Organic insect repellents are the safest way to protect yourself against mosquitos and other biting insects. Even though they can be quite pricey, this should not stop you from using them. You can make organic mosquito repellent at home with simple ingredients found around your house. Apart from mosquitoes, these homemade organic insect repellents can also protect you against other insects such as midges and ticks:
- Citronella oil: Citronella oil has been the most popular natural ingredient used in mosquito repellent for many years. You can make your mosquito repellent by mixing ten parts water and one part citronella oil.