Make these tiki torches that both give you light and allow you to repel mosquitos. Simply make the tiki torch out of old bottles and then add mosquito repelling essential oils to the fuel—basil, lavender, lemongrass, citronella, etc.
If you have a fire pit then put clumps of rosemary on it as it burns. Mosquitos don’t like the smell of rosemary, so they’ll avoid those around the fire pit while the smell is in the air!
You could also make your very own citronella candles that repel mosquitos. Citronella is one of the best plants at repelling mosquitos, so make a candle, burn it, and watch the mosquitos zip away.
Plant lavender around your garden and let it bloom in full. Mosquitos don’t like the smell of lavender, so they’ll avoid it at all cost. I love the smell of lavender, so this is a great idea!
Check your yard and garden for standing water and get rid of it. Mosquitos are drawn to standing water, so it will attract them. This includes bird baths, hose wheels, and anything else.
Plant some pineapple mint around your yard and garden. This is another plant that mosquitos don’t like. They actually don’t like any kind of mint, but this kind both smells good and looks good.
Bring lemongrass into your garden in order to repel mosquitos. Mosquitos don’t like most plants with a lemon scent, but lemongrass is one that works really well.
Take some ribbons, soak them in tea tree oil, and place them around your garden. Tea tree oil repels mosquitos, and the ribbons can be decorative. You could also try other essential oils like lavender, if you don’t have tea tree.
Put oregano in some containers around your yard or plant it in your garden. Not only can you harvest oregano for dishes, but it also repels mosquitos!
Nearly any form of basil can be used to repel mosquitos. Choose a variety that you like the look, scent, and flavor of, so that you can get the most uses out of it!