Natural mosquito and insect repellent oil

Natural mosquito and insect repellent oil • 3 cups vegetable oil, • 1 cup of finely cut fresh Citronella leaves / ½ cup dried herbs. • 1 cup of finely cut fresh Rose Geranium leaves / ½ cup dried herbs. • 1 cup of finely cut fresh Southernwood leaves / ½ cup dried herbs. 1. […]


Snails getting out of hand

Snails getting out of hand? One solution is to lay down grit – many gritty substances make effective snail repellents. Gritty substances will prevent them from crossing over the barrier to get to the plants. Crushed eggshells, sand or diatomaceous earth sprinkled around plants that the garden snails seem to prefer will deter and eventually […]


Pennyroyal for Pest Control

Pennyroyal for Pest Control Pennyroyal is an ant repellent which can be used under roses and also sprinkled in other places around the house. Sprinkle some in the Worm Bin if ants are a problem together with Tansy. If you have ants on your plants then have a closer look and see if there are […]


Pest Control with Tansy

Pest Control with Tansy Strong smelling tansy is a must have in the organic garden to act as a natural insect repellent. In the Middle Ages dried tansy was one of the “strewing herbs” scattered across floors to keep pests away. Housewives also hung it from rafters, packed it between bed sheets and mattresses, and […]



Three ways to use Oregano: 1. Add oregano to omelets, frittatas and quiches for a peppery flavor. Use in dishes in combination with garlic, thyme, parsley and olive oil to spice them up. 2. Pick a bunch of Oregano flowers and Basil leaves, place in a vase on the kitchen windowsill to act as a […]


Flea Repellant

Flea repellent Make herbal powders using combinations of the following herbs: rosemary, lavender, southernwood, lemon verbena, catnip, basil, lemon grass, citronella pelargonium, marigold and the passion-fruit plant. Herbs love being trimmed, so cut them regularly, and dry them out of the sun, in your garage or pantry, layered on paper, or by hanging in bunches. […]


Herb Focus – Horseradish

Herb focus – Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) The pungent horseradish sauce that delivers a kick to salads, sauces, mustard and even mayonnaise, is made from the grated raw root. The ground root also has many healing actions; as a mild antibiotic, expectorant and diuretic that promotes perspiration making it useful for breaking fevers, especially those associated […]