Who knew that a fresh-breath product can also keep pesky mosquitoes away? Instead of an insect repellant that could contain the toxic chemical DEET, try mouthwash instead. Pour a little mouthwash into a spray bottle and mist away when you're outdoors and starting to get bites from mosquitoes. Spraying mouthwash on your skin, around the outdoor table and anywhere else you suspect they may bite will keep them away for two reasons: The alcohol content dries out the mosquitoes, and the eucalyptus oil in mouthwash is a natural deterrent.
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