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Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Since I wasn't thrilled with any of the bug repellent recipes I found online, I combined ingredients from a few different concoctions to create my own!
1/2 cup distilled (or boiled) water 11/2 cups witch-hazel (sell at major grocers or Walgreens in the skincare sections)
1/8 to 1/4 cup baby oil
1/8 cup rubbing alcohol (optional)
6-8 whole cloves (sell in spice section at any grocery store)
10-12 drops of a mosquito-deterring essential oil: Lemon Eucalyptus, Basil, Sage, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Citronella, Patchouli, Eucalyptus, or Cinnamon all work well, I recommend buying your essential oils from a reputable company such as Whole Foods
A spray or oil bottle to hold and dispense your concoction

Mix it all up, use it!
It works, smells good, is all-natural and leaves skin feeling soft.
For those of you that don't like the idea of baby oil because it seems 'cheap' well, it is cheap, a lot cheaper than using only essential oils. If you're willing and able to use only e…