Make Your Own Insect Repellent With Essential Oils

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My husband and I love to sit out on our deck in the evening talking about our day. But summer time also means mosquito time at our house. I recently made an effective DIY mosquito repellent using essential oils. It smells nice too!
This mosquito repellent has a pleasant aroma and can be made much more cheaply than a store bought brand.
There are lots of oils that can be used but I chose lemon, peppermint and eucalyptus oils.
You can even print out a bottle label on my blog!
If you have problems with other insects, these oils may help. See more on my blog.
Suggested materials:
  • Nature's truth Essential oils   (Walgreens)
  • Witch Hazel   (Walgreens)
  • Rubbing Alcohol   (Walgreens)
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  • Bob Bob on Jul 11, 2016
    Do you mix these ingredients in a carrier oil or water ?

  • Mitzi Mitzi on May 06, 2019

    How do you use the oils ? Is there a carrier oil, can you spray the mixture?

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