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    How to Use Peppermint Oil as an Insect Repellent

    by eHow Health Editor
    Peppermint oil, while unusually fragrant to humans, acts as a repellent to most insects, especially mosquitoes and fleas. You can apply dabs of concentrated peppermint oil to focal points on your skin or clothes, or use a diluted formula to spray over broader areas.
    • Lauren Haynes

      Peppermint oil mosquito spray - One part peppermint oil, ten parts rubbing alcohol. The mosquitoes are SO bad here!!! Hate spraying my babies down with nasty bug sprays!

    • Susie Milo

      Homemade insect repellent (peppermint oil & rubbing alcohol). Can use on pets too. I'll give this a try .....wonder how well it works. Although in this lady's case.....putting a shirt on may also help with insects;)

    • Jo Neylon

      Homemade insect repellent. Smells great, it's easy, cheap, green and you can use on pets too....1 part peppermint essential oil to 10 part rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.

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