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Vanilla Extract Scent Repels Mosquitoes

Posted Aug 31 2009 10:13pm
There are many products to keep mosquitoes away from you. Problem is that the spays are filled with chemicals like DEET. You have to decide if keeping the insects away now is a better long term choice than keeping your body chemical free.

To stop mosquitoes from spoiling your outdoor fun grab some pure vanilla extract from your kitchen. In a spray bottle, mix 1 tsp. of vanilla extract with one cup of filtered water. May not need filtered water, all I have is filtered so it's a habit to use only filtered water.

Spray the mixture on pulse points. The sweet smell blocks the receptors on mosquitoes' antennae, which prevents the bugs from being able to "sniff out" human prey.

I read this in First for Women magazine and it did work.

What do you use that worked or what natural repellents have you heard about?

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