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Try Catnip to Repel Mosquitoes

Catnip

It’s been said that the mosquito is the unofficial Maine state bird – though we suspect many states have that same unofficial mascot! – so mosquito control is as important as ever now that we’re based in Maine. That’s why this Science Daily article about catnip’s mosquito repellent compound is good news:

Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET — the compound used in most commercial insect repellents.

This summer, try our wild-crafted Catnip Essential Oil in an outdoor diffuser. Or try a spray made with our catnip hydrosol. We’ll definitely be using these products on the farm!

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Beginning of Summer Fun!

Quote:
The greatest gift of the garden …
is the restoration of the five senses.�
~Hanna Rion

Summer time and the living is easy !!!

Summer and citrus essential oils go hand in hand for me ..
They are just happy and energizing .. uplifting ..
Diffuse some in your home .. make a salt scrub ..
Be happy!!

Grapefruit Pink Organic: reviving effect making it valuable in states of stress.

Mandarin Green Organic Brazil: refreshing aroma has an uplifting quality and may help to banish depression and anxiety.

Salt Scrub Recipe:

8 oz – Himalayan Salt (or dead sea salt or salt of your choice)
4 oz – Carrier oils (i.e. Jojoba, fractionated coconut or your favorite)
30 drops – of your favorite essential oil or blend

Have fun creating your on personalized Salt Scrub !

Visit our Essential Oil page  for more ideas!

The new Dirty Dozen:
12 foods to eat organic and avoid pesticide residue
Fruits and veggies are an essential part of a healthy diet, but many conventional varieties contain pesticide residues.

By Dan Shapley

Read more: The New Dirty Dozen

Aromatic Handmade Soaps:These handmade soaps are as fragrant as they are beautiful. They come in a variety of scents and colors. Made with only the highest quality ingredients for a rich feel and a luxurious lather that rinses cleanly away.
Visit our page : Aromatic Soaps

Have you ever experienced artisan handmade soap??

End Quotes:
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.�
My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.�
The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers,
and the dreams are as beautiful.�
~Abram L. Urban

The garden is the poor man’s apothecary.�
~ German Proverb

This photo is of the first peonie of the Seasons:

Wishing you a safe and playful Summer Season ahead.

~ til next time, Rosanne