Mosquitos have always had a hay day with me and everybody always said “Oh you must have sweet blood” when I was the only one that got bitten. Forget that…
The bites here in the states are not as bad (bad enough though) as they were back in Germany last year. The insects were in general much more aggressive over there since there is no pesticide spraying of crops.
Last week there have been reported cases of mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus in my area which is a bit scary. I was never a fan about the chemical protectant sprays on the market and these days I am all about eliminating toxins from my body vs. putting new ones in. So this natural repellent seemed like a no brainer and I am giving it a try.
Here is what you need:
1/2 cup water
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
10 drops citronella essential oil
10 drops cinnamon leaf oil or lemon eucalyptus essential oil
A spray bottle
Take a spray bottle and put apple cider vinegar and both essential oils in. Then shake the bottle.
Add the water to the spray bottle. Shake well until all ingredients are mixed and voila.