My grandmother used to put some vinegar over the mosquitoes bites all over my body and I have to admit that it was pretty relieving! Years after this simple practice...she has been proven more than right!
If you are heading outside for picnics sporting events, yard work, or relaxing on the patio, chances are you’ve seen a bug or two already. While covering up is the best option for decreasing bug bites, it’s not always realistic. After all… summer can be HOT!
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.
I figure it is better than dancing around like a wild turkey, slapping myself, and shouting at bugs while friends shot strange looks at me. I am definitely trying it!
This natural homemade insect repellent is great for mosquitoes, flies, and other annoying warm season bugs. Tweak to your liking and apply with confidence.
Credits: Colorful Canary
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