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Zap mosquitoes with a natural repellent

1:34 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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(WZZM) - Mosquitoes can live up to six months, so we're in for a long, itchy summer.

If you're looking for a more natural way to fend off mosquitoes, WZZM Health Reporter Valerie Lego has a recipe you might like to try:

The essential oils that work best include:

  • citronella
  • lavender
  • peppermint
  • eucalyptus
  • lemon eucalyptus
  • clove
  • cedar
  • cinnamon

The carrier oils or the main base ingredient to dilute the essentials oils are:

  • neem
  • soybean or other vegetable oil
  • vodka or a grain based liquor
  • witch hazel

Select one or two of the essential oils and one carrier oil

Here's the recipe we made on WZZM 13 News at Six:

  • 1/2 teaspoon citronella
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavendar
  • 1/2 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 ounces distilled witch hazel 

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