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ManyLeaves
Farmgirl in Training

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Susan
WA
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Posted - Jun 12 2020 :  11:26:39 PM  Show Profile
Yarrow is a great "weed". If you crush the leaves, it smells like Bactine (remember that!). Works as an antiseptic on cuts, etc. But soaked in vodka or everclear for one month it makes a great organic insect/mosquito repellent. Stuff a mason jar full of crushed yarrow leaves. Fill the jar up with vodka or Everclear. Put the lid on and soak for a month. Strain the leaves out, put it in a spray bottle.Definitely keeps the mosquitos away. If you use Everclear (pure grain alcohol), and mix that 3 parts aloe vera gel to 7 parts of the everclear makes great hand sanitizer that repels mosquitos. You can't use vodka to make hand sanitizer as it is only 70% alcohol. By the way, don't drink the mosquitos repellent!!!!!!

atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

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Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2020 :  06:23:00 AM  Show Profile
Thank you. I will try this for sure.

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

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Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1402 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2020 :  08:15:48 AM  Show Profile
Great information! Thanks.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jun 25 2020 :  9:55:23 PM  Show Profile
Great tip! thanx for sharing with us...
BTW, Susan.. where in WA are you West or East side?
I'm outside of Spokane.

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ManyLeaves
Farmgirl in Training

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Susan
WA
12 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2020 :  5:02:33 PM  Show Profile
I am in northern Okanogan County about 50 miles from the Canadian border.
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