Lemon Balm Lavender Bugs Off Spray. I seem to always get bitten in the garden.
The Plantain Anti-Itch Balm seems to be working on those. Hubby even reported he used it on his tick bites and it has helped heal them. Well, in a perfect world, I’d like not to get bitten in the first place so I wouldn’t need the balm. When I go out to work in the garden or even harvest the blueberries when they come in season, I usually spray myself with the regular bug sprays but I am concerned about what I’m putting on my skin. I recently attended a seminar with Pam Jones of Nature’s Glory of Hazelton, Indiana.
This is really easy and made with stuff you probably have around the house. Ingredients for Lemon Balm Lavender Bugs Off Spray I harvested a bowl of lemon balm which I crushed and stuffed into my quart jar. Shake or stir every day for 7 days. Straining herbs Now pour this strained liquid into a spray bottle. Pouring into spray bottle And there you have your Lemon Balm Lavender Bugs Off Spray. Lemon Balm Lavender Bugs Off Spray. DIY. Fake Windex. I was so satisfied with the Fake Febreeze for 15 Cents, that I began wondering what other common household cleaners I could make on the cheap.
There's tons of resources out there for DIY cleaners, but I want to REPLICATE as closely as possible the Real Thing! Probably the Number One Cleaner I use in my house is Windex. With 4-year old, AKA "Mr. Sticky Fingers" and Scottie Dog, AKA "Mr. Greasy Nose" in the house, I use it a lot! In all honesty, I have tried to use the Dollar Tree version of Windex. Here's what you need: 1 Empty Windex Spray Bottle 1/8 Cup (1oz) White Ammonia 1/4 Cup (4oz) Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 1 Drop Laundry Detergent Water - To Fill The Bottle Isn't it nuts how most of what we're paying for is WATER? I used a 64 oz bottle of Ammonia and a 16 oz bottle of Rubbing Alcohol that I picked up for $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree.
Fake-It Yourself Breakdown: Fake Windex (Ammonia $0.02, Alcohol $0.25) Total Fake-It Cost: $0.27 Total Fake-It Savings: $3.42* Fake Febreeze. I came across this great idea to Make Your Own Febreeze over at Homemade Mamas ( and I just had to give it a try to see if it's as good as the real thing.
Well, it is as good as the real thing. No. Actually....It's Better! I changed their recipe up a bit to Refill my already existing 32 oz Febreeze Spray Bottle: 1/8 Cup of Your Favorite Fabric Softener 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda Hot Tap Water - To Fill the Bottle to the Top Shake it up in your Spray Bottle and you're ready to go and fight those Stinky Dog Odors!