Other than being annoying, mosquitoes can actually be incredibly harmful so a mason jar mosquito repellent can be a life-saver.
Whether it’s Zika, West Nile virus or Dengue fever, mosquitoes can carry serious diseases transmitted by their bite (1).
In fact, DEET, the active ingredient in most aerosol bug sprays, is poisonous to inhale and can penetrate the skin and make its way into the bloodstream (2).
On the other hand, mass-produced citronella candles emit toxic substances as they burn, including formaldehyde.
DIY Bug Repellent
If you have a mosquito problem around your home, make these simple and fun repellents. You can also try this making your own bug spray here. The solution below will help you create mason jar mosquito repellent, which is a great DIY solution for repelling mosquitoes.
- 4 Mason Jars
- Essential oil of Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Catnip.
- 2 Fresh Lemons
- 2 Fresh Limes
- 8 Sprigs of fresh Rosemary
- Filtered Water
- Floating Beeswax tea lights
- Slice the lemon and lime finely and set aside.
- Place two sprigs of rosemary into each jar and fill 3/4 full with water.
- Add 10 drops of each oil into each jar and stir.
- Divide the lemon and lime among the jars.
- Add more water, leaving an inch of space at the top of the jar.
- Place a floating tea light candle on top.
- Burn the candle to use, making sure to monitor them as they burn.
- Replace the fruits and start from scratch every 2-3 days.