Bug Bite Relief Stick You Can Make Practically For Free
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Bug Bite Relief Stick You Can Make Practically For Free

Nothing is worse than bug bites, except watching your kids be really, really unhappy! In this article, I’m going to show you how to make an all-natural, bug bite relief stick.   When things get a bit creepy crawly on your skin, you CAN grab a bottle of over-the-counter stuff….but you’re taking your chances. We’re…

Control Pests In Your Garden Organically With Essential Oils
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Control Pests In Your Garden Organically With Essential Oils

If you use essential oils in your home, you can also use them to rid your garden of unwanted pests that will try to steal your harvest.   At least, that’s what we do.   Nothing is more frustrating than to spend lots of time and energy trying to grow cabbages than to go out…

Naturally Get Rid Of Insects In Your Home With Essential Oils
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Naturally Get Rid Of Insects In Your Home With Essential Oils

I don’t like insects outdoors, and I REALLY hate them indoors.   We used to use chemical sprays, especially against ants and cockroaches (and let’s face it, those traps just don’t cut it, plus there’s always a chance a stray kid or cat will get involved with it.)   With children and pets, however, those…

9 Essential Oils To Repel Insects Naturally (And Get Your Yard Back)
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9 Essential Oils To Repel Insects Naturally (And Get Your Yard Back)

It’s summer…and it’s buggy. This time of year, the heat and humidity are bad enough, and I break out my go-to essential oils to repel insects when we’re outside.   (This article is based on my new book Organic By Choice: The (Secret) Rebel’s Guide To Backyard Gardening. Grab it on Amazon here!)   I…

5 Pro Tips To Repel Mosquitos For Good This Summer!

5 Pro Tips To Repel Mosquitos For Good This Summer!

The warm, sunshiny, fun-loving, carefree days of summer are almost here!   That means the kids will be out of school, and your family will spend more time outside playing, gardening, and entertaining.   While those days are eagerly anticipated all year long, they also bring mosquitoes out in droves – especially around homesteads that…

Natural Fly Repellent You Can Make In Your Kitchen (Really)
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Natural Fly Repellent You Can Make In Your Kitchen (Really)

Tired of gross chemicals in your fly repellent? Me too. Want a natural alternative? Cool, I have one.   It’s a dilemma we have every summer – do we suffer the flies or load ourselves with questionable chemicals?   There was a time when we would use any fly repellent that worked – it didn’t…