Repel Mosquitoes Naturally: Go Green

While it is generally accepted that natural methods of repelling mosquitoes are not as effective as DEET for example, they do minimize the problem. And given the downside of DEET, we’re OK with a few bites. If you’re getting ready to camp for the holiday weekend, get your natural artillery ready!
1. Fill a spray bottle with six ounces of water and fifteen drops of either citronella, cedarwood or eucalyptus essential oil. Spray exposed skin hourly.
2. Sleep under a mosquito net.
3. If you’re sitting around a fire or a barbecue, throw a bit of sage or rosemary on the coals.
4. Fill a spray bottle with one ounce garlic juice and five ounces water. Shake well before using. Spray lightly on exposed skin for an effective repellent lasting up to six hours.
5. Many people swear by Avon Skin-So-Soft® bath oil mixed half and half with rubbing alcohol. Studies have only shown it to be effective for about an hour.

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