Make Your Own at Home Mosquito Wipes

Make Your Own at Home Mosquito Wipes

Tired of using insect repellent only to wake up the next morning with that horrible chemical smell? Or maybe you are looking for a few at-home solutions with fewer chemicals that are safe for children. It’s time to make your own mosquito wipes. These at-home, do-it-yourself wipes are not only less sticky and smelly than store-bought sprays, they are safer and use only natural ingredients.

 

Safe Yet Effective Ingredients 

Mosquitoes hate certain smells. Using a blend of citrus, cinnamon, and castor oils, these homemade wipes combine specific essential oils unappealing to mosquitoes and other pests, including ticks. Be sure to follow the instructions exactly and use only the exact measurements listed below because many essential oils used alone are not safe for your skin and must be diluted. Lemon juice can also make your skin more prone to sunburn, so use with caution. 

Supplies Needed:

  • 4 oz. distilled wateroil and water in a bowl
  • 2 oz. rubbing alcohol
  • 2 oz. castor oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 15 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Medium size container with lid
  • Half a roll of paper towels
  • Serrated knife
  • Liquid measuring cup and measuring spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • Scissors

 

Instructions

Paper Towel Roll

Cut the paper towel roll in half. They need to fit into the container you chose, so cut them accordingly. Trim away any rough edges with scissors and pull the cardboard tube out of the center of therolls of paper towel roll. 

Mosquito Repellant Mix

Using the small bowl, combine distilled water, rubbing alcohol, castor oil, lemon juice, and cinnamon oil. Mix your combined substances with a spoon.

Allow Paper Towels to Soak Up the Moisture

Take your mixture and pour it into the container you set aside with the lid. Place the paper towels in the container and allow them to soak up the repellant mixture. Allow them to sit for at least 30 minutes to give them time to become saturated. Now, you have mosquito repellant wipes! When it’s time to use one, simply pull a towel out from the center of the roll and rub it on your skin. 

A container with a lid will help prevent your wipes from drying out, but you can always refresh your wipes using more of the mixture you previously created. 

 

Sometimes You Just Need to Call in the Professionals

Even with the most effective wipes and repellants, here in our warm Texas climate with long summers, we will always have these pesky blood-suckers to deal with. They are annoying and can cause harmful diseases to both our loved ones and pets. You need a treatment that will stop these mosquitoes dead in their tracks. 

At DFW Mosquito, we offer just that. Our mosquito control program breaks the mosquito life cycle and stops future generations of mosquitoes from bothering you. We treat mosquitoes every 21 days, starting in April. Learn how you can get your yard back by calling for an estimate now at 817-615-4944. Or contact us online. Get to know us more intimately and follow us on Facebook.