Many people use chemical mosquito repellant or some sort of toxic pest spray and thinking nothing of it. Lets use healthy alternatives in our healing garden and reduce breast cancer risk. When we spray toxic chemicals into our environment (already laden with the same) we are also setting ourselves up for breast cancer.
Citronella scent is one of the main ingredients in many insect repellents. It works by masking more desirable smells to mosquitoes, making people harder to find. There are a variety of other herbs that are considered pest control plants.
Consider placing a Citronella on your patio, by your windows and doors. While you don’t need to plant your mosquito-deterring plants in pots, the portability that pots allow is a great asset. You can move them outside to wherever family and friends happen to be at the moment. Choose several containers and arrange different kinds of plants in them to produce not only an attractive container garden, but also a readily available, portable mosquito repellant station.
Citronella Plant (Cymbopogon nardus or Citronella winterianus)
- Citronella, a grass, is considered a weed in some areas due to its ability to take over and more readily accepted plants are squeezed out.
- Citronella is a strong-smelling grass and in the right place, works to help discourage mosquitoes.
- It can grow to a height of five or six feet in the ground in warmer climates.
- In cooler climates, the best approach is to plant it in large pots (with casters on the bottom) so it can be wheeled indoors during the cold
Please – do your best to get pesticides out of your environment. If you regularly have your home and garden sprayed with insecticide, consider some alternatives, think about the fat cells in your breasts and let’s make our environment and our bodies a much cleaner, healthier place.
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