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Mosquitos are annoying little bugs that in numbers can drive a man mad. Not to mention they spread disease. The typical bug spray, as effective as it is smells bad and has a harmful chemical in it called deet that will strip paint and dyes of some materials. Imagine what that does to your skin! Heres how to make an all natural bug spray out of common household fruits.
 
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Step 1: Gather Citrus Fruit

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Lemons, limes, oranges, clemontomes, tangerines, and grapefruits will all work.

Step 2: Peel It

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Now that you have your fruits, remove the peels from all of them. You will need the rinds so you may eat the fruit if you please.

Step 3: Blend It With Water

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Just blend the rinds with water. I dont have a good ratio, but you should have enough water so it will come through a spray bottle, but remember the more water, the more dilluted and less potent the spray.

Step 4: Use

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I bought a spray bottle for a dollar at the dollar store. Just empty your repellant in to it and spay it on you to use it. Use a strainer and funnel to prevent messes and clogging of your spray bottle. This should be less harmful to your skin than other bug sprays but obviously dont get it in your eyes.
Bowen20023 months ago
Ths is awesome man.
lucaskelso (author) 8 months ago
I will add a warning for those that are allergic to citrus
lucaskelso (author) 8 months ago
Thanks for the comment. I never knew people were allergic to citrus. And the oils are some what harmful to clothing, but it cant be worse than deet which is in commercial bug spray.
jmwells8 months ago
Two minor comments:
One: this maybe deadly to people who are allergic to citrus.
Two: citrus oils also will dissolve some clothing dyes. It's used as a grease and oil solvent. Environmentally friendly tho.