Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Herbal Insect repellant

This recipe is from http://www.bulkherbstore.com/VFT I had to add it to my blog as it looks so interesting and the testimonials sound great. I haven't had a chance to make it yet but with summer coming on I will definitely be giving it a go.


2 tablespoons Rosemary
2 tablespoons Sage
2 tablespoons Lavender
2 tablespoons Wormwood
2 tablespoons Peppermint
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped garlic
2 quarts of apple cider vinegar


Combine 12 tablespoons of the premixed herbs and 2 quarts of vinegar in a sealed glass jar, and steep in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks or so, shaking daily. Then, strain out the used herbs, and retain the herbal liquid mixture.

Add several cloves of crushed garlic, and close lid. Let soak for three days, and strain out the garlic fiber and discard.

This liquid tincture needs to be stored in a cool place, like the refrigerator. It can be preserved for a very long period of time by canning. To do so, fill canning jars with boiling liquid tincture to within one-half inch of top. Cap with rubber seal canning lid, tighten ring, and turn hot jar upside down; leave it undisturbed until it cools to room temperature. This will cause the jar to seal.

Don’t forget to date and label it.

This is for external use ONLY. DO NOT use it internally. DO NOT use on broken skin.

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