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Home Made Mozzie Repellent

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 8 July 2013 | Views [567]

You’re trying your best to enjoy a lie in or an evening meal outside, but a constant swarm of mosquitoes wake you with the sound of buzzing in your ear as the clock ticks 7am or attack as you sit down to eat your evening meal.

The threat? A pierce to your skin, leaving behind an itchy red welt and possibly even a serious illness. As you swat madly at the pests, you notice that others seem completely unfazed. Could it be that mosquitoes prefer to bite some people over others?

The short answer is yes. Mosquitoes do exhibit blood-sucking preferences.

I am interested in combating the amount of bites I get from mosquitoes and Sandflies without having to use DEET on my skin which appears to be that strong it strips of my nail polish, so it is obviously not doing my skin any good.

I have done quite a bit of research on this and there are a few different formulations you can use for your home made insect repellent.

Different insects are repelled by different chemicals.

I was recommened the following by a well travelled sailing woman from New Zealand:

Sandfly and Mosquito Repellant Recipe

  • Empty spray bottle
  • Dettol Original Liquid Disinfectant
  • Baby Oil

Mix at a 50/50 ratio

You can add a few drops of tea tree essential oil or citronella to make it smell better.

Peace and Love

Zoe xxx

Tags: asia, australia, homemade, insect repellent, malaria, mosquitoes, sandflies

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