How Do Essential Oils Repel Mosquitoes?

Everyone can agree that pesky insects can really ruin a great day outdoors. No one enjoys finding a tick on their child’s body, on their beloved dog, or scratching relentlessly at swollen bites. The season for outdoor play and recreation is quickly upon us, so let’s talk solutions to these irksome problems.

The use of certain oils work better than others, so our Greenerways Organic formula is made with citronella, lemongrass and cedar oil.

Citronella oil is popularly used as an insect repellent. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies it as a biopesticide with a non-toxic mode of action. Citronella oil can be found in dozens of registered pesticide products, such as sprays, lotions, and candles. It’s sometimes added to sunscreen and flea collars. Due to its antifungal properties, citronella oil is also used to help heal insect bites.

Lemongrass oil can kill bacteria externally, relieve muscle pain and body aches and is especially good for repelling fleas, flies, and mosquitoes. Additionally, it offers antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a great essential oil to keep on hand. Its citrusy scent is a lovely bonus, too!

Cedar oil essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antifungal, and astringent properties. According to the EPA, this essential oil can help to naturally repel moths and pests from your home while discouraging the growth of mildew! These impressive characteristics of cedar oil make it useful for such a wide range of common health concerns including skin problems, hair loss, infections, stress and much more.


Greenerways is proud to be all organic, non-toxic, and DEET-free. We are a family company, started by a Mom who was pregnant with her first child and concerned with all the harmful and toxic products on the market. She did extensive research and formulated her own unique formula which works, nourishes skin, and is never sticky or greasy. Try some of our products today.