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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.
  • Dorothy Caylao-Jones

    Peppermint oil-- mosquitoes repellent. Apply a few drops directly on focal points or dilute for a spray bottle, 1 part oil and 10 parts rubbing alcohol.

  • Megan Stidham

    Peppermint oil + rubbing alcohol: homemade insect repellent. Smells great, it's easy, cheap, green.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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