Naturally Bug-Free: 75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects

Naturally Bug-Free: 75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 1612125964

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs — without using harsh or toxic chemicals! Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 75 simple recipes for safe, effective bug repellents you can make at home from all-natural ingredients. For protection from mosquitos, ticks, and other biting insects, there are sprays, balms, body oils, and tinctures, with scents ranging from eucalyptus to floral, lemon, vanilla, and woodsy spice. There are also recipes for pets, such as herbal shampoo, bedding formulas, and flea-and-tick collars and powders. And Tourles includes repellents for the home, such as sachets that repel moths, carpet powders that repel fleas and ants, and essential oil repellents to keep your pantry pest-free. A detailed ingredient dictionary explains the properties of all the herbs, essential oils, and other key ingredients.

Merritt's Neurology (12th Edition)

Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction

Genomic Messages: How the Evolving Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, and Future

Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sensory-stimulating, powerfully aromatic herbs provides a strong shield against determined hordes. The menthol crystals create a wonderful cooling sensation that is rather nice on a hot day! Caution: Avoid contact with nose, eyes, and mouth. Wash hands with soap and water immediately after handling menthol crystals. 30 drops rosemary essential oil 18 drops catnip essential oil 1⁄2 teaspoon menthol crystals 1⁄2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin 1 cup unflavored vodka 8-ounce spritzer bottle 1. Add the

flowers (a 50/50 mix is recommended; if only the leaves are available, that’s fine) 3⁄4 cup dried or 11⁄2 cups fresh tansy leaves and flowers (a 50/50 mix is recommended; if only the leaves are available, that’s fine) 1 teaspoon neem base oil 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin 4 cups unflavored vodka (approximate amount) 1-quart canning jar; plastic wrap; fine-mesh strainer and fine filter; funnel; 8- or 16-ounce storage containers and spritzer bottles 1. If you’re using fresh herbs, cut or tear them

Repellent Base #3 24 drops cedarwood essential oil 15 drops tea tree essential oil 5 drops lemongrass essential oil 2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil 2 drops clove essential oil Infused Oils An herbal infused oil has absorbed the fat-soluble properties of an herb that was soaked, or macerated, in the warmed oil for a period of time. When the maceration is complete, the herb matter (marc) is strained out and the infused oil is bottled. Infused oils can be used on their own or blended with

peppercorns 10 drops cinnamon bark essential oil 10 drops clove essential oil Fly-Away Blend Best for houseflies, fruit flies, gnats, mosquitoes, ants, fleas, and cockroaches, but also effective at repelling all manner of crawling insects. 1 cup dried basil leaves 1⁄2 cup dried rosemary leaves 1⁄2 cup dried eucalyptus leaves 1⁄2 cup dried tansy leaves and flowers 1⁄2 cup cinnamon chips 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil 10 drops rosemary essential oil Vetiver Pest Chaser Best for clothing and

will linger, which is a very good thing! This formula works for all flying and crawling insects and also deters mice. Cautions: Cayenne pepper and menthol crystals are strong skin irritants. Do not rub eyes or nose or put fingers in your mouth while working with them, and wash hands immediately after using this formula. Do not spray on carpeting or fabric furniture, as this formula will stain. 1 tablespoon menthol crystals 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, such as

Download sample

Download