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Use Lavender as a Natural Insect Repellent

Casa Quickie: Bug-Free and Beautiful

If the scent or the effects of chemical bug sprays worry you, why not go the natural way? Lavender is a wonderful natural bug repellent, and it smells fantastic, too. Try placing potted lavender and other herb plants near your doors to repel bugs from entering your home. When you're having a picnic or hosting an outdoor dinner party, set some bunches of dried lavender on your table to use as table décor and keep the insects away!

When the party is over, bring it up to your bedroom and place it on your nightstand: lavender is also known to improve sleep quality and promote relaxation.

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blooditsnotfunny blooditsnotfunny 7 years
nice tips, casa!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Love lavender, as I'm raising some in my garden. I'm reluctant to agree that it's a bug repellent, as I've noticed some signs of bugs chewing on their leaves. I've treated the plants, and they seem fine now. But relative to my other flowering plants, they are less proned to bugs.
bunnyhorse bunnyhorse 7 years
Cool, I never heard this before. I'm going to have to try it in my kitchen. The apartment is very old and the windows don't have a good seal, so bugs are always creeping in.
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