30 Jun '12, 5pm

An Herbal Force: DIY Bug Balm: Gather your fresh and dried herbs: calendula flowers for skin soothing, rosemary

An Herbal Force: DIY Bug Balm: Gather your fresh and dried herbs: calendula flowers for skin soothing, rosemary

Originally spotted on Unplugged Sunday : a recipe for a natural bug repelling defense. Remodelista editor Alexa decided to give it a try, with the hope to thwart mosquitos and other summer insects with “a force of rosemary, catnip, lavendar, and lemon.” See below for the recipe; to read the entire post, go to DIY: Bug Repellent Balm on Gardenista . To make the bug repellent, you will need: 1 cup dried calendula flowers 1 cup fresh rosemary 1 cup dried catnip A mix of olive and coconut oil (about 2 cups total) 1/4 cup beeswax Lavender and lemon essential oils (about 10 drops each) Double boiler/ sauce pan and bowl Cheesecloth Liquid measuring cup and glass jar 4-5 lidded jars Gather your fresh and dried herbs: calendula flowers for skin soothing, rosemary for bug repelling, and catnip as an anti-mosquito solution. Above: Equipment needed to bring the salve together. To star...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/an-herbal-force-diy-bug-...

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