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natural bug repellent

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pam Ellingson
Wichita, KS

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.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For natural bug repellent

  • quinoa, uncooked
  • water for rinsing

How To Make natural bug repellent

  • 1
    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.