Insect repellants recipe's ect

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 04:52
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Hi everyone

Please post them up here !


What about mum's recipe's... you know the old fashioned ones, for insects, sand flies, midgies. and just plain old "itchy bites"

One shot cures all type ones..
The more, the merry-er

Cheers
Bucky


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Reply By: trainslux - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:01

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:01
For mossies

equal parts dettol and baby oil.

Some add another of metho so 3 equal parts.
I only use the dettol and baby oil.
You can add 1-2 drops of citronella oil if you like its smell.

Trains
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Reply By: Fiona & Paul - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:02

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:02
Fiona mixes 100mm of Citronella with Candle Wax (equivalent of 6 candles) - melt wax and blend the other stuff & put it in a used 500gm steel coffee can - then she sticks a Wick up the centre as it starts setting.

Lasts a long time and does good job around van, tent and or campfire. We use them at home in various sizes but mainly the 500gm tin is a good size.

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Paul H - this is not my idea, without the bride I'd be a goner
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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:34

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:34
Hi
there was a discussion about this not that long ago (though it also incliudes commercial products). May provide a few recipes (and save people repeating themselves).

midge's,fly's & mozzies

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Greg
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 18:17

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 18:17
Gday Bucky,
Just found a new one this week....
Electro clean works well on stink beetles.......they bugger off without stinking too!!!

Cheers
Hairy
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Reply By: All Clear - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:40

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 21:40
The latest I have heard but haven't tried is Listerine..

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