Make Your Own Organic Bug Spray With Two Simple Ingredients You Already Have. Glad I Learned THIS

With the warm weather and sunshine people are heading outside and spending more time enjoying the great outdoors.  Unfortunately, this time of year is also when pesky mosquitoes come out in droves looking for blood.  While bites can be annoying, itchy and uncomfortable, they can also be dangerous and transfer diseases or cause severe skin irritation in some people.  Store bought repellants usually smell disgusting and are chock full of harsh chemicals.

Fortunately, there is a natural and organic alternative for keeping the bugs away that you can make in your kitchen.  This simple 2 ingredient recipe for the homemade repellant was shared by YouTube user Colorful Canary.  In her tutorial on how to make it she starts by placing 1 teaspoon of fresh parsley in her mortar and pours 4 ounces of apple cider vinegar over it.

Then, she takes the pestle and grinds it together, macerating the two ingredients until they are well blended.  It is preferred that you use fresh parsley for this, but if you only have dried on hand that will work as well.  Once it has been finely ground together allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes or you can let it sit longer overnight.  All that is left to do is strain out the liquid into a small spray bottle and you’re done!  You may also add essential oils to make it smell more to your liking, but stay away from citrus based ones because they tend to make skin more sensitive to the sun.

Even without essential oils the vinegary smell will fade and become unnoticeable when it’s spritzed onto skin and dries.  The non-toxic formula can be sprayed anywhere on your body, skin, on clothes, and even in hair.  While is works best for naturally repelling mosquitoes it also keeps black fly’s at bay.  It is also beneficial for skin because it can help heal and prevent sunburns.  Toss a small spray bottle in your bag so you’ll always be safe and covered when headed outside.  It will make summer all the more enjoyable without having to slap at swarming mosquitoes or itching any bites.

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