Homemade Mosquito Repellent Combine in a 16 oz bottle: 15 drops lavender oil, 3-4 tbsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, fill bottle with water and shake. http://tasty-yummies.com/2013/07/17/homemade-essential-oil-insect-repellent-spray/?m
Tick Repellent for Humans Recipe - 1 white vinegar (2 cups), water (1 cup) and Eucalyptus, peppermint or citrus oils (20 drops). Get a spray bottle and mix all these ingredients and then spray on clothing and skin. Recipe - 2 vegetable oil (2 tbsp.), aloe vera gel (1 tbsp.), rose geranium essential oil (20 drops) and lavender essential oil (20 drops).
Can Listerine Really Be Used as a Mosquito Repellent?
Listerine Mosquito Repellent. The best way of getting rid of mosquitoes is Listerine, the original medicinal type. The Dollar Store-type works, too. I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well.