So, bug spray costs a ton here for some reason, and I have never liked the idea of spraying chemicals all over my body anyway. After dark, if you are sitting on our awesome front porch, you cannot escape the mosquitos. So, we needed to do something.
So, I researched online and found that a lot of people think the same way I do. I decided to go with this website: Click here.
It was supppppppppper easy. Basically, I took an empty 8 oz Victoria's Secret body spray bottle, a bottle of lavender essential oil I bought in Jaco, and rubbing alcohol at the grocery store. Fill the bottle with 4 oz of water (half way). Fill with 3 oz of rubbing alcohol, then put in 50 drops of the essential oil. Pour in more rubbing alcohol so the bottle is full. Shake.
I decided to test it out. Sprayed it all over my skin and clothing and went outside after dark to sit on the porch. I soon noticed that even though I could *see* mosquitos, they were not coming near me. Now, I don't know if it's 100% foolproof, but I do not think one mosquito landed on me or snacked on me, when normally, I would be getting eaten alive. I then put some on Kurt and he said it was incredible that the mosquitos stayed away! Another positive for this stuff is that it does not smell horrible like bug spray does. Lavender smells amazing.
So, it works! I have been researching online making my own cleaning products and soaps as well. I would love to get away from buying anything with chemicals. Better for us, and better for the pets as well.
On a side note, our former realtor stopped by today to check out how we were doing at the house and to take our pic. He is taking me out soon to look at condos, but ended up not being able to do it today.
Guys with a truck were here today starting to haul out the garbage in the yard from clearing all the bushes and the like. Hopefully, that's all gone soon. Kurt also went this morning and ordered the stuff to make the fence snake and toad proof. That is being delivered sometime tomorrow as well.