Category Archives: natural remedies

Natural bug repellent

I have tried various concoctions over the years to combat insects.
So far, though it seems like I am only marinating myself to be a skeeter buffet.
I just tried out a new recipe I found online.
It is made up of natural and simple ingredients which I got from the local box store.

Witch Hazel
50 drops of Tea Tree Oil
Distilled water
That’s it.
Tea tree oil is a good repellent of ticks and biting flies. Witch Hazel is an astringent.

You may also add vanilla extract to this or citronella essential oil. But, what I listed above is what I used for an evening of fishing and did not notice being a buffet for winged insects trying to get at my blood.