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natural mosquito repellent?

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 2:16 AM
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any good ideas for an all natural mosquito repellent? or the safest repellent for my 2mo? there's been lots of rain & the Mosquitos are terrible here! I've only brought ds out early in the day so there's less bugs, but I miss our evening walks.
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Amycapl
by Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 7:34 AM

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sj3starz
by Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM
I think there have been a few posts on this recently. Have you done a search within the group?
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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Citronella oil http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/eo/citronella.html

A few drops of this plus a few drops of lavender oil in a small, glass spray bottle with water make an excellent mosquito repellant. And it smells so yummy!
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Mrs.Salz
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 4:22 PM
JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Apr. 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM

This

Quoting jellyphish:

Citronella oil http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/eo/citronella.html

A few drops of this plus a few drops of lavender oil in a small, glass spray bottle with water make an excellent mosquito repellant. And it smells so yummy!


Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM

 I don't like that the Citronella one says avoid while pregnant and the other one posted on here is so expensive.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

JasonsMom2007
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:33 PM

I use this one and it works great.  The first time we used it we were camping and the mosquitos were coming out so I put it on my family.  I looked around and went "oh well so much for testing it the mosquitos are gone."  Then I saw a family calling their kids to put commercial repellent on them because there were so many.  I said "wow, this stuff works!"  10 minutes later they were yelling about the mosquitos not stopping and running for their tents.  We didn't see a single one!

http://www.icanteachmychild.com/2011/06/make-it-natural-mosquito-spray/

Precious333
by Gold Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM
Acv, with oil (coconut or olive) and lemon (repels fleas too)
jconney80
by Group Mod on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

The mosquitos have been bad here already too! I found a kind at Whole Foods but so far I haven't made my own yet

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