Natural Homemade Mosquito Repellent Body Butter

Do you want to repel mosquitos the natural way? I absolutely do. That’s why I have come up with this recipe for a DIY anti-mosquito butter. I love using it because it is super effective and also very smoothing on the skin. 

Using a DIY anti-mosquito butter is a great way to avoid conventional anti-mosquito products. They are loaded with DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) and they smell so bad!

In this effective and fragrant recipe instead, bug-repelling essential oils are what keeps the mosquitos away. Pick the oil you like the most and enjoy mosquito-free summer days! 

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients I use to make it:

  • Coconut oil 50% 15g/0.5oz
  • Shea butter 40% 12g/0.4oz
  • Cocoa butter 8% 2,4g/0.08oz
  • Essential oils 1% 0.3g/0.01oz
  • Vitamin E 1% 0.3g/0.01oz

Mosquito-repelling essential oils 

These are some excellent essential oils for any anti-mosquito DIY 

  • thyme
  • sage
  • rosemary
  • peppermint
  • citronella
  • lemongrass
  • lavender
  • rose geranium
  • bergamot
  • cedarwood
  • Eucalyptus
  • tea tree
  • vetiver
  • patchouli
  • lemon eucalyptus
  • clove

N.B. Clove essential oil is not safe for kids between the ages of 3 months and 2 years, while lemon eucalyptus, citronella, patchouli peppermint, and rosemary aren’t safe for pregnancy too.

Procedure 

  • Add coconut oil, shea and cacao butter to a heat safe jug
  • Melt them together using the bain-marie method
  • Once they are melted add your essential oils and vitamin E
  • Pour everything into a tin while the mix is still in a liquid form
  • Wait for it to cool off and solidify    

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