There are several healthy ways to keep bugs at bay, during the summer, here is one way

It used to be called 4 Thieves Vinegar – easy to make at home


  • 2 tbsp dried food – grade lavender
  • 2 tbsp dried mint
  • 2 tbsp dried sage
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 4-8 fresh garlic cloves minced


  • Combine in a glass jar
  • Add 32 oz of apple cider vinegar
  • Cover tightly – but not with a metal lid (if you have a metal lid- cover opening with plastic wrap first so the vinegar doesn’t react with the metal)
  • Leave in dark, cool place for 6 – 8 weeks
  • Shake gently and strain into another bottle
  • Pour 1/4 C  into a 1 C bottle with sprayer
  • Fill with 3/4 C water

Spray onto clothes and/or body when needed.

Do your research, have fun and enjoy the summer.


Here’s to your health!

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