About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • •
Time
5 mins

Keep those pesky mosquitos at bay!
I learnt about this original technique from a family member and thought that since it is summer I might just try it out.

This can be applied directly to the skin (with a spray bottle [optional] ) or around an area were the bugs are lingering.

So basically what you do is take the classic, medicinal Listerene and use it as a mosquito repellant to save some moolah!

Hopefully this explains enough, but if not I'm happy to answer any questions :)

Posted by Jane C. Published See Jane C.'s 11 projects »
PrintEmbed

Jane C. posted this project as a creation without steps

Here are some similar tutorials to help you make this one!

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Jane  C.
Jane C. · 11 projects
Yeah- listrene is a mouthwash (hope that helps)!
Reply
Haruka xz
Haruka xz · Puebla, Puebla, MX · 16 projects
sorry, but i dont speak english well, so, Listerene is the product that we use for wash the teeth?
Reply
Jane  C.
Jane C. · 11 projects
I wouldn't worry to much about your skin getting sticky if you spray it on like a mist, but if you really wanted to I'm sure that mixing a little bit of water with the Listerene wouldn't hurt. As for the stains I would just put this on before putting on clothing and only re-apply it where necessary and just generally avoid your clothes- just like you would spray sunscreen. Hope that helps! Happy
Reply
Ultraviolet Darling
Ultraviolet Darling · 6 projects
There's another method where you mix different herbs like lemongrass, cinnamon, peppermint, citronella, and other strong smelling herbs mosquitoes don't like. You have to use a higher concentration though, since herbs aren't as chemical as DEET. And reapply more often.
Reply
Ultraviolet Darling
Ultraviolet Darling · 6 projects
There's another method where you mix different herbs like lemongrass, cinnamon, peppermint, citronella, and other strong smelling herbs mosquitoes don't like. You have to use a higher concentration though, since herbs aren't as chemical as DEET. And reapply more often.
Reply
camilaustral
camilaustral · Concepcion, Bio-Bio, CL · 9 projects
doenn't the skin gets sticky?
or does it leaves stains in the clothes?
Reply
TK Rainy
TK Rainy · Kennewick, Washington, US · 19 projects
You can also drink pineapple juice, or just eat pineapples. Mosquitos hate it.
Reply