Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs -- without using harsh or toxic chemicals! Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 75 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.
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.
"Stephanie Tourles explains why single-chemical insecticides can be dangerous, while patiently showing how to use herbs and essential oils as potent protection from ticks, mosquitoes, and other nuisances." -- Robert Tisserand, author of Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition
"Stephanie Tourles unleashes creative, safe, and effective natural solutions that allow our dogs and cats to be itch-free and protected from fleas, ticks, and other pests without being exposed to harmful chemicals." -- Arden Moore, America's Pet Health and Safety Coach and founder of Pet First Aid 4U