Natural home made mosquito spray

Do you want to stay away from all the toxins in conventional mosquito sprays? If so this Natural home made mosquito spray is for you. 

OK my friends, I know this is not food related but I felt I had to share this with you, especially for the ones of you that have kids. You see, when summer rolls around and mosquito season comes, me and my kids get bitten like crazy.

I hate using the conventional products out there and even though I have found some natural ones I have always wanted to make my own.

This is the easiest, best and healthiest way to keep mosquitos off anyone. I hate the products that are available out there with all of the nasty and hurtful chemical ingredients in them. I actually found the recipe here and was super excited to try it.

I actually used lavender witch hazel, which I got online. This one has not parabens and it is alcohol free. I got the ingredients at amazon which is where I always go to get my vitamins and such. This is just awesome.

The citronella and lemongrass oils are essential on making this. Then you can choose from a mixture of tea tree oil, peppermint or lavender essential oils.

Citronella works for mosquitos and chiggers.
Tea tree oil works for chiggers and ticks.

I have also been making my own home made shampoo, which we love, and home made detergent. Maybe I will post those as well, will see.

Sorry for those that were expecting something food related but I felt it would be beneficial to share this with some of you :-) and don’t  despair I have an awesome lemonade cake waiting for you for the next post :-) That is if it works!!

Enjoy!!

I used small bottles as well as a bigger one for when we travel. I am taking these every where when going outdoors :-)

I used a CD pen to label the bottles. You can use any other fancier ways to do so :-) Shake the bottle each time before use, the solution will become cloudy, and remember not to spray directly into the face. Be careful with your eyes :-)

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Natural home made mosquito spray

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

12 oz bottle witch hazel (mine was lavender infused and had no alcohol or parabens)
15 drops citronella essential oil (I use a bit more)
15 drops lemon grass oil (I use a bit more)
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops tea tree oil (optional, but it works against ticks)
A funnel
An empty spray container
An empty mixing jar to mix the contents in

 

Directions:

Pour witch hazel in the mixing jar and add the essential oils. Shake well and place in your spray bottles using a funnel, is the best way.

Before each use just shake up a bit. Make sure you don't get any in your eyes and when using for your kids just place a little bit over a small area to make sure they are not allergic to any of the essential oils.

Adapted from here

 


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43 comments

  1. your son is adorableeeeeeeeee.. kinda reminds me of that kid from Jerry Maguire.

    You made these.. this looks so professional. well done.

  2. Honey,

    Thanks so much. I was afraid they wouldn’t turn out good but they did :-)

  3. Thank you for the recipe! I didn’t even think one could make these at home, silly me!

    New follower,
    Cerena @ http://www.secretlifeofamedstudent.com

  4. Definitely making this! They look so good.

  5. I must try this recipe, they look fabulous!

  6. Your son is so so cute! And so are these crackers. We don’t have graham crackers over here and most definitely not whole grain ones so I’ll have to try these! Do they taste at all olivey? They look amazing. I can’t wait to try so that I can make some yummy pie crust with them. :)

  7. Angie,

    thanks, you must try them.

    Marla,

    thanks, I hope you like them if you try them.

    Cerena,

    thanks for following. I hope you get to try some of the recipes.

    Texanerin,

    they don’t taste like olive oil at all. It only has 4 tbsps :-) Just make sure you roll out the dough thin if you try them. Some of my crackers were rather think!!

  8. I am so happy I found this blog it has so many great tips and I WILL BE MAKING these tonight! Excited to be your newest follower
    Thank you for your help :)
    xox
    Ash
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

  9. Ashley,

    you are so kinds. Thanks so much.

    I hope the crackers turn out for you. Please report back and let me know how they went :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  10. Impressive! I know my kids would love these too.

