In Northern California, we tend to get some mosquitoes and they really do love me.
I can not stand mosquitoes yet I also have a love hate relationship with typical big sprays. I occasionally go for runs at dusk and I just feel gross when I spray on big sprays. (And I have tried tons of them.) My little girl has a classmate that got a nasty mosquito bite right on her little eyebrow and the poor thing had a big swollen eye for a few days. I have been especially vigilant this year after seeing that little girl walk around like Rocky Balboa for a few days.
So I have been looking into alternatives for regular big spray that are safe for me and for my sweet little girls and came across this oil that might be worth checking out- Bug Off Synergy.
It is priced at $7.95 but I bet this lasts for a really long time. It is a mixture of fragrances (including Citronella) and you can either mix it to make a homemade spray or dab oil on your hands and rub it over your hair and exposed skin and that is that.
This little bitty jar you can easily tuck inside a purse or keep in the car so you have it anytime you might need it.
I was reading the reviews and overall they were extremely positive. Head over here to Amazon to take a look.
I am working on a few DIY Mosquito repellent ideas that I will be posting soon– if you have things that have worked really well for you please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!