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Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Well-Being

14 September 2021

With the warm weather we’ve been having recently there’s been an influx of mosquitoes.  This handy recipe for homemade mosquito repellent is just what’s needed to keep those pesky creatures at bay.  And in true Newton Wood style it’s a natural alternative to chemical repellents.

 

Ingredients

Equal measures of:

    • Mouthwash
    • Beer
    • Epsom salt

Spray bottle

Essential oils from the list below can also be added to further repel mosquitoes:

    • Citronella
    • Cinnamon
    • Lemon
    • Eucalyptus Lemon
    • Cedarwood
    • Tea tree
    • Peppermint
    • Lavender
    • Basil
    • Thyme

 

 

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Stir until the Epsom salts have dissolved into the solution.
  2. Add essential oils if using.
  3. Pour into a spray bottle.

 

Usage

Spray around the garden and outside your house to repel those pesky mosquitoes.

 

 

Epsom Salt For Mosquito Bites

If you’ve been bitten by a mosquito the itchy red bump that’s left can become unbearable.  A gentle soak in Epsom salt can ease the discomfort and provide quick relief from the incessant itching and inflammation.

 

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NB: This blog does not provide medical advice and we always recommend you seek professional advice from a healthcare professional in the first instance.

I used these epsom salts after taking on the London to Brighton Challenge - walking over 100km in 24 hours. Afterwards my body was aching so much, in particular my feet, legs and hips. I used these salts immediately when I returned home in a bath, and the following day to soak my feet. All I can is it it made the world of difference - I felt so much better and my muscles recovered quicker than they ever have! I'd highly recommend them.