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.
- 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (alternatives citronella or cinnamon oil)
- 3-4 T Vanilla Extract (alternative cooking oil)
- 4-5 T Lemon Juice
- Mix the above ingredients
- Pour into spray bottle
- Add water to fill the bottle