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Children’s All Natural Bug Repellent

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! In misting spray bottle add 2-4 drops tea tree essential oil and 3-6 drops lavender essential oil. (less drops for very young children, more drops for older children) close […]

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Essential Oils and Insects

Many essential oils exist that have uses as pesticides such as citrus oils, mint oil, pine oil, capsicum (pepper) extracts, tree oils and vegetable oils. The essential oil of Bergamot, Anise, Sage, Tea tree, Geranium, Mint, and Thyme, Hyssop, Rosemary, Thyme, and White Clover can be used to control certain pests on plants. They have […]

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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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Six Ways to Say So Long to Slugs

Slugs and snails are a huge problem in many gardens, especially those with tender-leaved plants that have lots of folds or large sheltering leaves low to the ground, such as lettuce, hostas, and tender seedlings. Luckily, there are many ways to stop these critters. Try these six ways to say so long to slugs! 1. […]

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Insect Repellent Oil for Mosquitoes

* 10 to 25 drops essential oil (pennyroyal, lemon balm {citronella}, thyme, and lavender. Other choices include bergamot, cajeput, eucalyptus, rose geranium) * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Combine the ingredients in a glass jar; stir to blend. Dab a few drops on your skin or clothing, making certain to avoid your eyes. Makes about 2 […]

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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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