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Naturally Bug-Free by Stephanie Tourles

75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects

Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs — without using harsh or toxic chemicals!

 

Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 75 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.

Tourles playfully presents 64 easy recipes for natural body oils, balms, tonics, bath blends, and sweet treats to share with your special someone. This celebration of life and pleasure arouses the senses with such irresistible recipes as “Come Hither” Body Powder, Cocoa-Chai “Kiss ‘n’ Make Up” Lip Butter, and Vanilla Intrigue Massage Oil. 

Most recipes use simple, common ingredients, making them both easy and quick to prepare. With beautiful illustrations and engaging explanations of the power that herbs, flowers, and natural oils have over our physical bodies, Making Love Potions is the perfect gift for herb lovers — and all lovers — everywhere.

254: Stephanie Tourles on Natural Ways to Repel Insects. - Urban Farm Podcast
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Reviews

"The book includes 64 all-natural, easy-to-make recipes that arouse the senses and boost energy."— Today.com

"Tourles's new book focuses on DIY recipes that will help you nourish a relationship, whether it's your connection with a significant other, your platonic friendship, or your relationship with yourself. The concoctions inside are a delight for the senses, too: from comforting tea recipes to bath milks that take relaxation to a whole other level."— Refinery29

“Filled with bright watercolor illustrations, her collection of 64 recipes for herbal concoctions to please the whole body has something for everyone.” — BookPage

"Stimulate your senses in more ways than one with this delightful book that teaches you to create elixirs and potions for passion that are healthful, sensuous, and delicious."
— Brigitte Mars, author of The Sexual Herbal, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, and The Country Almanac of Home Remedies