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Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs -- without using harsh or toxic chemicals! Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 67 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.
It's a dilemma faced by many health-conscious people: how do I keep the bugs away without putting potentially toxic substances on my skin? Many commerically available nontoxic alternatives are dismissed as ineffective or too expensive. In Naturally Bug-Free, herbalist Stephanie L. Tourles offers proven solutions—80 nontoxic recipes she's developed and tested for top effectiveness. Easy to make at home, the recipes range from insect sprays, body oils, and balms to fragrant herbal sachets that repel moths; carpet powders that repel fleas and ants; essential oil repellants to keep the pantry pest-free; and flea and tick powder, drops, and collars for pets. A detailed ingredient dictionary explains the properties of all the herbs, essential oils, and other key ingredients.
About the Author
Stephanie L. Tourles is the best-selling author of Organic Body Care Recipes (125,000 copies in print), Raw Energy, and Raw Energy in a Glass. She has extensive training in herbalism, aromatherapy, and nutritional science and is a licensed esthetician. She is a popular speaker on natural body care and healthy living topics and lives in Maine.