mosquito control

Recipe For Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Homemade Basil Mosquito Repellent

From Mommypotamus

Sometimes, it is instructive to return to the past in order to solve a problem.  Fighting against mosquitoes is no exception, says this post from Mommypotamus.  This post says that Basil has long been used to keep blood-sucking mosquitoes at bay.  This recipe, which includes a secret surprise ingredient (hint:  Russian Spirit), supposedly will protect you from swarming and biting mosquitoes.  Why not give it a try?

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Tormented by mosquitos? Basil has long been used to keep the little biters away. Here's how to make your own herbal spray at home.

Recipe courtesy of Jill Winger, author of The Natural Homestead, and Hilary of Accidentally Green, who first shared the recipe with her


1 heaping cup fresh basil leaves
10 drops basil essential oil

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