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Homemade mosquito repellent to protect your baby!

Debopriya
0 to 1 years

Created by Debopriya
Updated on Jul 29, 2017

Homemade mosquito repellent to protect your baby

The single biggest concern of a new mom is to protect her baby under all the circumstances. Isn’t it yours too? I can hear a big ‘yes’ from all the moms. And protecting your little one from the bites of mosquitoes is one such concern, as mosquitoes are not only carriers of some dreadful diseases like malaria, encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya, among others but they may cause skin rashes, itchy bumps, redness, inflammation and even allergic reactions to your child. Hence it is imperative that you protect your little ones from these tiny blood-sucking monsters.

But wait, you don’t need commercial mosquito repellents that are available in the market. In fact, it is high time that you consider a better alternative; a natural mosquito repellent that smells wonderful is effective and takes only minutes to whip up. And all it needs is few pure essential oils and natural ingredients to prepare an herbal mosquito repellent.

Ingredients:

1. Coconut Oil (Nariyal ka Tel) - 100 ml

2. Citronella Oil or Lemongrass Oil (Gucchh ka Tel) - 10 ml

3. Neem Oil (Neem ka Tel) - 20 ml

4. Eucalyptus Oil (Nilgiri ka Tel) - 10 ml

5. Clove Oil (Laung ka Tel) - 10 ml

6. Tea Tree Essential Oil - 10 ml

7. Castor Oil (Arandi ka Tel) - 20 ml

8. Mustard Oil (Sarson ka Tel) - 20 ml

9. Camphor / Camphor Oil – 10 -12 Tablets /10 ml

Preparation Method:

1. Take a glass bottle, preferably washed and dried well.

2. Mix all the above natural oils in the bottle per the quantities mentioned above.

3. Crush the camphor tablets into a fine powder and add it to the oil mixture.

4. Shake the bottle vigorously and our natural homemade mosquito repellent is ready to use.

Usage guide:

1. Apply the mixture to all the exposed parts of the body and repeat the application in every 1-2 hours.

2. This oil can be applied on clothes, bed sheets and other fabrics. Direct application on the skin is not recommended for safety reasons.

3. A mosquito repellent patch can be prepared by using a band-aid and pouring a few drops of this oil on it.

4. A mosquito repellent band can be made by soaking a piece of cotton cloth in the oil and tying it around the wrists or ankles. 5. This oil can be used as a lamp oil to keep our house mosquito-free.

Handy Tips:

1. Make sure you shake the bottle well before every use as the camphor powder tends to sediment at the bottom.

2. Store the bottle in a cool, damp free, dark place and avoid direct sunlight.

3. Prepare small quantity at a time and use it up quickly for best results.

Important Note: This homemade mosquito repellent is strictly for external application only. Please take precautions to ensure that the mosquito repellent doesn't reach your child's mouth.

Please share your feedback and ideas in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you. 

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| Aug 30, 2017

Very very beneficial remedy to save our little one from deadly mosquito. I like to try this

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| Aug 09, 2017

what should I apply to my 6 month old babies skin. where I see mosquito bite patch

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| Aug 07, 2017

you can also use mama earth mosquito repellent which is safe to use. you can also apply it on baby clothes and be worryfree of mosquitoes.

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| Jul 21, 2017

so many ingredients

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| Jul 19, 2017

nice information. .thank you..

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| Jul 18, 2017

thank you so much for the solution ....it's a big concern for all the mom.

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| Jun 25, 2017

thanks for r fabulous blog

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| Apr 25, 2017

my son is seven months old. he got some fever after vaccination done , please tell me what should I give him to reduce the temperature of my son? should I give home Paracetamol half tablet , he has also some light cold.

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| Apr 25, 2017

fever after vaccination

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| Apr 24, 2017

Thanks so much for providing us home remedies:)

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| Apr 18, 2017

very useful. lamp method is safest

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| Mar 03, 2017

i have heard one more such remedy which is like this. if we have empty good night refill bottles, open them, put neem oil n camphor, close it tightly n use it as u would use good night. herbal mosquito repellent.

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| Mar 03, 2017

useful, must try

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| Dec 30, 2016

very useful tips... thanks

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| Dec 24, 2016

Thanks Debopriya for sharing such a nice and useful information. It is really helpful

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| Dec 24, 2016

Thank you so much. You gave me solution for big problem that to natural method of solution thank you once again.

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| Dec 23, 2016

For infants who put everything into their mouth, this remedy is not safe.... they would put the treated clothes or fingers/toes, if applied, into their mouth.

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| Dec 23, 2016

For infants I think direct application is not recommended.

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| Dec 23, 2016

is this application to be applied on skin or only clothes... usage guide point no 1&2 says differently

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