Mosquitoes love me. I'm sweet as candy to them.
Before we left Phoenix, I read this article about making a natural insect repellent. Then I read this article. Both inspired me to make my own.
Here's the concotion I used and have been quite pleased with the results. Heaven's knows I'm in mosquito country now.
4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops lavender oil
4 drops tea tree oil
4 drops lemongrass oil
2 drops peppermint oil
2 teaspoons witch hazel
8 ounces water
Pour into a spray bottle and shake. Apply at least every two hours. It smells wonderful.