The best time to plant lavender is during the spring season. Grab a few bushels and plant them around the yard, especially near your outdoor seating. Lavender’s scent deters both flies and mosquitos, but it will be a nice, relaxing addition to your backyard!
Peppermint is another scent mosquitos can’t stand! Pick up some peppermint essential oil and dap on your wrists before going outside. You can also make your own spray by combining a few drops of peppermint oil in a spray bottle filled with filtered water. You can spray this mixture on outdoor furniture, on your kids, and even your dog!
Mason Jar Repellent
Ditch the tiki torches and make your own natural mosquito repellent. With just a handful of ingredients, you can create your own mosquito lamp to put on the table or around your campsite! It’s easy to put together and it will smell amazing! Get the instructions here.
Next time you’ll be around the campfire, bring a sage bundle along and toss it into the fire. The fumes from the sage with deter both flies and mosquitos, so you can make your s’mores in buzz-free silence!