Fend off Mosquito Attacks the Natural Way!


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Ah..Spring is finally here (well, not for those of you on the East Coast :(
It’s time for sunshine, flowers and.. Mosquito invasions. ;-) Here’s an easy, natural, pleasant repellent recipe you can make at home:

 

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

NOTE: these oils are fairly common… health food stores, most pharmacies, garden stores, large chain stores, or you can order them online.

Make some extra to gift to your neighbors, family & friends.
-or you can also take garlic pills, however, this might repel more than just mosquito you are hoping the fend off!

A few more options:

-Avon’s Skin-So-Soft (this also works for ticks…. put it on your shoes, exposed socks & around your ankles.)

– Lots of folks say Eucalyptus oil works… just put it on exposed areas.

– I’ve also heard putting a fresh dryer sheet in your pocket or under your hat works well. One lady said she ties a strip of one into a bow on her dog’s collar. It’s worth a try!!

While everyone’s body chemistry is different, you can try these options to see which one works best for you & each member of your family. No one wants to get bitten & certainly no one wants to get West Nile Virus!!

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