Homemade Mosquito Repellent
To help save money you can make your own mosquito repellent. This article tells you want to use and how to use it Homemade Mosquito Repellent Recipes. Listed below are three of the mosquito repellent recipes. There are many more in the original article.
Big bottle of cheap blue mouthwash, 3 cups of Epsom Salt, and 3 cheap stale 12 oz beer. Mix these three ingredients together until the salt is dissolved. Spray outside anywhere you will be sitting. People swear it works great. The recipe is originally from a Paul Harvey segment. It is supposed to last more than a month. You can also take the beer bottles and bury them around your porch or deck and pour the mix in them to use them as repellent holders.
Add 4 oz of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol, 4 oz of boiled or distilled water, and ½ tsp vegetable glycerin to keep it from separating. Choose 2-5 Essential Oils from Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Cedar, or Lavender and add in about 40 drops of each oil.
There is a legend that thieves had a homemade mosquito repellent recipe that they used to keep mosquitoes and flies away during the time of the Black Plague. It is called Vinegar of the Four Thieves. You take a 32 oz bottle of vinegar and add 2 TBSP each of dried Sage, Rosemary, Lavender, Thyme, and Mint and add them to the vinegar. Shake it up every day for 3 weeks. This will make a concentrate that needs to be deluded 50-50 with water when put in a spray bottle.
There are also little tips like rubbing your clothes with a dryer sheet and then putting in in your pocket so that the mosquitoes can smell it.
The tips in this article should save you some money if you make your own mosquito repellent. With all the diseases that mosquitoes are carrying these days, you may need to also use some other methods to keep mosquitoes away. This is especially true if you are in a high risk group.