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Repelling Mosquitoes

The summer months are a great time for bonfires, barbecues, camping, and days spent at the pool or beach. Unfortunately living in Florida during the summer months also means dealing with annoying mosquitoes that you wish would just go away!

The easiest way to combat mosquitoes is with a bug repellant, or by staying inside your screened porch! Next time you’re heading out outdoors, mix up a batch of homemade bug spray with ingredients found around the house. A homemade bug spray is healthier for you and the environment since it does not contain harmful DEET that is found in most commercially produced products.

How do you protect yourself from mosquitoes during the summer months? Share your tips and tricks with us on our White Aluminum Facebook page!

  1. Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water

  2. Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top

  3. Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using

  4. Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Cajeput, Lavender, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus… it works great and smells good too!


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