Preventing Mosquito Bites Naturally at Camp

Mosquitoes and summer go hand in hand at Greenwood Trails (and any other camp on the East coast). Deet is an efficient way of preventing insect bites but some people prefer to repel them naturally.

Here’s a great recipe to make your own natural bug spray!

Pour 1/2 cup of witch hazel into an 8 oz. spray bottle.

Add 6 to 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 2 drops of diluted yarrow tincture to the spray bottle.

Shake the spray bottle vigorously and spray on exposed skin. Apply the mosquito repellent mixture every 2 to 3 hours when outdoors. Store the repellent in a cool, dark cabinet.

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