Originally Posted By: Lauri & The GangThere are many essential oils you can use or combine to make an effective Skeeter Beater spray.
Quote:Now researchers have reported that a component of the essential oil of the Catnip plant (Nepeta cateria) which is so fascinatingly attractive to felines, actually repels mosquitoes 10 times more effectively than DEET, the chemical found in most commercial insect repellents.
Or make a blend of any of the following oils:
Clove oil (use sparingly - can be a skin irritant)
Tea tree oil
For EXTERNAL use only!!!
Get yourself a small spray bottle and combine the essential oil (or oils) with some Vodka (preservative) in a 10-to-1 (alcohol-to-oil) ratio. Shake well before each use.