Mosquito Repellent  

Posted by: TRochelle in , , ,

I spend a lot of time outside. This time of year, I am spending more time outside than normal. Spending a lot of time outside means I am spending more time with my friends, the mosquitoes! Mosquitoes and my area are the best of friends. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and I are not. I have recently learned that my children are as prone to bites as I am, if not worse.

Since I am a huge fan of making my own stuff, I decided to try and make my own insect repellent. There are several recipes and methods for combating mosquitoes. Here are a few recipes and methods you can try:

  • Garlic mixed with water applied to the wrist, behind the knee and around the ankle
  • Wear light clothing with long colored clothing with long sleeves
  • Citronella, catnip, lavender, eucalyptus, pennyroyal, tansy, thyme, cedar, tea tree, peppermint, basil, and lemongrass oil
  • Apply citronella, lavender, basil, catnip, pennyroyal, tansy, marigolds to the clothes to help repel mosquitoes.
  • Vicks VapoRub
  • Avon Skin so Soft
  • Bounce Sheets
  • Listerine mixed with household vinegar (50/50)

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Mosquitoes are in great numbers at this time of the year in our area too. They are so annoying especially when they come claiming they are a relative singing 'cousin' in your ear! LOL! :)

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