Herbs (Yakumi)
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Natural Herb Insect Repellent

This is a natural insect repellent which I made for the coming months. We are just in the verge of breaking away from the rainy season (‘tsuyu’) and to start the HOT and HUMID summer season.

Humidity welcomes the insects,
although not too welcoming for US.
Since our garden is full of herbs, I’ve selected the suitable herbs –
lemongrass, geranium, thyme, lavender.
Boiling them in water for approximately 15 minutes extracting the herb essence and scent and added a few drops of lemongrass (aroma) essential oil when cool.

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written by Hisako Makimura, Tokyo, Japan

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