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anyone have a recipe for an all natural mosquito repellent?

i live in southern GA, and the mosquitos are really bad this time of year. what can i make to keep them from biting me? i was using a chemical repellent(similar to OFF!) but would like something that is better for me and the environment. thank you!

Asked By: curious - 7/19/2006
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Catnip Mosquito Repellent w/ Rosemary... More
Answered By: rudenski - 7/23/2006
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eat lots of garlic!
Answered By: LORDSHIVA - 7/19/2006
 
Eucalyptus oil. It is approved as a repellent in helping prevent the West Nile Virus. You can also plant the Eucalyptus plant in your yard to help keep the mosquitos away.
Answered By: happygirl - 7/19/2006
 
I have heard that garlic does work, like the previous responder said. The only problem is that it repels loved ones as well!! For the really natural, the yarrow plant easily expels its repelling properties by rubbing it on you and your clothes... More
Answered By: horseteacher - 7/19/2006
 
Garlic is good, but it if you eat to much, it makes your blood thin and that can be dangerous. (I Eat a ton of garlic, and bruise very easily). If you want to take an odorless garlic supplement, those will help. The Mosquito does not like the taste of your blood. Brewers yeast tablets also work. You Can make a spray... More
Answered By: queen bean - 7/19/2006
 
try vinegar
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Answered By: Cristina D - 7/19/2006
 
suck on matches, the sulfer from the matches is a automattic, bug killer, not just mosquito !! Works great
Answered By: sean ha - 7/19/2006
 
Don't know how to repelle the mosquitos... I've been told if ya would to put chewin' tobacoo on the bite, that'll take the itch away and might get rid of the bite faster... and it doesn't really have any bad effects on you (atleast I don't think there is) and its harmless to the environment.
Answered By: ffasheepdog - 7/22/2006
 
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