Welcome to Cette Petite Maison


My name is Carol-Ann and I am a maker and crafter of all kinds of things and with Cette Petite Maison (This Little House) I hope to share a little bit of my life here in the beautiful rural Quercy Blanc area of France and introduce you to some of my neighbours and their wonderful produce.

I am trying a embrace a simpler lifestyle, working towards sustainability so I am offering a small range of items, made, grown and harvested locally by neighbours and friends and I hope that the phrase Products with Provenance resonates.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Essential Oil Pest Control

This is a brilliantly comprehensive list of Essential Oils to use in Pest Control and I am going to try them all and keep your posted - Eeerrrrmmm well perhaps not the Bed Bugs, Roaches and Lice as I don't have those :)

With regards to the Lavender, I am wondering which would be the most effective Lavender or Lavandin, I will try both but think the Lavandin oil with it's a much higher percentage of camphor might work better as a repellant.

Oh and as this is an American cheat sheet, and in case you are wondering what on earth Chiggers are, they are Harvest Mites and the bane of my life, I am so allergic to them horrible little things that once they burrow in make me itch for day, so I shall be applying Lavender or Lavandin, Lemongrass and Thyme librally. 

Marie-Hélèn sells a Lavandin distillate spray which is produced when making her Lavandin Essential Oils so I am thinking that this might be ideal for adding the essential oils to as a carrier and then spraying it onto my boots and socks to keep the Harvest Mites away. I will let you know how this all works.

So here we have it, I will test and experiment once the pests start appearing and promise to keep you posted as to the results.