My friend Michelle sent over this super helpful recipe for making your own natural mosquito spray. I say “super helpful” because Michelle and I both live in the southeastern United States, where humidity and mosquitoes reign supreme this time of year. Since I’m sure quite a few of you contend with these flying beasts as well (I know they do good things, but COME ON), I figured it could help a few of you, too.
This recipe originally appeared on I Can Teach My Child, a wonderful website that helps parents come up with lessons for their kids. The site covers kidlets from birth through age five, and is jampacked with creative ideas that’ll make learning an awesome experience for everyone involved. As you can also guess, the site also contains little gems like this!
What you need
- Essential oils (citronella and lemongrass are musts, you can also use lavender, tea tree oil, or geranium oil)
- One 14 oz. bottle of witch hazel
- One or two spray bottles
- One jar for mixing
- One funnel
For full instructions, head over to I Can Teach My Child.