DIY Mosquito repellant recipe! Evelyn’s monsoon season secrets!
As much as I love the monsoons in Mumbai – I love being in the sunny Los Angeles weather more. My favourite part being to escape the annoying mosquitos! Luckily, I’ve never been victim to malaria or dengue, but a few of my close friends have suffered through some pretty scary bouts of these diseases and, to be honest, it’s scary sometimes to be home in India surrounded by these nasty little buggers, especially in the beginning of monsoon season. So today I want to remind you on how important it is to wear repellant at all times and share a few little secrets of yummy smelling home made recipes! Like you would already know, I prefer to use organic and natural solutions, even more if it’s going on my skin!
Here is the secret recipe for an easy, DIY mosquito repellant that you can make at home with ingredients you most probably already have, so grab a cute empty perfume bottle and follow these simple instructions!
What you’ll need:
- Perfume bottle
- Vinegar (I recommend apple cider vinegar)
- Any of these PURE essential oils – tea tree, lemon, lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus, or cedarwood
- Filtered water
How to mix it up:
Fill your bottle (3-4 oz usually suffices) with equal parts filtered water and vinegar with some room left in the bottle to add oils and for shaking it all up. Vinegar acts as a carrier liquid for the oils, so this liquid mix is essential. When it comes to oils, the most effective oils for repelling mosquitos are lemongrass and eucalyptus, so I would put at least 25 drops of eucalyptus and 25 drops of lemon oil, 10-15 drops of lavender, and 10-15 drops of clove or cedarwood. Feel free to add other oils in this too and apply liberally!
This will make sure you stay mosquito-free for the season. Leave a COMMENT and tell us how YOU fight those pesky little mosquitos!
Stay healthy and safe guys, while I’m over here in LA making music! I can’t wait to show you all these amazing new tracks we made! So stay tuned on here and my social media.