Natural Bug Repellent

Pam Ellingson

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@wmnofoz

Another of my "natural remedies" for all things garden. This one is easy easy easy. Again, I found it on the internet and saved it for the summer garden.


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Serves:

a gardenful

Prep:

5 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

quinoa, uncooked
water for rinsing

Directions Step-By-Step

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When you are rinsing the quinoa, save the rinse water. Pour it into a spray bottle and you have an organic liquid that repells insects. Use it on your vegetable plants.
2
I wouldn't recommend using it on culinary herbs though as it could affect the taste. The coating of the quinoa, saponin, a resin-like substance is extremely bitter and forms a soapy solution in water.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy