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    • Gnat, Fly and Mosquito Repellent

      Gnat, Fly & Mosquito Repellent

      This blend is excellent for young children.

      2 tablespoon vanilla extract

      2 cups water

      Combine ingredients in a small spray/ spritz bottle. To use, apply liberally. This blend works well on Horses too.
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. jsymon77's Avatar
        jsymon77 -
        Has anyone tried this??
      1. TonyBuenofumes's Avatar
        TonyBuenofumes -
        Vanilla extract actually works pretty well. Under normal conditions (at least from my usage tests), it can last up to 2 hours per application. Now, in extreme heat/humidity like here in Louisiana, my sweat can knock the time down to about an hour. Results may vary according to humidity, heat, body chemistry and clothing. I'm actually using some in my potpourri warmer now and it seems to be working fairly well on the little buggers that have gotten into the house.
      1. TonyBuenofumes's Avatar
        TonyBuenofumes -
        Quote Originally Posted jsymon77 View Post
        Has anyone tried this??
        I have. It works pretty well. You'll have to apply it every hour-2 hours depending on how much you sweat. I usually wear jeans during the summer and it tends to last a bit longer in your clothing, from my experience.


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