Homemade Mosquito Repellent - This super easy recipe is non-toxic and it works
Combine in a 16 oz bottle: 15 drops lavender oil 3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract 1/4 Cup lemon juice. Fill bottle with water. Shake. Ready to use. Make some extra to gift to your neighbors, family & friends. (Trust me.. it'll be appreciated!)
Ingredients 4 drops citronella essential oil 4 drops lemongrass essential oil 4 drops rosemary essential oil 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil 4 drops mint essential oil 1/4 cup pure witch hazel Directions 1. Add all ingredients into a small glass or plastic atomizer. Shake. 2. Shake well and apply liberally.
Cooling Sprays A refreshing spritz of fragrant water is a great way to keep cool in summer. To create sprays, simply fill mist bottles with water and a few strips of julienned cucumber or sprigs of lavender and mint. Label bottles (labels from chroniclebooks.com), and set them on a tray at your next backyard barbecue. Bonus: Cucumber is known for its hydrating properties, and lavender and mint are reputed insect repellents.
DIY mosquito repellent What you will need: Listerine Witch Hazel Apple Cider Vinegar Scented oil- I used Amber Vanilla which was more for me than the bugs. (The bugs do not like Lavender, cedar, citronella, just to name a few.) Spray bottle
No more mosquito's!! Cut top (just before the start of the cone) off 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together, using a glue or silicon. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.