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Bug Spray! – Easy, “Nose-Friendly” and Organic
Way to Keep the Mosquitoes Away Using Essential Oils
At your local health food store, ask for essential oils such as citronella, lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus, peppermint, patchouli and any others that your nose agrees with. These essential oils can be combined to create your own special scent which just happens to repel mosquitoes.
You will need a bit of oil (olive oil works great), some form of alcohol, even vodka!, rubbing alcohol, or maybe witch hazel to combine with the essential oil scents.
Try mixing more than one batch – use about 1 part of the essential oil (as little as one drop) to 10 parts (10 drops) of the olive oil and an equal amount of the alcohol you’ve chosen.
Put your stopper on your small spritz bottle, shake well and spritz on exposed areas.
You definitely should go lightly the first time so you can see how light or heavy you need for your area and mosquito problem! Depending on your “nose”, you can find so many different essential oils that will work well in this mixture – tea tree, geranium, lemongrass, cinnamon!
Let us know how this works for you!