Monday, June 6, 2016

DIY: 4 Homemade Mosquito Repellents

1. Spray lavender, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and distilled water on your skin and clothes.

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Mix 15 drops of lavender essential oil, 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract, and a 1/4 cup of lemon juice into a spray bottle and fill the bottle with 2 to 3 cups of distilled water. Give it a good shake and spray this effective repellent (that also happens to smell good) onto skin and clothes. 

2.Hang Bounce dryer sheets along windows or stick them in pockets.

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According to a study conducted by Hort Science, Bounce dryer sheets effectively get rid of mosquitos due to the substances that make up the material—substances like citronella and linalool, which can be found in lavender and basil.

3.Plant catnip in the yard.

Catnip, also known as Nepeta cateria, is known to release an odor that drives cats crazy for it. The odor also repels pesky mosquitos—up to ten times more effective than DEET!

4.Create repellent candles with soy wax flakes and citronella essential oil.

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Mosquito repellent candles are wonderful additions to porches and decks in the summer. Follow these instructions for ingredients and how to make your own effective candles.


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