Make All-Natural Mosquito-Repelling Bracelets

Help keep bugs at bay with these colorful and all-natural citronella-infused bracelets.

DIY Mosquito Repelling Bracelet

DIY Mosquito Repelling Bracelet

Help keep the bugs at bay with this colorful citronella infused bracelet!

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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Materials Needed

  • 24" of paracord, in desired color
  • scissors
  • lighter
  • citronella essential oil
DIY Mosquito Repelling Bracelet Supplies

DIY Mosquito Repelling Bracelet Supplies

Help keep the bugs at bay with this colorful citronella infused bracelet!

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Begin With a Loop

Make a loop the size of your wrist in the center of the cord with the left side crossing over the right.

Step 1- Begin with a Loop

Step 1- Begin with a Loop

Make a loop the size of your wrist in the center of the cord with the left side crossing over the right.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Tie First Sliding Knot

Take the right side of the cord and loop it over. Repeat the right-side loop on the "inside" of the loop you just made, making sure you're looping over both sections (Image A). Bring the tail to the front of your two loops and pull through (Image B). This will make a sliding knot.

Make Second Knot

Flip and repeat this process with the other side about two inches away from your first knot (Image A, B, C).

Cut and Seal Ends

Trim your ends about 1/8" from the base of the knot (Image A). Seal frayed ends with a lighter but make sure not to melt the ends into the knot, as you will need these knots to move freely to adjust your bracelet (Image B).

Add Essential Oil

Add a few drops of citronella essential oil to the bracelet to help keep mosquitos away. Let it soak in for a few minutes before putting the bracelet on. To adjust sizing, slide one knot towards the other until the bracelet is large enough to slip your hand through. To tighten, pull the knots away from one another.

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