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Right-now the market is filled with so many mosquito repellant products for kids, like patches, bands, sprays and creams. Most of the products claim to be organic, but they do have a lot of chemicals in them. The ones made for babies and kids had one common ingredient citronella oil. These products have a few drops of citronella oil and it costs a lot, the smell disappears in no time making these product useless. So here is a DIY spray which is very simple, easy and cost effective.
Citronella oil and eucalyptus oil are easily available in the market and costs around Rs 150 a bottle which will easily last you for more than a year. Sadly witch hazel is not available in India, the imported ones are very expensive.
- Eucalyptus oil – 20 drops
- Citronella oil- 10 drops
- Water/Witch Hazel – 30 ml
- Lavender or Tea tree oil or lemongrass oil (optional) for healing and smell. (This is expensive so I skipped this one) – 10 drops
- Spray bottle
In a spray bottle add water/witch hazel, to this add the oils and shake. You have your spray in a min.
How to use: I spray it on my baby’s clothes, play area, cradle etc. Even if a little falls on the skin its normal. Same would apply for bigger kids.