The 9 Steps to Making Homemade Mosquito Coils

Homemade mosquito coils may be one of the best approaches for fighting off these blood-drinking pests. A Mosquito Coil helps to limit mosquito reproduction and repel mosquitoes that are in confined areas indoors or outdoors.

Each homemade coil has a lifespan of 6 hours and is best placed in areas with minimum wind power. Ideally, mosquito coils are useful for outdoor events or dining, camping, pool or hot tub areas, and other outdoor adventures.

Currently, there are many types and forms of mosquito repellents, some of which may prove to be practical, yet harmful to the environment. Homemade mosquito coil repellents are less toxic than commercialize repellents,  and are becoming more popular due to its environment-friendly natural status and is widely known as a more effective mosquito repellent.

Today we are going to recreate the commercialized mosquito coil making formula using incense sticks.

How to make a homemade mosquito coil.

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees.
  2. Pour the eucalyptus oil in a rectangular oven pan.
  3. Turn off the oven, roll the incense sticks in the oil and place it in a preheated oven. Eucalyptus oil has a pesticidal agent that is used in most mosquito repellents.
  4. Allow the incense sticks to bake in the oil for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add more of the eucalyptus oil to the stick and let soak for 5 minutes.
  6. Place the eucalyptus oil-soaked incense sticks in incense holders.
  7. Spread them around the household and outdoor area.
  8. Light the sticks and blow on it gently, to get rid of any flames.
  9. When burned-out, Replenish with new ones.

Helpful tip!

Don’t like the smell of the eucalyptus oil? Feel free to use citronella essential oil as an alternative mosquito repellent.