|lavender||repels moths, scorpions, water scorpions, fleas, and flies, including mosquitoes|
|leek||repels carrot fly|
|lemon balm||repels mosquitoes|
What is plant based repellent?
Citronella. Essential oils and extracts belonging to plants in the citronella genus (Poaceae) are commonly used as ingredients of plant-based mosquito repellents (Table 1), mainly Cymbopogon nardus that is sold in Europe and North America in commercial preparations.
Which plants help to repel pests in the garden?
Plants that Keep Bugs Away #1: Marigolds
Marigolds keep mosquitos at bay and drive away aphids, which are bugs that suck sap from plants. The scent from the flowers also chases away whiteflies, known to plague tomato plants.
What is the best natural insect repellent?
Read on to see which natural repellents work best.
- Lemon eucalyptus oil. Used since the 1940s, lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the more well-known natural repellents. …
- Lavender. …
- Cinnamon oil. …
- Thyme oil. …
- Greek catnip oil. …
- Soybean oil. …
- Citronella. …
- Tea tree oil.
How do you make homemade insect repellent?
Mix 1 part oil of lemon eucalyptus or lavender essential oil with 10 parts witch hazel in the bottle. (For each drop of oil, use 10 drops of witch hazel.) Shake gently to mix. Spray to apply.
Is Lemongrass a mosquito repellent?
Other research found that topical application of lemongrass essential oil provided 74–95% protection for 2.5 hours against two types of mosquito during a field study. People can find lemongrass essential oil in natural health stores and online.