BUGS and mosquitos can be a right pain over the summer months, but a mum claims that she’s found the perfect hack to keep them at bay.
Mum blogger, Jacquelin (@momlikeaboss), believes her simple dryer sheet hack is the key to conquering the great outdoors this summer.
She said: “If you’re trying to keep the bugs away – mosquitos, ticks, gnats, make sure next time you go camping you pack dryer sheets.”
Dryer sheets are usually added to a load of laundry to add a bit of softness and help to reduce static from the fabrics.
Most scented dryer sheets have a chemical, linalool, in it that creates the perfect bug repellent – which can also be found in plants including lavender, marjoram, coriander and basil.
Linalool is also used in some mosquito repellent spray.
Jacquelin said: “Scents that we love, bugs hate – so get a dryer sheet and keep it in your pocket.
“Run it through your hair – bonus hack, if you’re trying to get the campfire smell out of your hair – dryer sheets.”
The mum-of-three points out in the comments: “Dryer sheets can be very chemical laden, I use Seventh Generation paraben & phthalate free, 97% ingredients from plants.”
Lavender is the scent she recommends for warning off those pesky bugs.
People rushed into the comments to praise Jacquelin for her genius trick.
One follower joked: “Does it BUG them?”
Another said: “Oh I didn’t know lavender they disliked. I will use that sent when I close the camper.”
A third asked: “Lavender triggers my migraines, is there any other scents that work?”
Jacquelin replied: “Eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint and lemongrass are all great.”
Her video has been viewed over a massive 401,900 times and racked up over 44,000 likes.