Homemade Mosquito Repellent That Actually Works
Stale beer, epsom salt and mouthwash. Yup. Weirdest smelling lawn ever...
When I heard of the combination of stale beer, epsom salt and mouthwash...well, you can understand my skepticism. But the mosquitoes are relentless! Apparently deet will give you a third eye (the stuff in Deep Woods Off), so other options are welcome when you are outside for a while.
It's summer, and with the spring that we've had - well, the mosquitoes are not only big and hungry, there are a ton of them!
Here is a apparently a tried and true home remedy - and it worked! Insect Cop is where I found a recipe.
- One 16 oz. bottle mint-flavored mouthwash
- 3 cups Epsom salt
- 3 stale 12 oz. beer
Trust me...I thought it was stupid too. But for some reason, I am DELICIOUS to mosquitoes - so I was ready to try anything. The article says that you only need to apply it every two and a half months. That is a crock. I applied it a lot. A lot! But it did work.
The only sad part is the waste of beer...but my lawn has never smelled so minty fresh!