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Mosquito Repellant

Post by minniev » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:52 pm

Did you know that Beautyberries repel mosquitos? You can wrap branches around your neck (or your dog's if he'll let you), or crush the leaves and make a lotion of them. It is as effective as DEET in repelling both mosquitos and ticks. If you don't believe me, look it up.
Recipe for repellant: Chop up leaves and stems and boil in a pot. Let cool and strain the liquid into blender, about 1 1/2 c. In a separate pot warm some organic neem oil (1 c) with 1 ounce of beeswax until melted. Then turn the blender on and pour in the oil mixture very slowly and it becomes a cream.
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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:14 pm

minniev's skeeter ease.....can I order off your website...nicely presented with good use of depth of field...

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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:51 am

this is awesome, yes, please, I will order a case.

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Post by minniev » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:36 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:14 pm
minniev's skeeter ease.....can I order off your website...nicely presented with good use of depth of field...
Thank you. I'll let you know when I get some cooked up!
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Post by minniev » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:37 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:51 am
this is awesome, yes, please, I will order a case.
thanks and I'll let you know!
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Post by Ceropegia » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:16 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I have a lot of beauty berry growing at the edge of the woods, some right across the driveway. I'll have to try it. Although, I have to say, for some reason I have almost no mosquitoes around the house, in the woods, or even down at the creeks. So I'll try it when I am out an about to places where they are.

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Post by minniev » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:53 pm

I got caught in a mosquito haven unexpectedly last week when I went hiking and had no bug spray with me.Picked up a dozen bites in about a minute. I found a beautyberry bush and crumpled some leaves and wiped my arms and neck/face with them, and had no more bites even though they continued to buzz around me. So my quick assessment is - beautyberry juice works!
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