DIY repellents such as these can be quite effective alternatives to their more toxic counterparts, and use essential oils to fend off mosquitoes, black flies, and more.
Why am I blathering about all of this? Quite frankly, to reassure those of you who are struggling with your growing endeavours that even seasoned gardening veterans get frustrated and need to shift direction now and then.
The oils I use in this chest salve have wonderful decongestant and antiviral properties, and also help you smell pretty fabulous when you're feeling sickly and gross.
Calendula, yarrow, and milk thistle are just a few medicinal herbs that are as ideal for your wellbeing, as for attracting pollinators to your garden.
Passionflower is useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, upset stomach (especially related to stress), and high blood pressure.