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My Dears,

The height of summer’s heat is behind us. Mornings and nights are definitely cooler. That means spiders and other creepy crawlies are seeking a warm place for the winter. And our homes are the best lodgings to be had.

One way to deal with spider invasions is to prevent them. I prefer to use the power of essential oils to make my own spider/insect repellant.

I rounded up a list of essential oils insect repellants from several aromatherapy books. And if pregnant or nursing, or suffering from an ailment, research the effects of the oils before using and always consult your health care provider and/or aromatherapist. Here’s the list:

  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood
  • Citronella
  • Eucalyptus (has a slight estrogen-like effect on the body)
  • Geranium (avoid in early stages of pregnancy)
  • Lemongrass
  • Clove

Of course, the recipe I use remains a closely guarded family secret. However, here is a good one…

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