Totally Herby of Scotland Natural midge repellent products
Manufacturers of anti-midge products and herbal sprays
Autumn 2015 - launch of our new label and first range of scented handmade and poured candles, by Totally Herby of Scotland. Click on any picture for a larger picture, or visit the Alba Candles website for more information. Please come back to order!
28th August 2015: New Season dried bog myrtle now in stock and ready to brew. Same price.|
Our sprays are our own original formulations and made by us in Scotland to strict Quality standards.
We used to make our own traditional Scottish midge repellent from bog myrtle but the EU put a stop to that, wanting 300,000 euros to register it. We found lemon eucalyptus makes a very effective natural repellent, and it works better than our own did, even in the thickest clouds of midgies. This comes in a handy pocket sized 60 ml pump spray bottle, and a roll-on, stick and minispray. To complete the range we have a deet spray, still popular with people fishing or working outdoors, and another with saltidin, a chemical developed in Germany used in popular sprays in Scotland.
On the right, Citronella, lavender and bog myrtle Outdoor candles. These 3 inch pillar candles are solid and chunky, they weigh about 340 grams, and should burn for up to 40 hours. They are handmade by us in Scotland to our own "recipe" and use high quality oils, wax, wicks and colours. The Bog Myrtle candle is glowing green, the citronella candle in a vibrant yellow, and the lavender candle in a purple lilac colour. As well as being attractive, they smell lovely! We used to call these anti-midge candles, but the EU doesn't allow us to do that any more. The labels now just describe them as "citronella candle" etc., and they are shrink-wrapped. New photo needed!
You can also get our outdoor candles with these fragrances in a compact size in a tin, with a burning time of up to 12 hours and a total weight of 75 grams. The lightweight tin, made specially for us, is about 65 mm diameter by 25 mm deep, and very convenient for storing in a backpack for campers or walkers.
Our Full Midge Monty bag has a CarePlus 60ml lemon eucalyptus repellent, 50ml Itch Ease after bite and The Stopper midge head net (new picture pending).
Right is our Three Feet bag, for a refreshing, rejuvenating and re-energising sweet feet treat! This has three different foot sprays: Toots Ease with Rosemary, Sagey Feet with mostly Sage, and Minty Toes with - Mint!
The natural hessian bags were made for us in India, and tested by us for resistance to sea and sand.
Responding to customer requests, we now have a range of sun protection products from CarePlus. There is a very handy pocket size 100 ml factor 50 sun spray, a 100 ml after sun lotion, a compact minispray, a lip stick and a face and lip cream. They are pleasant on the skin and smell like summer and the sun are here at last.
The midge repellent sprays are available in very compact minisprays of 8ml size. There is also a body spray for walkers and campers to freshen up, an after bite and the sun protection minispray. The travelset festival case contains 4 sprays, the natural repellent, the after bite, body lotion and sun spray.
We sell Pure Essential Oils from this website or HerbyEssentialOils. Our essential oils: bog myrtle, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, citronella, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniperberry, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, orange, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme, vanilla (extract). Carrier oils (also as massage and body oils): apricot and sweet almond. Please note essential oils can only be sent to the UK. If buying oils AND other goods, use the order any product form.
For Christmas, Gold Frankincense and Myrrh, the gift bag! A 5ml bottle of frankincense essential oil & one of myrrh, in a gold organza gift bag with a subtle Xmas holly design. To go with it a beautifully scented frankincense and myrrh candle gold gift bag. There's also a Christmas gift bag with cinnamon and orange essential oils, and candle gift bag.
Asked for dried bog myrtle by gruit ale brewers, particularly in the United States, we now dry and sell it in seasonal quantities, with the new season in September of the year.
Totally Herby of Scotland are founding members of the Scottish Wild Harvests Association. We cut bog myrtle for our Stop Bite midge repellent, taking care to preserve the natural environment and sustain the bog myrtle shrubs. It makes sense for us too - we get a better crop next year! We've published our environmental policy after customer requests, and run an online directory of Herb Growers and sellers, for which we welcome small and even large businesses to register for free (see below).
We're delighted to represent CarePlus repellents, tick and sun protection products.|
Our Products are wholly owned and manufactured by or for Totally Herby of Scotland,
a trading name of Elmbronze Ltd, registered 1994 in Scotland no. SC150540.
Below is the address for letters and arranged deliveries; we don't have our own shop.
Elmbronze Ltd, Unit 5 Keppenburn Workshops, Fairlie, KA29 0AS, Scotland, UK.
Email us . Phone: +44-(0)1475-689274 . . Or Fax: +44-(0)141-2800-365.
We are an Independent family owned Private Limited Company.
Prices are in GB Pounds Sterling (GBP) and include VAT. VAT no 659 1878 80.
Your card is charged in GBP, if not in the UK your bank converts to your currency.
We only use personal details to process your order or enquiry, please see Privacy .
Please read our Terms & Conditions which include your Distance Selling cancellation rights,
payment, delivery, returns and complaints policy, which all adhere to UK trading regulations.
