What household items have sedating effects
Lucky for us, thyme has been found to be a highly effective insecticide against houseflies.In Java, Indonesia, sustainable vetiver essential oil production has produced a viable vetiver craft industry with items such as aromatic mats, baskets, candles, and soaps—all being produced from the spent root.
This essay has some questionable numbers, but the underlying principle is sound.
So how can you repel insects naturally while sticking to your green cleaning principles?
As with all my green cleaning solutions, I use the natural insecticidal powers of essential oils.
If you’ve read my first blog on tips for green cleaning with essential oils, you know I strongly discourage the use of chemical cleaners and pesticides.
But living with colonies of unwanted critters is not exactly how I like to spend my summers.