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Natural bug repellant?

Meery82Meery82 member
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edited May 2014 in The Eco-Friendly Family
Anyone know of a good natural bug repellant or a recipe for one? Mainly for mosquitos. Preferably without citronella. I hate that smell!
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Re: Natural bug repellant?

  • Meery82Meery82 member
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    @StrawberryDreams219‌ , I bet you've got a good recipe! ;)
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  • So I made some and it turned out great! I used argan oil, everclear (LOL), mint, rosemary, lemongrass, and lavender. Can't wait to try it!
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  • This is from a local store--maybe you can replace citronella with something else...

    Here's my toxin free mosquito repellent recipe! 
    Natural Mosquito Repellant
    3 drops of the following oils:
    Lemon oil
    Eucalyptus oil
    Citronella oil
    Cinnamon oil
    2 tablespoons witch hazel
    2 tablespoons vodka
    Combine all the ingredients and place in a small spray
    bottle. Shake until mixed thoroughly. Shake bottle
    before using. Avoid using any mosquito repellant on
    small children and avoid if you are pregnant. Check
    first with your physician.
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  • We love this one from Urban Forest, and it's safe for babies 2 months and up:

  • Lurker here. There is a brand called Bug Band that makes insect repelling towelettes as well as wristbands. Some people don't like the smell but it doesn't bother me.
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  • I make my own (sell it at the farmers market) I soak fresh basil in moonshine for a couple days then add vanilla extract, water and geranium, lavender and tea tree essential oils. It works really well and smells great!
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