Do you love the outdoors but the biting insects just won’t leave you alone? I may have a solution for you that will solve your bug-biting issue and get you back in the dirt, plant a mosquito repelling garden and enjoy the outdoors again!
Not only do herbs add amazing flavor to your favorite culinary dishes, but they do a wonderful job at repelling mosquitoes and other biting insects.
Plant a Mosquito Repelling Garden & Enjoy the Outdoors Again
The essential oils of many herbs are well known for their pest-repellent properties. In fact, volatile oils in herbs can help mask your scent and deter insects from biting you.
In addition to masking your scent from blood suckers, there are many benefits to adding them to your landscape.
Furthermore, mosquito repelling herbs offer an array of textures, colors, sizes and scents. Making them a wonderful addition to any landscape.
From tall and spiky to short and fluffy, Designing a Mosquito-Repelling garden can be very aesthetically pleasing.
The benefits of your garden will be a triple-fold, it will repel biting insects, pollinators and beneficial insects love it and you can use the herbs from your garden to cook with.
The Best Mosquito Repelling Herbs for Your Garden
Obviously, this isn’t a complete list of herbs to help repel biting insects, but it’s a great start.
- Lemon Balm
- Lemon Verbena
- Horseweed (stone root)
Designing a Mosquito Repelling Garden
You can dedicate an entire garden to your mosquito repelling herbs or incorporate the herbs into your already existing garden or flower bed.
Next, when choosing your herbs for the garden, think of texture and dimension; plant your tall herbs in the back or in the center if you can walk around your garden.
Create walkways that will encourage touching, grabbing, and playing with your herbs.
In order to release the volatile oils in your herbs and get those mosquito-repelling properties to work, grab, pinch and rub the leaves and flowers of your herbs as you walk by.
Lastly, if you don’t have an area to plant herbs in the ground, you can easily add these to a planter box or pot. They make great housewarming gifts too!
What Scent Will Keep Mosquitoes Away?
Hands down, the most effective single scent for repelling mosquitoes is anything with lemon.
This includes citronella, lemongrass, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon scented Geranium, lemon basil, and lemon thyme.
How Do You Keep Mosquitoes From Biting You?
Similarly to planting mosquito repelling herbs in your garden, you can wear them on your body. How? by making our Mosquito Repelling Necklace.
In addition to planting herbs around you, you can use the essential oils from those same herbs and infuse them with a necklace that you wear whenever you’re outside.
This will help mask your scent that attracts biting insects to you. In addition to acting as a shield, they are a beautiful accessory to boot!