I bumped into this list today of some natural ways to repel bugs, and I plan to give vanilla a try to see if it works well with keeping the mosquitoes off of our precious skin this Summer.
Homemade Bug Spray:
1 cup of water
1 T of vanilla
Mix one cup of water and one tablespoon of vanilla extract together in a spray bottle. Make sure corn syrup isn’t listed in the ingredients or it will make you sticky! My research shows that bugs don't like the smell of vanilla, so they'll stay away from you if you spray it on your skin.
Have you tried any safe, homemade bug sprays that work well?