Buy a mosquito net! Who has to travel to get bothered by those crazy little blood suckers? It’s the little ones that drive you crazy, you can hear them, but you can’t see them. Then BAM! they got you! You wake up the next day itchy and scratching.
Here is a natural remedy to protect you from those pesky little buggers.
-1 cup of grain alcohol (organic if available), vodka (ditto) or witch hazel
-30 drops (in total) essential oil blend (select from: lavender, citronella, rosemary, rose geranium, lemon, or tea tree oil)*
*You can also use just one single essential oil, or a combination of just two or so, if you have a preference for a particular aroma)
-Place all ingredients into a spray mister bottle.
-Spray liberally over any exposed skin before venturing outdoors.
-Reapply if you get wet or are sweating heavily.
Another quick and easy deterrent to mosquitoes is to simply dab an oil directly onto your skin. I wouldn’t suggest this for young children or babies, but adults can easily place a bit of lavender essential oil or vanilla extract behind their ears, on their wrists, and at the back on the knees. This will keep the bugs away, and might just make you the person on the patio that everyone is inexplicably drawn towards!
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