By Jenny Watson
Our family just moved out to a beautiful home on 12 wooded acres with a perfect creek for catching all the crawdads and minnows. Sounds like paradise, right? Well I got a rude awakening the first week of moving after finding multiple ticks on my kids, one of which caused a rash serious enough to head to the doctor’s office for treatment. NOT COOL. Luckily, I scoured the internet and found the perfect homemade natural tick & mosquito repellent that I tweaked with our Castile Liquid Soap and guys, I’m not joking, since using this repellent, we haven’t had a single tick on our kids! I’m so excited to share this with you all and would LOVE your feedback if it works for your family as well as it did for mine! The lemongrass essential oil found in our Castile Soap contributes to the repellent as much as the vinegar so it’s not a completely unbearable scent. My kids line up for it every time they go to play outside.
The Elderberry Co. Natural Tick & Mosquito Repellent Recipe
2 cups distilled white vinegar
1 cup water
½ cup Castile Liquid Soap
In a spray bottle, mix distilled white vinegar, water and Castile Liquid Soap. Adjust the level of soap used to your scent preference.
Like I said, comment below if this recipe helps your family stay safe from ticks and mosquitoes this summer and feel free to share with your friends and family as well! Happy summer everyone!