I have several large outside plantings of lavendar and herbs (rosemary, basil, etc.) -- and bring them inside to dry and use for cooking and insect control. I also use cedar chips as well as lavendar in my closets and drawers to prevent moths, etc. If I understand correctly that dried plants and flowers represent dead Chi, how should one prepare and use fresh dried herbs? Also, what should one use for insect control indoors that is also safe for people, animals and the environment?