Oregano Oil Lamp | Natural Mosquito Repellant

Oregano Oil Lamp

Are bugs and mosquitoes bother you while having your barbecue night or just out in your garden gazing the stars? Well, why not use oregano lamp to repel them?

Oregano is a plant which has many uses. People use this as an herbal medicine to cure cough, bronchitis and asthma. Other medicinal uses include treatment for intestinal and even heart problems. Amazing huh? Not only that, many chefs include them in their dishes.

Oregano Plant

But on this post, I will be writing about one of its benefits : repelling insects. Oregano releases chemicals called thymol and carvacol which bugs doesn't like.

So let's make an oil lamp that we can use outdoors or even indoors if you like to have a romantic evening!


What We Need

Oregano Leaves
Vegetable Oil
Ceramic Jar/ mug




Wash oregano leaves and chop finely.


Put in a pan and add the vegetable oil. Boil for 15 minutes.


Let it cool. Strain to separate the leaves from the oil.


Now, we will make the lamp. Get the ceramic container. I used an old tea pot for a fairytale feels. It's just like Alladin's magic lamp!

🎵 "Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky"

  • lyrics from A Whole New World

Okay, stop daydreaming and go back to work! 😊

Place the salt inside the ceramic.


Put the wick.



Add the oregano oil.


You can add fresh leaves at the top for a stronger aroma.


Our oregano oil lamp is now ready to use!



Now, stargazing will be more romantic without those pesty bugs! 😉


Excellent to know this information, great post. Thanks for sharing with us!

It is an interesting recipe that is easy to follow. !discovery 15

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Off to find the mug. I have almost all the ingredients minus the mug/jar. It's mosquito season and though I have recently installed mosquitoes trap, they still come around 😅 hopefully that will help.

Hi @macchiata ! Wow, that's good to know. Make sure you use a lot of oregano leaves to have a stronger aroma... Good luck! 😊

Hi @lotusshares and @juecoree ! Yes indeed, it is s very easy to do. Thanks for the notice!

We have the problem of mosquito so the ideas suggested by you surely would help us to get out the mosquitoes from our house. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for is post @threeleggedbunny. It´s an great recipe and very easy :)

Very cool homemade solution, I didn't even know oregano was helpful in controlling mosquitoes. I've also never seen salt used like this, very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks @justinparke ! Yes, we use salt in making oil lamp for as long as I can remember. When I was young, we always experience power outage, so my parents use salt and used cooking oil as our lamp. So cool indeed! 😅😎