The most powerful insecticide against mosquitoes is in the kitchen

Mosquitoes can be a real pain, not to mention the diseases they carry. But don’t worry, I’ve got a natural solution that’s both effective and safe for you, your pets, and the environment. You probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen!

A Natural Insecticide from Your Kitchen

Cinnamon and vinegar are powerful and environmentally-friendly insecticides. They not only keep mosquitoes away, but they also have health benefits. In Chinese medicine, cinnamon is known for its pain-relieving properties and its richness in iron and calcium.


  • Cinnamon (sticks, powder, or essential oil)
  • White wine vinegar

Instructions: Preparing the Solution

  • If you’re using cinnamon essential oil, mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Add 20 drops of the oil.
  • If you’re using cinnamon sticks or powder, add four sticks or an equivalent amount of powder to the vinegar and water mixture. Let it sit for a few days to extract the essential oils.


  • On Skin and Clothing: Before applying the mixture to your skin, do a patch test to make sure there’s no irritation or allergic reaction. Spray a small amount on a discreet area of your skin and wait a few hours. If there’s no irritation, you can use it as a natural mosquito repellent on your skin and clothing.
  • Around the Home: Spray the mixture around your home, especially in areas where mosquitoes tend to gather.
  • In the Garden: Protect your plants by spritzing the mixture around the garden. Be careful not to harm beneficial insects.


  • Avoid contact with eyes and wash your hands after use.
  • Store the mixture in a cool, dry place when not in use.

Additional Tips

  • Get rid of standing water in your surroundings to prevent mosquito breeding.
  • Use physical barriers like nets and screens.
  • Try other natural repellents like citronella and eucalyptus.

Caution: While cinnamon and vinegar are natural ingredients, some people may have sensitivities to them. Always proceed with caution, do patch tests, and consult a professional if you experience any adverse reactions.

Protecting ourselves from mosquitoes doesn’t have to involve harsh chemicals. With simple and natural solutions like cinnamon and vinegar insecticide, we can keep these pests away in an eco-friendly way. Enjoy a mosquito-free home and garden!