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Best Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar Hack With Essential Oils

Looking forward to summer BBQ and cook-out season, but dreading the pesky mosquitos?

This mosquito repellent mason jar hack is just what you need. It uses essential oils as a natural repellent and is so easy to make!

Best Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar Hack With Essential Oils

Spring weather is finally here, which means cook-outs, barbecues or just hanging out on the deck with a glass of spiked iced tea.

The only negative about that are the annoying mosquitos!  The may flies also make it difficult to enjoy. 

There’s nothing relaxing about constantly swatting bugs away, while trying to have a conversation.

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I did a little research and found this easy and all natural mosquito repellent mason jar hack, using essential oils.

So I was thrilled when Simply Earth Essential Oils  reached out to me about being an Ambassador!

If you are not familiar with them, they are an essential oils subscription box that you can receive monthly or quarterly.

If you enter the code CRAFTYFREE with this link,  Simply Earth Essential Oils you’ll receive a $40 coupon in your first box!

When you subscribe here is what you receive:

Box Kit

Plus your initial recipe box with four essential oils, recipe cards and more! For this mosquito repellent, I decided not to use the classic citronella, as it’s just a little too strong for me.  

But there are several different essential oils that act as a natural bug repellent. Let me show you what I used to make this.

Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar Hack

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Supplies

  • Mason Jar
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Basil, rosemary and/or tree clippings
  • Tea Candle
  • Simply Earth Essential Oils – use my code CRAFTYFREE to receive a $40 coupon in your initial box!

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Instructions

  • Step 1 – Add sliced lemons and limes to a mason jar. You can also use oranges, tangerines and grapefruits, as all were found to be effective at repelling mosquitoes. 

lemon in jar

  • Step 2 – Add sprigs of rosemary, basil or tree clippings.

lemons and limes in mason jar

  • Step 3 – Fill with water.

grapefruit

  • Step 4 – Add about 10-15 drops of essential oils. I chose grapefruit and lemon eucalyptus, which is the active ingredient recommended by the CDC as a natural bug repellent.  

close up mason jar

  • Step 5 – Finally, add a tea light candle to the top and you are done! 

Mosquito Repellant Mason Jar Our Crafty Mom

Do you have a favorite natural way to keep mosquitos and bugs away? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Hello,

I would love to try this recipe for mosquito repellent. Question...

Step 4 – Add about 10-15 drops of essential oils. I chose grapefruit and lemon eucalyptus, which is the active ingredient recommended by the CDC as a natural bug repellent.

Is this 10-15 drops of each oil (to equal 20-30 drops total) OR 10-15 drops for the two oils combined? Thanks so much.

ourcraftymom

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Hi. I would add 10-15 drops of each. Enjoy!

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Brandi

Friday 14th of June 2019

This is a really cool idea! I use essential oils and love finidng new ways to incorporate them in my everyday life. Thanks for sharing.

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Tuesday 21st of May 2019

This DIY mason jar bug repellent is sure pretty... and helpful? Can't beat that, right? Pinned!