It’s mosquito season my friends! Those pesky little enemies are planning attacks on your next BBQ.
But don’t let them send you running inside yelling expletives and shaking your fist in the air. Hope is not lost my friend!
Get the upper hand the 🌱NATURAL🌱 way with our range of mosquito repelling plants.
Rubbing the leaves of these plants releases an oil into the air the mosquitos find SUPER GROSS.
Go one step further and also rub the leaves of the plant on the skin as a light repellent. (Not recommended for people with sensitive skin)
Smells much more delicious than toxic sprays, check out the range below:
Leptospermum Liversidgei or ‘Mozzie Blocker’ foliage has a high citronella oil content that forms a barrier for mosquitos in Summer with the scent of citronella filling the air surrounding the plant when the plant is rubbed.
As an added bonus, ITS A REALLY PRETTY PLANT 😍 With soft pink clusters of flowers. Essential oils can also be distilled from the leaves 🍃💕
Pelargonium Crispum – Lemon Scented Geranium
Mmmm, can you smell that lemon-y citrus-y scent in the air? 😊 That’s Lemon Scented Geranium or ‘Mozzie Plant’ this cutie with it’s delicate pink flowers releases a plume of citronella or a citrus lemon like fragrance when the leaves are brushed against or crushed in the hands.
Nepeta Cataria or ‘Catnip’ – Apparently it’s not just for your cats to get super buzzed on! 😉
One of the volatile oils in catnip is citronellol, which is useful as an insect repellent when crushed, rubbed or distilled. It’s useful against both mosquitos and aphids.
Furthermore, the effectiveness is also proven better than DEET, which is none other but a chemical substance often used as ingredient of factory-made mosquito repellent products.
Rosmarinus Officinalis – ‘Rosemary’ – This is not just for a Sunday Lamb Roast! It ha fragrant foliage but it also repels mosquitoes and other insects.
You can also toss some rosemary in a fire for an aromatic insect repellent!
A simple repellent spray is made by adding 1 cup dried rosemary to a 4 cups of water, boiling it in a pot for 20 to 30 minutes. Pour a 4 cups of cool water into another container then strain the rosemary water into the container.
Pour small amounts of the blend into squirt bottles to apply directly to skin and outdoor pets. Store the unused portions in the refrigerator; discard it when it no longer smells strongly of rosemary.