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6 Plants to Keep Bugs Away!

Bouquet of lavender in a rustic settingListed below are 6 plants that you can grow (indoors or out) to get rid of the creepy crawlies that invade your living space…

Feverfew

Feverfew is great for repelling mosquitoes and other flying biting insects. It is ideal for planting around outdoor seating areas, pathways and close to doorways and windows; for maximum benefit, plant in conjunction with citronella grass and lavender (see below).

In addition to its insect repellent qualities, feverfew also has many medicinal uses. It is historically used to help treat nervous disorders, headaches and it also works as a laxative and helps ease bloating.

Pyrethrum also known as Chrysanthemum

Pyrethrum helps to repel a whole host of insects and bugs, including: aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, harlequin bugs and ticks.

Pyrethrum is best used as a ‘companion plant’ to protect other plants with its insect repellent properties. It is planted close to plants which are affected by the insects above.

Additionally a natural pesticide can be made with pyrethrum flowers. The flowers need to be dried and crushed and mixed with water. It is beyond the scope of this article to give specific instructions on potency etc., so please carry out further research before trying this, as even though the pesticide is completely natural, it can still be harmful to humans in certain situations.

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Spring Cleaning Recipe for the Grout

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♥ Spring Cleaning Recipe for the Grout ♥

7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar – throw in a spray bottle and spray your floor, let it sit for a minute or two… then scrub

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Homemade Mosquito Repellant

It's that time of year - the skeeters are getting badSkip the harsh store bought stuff and make you own mosquito repellantCombine in a 16 oz bottle:15 drops lavender oil3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract1/4 Cup lemon juice.Fill bottle with water. Shake.Ready to use. Make some extra to gift to your family & friends. (Trust me.. it'll be appreciated!) Share this on your wall so you'll have it handy when it's needed.Join us for more tips, recipes, crafts and support @[204277836356024:69:NuLife4u Skinny Friends Weight Loss Support Group]

It’s that time of year – the skeeters are getting bad
Skip the harsh store bought stuff and make you own mosquito repellant

Combine in a 16 oz bottle:
15 drops lavender oil
3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract
1/4 Cup lemon juice.

Fill bottle with water. Shake.Ready to use. Make some extra to gift to your family & friends. (Trust me.. it’ll be appreciated!) Share this on your wall so you’ll have it handy when it’s needed.

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