Does Lavender Oil Keep Away Mosquitoes?

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Lavender oil will keep mosquitoes away when it is applied to the skin. Be sure to buy lavender oil that has been distilled, and avoid trying to distill it yourself, with insight from the owner of a lavender farm in this free video on repelling mosquitoes... View Video Transcript

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Sarah Bader

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Hi, my name's Sarah Bader and my farm is Lavender at Stonegate here in Westland, Oregon. And the question is, is lavender oil a natural mosquito repellent and believe it or not, it is. So if you take a little bit of lavender oil or even a lavender hydrosol and put it on your skin, lavender is designed in the wild to repel most all bugs and so it does make a great natural mosquito repellent. The thing is, you don't really want to make it yourself because lavender needs to be distilled so the best way to acquire it is to either go to a natural food store or you can look online and see if you can find a lavender farm that distills their own oil. So in conclusion, lavender is a really great natural mosquito repellent. You an also use it a little bit as a perfume too.