DIY Mosquito Repellents That Are Safe For Kids

Since the outbreak of Zika in Singapore, there's been a frenzy for mosquito repellents and patches. Don't fret if they're out of stock as you can easily make them with these simple ingredients.

DIY Mosquito Repellent That Are Safe For Kids

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Conventional mosquito repellents often smell like they’re full of chemicals and are unpleasant to apply. Despite that, they’ve been flying off the shelves since Singapore’s first reported case of Zika early this week. If you find that your local pharmacy has ran out of mosquito repellent, don’t panic as you can DIY your own.

Certain essential oils have been researched to be effective at repelling mosquitos. They can be used as natural mosquito repellents and safe for children.

Essential oils effective against mosquitos:

  • Citronella oil
  • Lemon Eucalyptus oil
  • Peppermint
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender