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How to get rid of bed bugs with these essential oil sprays and mixtures

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Bed bugs sound like something from another era but they are more common than you might think. A bit like head lice which perversely only like clean scalps and hair, bed bugs are not necessarily a hallmark of poor household care or dirty bed linen. What size are bed bugs? (Image source: usda.gov) What causes […]

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How to treat Athlete’s Foot naturally

Athlete’s Foot is a very common fungal condition which occurs between the toes, hence the name.  The actual fungus is called ‘Tinea’ and the full name, ‘Tinea Pedis’, which simply means fungus of the feet.  Tinea can occur on other parts of the body as well but the warm, dark and usually moist conditions within […]

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How to make your own deodorant with Essential Oils

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Image source: Thehealthymaven.com   Some people are inspired to ditch commercial underarm deodorants because they start to have skin reactions but others look for alternatives because of worry and concern over the toxic ingredients they contain. Branded proprietary underarm deodorants often include aluminum compounds and parabens.  Aluminum actually blocks your pores and stops you from […]

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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 […]