Living on the west coast o scotland, no matter how bad the midges were the year before ye always forget as sping arrives and ye just canny wait for the sunshine and summer tae come..then the midges decend..and puure end..yer joy o the coming months. So here at botany i have tried to create something to fend them off...an old trick used by the farming folk to keep the beasties at bay...and bog myrtle is what they did say, to keep the midges away..and perfect for pets and children too.
Now for the science part...the active ingredients..
~Bog myrtle has a delicious sticky vinger residue on the leaves which cause the bugs to stick and die. The bugs are aware of this danger especially as the vinegar scent is what alerts them and they avoid the scent of this plant.
~citronella naturally masks the oders that the bugs are drawn to on your skin and therefore the bugs are tricked and seek other feeding areas.
~peppermint or menthol is the active ingredient as it is a natural pesticide and has been said to be the longest repelling essential oil for bugs.
~rosemary is pungent aromatic scent repells bugs and also again like bog myrtle, its woody sticky residue can make the bugs stick like a spiders web.
~olive oil slows the evaporation of essential oil escaping from the skin which in turns means longer protection againt the wee blighters.
Directions for use: sray the oil directly onto your skin and allow to absorb before going outdoors.
50ml glass bottle with pet plastic spray cap.
use within 6 months.
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