Skip to main content

Natural Mosquito Repellents

On August 23 ICoHS was asked by a local FOX network TV station to do a segment on Natural Mosquito Repellents. Our Academic Coordinator, Shari Grayson, rose to the occasion and made her first TV appearance like a pro.

Here are some natural ways (all Julie Plunkett approved!) to combat pesky mosquitos (summer may soon be over, but mosquito season is not):

  • Wear light colored clothing (mosquitos like dark colors and dark places)
  • Stay covered with long pants and long sleeves
  • Avoid areas of standing water
  • Keep the air moving (fans on and blowing)
  • Plant mosquito repellent plants in your yard – rosemary, lavender, basil, mint, geranium
  • Use a yard spray such as Theraneem Yard Spray when enjoying the outdoors on your property
  • Burn a Citronella candle or Citronella incense
  • Use essential oils to create a room spray or body spray and apply to your ankles, neck, arms (re-apply every 2 hrs.) Alternatively, use natural (deet-free) commercial products like Badger,
  • Buzz Away or All-Terrain sprays/lotions
  • Avoid bananas because mosquitos love the smell of bananas from your pores
  • Take vitamin B1 as mosquitos do not like the smell of it coming from your pores
  • Try some of the above suggestions and enjoy the rest of your summer mosquito-free!

    Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to receive important content

    financial aid

    Recent Reviews

    What our students think
    Darlene Ebbat
    Darlene EbbatDecember 9, 2021
    Read More
    From the moment I had my first interaction with a representative of the school til this day (months after I’ve graduated), ICOHS has always been a fun and welcoming environment to me. see more...
    Kevin Miller
    Kevin Miller
    September 2, 2021
    Read More
    Amazing and experienced staff! One of the most most beautiful college facilities I’ve ever been in. ICOHS College is the total package!
    Brian Biddel Nguyen
    Brian Biddel Nguyen
    October 25, 2016
    Read More
    Extremely friendly institution that has created a community fostered from people who practice holistic health. The atmosphere created by the community is one that is warm and welcoming. See more...
    Julie A Plunkett
    Julie A Plunkett
    February 4, 2016
    Read More
    Beautiful school; amazing class offerings; about to be accredited! This is the place to be!!
    Nina Mercié
    Nina Mercié
    November 3, 2015
    Read More
    I received such a warm and genuine welcome from the staff from the moment when I arrived. I knew I was somewhere special! See more...
    Mary Estes
    Mary Estes
    September 1, 2015
    Read More
    This school is certainly doing amazing things. LOVE the Monday classes and people who bring their beautiful energy to share and heal.

    Observe a Free Class!

    See for yourself why ICOHS College is considered one of the top Vocational Schools in San Diego. Sign up now to observe a free class and join our students on the path to an exciting new career. Simply fill out the form and our expert admissions team will contact you to schedule your experience.

    Admissions Support

    Schedule an appointment to meet with your admissions representative in person at ICOHS College.
    Phone support available
    Mon-Fri from 9am to 6pm PT.
    If we are unavailable please leave a message and we will return your call.
    You may email us at:
    Please include your full name and preferred way to contact you.


    By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent for ICOHS College to contact you regarding our programs and services using email, telephone or text – including our use of automated technology for calls and periodic texts to any wireless number you provide. Message and data rates may apply. This consent is not required to purchase goods/services and you may always call us directly at 858-581-9460.