Sleeping in mosquito nets
Sleeping in mosquito nets: also helpful

How to Make Natural Mosquito Repellant
A lot of travelers are worried about contracting the Zika virus. As I’ve written before, I understand the concern. But if travel to affected areas is unavoidable, you’ll need to do everything you can to keep mosquitos away from you. If you don’t want to use strong chemicals like Deet on your body, here’s how to make your own natural mosquito repellant:

  • 30 drops of lemon ecalyptus oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 oz. witch hazel


Here’s more on why and how this works.

Related: What You Need to Know: Zika Virus and Travel Refunds.



Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments!
Have your own tip? Email it to!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 706!

Want even more travel tips? Subscribe to the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! All you have to do is sign up for the weekly newsletter by filling in your email address and checking the Daily Travel Tip box in the top-right corner of the homepage.

If you already subscribe to the newsletter, fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box in the same top-right corner of the homepage and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day. And don’t worry—it’s easier than it sounds!

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *