How many times have your cottage guests asked about mosquitos? Quite frankly, I don’t like them either. We are pretty blessed that we don’t have a lot at our place and we have a fully screened in Muskoka room, but if you don’t, I came across this pretty solution online. So on this rainy weekend, this would be a good DIY project. I ordered the essential oils on amazon and I’m getting ready for those guests!
DIY MOSQUITO REPELLENT MASON JARS
When combined together, essential oils and citrus fruits make a very effective mosquito repellent. Here’s what you will need:
2 mason jars
10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops of citronella essential oil
One lemon, sliced
One lime, sliced
4 rosemary sprigs
Floating disc candles
Preparation: Add even amounts of lemon and lime slices to each jar and then put 2 sprigs of rosemary into each jar. Next, fill the jar with ¾ water and add 10 drops of the essential oils to a specific jar (don’t mix them). To activate them, just light a candle.
These bug-repelling jars make a great addition to backyards, porches, campfires, and other outdoor areas where you spend your summer nights.