I heard some mom friends talk about making their own bug repellent sans harmful chemicals to use on their babies. I had to jump on the bandwagon since I am a fan of essential oils right now and decided to try my own homemade recipe. I purchased citronella, patchouli and lemongrass all great mosquito and gnat repellents.
In a small 3oz spray bottle I mixed 2oz distilled water, 1 oz witch hazel and the following essential oils.
20 drops purification
10 drops citronella
3 drops lavender
3 drops patchouli
3 drops lemon grass
We used our home made mix at the softball fields last night while we watched Kyle play outfield and it kept all the pesty bugs away! And it smelt great!