As Stella had her first mosquito bite of the year – thought it might be a good time to re-post this blog. This is our go-to repellant and it is so easy to make! Happy Memorial Day to you all!!!
They say the best oil is eucalyptus, but I did not have any in my essential oil drawer and they were sold out at Whole Foods, so I used other oils that have repellant attributes.
Mosquito Repellant Spray
Witch hazel or grain alcohol
Essential oil (Eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree, rosemary)
1. Pour the witch hazel or grain alcohol into a spray bottle. I used witch hazel. Fill to a little more than 3/4 way full – about 6 – 7 ounces.
2. Add the essential oils. I used 15 drops of lavender, 10 drops rosemary and 10 drops tea tree.
3. Put the top on and shake.
You can now spray this on your skin and/or clothes. Spray on skin and then rub. You will have to reapply more often than the deet repellant, about every 1 1/2 – 2 hours. This cost me less than $5 to make myself. It works great!