Mosquito Repellent
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DIY Mosquito Repellent

Mosquito Repellent Made at Home…

Finally Summer is here, but you know what that means, it’s mosquito season! Those little buggers can be a pain especially when you are trying to enjoy the great outdoors. Just this past Memorial Day, I had gotten bitten by one and let me just say, the bump on my leg is extra big. Also, it was ginormous which made me terrified to see it sucking my blood while trying to barbecue.

Although I killed it right away, it still got enough blood to create this massive bump and I already tried putting aloe vera and alcohol on it, but no avail- it still hurts! The bad thing is this tiny vampire, still got around the usual products that people normally use to rid them from biting. With everything going on with the Zika virus and other issues caused by mosquitos, I’d thought I get on my laptop and find some ways that actually work to keep them at bay.

The Zika virus has everyone across the world panicking about what it does to the human body. It’s such a shame that now Summer has arrived many people are literally scared to go outside. This isn’t normal because it was a time when we were able to bask in the glory of what nature has to offer. Yes there were bugs, however, it seems like they didn’t cause this many problems where serious concerns were so pertinent. Nowadays, it’s so many different viruses that spreads through bugs and it can be a scary, but we can’t let that mess up our Summer! We just have to stay informed with this particular virus and keep ourselves as well as our families aware of this issue.

With that being said, I wanted to share a video that I found on YouTube so that we can make homemade mosquito repellents that really works. It’s completely natural and no harsh chemicals are in it. Even if you have sensitive skin like me, you can still use it. In addition, the products are not expensive at all so you will save money by creating it at home. These materials can last a long time too and some you might already have in your cabinets or pantry.

Shout out to Tiffy Quake on YouTube for making this DIY so easy and she gave us the option of either making a repellent spray or oil, but we can use both if we want to.

Products Needed

Repellent Spray

  • Distilled water
  • Witch Hazel
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Your choice of essential oils (rosemary, citronella, lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, cedar, peppermint, mint, lemongrass, basil, or thyme)
  • Spray bottle

Repellent Lotion/Oil

  • Coconut or olive oil
  • Your choice of essential oils like above
  • Container with a lid

∗Important Tip∗

Tiffy Quake explained in the video to always label your products and put the date on them as well. That way you know what is in it and when you made it.

Check out the video to see how to make those annoying blood sucking demons go away! Enjoy!