How To Make Your Own Insect Repellant Using Essential Oils

3 Recipes For Insect Repellant Using Essential Oils

There are several combinations of Essential Oil available to make your own insect repellant. Creating your own inspect repellant using essential oil costs around the same as a store brought brand, without the added chemicals. It is important to note that these products should not be used on animals.

Doterra has a fantastic product called TerraArmour which repels insects, including mosquitoes.

The TerraArmour & Terrashield is available to both customers and wholesale account holders.

Method For Spray Recipes:

The following recipes should be mixed into a GLASS or STAINLESS STEEL spray bottle.

I personally prefer Amber Glass as the dark tint offers your blends extra protection from the sunlight.

These can be purchased in bulk packs from amazon.

(It is generally not ideal to use Essential Oils in a standard plastic spray bottle.)


TerraArmour Insect Repellant Spray Blend

  • 10 Mls Of Carrier Oil
  • 10 Drops Of TerraArmour
  • 10 Drops Of Arborvitae
  • 10 Drops Of Lemongrass

Insect Repellant Spray Recipe Using Top Ten Oils + Citronella

  • 350ml Bottle of Witch Hazel or Carrier Oil
  • 15 drops of Citronella
  • 15 drops of Lemongrass 
  • 10 drops of Peppermint 
  • 10 drops of Tea Tree (Also known as Melaleuca Oil)

Make Your Own Insect Repellant Oil Rub 

In a 200ml Bottle or jar, mix your oils thoroughly. Use before going into the outdoors by rubbing a thin layer along the areas you want to protect. Avoid your eyes, ears and other sensitive areas. 

  • 9 drops Tea Tree (Also known as Melaleuca Oil)
  • 9 drops of Lavender
  • 9 drops of Lemongrass
  • 7 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 150mls Of Carrier Oil

Always Skin Patch Test Blends before use as everyones skin sensitivity varies, it is important to follow safety guidelines when using any brand of essential oil.

Other Essential Oils Known To Repel Mosquitoes 

  • Citronella
  • Peppermint
  • Basil
  • Clove
  • Thyme
  • Lemongrass
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus