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Naturally Bug-Free
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Naturally Bug-Free
75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects
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Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs — without using harsh or toxic chemicals! Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 67 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.

Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs — without using harsh or toxic chemicals! Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 67 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.

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About the Author-
  • Stephanie L. Tourles is the author of Stephanie Tourles's Essential Oils: A Beginner's Guide and Pure Skin Care, as well as the best-selling Organic Body Care Recipes, Hands-On Healing Remedies, and Raw Energy. As a licensed holistic esthetician with a strong background in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism, she has been practicing and teaching healthy living for more than 25 years. Tourles has extensive training in the nutritional sciences, is a certified aromatherapist, a nationally certified reflexologist, and a professional member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. She lives in Orland, Maine.

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  • Introduction
    Chapter 1: The Basics
    Chapter 2: The Ingredient Dictionary
    Chapter 3: Mixing It Up: Essential Equipment
    Recipes
    Chapter 4: Insect Repellents for People
    Chapter 5: Products for Pets
    Chapter 6: Protect Your Home
    Resources
    Index

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  • Library Journal

    February 1, 2016

    Looking for relief from biting and stinging insects, but not crazy about harsh chemicals in commercial repellents? Tourles, author of several books on natural health and organic beauty products, presents natural options to keep the bugs away. This book follows the same organization as the author's previous titles. A lot of information and professional advice is given, especially on materials, tools, and ingredients. The core of this work is the recipes for bug repellents--for people, pets, and home. Safety considerations are stressed, especially with appropriate application of the repellents. The recipes are dependent on essential oils, which means finding specialty retailers. Be aware, these ingredients can be expensive. The line drawings are underwhelming, and there is no illustration for technique and directions. VERDICT For those looking for a natural solution to the bugs that bug you, this title offers a nice package of products. While there are other offerings on the use of essential oils, this one is uniquely focused and complete with exceptional guidance.

    Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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