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Here's How You Can Repel Insects Without A Mosquito Killer!

There are about 200 million species of insects living on our Planet and every one of them seems to favor your house to live in. But how can you get rid of them without using products like mosquito killers? Find out now!

Everyone wants to get rid of insects, from their homes, or their grill party, it doesn’t matter. But they are also very important in the natural food chain and keeping your environment healthy. So instead of killing them, here is a solution how to repel them! After you try this, you’ll have 0 problems with bugs!

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You will need the following items for your home-made, all natural bug spray: 1/2 cup catnip, 2 cups water, 4 tablespoons witch hazel, 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 10 to 20 drops essential oil, small spray bottle, a small funnel, a saucepan, a bowl, sieve, and paper towel.

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First step: Measure and add the catnip to a pan and cover it with water. Boil for five minutes and then turn off the heat and let it cool for at least an hour. If using fresh leaves, then roughly chop the catnip and let it simmer for 10 minutes before removing from the heat.

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Second step: Place a strainer in a bowl and then line the strainer with a paper towel. Pour in the catnip tea and then strain it. Now add the four tablespoons of the catnip tea to the small spray bottle with the help of a funnel. Reserve any leftover strained liquid in a sealed jar or plastic container for the next batch of bug spray, because once you see how good his works, you’ll want to more!

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Third step: Just add the witch hazel. This is needed because it will act as the carrier of the actual oil.

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Fourth step: Add vanilla! Not only is this going to make your bug repellent smell very good but vanilla itself is an insect repellant too!

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Your bug spray is ready, now feel free to use it! But first, spray it on your ankle or you arm to test how your skin reacts to this. Did it work for you? Share this article with your friends, they’ll be happy to get rid of bugs too!

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