Life Hack: Homemade Mosquito Repellent

With summer here, we all love to enjoy the splendors of the New England evenings. However, those pesky little mosquitos can take a perfectly great night and turn it into a scratch fest. Here is a simple solution to ward off these little blood suckers.


  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerine
  • 14 oz Witch Hazel or Vodka (or even Homemade Vanilla Extract made in vodka)
  • Your favorite essential oils for a pleasant aroma experience – I like adding Citronella and Lavender, or even some Cinnamon Essential Oil because it smells so great. Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, and Tea Tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) are other options that smell amazing too. I personally like the smell of around 40 or so drops of essential oils in this mixture.


Mix all of the above ingredients in a 16 oz spray bottle and spray away!!