It's about that time again. You know...evenings sitting out on the deck, relaxing and enjoying each other's company when, bam...you get bitten by a mosquito.
We've all heard that mosquito repellents that have Deet in them are said to have toxic effects such as seizures, slurred speech, hypotension and other things. Many of us try to avoid these products because of this.
Then there are the smokey coils you burn, but the mosquitos are not the only ones inhaling the fumes.
1. Citronella. This perennial is a clumping grass and smells, of course, like citronella.
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I found an all natural mosquito repellent that you can make at home, doesn't cost very much and isn't harmful. You need to reapply this every couple of hours, but it smells good...and makes your skin soft.
1 part essential oil - choose one (cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, citronella)
10-20 parts of one of the following - (olive oil, sunflower oil, cooking oil, witch hazel, vodka..be sure to put this one in the spray bottle and not in your glass, lol )
Put in spray bottle and spray away.
That's it! No more blood sucking critters.
Death to Mosquitos!