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Natural Flea & Tick Repellents Many pet owners are considering natural options for flea and tick repellent over the commercial, chemical products. There are many natural products,... Homemade Tick Repellent Ticks can be harmful creatures, as they inhabit our homes and lawns, feed off blood and can in some cases cause disease... Natural Tick Control for the Yard A purely natural approach to outdoor tick control is difficult, although one of the best steps a person can take is to... How to Repel Ticks on Humans Another natural tick repellent that's effective is the Neem oil. Apply some on your skin before going hiking or gardening. ...
Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies? 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. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers.
There are a wide variety of pet shampoos available at grocery stores, pets supply stores and even drugstores. However, there is no need to buy a specific shampoo for your canine companion. You can easily get a DIY dog shampoo (inexpensively) from ingredients that most people have in their homes.
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.
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CAKE&WHISKEY launches in March! Subscribe here and keep up with us on the Facebook Page here . And click that gorgeous magazine cover over there on the right to view the fall teaser issue. The week leading up to the new year wasn't exactly how I had pictured it. 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.
Summer seems to have come quite early to Tennessee this year. 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).
..and better skin! 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).
photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun For those of you concerned about what chemicals we’re putting in and on our bodies, you can’t get more natural than this homemade berry lip stain! We love it because it adds the perfect “just-bitten” hint of color to fake that Snow White luscious lip!
lips & teeth
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. I did think of dry ice but it does dissipate fairly quickly. I found a cached link on Google here . It seems to be active again now. I've rewritten the instructions some and hopefully it will work as well. Thanks to the students for their hard work on this project.
OMG!!! Thank you soooooo much for this remedy! My daughter moved into her 1st apartment,,,,with my twin grandsons,,,,,and realized that she was INFESTED with ants. She had them everywhere,,,,on the babies toys and all eeekkk.
Awhile back I shared a post about Candied Tangerines and how delicious they are in the bottom of a cup of tea. 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!
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!
balms salves and gels
[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.
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 . Make your own toxic-free green cleaners using common household ingredients like vinegar and baking soda mixed with the powder of pure essential oils and herbal extracts. Safe for your home, earth friendly, smell like heaven and they cost less too!