There is a lot to celebrate about all the recent rain we have had.
There will be no celebrating the increase in mosquitoes we can expect next.
Mosquitoes can be highly irritating biting pests but they also carry viruses, such as Ross River Virus and Barmah Forest Virus.
Try this natural mix to keep the mossies at bay.
5 drops of lemon essential oil
10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
¼ teaspoon citronella essential oil
2 cups of water
Put the ingredients in a spray bottle and apply.
It is safe to use on your body but you can also spray the area around you to send the mozzies on their way.
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