Ways to Save: Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Nothing can ruin outdoor plans faster than those pesky mosquitoes. They turn a perfectly good picnic, hike, sporting event, or family vacation into a swatfest. Have you ever decided against doing a family activity outside because of this problem?

Try this low cost way to battle mosquitoes. With the average bottle of mosquito repellent costing $5-8, you can enjoy the outdoors and save some cash. It is worth noting that this recipe will smell better than the typical store brand.

Homemade Mosquito Repellent
Make your own mosquito repellent
eMeals Plan: DIY
  • 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (alternatives citronella or cinnamon oil)
  • 3-4 T Vanilla Extract (alternative cooking oil)
  • 4-5 T Lemon Juice
  1. Mix the above ingredients
  2. Pour into spray bottle
  3. Add water to fill the bottle

Thanks to Surviving the Stores Blog for the idea. How does your family enjoy the outdoors? Tell us on facebook.

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