Earlier today I sent you an email about one of your insect repellent recipes. Cloves were to be boiled which will release clove oi

Zone Cincinnati, Ohio Zone #5 | MaryLois Themann added on June 20, 2018 | Answered

l. I have read that clove oil is cancer causing. Folks probably will not wash their vegetables enough to remove the oil. Could yo u check this out and take cloves out as a selection in the recipe? The cloves are in the section titled "Eco-Friendly Insect Spray: Using..." The recipe was for "Organic Bug Spray For Plants." Thank you for taking my concern seriously and for your marvelous your website which is most informative. MaryLois

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Answered on June 20, 2018

We have not found any research that would conclude using clove oil as an insecticide causing any health concerns.

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