hello everyone... time for another giveaway! this time i am giving away some summer stuff. one end of time bug spray and one butterfly salve to one lucky winner! two amazing herbs make these creations possible: catnip and plantain leaves.
i make a very strong tincture from catnip leaves. i have found in my research that the leaves of catnip, also known as Nepeta cataria, are much stronger than deet. so amazing. i add amazing smelling essential oils, after the the extract is made, to make a remedy that smells good to us but bugs don't like. plantain leaves are used for my bug bite salve. no, not the leaves of a banana. Plantago major, also known as greater plantain, are great leaves for bug bites. you can actually apply the leaf directly to a bite after crushing it a little in your hand. it has a very cooling effect to the little rashes and bites we get from those awesome adventures we take into the forest.
to enter the giveaway: please join the blog an leave a comment on this post, with your email address if you can (so i can contact you if you win). if you would like a second entry, please join my facebook fanpage. contest ends july 15th, where one winner will be randomly selected out of a hat to win a bug spray and bug bite salve. i will notify you by email sometime that week if you win.