Book Review – Naturally Bug-Free by Stephanie L. Tourles.

4 out of 5 stars.

I would like to thank Storey Publishing for providing me with a free ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an open and honest review.

What a fantastic little compendium to have in the home to help not only keep you, your pets and your home bug-free, but nasty chemical free too!

As some of my other reviews may have indicated, I’m a bit of a herbalist and I have to say this would be a great addition to my small library of herbal remedy books as it covers “bug” eradication far better than any others I own!

One of the things I really enjoyed was that, yes, it covered all the basics that I already (mostly) knew… but it did it in such a manner it wasn’t dull, repetitive or made me feel like I was being talked down to. This has happened in other books I won’t mention! No, ‘Naturally Bug-free’ was thorough, comprehensive and enjoyable to read without me feeling like I was being granny taught to suck eggs… now I do wonder how many people know that saying? 😉

I also loved the ‘Ingredient dictionary’ as it just focussed on the facts of the herbs in their relation to being bug-free. So many herbalist books list the herbs and all the things they do and only occasionally touch on why they are in the book. Nope, in ‘Naturally Bug-free’ we kept to the subject at hand, kept it short, sharp and shiny and made the read all the more enjoyable for someone like me. When I use a herbal book like this I am doing it for a specific purpose and don’t want to wade through pages of pointless facts before the point is found. So really enjoyed the ‘directly to the point’ attitude of this book. It encourages me to turn to it again and again with the feeling I will find what I want first time without having to look too hard. Best sort of reference/ recipe/ remedies book you can get!

Would I recommend this book to others?

Yes I would. Whether you are a beginner in natural remedies, a bit advanced like me or someone who feels they know what they’re doing but still like a little reminder – this book is for you. It might be basic, but is still covers things in such a way that it doesn’t make you feel like you’re an idiot. It is simply there to help, guide and keep you naturally bug-free.

Would I buy this book for myself?

Yes I would. Whether as an eBook or a paper version, I would HAPPILY have this book take up space in my home as I can see myself turning to it time and again as a better option to nasty chemical pesticides. My garden is filled with a lot of the ingredients already so it is perfect!

In summary: Storey Publishing have done it again by creating such a fantastic little reference book to help keep you, your pets and your home natural bug-free. It is a great herbal helper to have in your home and I strongly recommend it!

Until next time,



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