6 Homemade Mosquito Repellent Sprays New Yorkers Need This Summer
Warmer weather is on the way and that means you are going to be outside more often which is great unless, of course, the mosquitos are out as well.
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Here are six different ways that you can make homemade mosquito repellent so you can enjoy the great outdoors this Summer without being lunch for some mosquitos.
1. Witch Hazel - Take 1/3 Cup of Witch Hazel mixed with 40 drops of essential oils. In a spray bottle, mix the witch hazel along with your choice of essential oil. Shake up the bottle and you are all set for Summer.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar - Using 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar mix it together with a 1/4 cup of water and add 40 drops of your favorite essential oil. Shake up all the ingredients and you are all set.
3. Coconut Oil - Take a 1/3 cup of coconut oil and mix it with 15 drops of essential oil of your choice and mix it together in a jar. When you want to use this mixture, just apply it by hand over your exposed skin.
4. Isopropyl Alcohol - Mix together 1/2 cup of Isopropyl Alcohol, 1/2 Cup of water, and 25 drops of essential oils in a spray bottle. Spray as needed throughout the Summer.
5. White Vinegar - Take 1 cup of white vinegar and mix it together with 50 drops of essential oils in a spray bottle. Because of the smell of the vinegar, a more pleasant-smelling oil is advised for this mixture.
6. Lemon Juice - Using the juice of three lemons, mix it together with 2 cups of water. Boil the mixture and then let it steep for about an hour. After letting it cool, take the mixture and put it into a spray bottle, and use it all Summer.
With all these mixtures, make sure to test them on a small area of your skin just in case you get an allergic reaction to the mixture.