Mosquito Repellent Cream

Mosquito Repellent Cream

Yield 12 ounces



  1. Melt the beeswax and/or stearic acid, Vitamin E, and coconut oil over low heat. I like a double boiler or a large metal bowl on the lowest setting (around 100°F) in the oven.
  2. Heat the distilled water to almost boiling, remove from heat, and stir in the baking soda.
  3. This next part is the tricky part. Just like you are making homemade mayonnaise, pour water slowly into oil while mixing with a hand blender. It can be helpful to have a partner for this step. You will see the oil turn white immediately if you have successfully achieved emulsification.
  4. Immediately place pan in an ice water bath in the sink.
  5. Add essential oils. I prefer a combination of citronella and eucalyptus for general insect repellent. Mix occasionally until evenly and completely cooled.
  6. Place into the jar of your choice and label jar well.


This homemade mosquito repellent cream keeps me from having to apply both a moisturizer AND a bug spray. It kills two birds with one stone, and it works!

Also, we already shared a natural insect repellent spray, so this cream recipe offers a nice alternative.

Recipe by DIY Natural at