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Casa Quickie: Organic Bug Repellent

As much as a I hate to have bugs in my personal space, I'm also repelled by having chemicals on my skin. I prefer to be free of those artificial substances whenever possible. When it comes to keeping bugs away, I live by the same rules. One simple way to make chemical-free bug repellent is to mix witch hazel with a few drops of tea tree, lavender, or peppermint oil in a spray bottle. Just shake the bottle before each use and lightly mist your skin, and you'll be free and clear of that bothersome buzzing. Voilà!

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bento-barista bento-barista 8 years
How does that work exactly? Is it the witch hazel, oils or the combination of the two that does the job? B/c I would rather just use the witch hazel on its own, if that's all that's necessary.
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 8 years
I have heard that Bounce dryer sheets rubbed on your skin works!!! Or even putting it in your pocket is supposed to work!
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