I always like to give quick tips that can make an immediate impact on your or your family. With the mosquito and west nile scare here again this year, people are resorting to sprays and deterrents that contain harmful toxic ingredients. If you didn't catch my entire blog I did on it in more detail scroll down until you see the blog title Mosquitoes and the ugly picture of one and read. This blog is to recommend a product that my family and I have been using this summer that has been surprisingly effective. It is called the Patio Egg by Skeeter Screen. We bought ours at Whole Foods and cost us around $17. I had seen it up front for a few weeks, and was a little hesitant on purchasing one because I had doubts on it's effectiveness. I was pleasantly surprised on how well it works. It uses natural essential oils that deter the skeeters. It gives a nice smell to our back patio as well. It is also refillable and the amount that comes with the initial purchase it should last you a couple months. I love this new product and highly recommend it for your family. Here's also my wife's own recipe for a safe natural mosquito repellent that you can make right at home.
Combine in a 16oz bottle:
-15 drops lavender oil
-4 tablespoons vanilla extract
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-fill remainder with water and shake
Smells great and works great too!
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