#1 Essential Oil Natural Mosquito Repellent Blend | Nila

Fragrant essential oils have multiple uses, amongst them, repelling mosquitoes. These have, over the years proven to be an effective way of keeping away the malaria-causing insects when exploring the outdoors, especially in the tropical regions. 

However, not all essential oils can get the job done. Keep reading this blog to find out more about how to repel mosquitoes naturally using essential oils.

What to Look for In a Natural Mosquito Repellent 

One of the greatest benefits of using essential oils is that they are chemical-free. That’s why it’s best to always look for plant-based essential oils made from naturally occurring, distilled, and organically harvested products. Most of the other insect repellents available on the market contain chemicals like Pyrethroids and Diethyl-meta-toluamide which can be dangerous with prolonged use. 

NOTE: Remember to use the essential oils in moderation and/or use a different medium to dilute with carrier oils before use because they are highly concentrated.

What does the list of ingredients tell you about a repellent?

  1. If it’s natural or chemical-based.
  2. Whether or not you could get an allergic reaction from using the product.
  3. The duration of its efficacy as some of the natural repellents offer longer protection than others.

Best Natural Mosquito Repellent Range by Nila 

The best natural mosquito repellent helps keep away insects and doesn’t cause reactions even on those with sensitive skin. If you are considering getting effective mosquito repellents, we have two recommendations for you that you can easily shop for on our website. 

1. Nila Anti-mosquito Blend 

The all-natural Nila anti-mosquito blend which contains long-lasting essential oils and Methyl Anthranilate. In addition to these insect repellent properties, Methyl Anthranilate, which gives grape scent and flavor, has no known mammalian toxicity, or effects on pets, or the environment.


  1. Made from plant-based essential oils.
  2. Repels mosquitoes and other bugs.
  3. The blend has a fragrant aroma that also purifies the air.
  4. This product is available in 10ml and 50ml packaging hence easily portable. 
Nila anti-mosquito blend. Source: Nila
Nila anti-mosquito blend. Source: Nila

2. Nila Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray

Second on our list is the alcohol-based Nila natural mosquito repellent spray. This product is formulated with natural insect-repelling essential oils i.e. lemon eucalyptus, lemongrass, and citronella. 


  1. Made from plant-based essential oils.
  2. It offers protection against mosquito bites.
  3. Has a citrusy aroma.
  4. Available in a 100ml, making it portable and still lasts you a while before running out.
Nila natural mosquito repellent spray. Source: Nila
Nila natural mosquito repellent spray. Source: Nila

Other Essential Oils That Help Keep Pests Away 

The aromas found in essential oils work by overwhelming the mosquitoes’ senses and disorienting them. If you’re planning on being in places with disease-causing mosquitoes, we advise that you use natural repellents to keep away the insects.

Here’s our list of 7 top essential oils that you can use as mosquito repellents.

1. Lemongrass c/t Rhodinol

The lemongrass c/t rhodinol is a very rare variety of essential oils that is rich in rhodinol and low in citral. Rhodinol is characterized by a deep and rounded floral aroma while citral has lighter odor characteristics. This makes rhodinol a good option for a natural mosquito repellent. 

Nila lemongrass c/t rhodinol. Source: Nila
Nila lemongrass c/t rhodinol. Source: Nila


  1. Has a refreshing scent
  2. Gentle and skin-friendly
  3. In addition to keeping insects at bay, it’s used to treat inflammation and skin irritations.
  4. Has stress-relieving properties and may also be used as an antidepressant.
  5. May be used in certain cuisines to support the digestive system.

2. Citronella

The citronella essential oil is just as effective as the chemical-based repellents as it works well against mosquitoes and other harmful insects for a considerable period when formulated correctly. 

Nila Citronella. Source: Nila
Nila Citronella. Source: Nila


  1. Has a sweet lemony aroma that leaves the air smelling fresh.
  2. Has antifungal, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties.
  3. May be used as a stress reliever in aromatherapy.

Note: Citronella may cause allergic reactions to those with sensitive skin if applied directly on bare skin. 

3. Lemon Eucalyptus

Lemon eucalyptus oil is a well-known and commonly used natural repellent with a refreshing citrus scent. You can either use the lemon eucalyptus oil by applying it on the skin or by praying it to keep the pests away.

Nila Lemon eucalyptus oil. Source: Nila
Nila Lemon eucalyptus oil. Source: Nila


  1. Approved by the CDC as an effective natural repellent.
  2. Can be safely applied on the skin without causing any skin irritation.
  3. Has antiseptic and antifungal properties.
  4. Soothes the mind and supports the cardiovascular system.
  5. Used in the cleaning and cosmetic industry due to its fresh scent.

4. Spike Lavender

Commonly referred to as English Lavender, Spike Lavender has a floral aroma similar to true lavender but with a sharper, more herbaceous, woody scent. Because of its high camphor content, Spike Lavender is a good solution to multiple health issues like respiratory problems and headaches. 

Not only does Spike Lavender work as a natural repellent, but it may also be applied to an insect bite area to calm the irritation.

Nila Spike Lavender. Source: Nila
Nila Spike Lavender. Source: Nila


  1. An excellent natural essential oil for repelling insects.
  2. Great for easing aches, soothing burns, treating cuts, and healing itchy or scarred skin.
  3. Useful for coughs as it helps loosen and expel mucus.

5. Thyme c/t Linalool 

Aromatherapy education teaches that thyme c/t linalool is an effective natural repellent but for short durations. This cleansing and calming essential oil is rich in linalool, which gives it a soothing scent. It may be used as a spot applicator or in diluted form with carrier oils.

Nila Thyme c/t Linalool. Source: Nila
Nila Thyme c/t Linalool. Source: Nila


  1. Supports the immune system.
  2. May be diffused to purify the air in a room.
  3. Gentle on the skin and may be used to treat painful inflammations resulting from insect bites.

6. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is one of the most popular natural repellents and is a must-have in every home. In addition to being an effective insect repellent, tea tree oil may also be used topically to soothe insect bites.

Nila Tea tree oil. Source: Nila
Nila Tea tree oil. Source: Nila


  1. Has antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  2. Provides relief from congestion and sore throats when used in steam inhalation.
  3. The answer to various skin woes such as skin blemishes, eczema, burns, cuts and abrasions, stings and bites, etc.

7. Cajeput

Like the other essential oils we’ve highlighted, cajeput is a volatile oil and is a popular natural remedy for repelling insects, especially mosquitoes and ants. Additionally, it is used in food and as a medicine for various issues like congestion, inflammation, toothaches, headaches, etc. Cajeput has a fresh aroma that resembles the combined aromas of camphor, cardamon, and rosemary.

Nila Cajeput. Source: Nila
Nila Cajeput. Source: Nila


  1. Effective in keeping pests away.
  2. Has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
  3. An expectorant that aids the respiratory system by offering relief for colds and congestion.


The good thing about using natural repellent blends is that they protect you from exposure to harmful chemicals, and they’re just as effective as chemical-based insect repellents.

Check out Nila Aromatherapy to shop for an effective natural mosquito repellent Singapore and beyond. We’ll help you stay safe and healthy while also protecting the environment.

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