Also known as Balm of Gilead. Leaves have strong balsam, lemon and camphor-like odor.
Aromatic foliage repels mosquitoes in the garden and in the house! Put fresh foliage in chicken nesting houses to repel mites.
Traditional medicinal herb. Toss fresh foliage onto campfires or grills, or roll into smudge sticks and burn to keep mosquitoes away. Do not rub fresh foliage on skin as it may cause irritation. Combine essential oil with Witch Hazel extract for a safe insect repellent spray. Read more about them here!
Grows to 4′ tall and likes full sun and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.