  11. Mmmm I love homemade graham crackers! Yours look fantastic! And what a cute little helped you had to make these :D

  12. yum! I’ve seen quite a few recipes for graham crackers but I like that your’s has molasses in them! :) I’m curious though as to why there isn’t any graham flour in them? is it because graham flour is not as good nutritionally? what about using graham flour for part of the whole wheat?
    Yep… I’m full of questions today. LOL
    I really am going to try these though. They sound too yummy to pass up. :)

  13. patty,

    Graham flour is a type of whole wheat flour. I have actually never bought it before but I am most certain that you can sub for some in the recipe :-). Let me know how they turn out when you make them!!

  14. Thank you for this recipe! I have bought whole wheat graham crackers and they were awful! I found your recipe searching via Pinterest for whole grain crackers/snacks I could make. I tried these out and my three kids LOVED them! So nice to have another whole grain snack for them. Checking out your FB page, now! :)

  15. Trina,

    thank you so much for your feedback. I am happy your three boys enjoy them :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  16. Do you think I could use honey instead of molasses or is that a pretty crucial ingredient???

    I love graham crackers, and can’t wait to try this!!!!!

  17. I am excited to make these for my kids! Thanks for the recipe!

    I have everything on hand except for three ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour (I have whole wheat flour, coconut flour, almond flour, and spelt flour…no pastry flour, though), molasses, and oat bran. Are there substitutions I can use for these, or should I make a trip to the store? :-)

    Thank you!

  18. You can use the whole wheat flour however since it is not the pastry flour one you may need a little bit less as the regular whole wheat flour will make the dough a bit dryer. Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  19. These look so good! Is there any substitute for the coconut oil? I don’t really care for the flavor of coconut so am nervous to try the oil.

  20. can you make it with less oil?

  21. you’re awesome!!! love every recipe!!! I haven’t done anything yet but soon and will.. this es exactly the food I want my family to eat.

  22. Wow! Was linked here via sugar free mum. I can’t eat wheat so substituted the flour and oat bran with a mix of rice flour, besan flour, tapioca flour, hazelnut meal and puffed amaranth and subbed out the molasses for all honey and the coconut oil for all olive oil (coconut oil doesn’t sit right with me) and they taste amazing! I’m in Australia so not exactly sure if the taste resembles graham crackers but they taste so yummy. I have been struggling to make crackers for some time with my ingredients requirements and although I changed these a lot they are a win! So thanks.
    Just need to work on my more even rolling pin skills and even cutting so they look as perfect as yours.

    • That is awesome. With all of the substitutions you made I am glad they came out good. For sure I would love to try the combo of flours you used in this. It sounds amazing. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know. I really appreciate it :-)

  23. My Dough mixed up too wet….I added 1/8 c more of the flour. It seemed easier to handle,
    After the rollout, hard to spatula off the plastic without distorting the shape, or folding up.

  24. Looks great! Is there something I can use in place of oat bran? Wheat germ maybe?

  25. Hi! Is there anything I can sub for oatbran? I can’t find it anywhere. Thanks :)

  26. Excellent!! Made them tonight and they are amazing! I used flax for most of the oil to increase the fiber, and whey instead of water. Had to add a few extra tablespoons of whey to compensate for the flax, but the dough turned out great. So easy to roll and transfer to the cookie sheet. Will definitely make again! Thanks!

  27. You are the best, I will try each of your recipes and will comment on each too.

    My kid loved the cracker, and thanks again for this wonderful page.

  28. Wanted to make these for my daughter with Celiac. Any way to make them gluten free? Thanks

  29. do you know the serving size and calorie content for each serving?

  30. I made these finally and I’m glad I did, they turned out great! My 3 yr old son loves them! I appreciate that you included the nutritional information. thanks! 
    I put these on parchment and then easily transferred to my cookie sheet. Next i’m going to try with animal cookie cutters…

  31. Very good natural tips for preventing mosquitoes. We are dealers of mosquito net for windows and these nets are also natural. They do not have any harmful chemicals and not have any repellent materials. One should not use mosquito repellents because they are harmful and it can get into our body while breathing. The tips you have mentioned are very true and useful. Thanks.

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