Protect Yourself Against the Zika Virus with Homemade Essential Oil Mosquito Spray

| 2/2/2016 9:26:00 AM

Tags: mosquitoes, pest control, insects, essential oils, bug spray, Texas, Louisiana, Wendy Akin,


For the past few days, I’ve been hearing alarming news on the radio about the Zika virus spreading into the United States.

The virus is spread by mosquitoes, like West Nile and malaria. From what is known so far, the virus does not spread from person to person like a cold, but by a mosquito biting an infected person and then on to another person who contracts the virus. 

I hate putting chemicals on my skin, so I use an essential oil spray that has proven to be very effective.  In the past couple years in the garden, none of us have been bitten even though my neighbor has a large pool of standing water. Even at a riverside campground in Louisiana, there were no mosquito bites.

Herbal Mosquito Repellent Spray


• 14 ounces Witch Hazel
• 10 ml (2 tsp) Citronella Essential Oil
• 10 ml (2 tsp) Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 10 ml (2 tsp) Lemongrass Essential Oil

4/23/2016 7:50:00 AM

Why do you say "Never buy essential oils from a pyramid marketing company" And what do you refer to as a pyramid marketing?

2/18/2016 10:15:17 PM

Apparently, Zika has been around for a long time and has never been linked to birth defects until now. Physicians in Brazil and Argentine are concerned that it is Monsanto's larvicide causing these defects and not the virus. Here is an article you may be interested in, "Brazilian State Suspends Larvicide Used to Combat Zika, Monsanto Slams ‘Rumors’ Regarding Virus" That said, I do like the idea of a natural mosquito repellent! Thanks for the recipe :)

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