If you live near a lake or you’re going to be spending time near the water this summer, chances are you’re going to encounter mosquitoes. They’re just the worst and they can ruin a good time. Of course, we can always run to the store and grab a strong, most likely, harsh, can of insect repellent, but here’s a list of natural insect repellents you might like to try!


  1. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Lavender
  4. Thyme Oil
  5. Greek Catnip Oil
  6. Soybean Oil
  7. Rosemary
  8. Neem Oil
  9. Garlic
  10. Apple Cider Vinegar

Mosquitoes are the heaviest at dawn and dusk, so keep that in mind. And remember to always get rid of standing water, as it’s an ideal breeding ground.

If you’d like more information on how to use these natural remedies, the suggested recipes or where to find them, click HERE or HERE.