Sunscreen and Mosquito Control


I have been using coconut oil on my skin for the last 2 months. I am in the garden for hours at a time, I reapply often and I’m not even sure if that’s necessary, but I haven’t had any sun burn at all and my skin is looking better each day.

Also, being active in the garden often from morning till night, I have noticed the oil actually repels the mosquitos. And for those stubborn ones who do manage to get me, the coconut oil simply makes the bite itself and all of the itching go away like magic.

As I haven’t read anything about this, I thought I would share it. That’s not to say it isn’t here, I have a lot of reading yet to do.


Hi Georgie,

Thanks for sharing your coconut oil experience with sunburn, mosquitoes, etc.!

If you are out in the sun for hours at a time, it’s okay to reapply coconut oil on your skin. This is especially true if you’re going to be out for long hours, and the sun’s rays are quite intense.

Yes, coconut oil protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun so you don’t get sunburned. Plus, your skin cells are guaranteed nourishment, giving you healthy, radiant skin.

It’s true that coconut oil, alone, can repel mosquitoes. Add some peppermint or eucalyptus oil and you’ve got an all-natural insect repellent that’s free of harmful chemicals.

All the best,