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Having experienced the efficacy of bog myrtle as a natural insect repellent but also experienced the voraciousness of the midges of her native Irish peat bogs, Alison Delaney set about creating a bog myrtle-based insect repellent she could carry with her and deploy, regardless of whether there was any bog myrtle nearby. Along the way, she inadvertently discovered some other powerful properties of her creation… Read more...