Mosquito repellent, homemade

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  1. jnellis01

    jnellis01 Love to Travel

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    Mosquitos love me!!!!! And my dog too. :) After years of wasting money on store bought products, I finally found a natural, non chemical recipe. I spray my short hair dog shoulder/back area and grand kids.

    I just now made a new batch of home made mosquito repellent, as follows.
    10 drops Lemon Eucalyptus oil
    100 drops Witch Hazel
    Directions; Put ingredients in to small spray bottle(glass preferred).
     
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  2. NothingsChocking

    NothingsChocking Member

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    I like the smell of Eucalyptus. This recipe should be ok for a baby as well I imagine? Better than bathing the infant in deet atleast. Thanks for the information!
     
  3. PATMD

    PATMD SOILENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!

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    NO, not for babies due to the witch hazel. Baby might rub their eyes and witch hazel can burn their skin. Also allergies can be very bad if you are allergic to witch hazel or eucalyptus.
     
  4. Wrenchgear

    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    I've never heard of Witch Hazel before. I guess I don't get around all that much. I've only heard of the Wicked Witch of the West.

    I like using Deep Woods Off myself, the higher % of Deet, the better. I always have a quick shower just before bed though, because I can't stand sleeping in that stuff.

    My wife refuses to put any Deet on, figuring that she's going to get the cancer. She also never put it on our kids when they were young, or even now for that matter. My son will use it though (22 years old). So I'm going to suggest that she tries your recipe, we'll make up a batch and try in out this summer to see how it goes. Thanks.
     
  5. RollTideRick

    RollTideRick New Member

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    I've never used that recipe, will try it out. I do use equal parts of original Listerine add Witch Hazel, add Tea Tree oil. The amount of oil depends on the size of portions of other ingredients. This works great for the "No see-ums" here in Florida and mosquito as well.
     
  6. retiredmikey

    retiredmikey New Member

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    I've tried witch hazel but let me tell you it's a real hassle getting her off the broom she rides lol
     
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  7. RollTideRick

    RollTideRick New Member

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    Awesome!!!
     
  8. roybraddy

    roybraddy Active Member

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    We always have a hand squirt bottle of AVON SKIN SO SOFT handy when sitting outside. Seemed to work good for us...

    I was just reading one of the links on here that a test was made and found the AVON SKIN SO SOFT didn't measure up well to other insect repellent.... Could have fooled me... We all smelled good too...
     

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