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    Homemade Mosquito Repellent

    Homemade Mosquito Repellent



    Combine in a 16 oz bottle:
    15 drops lavender oil
    3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract
    10 drops of citronella oil
    1/4 Cup lemon juice.
    Fill bottle with water.
    Shake & it's ready to use.
    Spray on yourself.

    (You can also use 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil instead of citronella oil.)


    Note: I have not yet "taste tested" this recipe; but it comes from a reliable source. I will "taste test" it shortly...
    Since our May Flies come out in February, and the June Bugs are already coming in March... I'm thinkin' that it won't be long before the State Bird of Texas -- the Mosquito -- will be swarming!



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    Re: Homemade Mosquito Repellent

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    Thanks Traci! I just noticed this big mosquito in my house a few days ago. I'm going to need to try this recipe out!

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    Let me know if this works. For camping and with the girls this may be handy. I like good ol off deep woods with deet but it can't be good for the girls.

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    Re: Homemade Mosquito Repellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    Let me know if this works. For camping and with the girls this may be handy. I like good ol off deep woods with deet but it can't be good for the girls.
    I know it isn't good for us... If I use the heavy duty Off, it makes me nauseous. To the extent that I am passy-outty and have to go wash off my legs... I have to use the Kiddie Off!

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    This would have been helpful when I was camping last weekend. Do you know how long it keeps before going bad?

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