Natural Bug Repellent: Herbal Mosquito Bundles

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Mosquito Bundles

Try this natural technique to keep mosquitoes at bay using fresh lavender, sage and mint from your garden.

Gather Your Supplies

On newspaper, lay out your fresh herbs. Be sure that they do not have any water on their leaves, if so they will mold.

Cut the String

Cut a 4 foot long piece of string. Cut the herbs to approximately 6 inches long. Lay the string on the newspaper. In the center of the string, form a pile of herbs from the sage, lavender and mint.

Tie the Top

Tie a tight knot in the string close to the top of the herb pile.

Lots of Knots

Flip the herb bundle over and tie another knot. Continue tightly tying knots on both sides until you reach the end of the bundle.

Knot the End

Finish the bundle by knotting off the end and trimming up any loose ends on the herbs.

Just Add Fire

Put out in a decorative basket at your next BBQ or outdoor gathering. Allow guests to toss the bundles on the fire or BBQ to keep mosquitoes away.

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