HOMEMADE SPRAY INSECT REPELLENT & MY ELIJAH CAT'S "INSECT SENSITIVITY"
Elijah is a sweet cat that came to live at my house about three years ago.
Recently, his favorite place to sleep is behind this rake. So, I just leave it there for him.
I think my Punkin is his sister. Punkin's mother put her in my garden shed as a small kitten and I'm not sure why she didn't put Elijah in there, too. Maybe a neighbor found him, first. He was always following Punkin around and he did, finally, come to live here. I take very good care of him and Punkin. The only problem is, they have to live outside. I have a kitty door in my garage and in the garden shed, so they have very warm places to stay in the winter. And, when a dog or an occasional coyote! come by, Punkin and Elijah have a safe place to hide.
Elijah has "insect sensitivity". Sometimes, his nose is very bloody from scratching. He's not as tame as Punkin, so I really can't do much for him.
Recently, I found a recipe for a homemade mosquito repellent on Facebook. I have made it several times and twice a day I spray all around the front porch area where Elijah likes to sleep and I'm amazed at the difference. Also, when I feed him in the morning, I spray a little of the repellent on my hand and "accidentally" touch his head. His nose might look bad to you, but it is tons better than it was. Here is the recipe. I love the way it smells.
HOMEMADE MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Combine in a 16 oz. bottle:
15 drops lavender oil
3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup lemon juice
Fill bottle with water.
Ready to use.