Do It Your self Herbal Medicine

PART 3. THE REMEDIES

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AROUND THE HOUSE

MICE

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Whether you perceive mice as cute or frightening, you don’t want them in your home. Capable of causing extensive damage, harboring fleas, and spreading diseases, these troublesome little rodents belong outdoors. The good news is that you don’t have to use chemicals or inhumane traps to keep them away. Because mice hate strong-smelling herbs, you can easily fend them off while making your home a more fragrant place to be.

Yarrow Mouse Repellent

YIELD: 6 CUPS
STORAGE: NOT RECOMMENDED
TIME: 5 MINUTES

The stronger the smell, the better an herb is at repelling mice. Yarrow is a very easy plant to grow. With its camphorous fragrance, it is one that mice hate.

6 cups fresh yarrow, chopped

1.Look inside your home for areas frequented by mice.

2.Sprinkle chopped yarrow along any trails and near potential entrances.

3.Repeat the process outdoors.

4.Reapply the yarrow every week or so to keep the mice from coming back. Dry more yarrow to use during the winter months, and apply it as often as needed to keep the scent strong.

Images Yarrow can be toxic to cats, dogs, and horses. Keep out of their range.

Peppermint Mouse Bombs

YIELD: 30 MOUSE BOMBS
STORAGE: NOT RECOMMENDED
TIME: 10 MINUTES

Mice are sensitive creatures. They simply cannot stand the smell of peppermint and will stay away from areas where the odor is strong.

30 cotton balls

90 drops peppermint essential oil

1.Apply 3 drops of peppermint essential oil to each cotton ball.

2.Place the cotton balls around your home in areas where mice are active.

Images Periodically check to be sure that you can still smell the peppermint on the cotton balls. Once the scent is gone, mice will return. Walk around with your bottle of peppermint essential oil and refresh your cotton balls, or replace them with new ones.