So Zote it bee (or mosquito)
May 1, 2014 1:54 PM Subscribe
Is there enough citronella oils in Zote
to actually repel mosquitoes from clothes washed using it?
posted by tilde to Home & Garden (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There are a jillion home made laundry soap recipes
out there, some easy, some hard, that use Zote. Some even mention the mosquitoes as a plus but has anyone tried it?
Tossing drops of citronella oil in can possibly work, but I'd rather have something more fool proof for the tweens doing their own summer laundry.
My main thought would be to mix grated Zote in with powdered Charlie's Soap. CS is "safe for HE" but I'd have them scoop the Charlie's-Zote into the tub. Charlie's says 1tbsp per load, so I'd go for some pink flakes in it, maybe 2/3 Charlie and 1/3 Zote.
Any experience here with this? The kids mostly will stay in the state, high mosquito season.