Best Mosquito Repelling Plants at Your Home

Mosquito bite has very harmful effects on the human body. When a person gets bitten by mosquitoes, it could be a troublesome experience as it causes itching effects. There are multiple ways to avoid these consequences, some of them are artificial products but there are numerous natural remedies as well, such as mosquito repelling plants. Things become more problematic when babies and kids are the victims because their immune system is not that much developed to resist the deleterious effects that mosquito bite can cause to the human body.

Among various natural remedies that are available to parents and care-taker plantation of mosquito repelling plants seems promising and powerful. All these plants come under the category of medicinal herbs that we can plant in the backyard of our home or even in the home itself. Most of these plants release peculiar chemicals that mosquitoes can’t withstand and they tend to go away from the vicinity from where the chemical is coming.

Thus, planting these herbs or plants can help parents make the atmosphere free-of mosquitoes and safeguard their children from these tiny, notorious creatures. Some of these plants that we can use to get rid of mosquitoes are :

  1. Citronella
  2. Lemon Balm
  3. Catnip
  4. Marigolds
  5. Basil
  6. Lavender
  7. Peppermint
  8. Garlic
  9. Penny-royal
  10. Rosemary

Mosquito Repelling Plants

Some of the Mosquito repelling plants:


The citronella herbs are loaded with numerous chemicals that repel the mosquito from your home. It can be grown in your garden or anywhere near to your house so that you can have maximum effect from it.

Lemon Balm:

The lemon balm has the pungent smell of lemon with a mere contribution of mint on it. It belongs to mint’s family.


Catnip is one of the best insect repellents that naturally protects you from any mosquito bite. It contains a natural chemical known as Nepetalactone that is very useful repellent with maximum effect in no time.


Marigolds consist of Pyrethrum, that is used in repellent products used commercially. A study conducted on the efficiency of Marigolds as a repellent and DEET reveals that Marigold has 50% more efficiency compared to DEET.


It has a very pungent smell that forces mosquito to stay away from it. A research in 2011 resulted that Basil has essential oils in it that provides high amount of protection from a mosquito.


Most of us love the smell of lavender but few of us know the effective use of it.  It has a natural scent that protects you from  mosquito attack or in other words these can be planted in close vicinity to ward-off mosquitoes from it.


The peppermint has natural insecticide to repel mosquitoes. According to research, it offers repellent action when applied to the exposed body parts.


The strong smell of garlic can help to repel mosquitoes. The garlic plant does not only deter nasty rascals but also wonderful as an insect repellent including to repel mosquitoes.


The fresh pennyroyal is not only good to make the surrounding fresh but also keep the bugs like mosquitoes away from the house. It is a natural bug repellent which can also be used by crushing and keeping its stems in pockets


the leaf of rosemary does not only mean to add flavor to your dishes but they can also be used as mosquito repellent. For the repellent purpose, not only alive plant but also the cutting one work perfectly. It does also have a nice smell.

In the country like India, it is not possible to have all of these plants at home while they only can be a plant in specific season. So it is ideal to choose a natural mosquito repellent which comes up with zero side effects.

The Safe-O-Kids have plenty of natural mosquito repellent products which has been made from natural ingredients including those which has been mentioned above. They are babies and kids friendly and works equally effective for adults too.

About Safe-O-Kid Mosquito Repellant Products (A Part of Baby Safety Inc)

Safe-O-Kid range of mosquito repellent products is the safest way to protect little ones from mosquito bites both inside the house and outside. The products are designed especially for kids and are tested by international experts for lasting effectiveness and zero side effects.

Being a brand totally dedicated to children’s safety, Safe-O-Kid does NOT use any ingredients harmful for kids (No Eucalyptus extracts and No DEET/ Picardin/Alcohol like chemicals) as such ingredients might interfere with child’s nervous and respiratory systems and cause discomfort or severe side effects like seizures.

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