Woman holding cup at campsite
Keep Bugs Away During Your Next Camping Trip With This Baking Staple
Vanilla extract is a great item to bring on a camping trip, as it is known to confuse and disorient blood-sucking insects that leave behind itchy bites.
Besides being a useful bug repellent, vanilla extract also smells great and won't irritate sensitive skin or damage plastics and synthetic fabrics like bug spray can.
Add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract per cup of water and place it in a spray bottle. Apply this directly to your skin before you go out and reapply throughout the day as needed.