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Murphy’s Mosquito Repellent Sticks

Murphy's Mosquito Repellent Sticks

What's to love: A pleasant smelling alternative to spray repellents.

What does it do: These incense sticks -- for outdoor use only -- are made with plant oils that naturally repel mosquitoes including citronella, rosemary, peppermint, lemongrass and cedarwood. Light several sticks about 10 minutes before you plan to be outside and place around the perimeter of the area where you will be. Use in an incense holder or container filled with moist sand or soil to hold the sticks upright. For safety, don't place near foliage or plants that might catch fire and keep away from children and pets. A 12-pack of incense sticks sells for $12 and the ceramic holder also sells for $12.

ZipSnip

ZipSnip

What's to love: Cordless electric scissors that will cut through a variety of materials up to 1/4 of an inch thick.

What does it do: This cutting tool uses a 11/2 inch diameter hardened steel blade to cut cloth, cardboard, leather and other difficult materials. Made by Worx, the tool has a built-in charging port and an internal lithium-ion battery. A built-in cutting guide helps the user make precise cuts whether straight or curved. The electric scissors are covered by a three-year warranty and sell for $37.99. A two-pack of replacement blades sells for $9.99.

HomeStyle on 05/26/2018

Print Headline: Tools and Toys

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