Dragonfly Treasure: Keep Mosquitoes Away with this DIY Spray
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Friday, August 2, 2019

Keep Mosquitoes Away with this DIY Spray

Yes, I'm dating myself with this one! 
Paul Harvey had a segment years ago, where he shared this spray recipe.
Over the years I think people have forgotten about it. 
So here it a reminder with photos on how to make it.

Only 3 ingredients needed:
Big bottle of BLUE cheap Mouthwash
3 cups of Epsom Salts
3 stale 12 oz. cans of cheap beer

Mix all 3 ingredients together until salt is dissolved.

Bottle of mouthwash

Epsom salts

stale beer

FYI, start with a large pitcher.
I had to switch - it's a lot of liquid! LOL

Stir until salts are dissolved

Pour into a spray bottle.

Makes quite a lot.
Spray anywhere you sit or hangout outside, it won't harm plants or flowers.
I spray it on my window screen from the inside out
 (so I don't get my windows dirty ;)
I spray the deck and walkways throughout the gardens.

It does make a huge difference.
Recently had the Little's here and spent a lot of time outside playing.
Happy to report no one received a bite. 

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  1. Thanks so much for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 40!

    1. You're most welcome! Thanks so much for hosting♥

  2. I had never heard of this mix to keep mosquitoes away--and they love me! I get bitten a lot. So I could use it. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  3. They love me too! It's crazy how this keeps them away.

    I used to go out gardening with dryer sheets sticking out of very nook and cranny - to no avail!

    This is cheap and makes a lot!
    I spray the area I plan on gardening in, plants and all, what a relief!

  4. Never heard of this mix either but worth a try. Thanks!
    Have a great week

    1. Thanks for the visit! Enjoy your week also♥

  5. I have never tried this! I have had good luck with a diy peppermint spray that keeps mosquitoes off of me :)

    I would love to have you share your talent on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Hope to see you there!

    1. Thanks so much for the invite! On my way ♥

  6. With all the flooding this year the mosquitoes have been terrible! Thanks for sharing this! Have a blessed week ahead! :)

    1. They have been awful here too! Wishing you a blessed week also ♥

  7. Can't wait to try this. What size mouthwash bottle?

  8. Defintely making this!!!! Do you have anything for getting rid of CHIGGERS in the flower beds????

  9. Thanks so much for linking up your DIY mosquitos spray post at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 3!

  10. Great post, thanks for sharing this is something we all need. Pinned


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