With a base of witch hazel and apple cider vinegar, this simple spray should keep flying pests at bay.
Try this recipe next time you’ll be spending an evening outdoors where mosquitoes or other flying pests are a problem.
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Nothing can spoil a nice day or evening outdoors faster than a group of hungry mosquitoes. This is an effective natural mosquito repellent to have on hand, especially if you’re entertaining outdoors and have a flying-pest issue in your yard. You can fill small bottles and place them in a large basket near your seating area for guests to use individually. Yield: about 16 ounces.
• 2 cups witch hazel
• 1-1/2 tsp lemongrass or citronella essential oil
• 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Directions: Combine all ingredients and pour them into a large spray bottle or several smaller bottles. To use, shake slightly to re-blend, and then spray onto your skin.
For more simple recipes, see Natural Insect Repellents.