Natural fly and mosquito repellent using lemon and water

Here’s a simple recipe for a natural fly and mosquito repellent using lemon and water:


  • 1 lemon
  • 500 milliliters of water
  • Spray bottle


  1. Begin by slicing the lemon into thin rounds.
  2. In a pot, bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add the lemon slices to the water.
  4. Allow the lemon slices to simmer in the water for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and let the lemon water mixture cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, strain the liquid to remove the lemon slices, leaving only the lemon-infused water.
  7. Pour the lemon-infused water into the spray bottle.
  8. Seal the bottle and shake well to ensure the mixture is thoroughly mixed.
  9. Your natural fly and mosquito repellent spray is now ready to use.

To use the repellent, simply spray it in areas where flies and mosquitoes are present, such as around windows, doors, and outdoor seating areas. Reapply as needed, especially after rain or if the scent dissipates. This natural repellent works due to the strong aroma of lemon, which insects find unpleasant.

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