Homemade DIY mosquito and fly repellent
Everyone hates being annoyed by mosquitoes, flies and other insects. I don’t know about you, but I hate spraying things on my skin that I don’t know what the ingredients are.
I’m an avid organic gardener, I love the beach and I live in South Australia – we’re currently experiencing 40+ degrees C all this week (that’s 104+ F) and I choose not to even wear sunscreen. This is because our skin in the largest and most absorbent organ of our body and I choose not to deliberately poisen myself or my family members.
Of course I pick my times when I’m outside in such extreme temperatures. I water my garden in the evening and do all other outside chores in the early morning, so I can get away with just wearing a hat for protection from the sun. However, this doesn’t protect me from flies or mosquitoes and if you’ve ever visited South Australia in the summer you’ll understand just how bad the flies can be!! And unfortunately that lovely time of the day (dusk) when the flies dissappear, the mozzies take over!
So I found myself looking for a cheap, effective alternative to shop bought bottles or sprays of chemicals to combat these pesky, flying annoyances. I wanted a natural fly repellent that is easy and cheap to make.
To your health and happiness,