How to make a DIY mosquito, fly and bug repellent

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During the medieval period, people used to think that infusing vinegar with herbs, garlic, or spices can protect them from THE GREAT PLAGUE, but this method was actually used in many regions all around the world for medicinal purposes (the documented uses dating back to ancient Greek). Making infused vinegar does take some time (a couple of weeks), but the DIY repellent does not use vinegar (which makes the creation of the four thieves infusion even faster). The repellant that we are about to show you is extremely effective and it repels insects like flies and mosquitos.

Contrary to its name, the four thieves infusion uses more than four herbs and they can vary as well. The popular herbs used in four thieves infusions are rosemary, wormwood, sage, thyme, rue, lavender, mint, and cloves.

Here are the needed ingredients:

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of sage
  • 2 tablespoons of thyme
  • 2 tablespoons of mint
  • 2 tablespoons of lavender
  • 2 tablespoons of rosemary
  • 3 to 4 cloves
  • French press
  • 8-ounces of boiling water
  • 8-ounces of with hazel
  • A glass spray bottle

Before doing anything, you’ll have to steep the herbs and to do that, add the cloves and dried herbs to a kettle, then add in the boiling water (make sure that the used vessel has a lid to keep the steam trapped in it and to keep the volatile oil in the tea. Let it steep until the tea reaches room temperature before straining.

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