Sunday, August 03, 2014

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Gone are the days of using pure deet to ward off bugs.  The toxicity of deet has been shown to be toxic to the central nervous system and is toxic to brain cells.  Here is a natural way to ward off bugs that you can feel good about spraying on your kids.

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You'll Need

  • Mixture of essential oils (use just 1 or a combination of your favorites): cedar wood, catnip, tea tree, geranium, citronella, clove, lemongrass, rosemary, eucalyptus, mint
  • Witch Hazel
  • Distilled water
  • 8 oz spray bottle
Fill spray bottle half way with distilled water.  Fill remainder with witch hazel then add in your essential oils.  Add a total of 30 - 50 drops to achieve desired scent.  Spray as needed.


1 comment:

  1. When we first bought our house in Spain they told us that Garlic is meant to ward them off, I'm not sure how true it is though and the taste of the capsules used to make me want to vomit! I'll be sure to try this, though :)

    S xo.