The essential oil mixes are ideal for the warmer months when you spend more time outdoors - whether its camping, sitting in your garden or on the balcony of your apartment - when there are more insects and rodents hanging about.

Insect Repellent for Ants, Mosquitoes and Cockroaches
Saturate stips of cloth or cotton wool with equal parts of citronella, peppermint and lemongrass essential oils. Place above windows, in cupboards, in open jars on outside tables - anywhere you wish to keep ants, mosquitoes and cockroaches away.

Insect Repellent for Flies, Moths and Silverfish
Soak cloth or cotton wool with citronella and lavender essential oils and as above place in areas you wish to keep these insects at bay. You can also use this mix as a room spray.

Mouse Repellent
Add a few drops of undiluted spearmint and peppermint essential oils in areas where mice nest, in the ceiling, basement and places where they may be entering the house. This will not kill - it simply discourages them from uninvited visits.