Are bugs attacking while you are trying to spend time outside? Head to the bathroom and make this Medicine Cabinet Mosquito Repellent, so easy to make!
Yes, I’ve been a very busy Aldi shopper lately. If you’ve followed the first 2 parts in this series, you’ll know that I’m embracing the Aldi experience and now the whole family has gotten into a groove and even the little girls know that if we are going to the “store”, it will be Aldi.
This spring I’ve really enjoyed the seasonal aisle, we’ve bought everything from a gas BBQ grill to gardening gloves, all priced fabulously low. Each time we go we inevitably try something different, and still surprising to me is that there are more wins than loses, we’ve enjoyed more than we’ve disliked.
Since warm weather has arrived, so has the ever pesky bloodsucker of the skies…the MOSQUITO. I’m not a very outdoorsy gal, I like the outdoors but in short spurts. I’d like to enjoy my yard and be outside with my kids without having to whack, swat & repeat, over and over and over. We live on a lake, so we have no shortage of mosquito stomping grounds, they have found a happy place & aren’t leaving.
One thing I absolutely cannot stand is mosquito repellent! Everything about the stuff makes me nuts, the smell, the tacky residue, the chemicals (especially on my kids) I really, really dislike it and almost always forego it on myself because of these outlined reasons. I’ve tried it all and I really don’t like any of it. But, if my kids want to be outside especially in the evenings for more than 2 minutes, then mom and dad had to find a solution. The solution actually was sitting in our bathroom in the form of Antiseptic Mouth Rinse, not shocking, but we used the Aldi version.
Now when/if you Google this miracle solution, the theory of it will get debunked. I’ve read that there isn’t a high enough percentage of anything to ward of the offenders, but we will tell you from personal experience that it works, if only for short amounts of time! It may not work for hours & hours, but it works long enough that I can stand in the yard and push my kids on the swing set without being attacked. Plus, if I can swish it in my mouth safely, I feel A-OK about squirting a diluted amount on the ankles of my children.
Just grab yourself an empty plastic squirt bottle (once again from my other fave Dollar Tree) and use a 50/50 ratio of mouth rinse and water. We spray it on ourselves and rub it around, we also spray the area surrounding the play set just to keep mosquitoes at bay. And if nothing else, you’ll have a minty fresh smelling yard and no gingivitis on your extremeties…just kidding, give it a try!