Lavender is one of the best natural, non-irritating insect deterrents. If you are tired of the usual sachets, have a look at this “wreathed” lavender.
1 bunch of fresh lavender/2 meters silk ribbon or raffia
With one end of the silk ribbon or raffia bind the stems not too tight, right under the lavender spikes. Hold the spikes firmly in one hand and with the
other, put one stem after the other gently over and around the bunch. Now pass the ribbon respectively before and behind the stems until the lavender is completely covered. Fix the ribbon with a knot and a loop. Leave to dry in a warm place for several days. Use like sachets.
Anneliese Rabl …. finding a life in Tuscany