I don’t like the idea of spraying poisons on to my skin, so the recent recurring summer problem of mosquitos on the prowl made me think about natural insect repellents.
Apart from the health implications, there is nothing more annoying than having your pleasant evening outdoor meal disturbed by mosquitos, or to wake up after a hot night covered in itchy bites! Other bugs and midges can also make enjoying warm outdoor evenings uncomfortable.
Although citronella candles do help, the expensive repellent sprays I have tried have been less effective. So I decided to experiment in making natural insect repellents using dried herbs and spices.
I researched the Internet and combined that information with the plants I am able to grow in my garden and the spices in my kitchen. Then I began to experiment.