Mr. Brown Socks as well as two of our three daughters are extremely sensitive to mosquitoes. When bitten their skin reacts right away with a HUGE welt…I mean HUGE! It is unreal. They didn’t get that from my side of the family. ;)
Last summer we ran across this recipe for insect spray in our local newspaper and low and behold it truly works very well, plus you aren’t spraying harmful chemicals on your body. Now that’s a good thing. Mr. Brown Socks even took it with him on a camping trip with a few other family members. The mosquitoes were horribly bad. Everyone was fighting for the bottle of spray and even using it on the dogs! They were all asking for the recipe.
Here’s our little secret:
2 cups water
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup Avon Skin-So-Soft Bath Oil
1 T. eucalyptus Oil
Shake in a spray bottle and let settle before spraying
In the meantime, Miss Maggie was making sure to keep mosquitoes off the hummingbirds. She promised she was just out getting a little fresh air.
Wipe that smile off your face, young lady!
Hope you don’t have any bugs in your life today!
Good morning! Thanks for the recipe. Sometimes the bugs can be so bad it's unbearable.
Oh, thanks for sharing.....sometimes they are bigger than we are here in Texas.....the one blessing of drought is not as many mosquitoes!!! Yay...
Great recipe! The mosquitoes in our yard are terrible this summer due to all the trash/junk that the icky neighbors left behind when they moved out. This might just help! :)
I'm going to try this, Donna. While those suckers leave me alone, they love Mr. and the kid. The in-laws get bit all the time too, so for the next gathering at my house, I will have a spray bottle ready for them. And the circulating fan, just for good measure ~ Mr.'s brother likes to use that, so I will appease....LOL
Thanks for the recipe. They are really bad at night here.
Oh Thank you for this recipe!!! I will use this...I just can't sit out at night because of the bugs!! Nancy
OH, If I can find your email, I am going to send you a picture of something I did...I want your opinion. Nancy
Thank you very much. This will be so helpful.
We find that the Off/coils in the little terra cota containers do the trick....we light a fire in the fire pit....and on the cooler nights putting on the propane/heater also works....
Any oil will work...they are attracted to our breath..
They sure are nasty...remember when we were young they only came out for a couple of hours a night ??? We have created super bugs by using chemicals...just like super viruses by using antibiotics...YIKES
wanted to thank you for the note that you left on my blog. I have been crazy busy...sorry it took me so long to visit you. Don't be a stranger.
I will try ANYTHING to keep the mosquitoes off of me! Thanks for the recipe. Miss Maggie is so pretty. laurie
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