UK Herb Growers:
we may be interested in buying your fresh herbs.
Please contact us with some details, using the supplier tab at the top of the page.
We may also be able to help you sell your herbs,
if we do help you at all, please let us know afterwards about your success as our reward for our help!
We want to provide an online directory of herb nurseries, markets, growers,
wholesalers and distributors, not just in Scotland but UK-wide (and even not in the UK).
We've started the directory of Herb Growers and sellers, please visit and
register your herb business for free.
It must be directly relevant to fresh herbs and possibly dried herbs, not herbal products.
This helps promote the use of natural herbs and is a useful resource for us, and unfortunately our competitors!
But we can live with that.
A little about midges:
There are many species of midge, not all of them biting. The worst of these is supposed to be
the Highland Midge. And apparently it's only the female midgie that bites.
It doesn't feel that way when surrounded by a cloud of midges - all of them seem to be biting!
Supposedly the female needs blood to lay loads of larvae to make baby midgies.
It makes you wonder how midges manage to breed if there's no humans or animals around to bite.
Also according to urban legend, cold hard winters kill off the midge population.
Midges lay their larvae a good few inches into the ground - usually wet, peaty or muddy.
Perhaps a hard frost and a freeze can kill them off. I doubt it personally, there always
seem to be loads of midges, any year. And not just in Scotland!
When we started this website it was going to be all about herbs. But after being tormented by midges while digging up our herb garden, we came up with Itch Ease for midge bites - and were persuaded to start selling it. People in the Highlands of Scotland don't believe we have midges in Largs - we have enough! After being told of the magical natural repellent properties of bog myrtle, where shepherds and others used to put a sprig behind the ear to keep away midges, we developed our midge repellent. So many midge head nets were really just mosquito nets with big holes, or uncomfortable to wear, we went on to design our own better midge head net and were then persuaded to develop midge candles. We'll keep going with insect repellents and other anti-midge products, but one of these days we'll also get back to our overgown herb garden ...
All our products are sold in independent shops and outlets around Scotland, the Lake District and Wales. They include village stores, pharmacies and chemists, petrol stations, caravan sites and leisure parks, castles and hotels, gardens and garden centres, gift shops and visitor centres, hardware, outdoor, sport, marinas, climbing, walking, fishing and hunting shops. We invite more interest from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, continental Europe and the rest of The World. Individual customers are still welcome to buy direct (secure SSL) from us but we do add on a nominal postage charge per order. If you don't see our distinctive products in your local shop, ask them to contact us!
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By Totally Herby we mean just exactly that - we will introduce more and more products that have everything to do with herbs. This website is low priority as we do our real business "out there", with our present and future ranges of herb products, especially the anti-midge and other insect repellent and insect netting. Later on we hope to bring you information and properties of the most common kitchen herbs: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, along with basil, bay, garlic and chives. Onions and shallots can also be called herbs, and some chefs use welsh onions for their flavour. Dill and garden mint or spearmint are often used to help digestion, and as well as being used for curry, cumin and coriander and even caraway are still popular herbs in their own right. Salads can be garnished with dandelions, marigolds and nasturtium leaves, and savoury savory;
Mediterranean cuisine abounds with the use of marjoram, oregano and tarragon. Lemon balm and applemint add delicious flavour to drinks, even Coca Cola!
Herbalists will use herbs such as rue, cleavers (sticky willie) and yarrow for homeopathic medicines, cosmetic uses include borage, lovage, lavender, marigold (scars) the well known chamomile and hyssop. Dock leaves are crushed to provide instant relief for nettle stings (which our Itch Ease is also good for), but lesser known herbs include comfrey, plantain, savory, the male fern, fennel, elderflower, the beautiful feverfew, and hawthorn to draw out splinters and thorns, bog myrtle is used in insect repellents, good for healing wounds and apparently has anti-wrinkle properties.
These herbs are all growing in Scotland, cultivated or wild amongst the heather and the bracken.
Planned: pictures, how to grow the plants and uses as herbal remedies.
Please note much of this site is permanently unfinished.
We regret we will not be making any more Clootie Dumplings|
or wee Christmas Puddings until further notice.
Our currant method takes too long and is too much work.
Apologies to our customers for your disappointment.
Our Clootie Dumpling is handmade from our own traditional Scottish recipe. It is made with Tennents sweet stout and oak matured single malt whisky, raisins, sultanas and oatmeal, gently spiced for a warm flavour.
Our Christmas special is our luxury
This delicious gently spiced individual Christmas pudding
is mixed to a traditional recipe without added nuts, steamed,
attractively bound in muslin and wrapped.
Each Clootie or wee Xmas pudding is individually handmade to an extreme high quality, with fruit that has all stalks removed, mixed with utmost care and steamed to perfection. They are hand-wrapped with greaseproof paper, muslin and cellophane.
Stop Bite repellent |
Itch Ease for bites |
Midge head net |
Full Midge Monty |
Midge candles |
Wasp & Bee Sting Ease |
Bugout Bag |
Toots Ease |
Three Feet |
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