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Six plants that repel mosquitoes

Anja Sonnenberg

Enjoy working and relaxing in your garden without that pesky buzz.

Other plants that deter mosquitoes:
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Garlic (Allium sativum)
  • Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.)
  • Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Make your own natural repellent
Using some of these plants, especially herbs, you can make your own natural mosquito repellent. Simply crush up the leaves with a mortar and pestle to release the oils and then add it to vodka (which is also proven to repel mosquitoes). Let your concoction sit for 12 hours. Once infused, add your natural repellent to a spray bottle and use as you would any store-bought mosquito repellent.

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