Re: Mosquito Repellent Plants

alison_mckMay 25, 2007

As for plants, Taste for Life magazine (available at health food stores and online at has an article in the May 2007 issue about 2007 Herb of the Year: Lemon Balm. This herb has many, many uses, including repelling mosquitoes. Leaves rubbed on the skin will prevnt mosquitoes.

Also--not a plant but apparently non-oxic an effective mosquito repellent is now on the market (read about it in Real Simple magazine--June 2007, page 68) called Don't Bug Me ( "Vitamin B1 and aloe are released through the pores to deter bugs. It's non-toxic and waterproof, so there's no need to reapply after a dip." Testemonials on website sound convincing. I will be ordering a crate myself....

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