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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17 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*hugs*deb

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