I've been using an all-natural, homemade mosquito repellent for a couple of years now. It really does work!
You just need some essential oil and witch hazel (or water).
I use about 1 teaspoon essential oil to one cup water. (I've used lavender and eucalyptus essential oils, but below is a list of all the recommended oils.)
Place in a spray bottle and apply as needed.
A nice alternative to the chemical-laden commercial bug sprays.
Spray on skin and clothes, but take care to avoid the eyes and mouth.
A list of recommended essential oils:
- Citronella oil
- Lavender oil
- Catnip oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Pennyroyal oil
- Tansy oil
- Basil oil
- Thyme oil
- Cedar oil
- Tea Tree oil
- Peppermint oil
- Lemongrass oil