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How to Make Your Own Natural Tick Repellent. Ticks are small arachnid insects that are considered ectoparasites, because they feed on the blood of humans and animals by staying on the outside of the host's body.

How to Make Your Own Natural Tick Repellent

Ticks live in trees and in tall grass and will latch onto the host's skin or fur. Ticks are hard to remove from the skin, and some ticks carry disease, such as deer ticks, which can carry Lyme disease. Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks". Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies?

Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks"

You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. DIY Dog Shampoo, DIY Flea Treatment, DIY Skunk Odor Remover. Making your own dog shampoo isn’t rocket science.

DIY Dog Shampoo, DIY Flea Treatment, DIY Skunk Odor Remover

By: adria.richards/Flickr A wide variety of dog shampoos are available in stores, of course. How do you make lotion bars? None of your beeswax! While digging in my bathroom closet the other day, I came across a block of beeswax that I bought last holiday season for making chapstick (recipe coming at some point soon). It was a "what the hell do I do with a big block of beeswax" kind of moment.

You guys have those moments? I'm sure you do. It's probably a common occurrence in your house. Aromatherapy Recipes Using Essential Oils. The following links will lead you to these helpful articles located within AromaWeb's Article Archive Section: • Part 1: Introduction to Blending • Part 2: Aromatic Blending.

Aromatherapy Recipes Using Essential Oils

All Natural Lip Balm. The week leading up to the new year wasn't exactly how I had pictured it.

All Natural Lip Balm

It was the last week of the boys winter break. I had envisioned walks around downtown looking at the lights, taking down the Christmas tree together, continuing our holiday baking marathon and maybe even a little post Christmas mall browsing. But alas, none of those things happened. The flu happened. Or rather, what I guess must have been the flu. Kitchen Witchery: Dandelion Salve  - To Be A Farmer - Little Seed Farm. Summer seems to have come quite early to Tennessee this year.

Kitchen Witchery: Dandelion Salve  - To Be A Farmer - Little Seed Farm

Everything has greened up and its been in the 80's here for the past few weeks! The sunshine has been lavish and the goats are loving the tender new leaves cropping up everywhere... The super warm weather has made us kick into high gear, trying to get the garden and everything else under the sun done before it's "too late" and we starve, or eat more WallMart produce (I think we'd starve).

This week, this has meant shoveling lots of gravel (fun!). Diffuse essential oils wherever you go with a Personal, Wearable, Aromatherapy Diffuser; A Terra Cotta Pendant. Breathe in a better mood… ..and better skin!

Breathe in a better mood…

Aromatherapy is known to have many healing and curative qualities for the inside and out; very calming for the mind, body, soul and skin! They are a natural organic approach to help with acne and dermatitis(skin inflammation or disorders). Aromatherapy Glossary « BeautyBuzz HK. Aromatherapy is form of alternative medicine that uses concoctions of essential oils to treat various conditions.

Aromatherapy Glossary « BeautyBuzz HK

By using specific essences, aromatherapy claims to alter your mood, and your mental and physical health. Although it is mostly used in massage oils, it is said to have endless medical properties to treat conditions that are usually combated by potentially harmful chemicals and medicines. KITCHEN BEAUTICIAN: HOMEMADE LIP STAIN.

Lips & teeth

Skin. Masks. First aid. Hair. Making a Mosquito Trap. To keep mosquitoes from ruining a picnic or camping trip, it is nice to have an enticing trap to lure them away from you.

Making a Mosquito Trap

This guide is about making a mosquito trap. Solutions Read and rate the best solutions below by giving them a "thumbs up". Tip: Making a Mosquito Trap Because mosquitoes are attracted to the CO2 we breathe out, I started looking for ideas that used CO2 as the bait for the mosquito trap. Get Rid Of-Ants, Ants, Ants Recipe - - 203233. Medicinal Sweets or I Wish I Had a Sore Throat. Awhile back I shared a post about Candied Tangerines and how delicious they are in the bottom of a cup of tea.

Medicinal Sweets or I Wish I Had a Sore Throat

But I wanted to make something a bit more medicinal that still had that ‘yummy’ quality to it. I’ve been fascinated by herbal anything my whole life. Imagine! The created things on this planet combat disease and infection, promote healing and life and can manage to do it in a gentle, easily accessible way. It’s such a perfect system! Everyone knows that when you have a sore throat, you are supposed to have hot water, lemon and honey. Rosemary and Sage Boot Fresheners. With a tightly pinched nose, I’ve found myself once or twice carrying pairs of hot, sweaty boots out to the garage after a long summer hike. Desperate for an all natural odor-defying solution, I did my research. At first I considered making a foot powder, but hate the way it can gunk up your shoes and clump between toes. A spray just wouldn’t cut it. Then, I got crafty! Easy Aromatherapy Recipes.

Balms salves and gels

Medicinal teas. Toners. Handmade Natural Bug Repellent Spray ~ A Recipe. [B]eing the outdoorsy family that we are — gardening, camping, hiking, and the like – insect repellent is a nice thing to have around, especially during the spring and summer months. And as with nearly every other household item, this all-natural bug spray can be handmade at home — in a frugal and eco-friendly way.

It’s always nice to save money, protect the earth, and guard your family against toxic chemicals — in this case DEET. Green Home Remedies. Green Earth Our modern, disposable lifestyle has a toxic effect on our personal health, and the health of our planet. Herbs and other environmentally friendly household items can replace the chemical products we use to clean our homes, control pests, and care for our pets.

Consider the effect that simple, small changes can make to make your home a better, more natural place to live. There are ways to avoid the worst toxic offenders in our environment according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG)1, nonprofit dedicated to providing good information and levels of toxins in consumer products. Top Anti Inflammatory Herbs. Safe, Effective Remedies 4 Inflammation Click4More. Annie's Remedy Medicinal Herbs and Healing Oils.

Harvesting Mint for Herbal Infusions « Mind Body and Sole. For the past couple of days I’ve been harvesting mint to dry and use throughout the winter in an herbal infusion that I drink as a type of “multi-vitamin.” ~The Woodwife's Journal~ Herbal Blogroll. Saponification Table and Characteristics of Oils in Soap. Sustainable Beauty: DIY Facial Soap. Beauty. The Mountain Rose Blog.