Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Timely Tuesday Herbal Mosquito Repellent
Recently I learned how to make an herbal mosquito repellent on the news. Since we seem to have so many mosquitoes this year I decided to try it. Short of having any catnip essential oils, I'm using dried catnip, boiling it in water for five minutes, then straining out the leaves. Then I'm mixing the liquid with a cup of witch hazel and put the combination in a spray bottle to spritz on before going out of doors. I was able to get witch hazel at my local pharmacy on the shelves near the hydrogen peroxide and the same with the catnip in the pet section. This combination is supposed just as effective as deet products but without the associated hazards. Ideally I'd use the essential oil of the catnip that is distilled with steam. I'll see if I can find some of that to use next time. In the meantime I can't wait to try my new herbal mosquito repellent.
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