Herbal Healing for your Household
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Sarah Hughes - Herbalist
Wormwood and Sage Moth Repellent Sachets
. 2 tbsp dried rosemary leaves
. 2 tbsp dried wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) leaves
. 2 tbsp dried sage leaves
. Dash of vodka
1. Mix all herbs together in an open shallow bowl, and sprinkle on a dash of vodka.
2. Put a little of the dried herb mixture into the centre of a small muslin square. Tie with raffia. Repeat until you have used up all the herbs.
USE: Pop the herbal sachets into cupboards and drawers to deter moths. When they first stop smelling, give them a squeeze and a bash to release more volatile oils. Next time, they will need replacing.
The anti-pet pong spray
. 1 heaped teaspoon dried fennel
. 1heaped teaspoon dried mint
. 1 heaped teaspoon dried rosemary
. 1 heaped teaspoon dried wormwood
. 200ml water
. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
. 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
. 10 drops teatree essential oil
. 10 drops thyme essential oil
How to get the herbs from your plant dried:
There are two ways, you can put them in an oven for anything from 3-5 hours or hang them up in a well ventilated dry place for 2 weeks.
1. Place all dried herbs in a glass bowl and pour boiled 200mls water over. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
3. Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in liquid and add the essential oils.
4. Pour into a spray pump.
5. Spray onto pet bedding once to twice a week - more if you have a smelly dog!
About the Spray:
This will keep for a month. The dried herbs last longer than the fresh as they don't have water in them.