All-natural Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Prep Time 5 minutes
Soaking time 4 days
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 50 ml dispensers
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 100 grams cloves
  • 500 grams rubbing alcohol (or substitute cheap vodka)
  • 100 grams baby oil


  • Place the cloves in a glass jar. Pour in the alcohol. Cover the jar tightly.
  • Soak the cloves in alcohol for four days. Stir twice every day.
  • Strain the alcohol. Stir in the oil. Shake well.
  • Pour the mixture into dispensers.
  • Use directly on skin or clothing.


Applying this clove-based anti-mosquito repellent will keep mosquitoes away for four hours. Re-apply as needed.
Note that because there is oil in the mixture, it can feel a bit greasy on the skin.
Applying the repellent on clothing can leave stains.