Wednesday, September 16, 2009

DIY Mosquito Repellent

Hey there Organic readers,

I stumbled upon this super easy DIY (Do It Yourself) recipe for Mosquito Repellent and am posting for you to keep those pests away.  

Herbal Insect Repellent Recipe as follows:

  • 1 cup 190-proof grain alcohol (available in liquor stores)
Place ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously. Transfer to small bottles for storage. To use, rub a small amount on any exposed skin (test first to be sure your skin will not be adversely affected by the repellent) or dab it on clothing.

Experiment a little to find which essential oils work best with your body chemistry. If you’re lucky, you also will like the way they smell; otherwise, add a few drops of peppermint oil to fine-tune the fragrance.

Credit goes to Mother Earth News for sharing this recipe. And do post a comment sharing how this has worked for you, should you decide to give this a try.

Stay Well!

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