REPELLENT HERBS

Before the garden is shrouded in heavy frost, I like to gather a large supply of repellent herbs for sachets. These pungent herbs help to keep mice, spiders, silverfish, and meal moths away from storage areas. Some of my favorite repellent herbs include Sweet Annie, Tansy, Bee Balm, Wormwood, Mugwort, Patchouli, Mint, and Hissop.   Here are some ways that I find them to be useful:

REPELLENT HERBS | DETERRENT FOR MOTH, MICE, & SPIDERS

Strew Sweet Annie, Wormwood, & Mint around the attic and basement to deter mice and spiders. 

Place Patchouli or Mugwort leaves in old books to repel silver fish. 

Hang bunches of Mint & Bee Balm in the pantry to prevent the infestation of indian meal moth, grain moth, flour moth, pantry moth, or weevil moth. 

Store natural wreaths and decorations with a sachet filled with repellent herbs to deter insects and meal moths.


Although not completely fool-proof, these herbs are very helpful. 
Why not give it a try?

Best of Luck,


Sally