How to make your own natural laundry liquid

how to make your own natural laundry liquid

The list of nasties in commercial laundry products is eye-watering, literally.  Carcinogens, petrochemicals, and optical brighteners are just some of the known offenders with other listed generic ingredients like ‘fragrance’ which can cover up a multitude of sins. But do you realize how simple it is to make your own laundry liquids and powders? Take …

Home remedies for Mosquito bites, bee stings and other insect bites

Mosquito bites are a hazard of the warmer weather and you don’t even need to go outside to get bitten.  Even with domestic precautions, it is impossible to completely rid your home, garden, or yard of mosquitoes and other biting insects, all you can do is hope to lessen the number of times you are …

Essential oils for flea and tick treatment for dogs (and how to make your own)

Everyone welcomes the longer, warmer days of Spring but it also heralds the arrival of fleas and ticks for your pets, definitely visitors you don’t want to be sharing a houseroom with.  With everyone spending more time cooped up indoors in lockdown, it is more important than ever to keep your home free of those …

How best to repel mosquitoes and other insects from your baby at night

Mosquitoes are mostly active at night so it can be a real nuisance in the house hiding away in curtains and drapes particularly in the bedrooms.  Who hasn’t heard that telltale whine as you drift off to sleep? It is possible to open windows and let fresh air in if you also take certain steps …

How to make your own essential oil remedies for Scabies

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What Is Scabies? Scabies is a skin condition characterized by a distinctive red rash and unbearable itching that worsens at night.  Scratching of the rash creates open sores that can become infected and the skin may also blister. Globally, Scabies is estimated to affect around two million people at any one time.  The condition is …

How to keep Mosquitoes off your kids outdoors and in the garden

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If you have ever had to manage the aftermath of itchy mosquito bites on young children then you will know how miserable it can make them, particularly if they have been bitten multiple times. And boy is it challenging to stop them from scratching that itch! You want your kids outdoors in the sunshine having …

Homemade Mosquito Repellent – How to Make Your Own Bug Spray

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Make your own homemade mosquito repellent with some of our suggested recipes In the 21st century, ecologists and biologists will tell you it’s all about the insects but don’t you just feel sometimes that all the wrong insects seem to be increasing.  The demise of the honey bee is a worldwide crisis but why is …