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Make your own homemade Insect repellent

To ward off mosquitoes, gnats, midges and other flying insects try one of these home recipes. I have 2 recipes for home made repellent that should keep mosqitoes, gnats, midges and other flying insects away from you

Recipe 1

  • 4 tablespoons of baby oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Dettol

Mix well together and apply to skin. Apparently the anglers in Scotland use it all the time and I suppose they should know how to keep midges away if anyone does !

Recipe 2

  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of water

Simply mix together and apply to the skin. You can also place some neat vanilla extract in a small open container where the gnats tend to congregate and this will keep them away.





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