At Home: Tip of the week: Lavender and insects

Flower-based essential oil can repel pests

(Metro Creative Connection)

Tip of the week: Lavender and insects

Lavender can help get repel bugs. Here are a few suggestions:

  • For a bug-free room, put a couple of drops of lavender or peppermint essential oil on a cool light bulb. Or place several drops of oil of lavender or peppermint on a cotton ball or two. Then, put them into a small jar or margarine container, and poke a few holes in the lid or cover before placing them around the room.
  • For a natural insect repellent, mix 2 drops of oil of peppermint or lavender with 2 teaspoons of almond or sweet oil and dab on the skin.
  • For a pest-free picnic, add 5 drops of lavender essential oil to 32 ounces of water. Pour into a spray bottle; spray and wipe down table and chairs.