl alcohol (1)

Also a very necessary defense against the dreaded Zika Virus, now linked to microcephaly in babies, Zika myelitis (Deer, 2016, March 11) and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

How to make DEET-free mosquito repellant from Essential Oils and iso-propyl alcohol (1)

Given the fact that Mosquito Repellent Laundry Soap and the Blue Power Castile Soap cannot stop the Aedes Aegypti mosquito (Deer, 2016, May 26) that carries the Zika Virus, protectin that’s gentler than DEET and stays longer on the skin is needed.

How to make DEET-free mosquito repellant from Essential Oils and iso-propyl alcohol (2)

So are there any alternatives to Blue Power Castile Soap or DEET that won’t leave me smelling like lemongrass or irritate blistered skin?

How to make you own DEET free Repellant – Longer lasting and sweet smelling

First gather the following ingredients:

  • Castor oil
  • Catnip Oil
  • Citronella Oil
  • Clove oil
  • Garlic oil
  • Geranium
  • iso-propyl alcohol
  • Lemongrass oil
  • Neem oil
  • Pimento oil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Soy Oil

To make the repellant, simply blend the dried ingredients above in pure iso-propyl alcohol, white rum or even vodka (Loop News, 2016, January 25) to an emulsion-like puree. Then leave to seep for at least two (2) days. After it’s done seeping, strain using an ultra fine mesh cloth, keeping the puree to make more later.

The alcohol suspension of essential oils is highly concentrated and the active ingredients Neem Oil and Citronella Oil will repel most mosquitoes for at least three (3) hours after application. This as the other oils lower the boiling point, making the mixture stay around far longer than Blue Power Castile Soap and giving the active ingredients a more pleasant fragrance.

Best of all, it won’t irritate the skin. Sharing is caring so share this with your friends today.

References:

  1. Loop News. (2016, January 25). How to make your own mosquito repellent. Retrieved from http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/loop-beauty-how-make-your-own-mosquito-repellent
  2. Deer, L. (2016, February 7). How to make non-DEET Mosquito Repellant and learn to love Zika Virus. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/02/non-DEET-Mosquito-Repellant-love-Zika-Virus.html
  3. Deer, L. (2016, March 11). How the Zika Virus now connected to Microcephaly, acute myelitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/03/Zika-Virus-Microcephaly-acute-myelitis-Guillain-Barre-syndrome-jamaica.html
  4. Deer, L. (2016, May 26). Why the Blue Power Mosquito Repellent Laundry Soap and Castile Soap cannot stop Zika Virus. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/05/blue-power-mosquito-repellent-Castile-soap.html
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