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Insecticide for Plants

* 8 oz. sugar, 4-8 oz. 3% peroxide (food grade) in 1 gallon water and use as a spray. * or: 1%soap and 99%water as a spray using a container affixed to the end of a hose. * or: Use predator insects or bacillus thuringiensis * or: Mix 1 gallon of water, 2 tablespoons dishsoap, […]

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Ridding Your Home of Moths

Avoid mothballs and flakes. Clean garments thoroughly before storing them in a sealed closet, bag, trunk or other container – moths are attracted to dirt on clothes. Vacuum the closet regularly to get rid of moths food sources. Cedar (hangers, lining, shavings, oil) or lavender (dried, sachets, oil) act as deterrents. Moth eggs can be […]

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Mosquito Chasing Oil

Ann Lovejoy, the noted Seattle gardener, writer and organic-gardening proponent, has suggested a recipe for catnip-and-rosemary mosquito-chasing oil: * 2 cups catnip, stemmed * 1 cup rosemary, cut in 6-inch sprigs * 2 cups grapeseed oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the […]

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Natural Moth Repellent

In a small sachet or small sock or nylon toe stuff dried tansy, yarrow, cedar shavings or a few drops of essential oil of cedar. Close off and hang in your closet or put in your drawer to repell moths. Free PDF Health Ebook…Remedies4.com!

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Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellents

All natural bug repellents are becoming more common over their toxic counterparts. Why not try to make up your own natural bug repellent and see the different in the lack of fumes (some even smell really good!) and the cheaper price. Most all of these bug repellents incorporate essential oils. Tick Repellent * 20 drops […]

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Citronella Lotion

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! * 2 ounces distilled water * 2 ounces olive oil * 120 drops citronella essential oil A lotion is an emulsification of water and oil. To prepare: Put water […]

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Essential Oil Insect Repellent

* 8 ounces of carrier oil (almond or olive) * 40 drops Pennyroyal Oil * 40 drops Citronella Oil * 40 drops Cedarwood Oil * 40 drops Eucalyptus Oil * 40 drops Aloe Vera Oil * 2 capsules of Vitamin E (preservative) You can add 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1/4 cup of water […]

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Herbal Insect Repellent Oil

* 1 part fresh pennyroyal * 1 part fresh thyme * 1/2 part fresh basil * 1/2 part neem leaf (if available) * tea tree essential oil * citronella essential oil * olive oil Pick your fresh herbs. Manually remove any dirt then set them in a sunny place until the herbs are wilted. Using […]

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