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      Another similar one I use is:

      part citronella oil
      part tea tree oil
      part lavendar oil

      mix with whatever carrier oil you have – almond oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil and equal part water of Everclear (is that the same as vodka? don’t really know, cuz I’m not a drinker)

      I use either a spray top or flip top bottle. Just remember to give it a little shake just before using. I can’t handle the smell of vinegar, so this one works good for us.

      Pj Insane Mom to J, J, N, L, B, H, N, N, N, B, B, K, K, T, S, R ages 29y – 14mo (but only 10+ kids
      at home now)

      — On Wed, 7/16/08, Kelly wrote:

      From: Kelly
      Subject: : Re: Mosquito repellant – any home made that work?
      Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 5:18 PM

      — In Budget101_@yahoogro, “patchell1” wrote:


      > tired of buying chemical lotions for kids, anyone ever use a home


      > recipe that works?


      I have used both of these and they work very good!

      Insect Repellent

      This is a wonderful alternative to commercial insect repellents which

      contain deet. deet can cause skin rashes, lethargy, muscle spasms,

      nausea and irritability.

      base mixture:

      1/2 ounce citronella oil

      1/4 ounce lavender oil

      1/8 ounce pennyroyal oil

      1/8 ounce eucalyptus oil

      1/8 ounce tea tree oil

      1/8 ounce jojoba oil

      Do not use this blend undiluted on your skin. Follow these

      instructions for diluting:

      Insect Repellent Oil: (for use on the body)

      Add 16 ounces of jojoba or almond oil to the base oil mixture and

      blend thoroughly.

      Insect Repellent Spray:

      Add 16 ounces of vodka to the base oil mixture, pour into a spray

      bottle, and shake before using.


      Insect Repellent Sachet

      4 parts tansy

      4 parts patchouli

      2 parts lavender

      1/2 of 1 part powdered orris root

      Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Fill cloth bags made from

      remnants. Tie off with a bow.

      Kelly in IL

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