Lemon balm and Lavender join to make one powerful bug repellent. Life with out bug bites or chemicals, WOW! It must be heaven. Needs to be re applies every hour or so.
fresh lemon balm (enough to fill a qt jar but not stuffed)
fresh lavender (enough to make the jar really full)
apple cider vinegar (enough to cover the herbs in the jar)
1Crush with fingers the fresh lemon balm and stuff into quart jar. Add lavender. Cover with apple cider vinegar.
Shake or stir every day for 7 days.
Strain and pour into a spray bottle. Store in cool, dark place. will keep for the season.
Some substitutions: catnip, lemon grass, eucalyptus, lemon eucalyptus, lemon thyme, mountain mint, and jewelweed.