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Six Ways to Say So Long to Slugs

Slugs and snails are a huge problem in many gardens, especially those with tender-leaved plants that have lots of folds or large sheltering leaves low to the ground, such as lettuce, hostas, and tender seedlings. Luckily, there are many ways to stop these critters. Try these six ways to say so long to slugs! 1. […]

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Orange Essential Oil Cleaner

Ingredients: * 8oz Distilled Water * 1 Tbsp Polysorbate 20 * 1 Tbsp Orange Essential Oil Directions Combine Orange essential oil & polysorbate 20, stirring to combine. Add distilled water, mix & pour into spray bottle. Free PDF Health Ebook…Remedies4.com!

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How to Start a Garden Journal

When the wind, rain, cold and snow make gardening seem like a thing of the past, you can resurrect (or start) your interest in gardening by starting a diary. You will be able to continue it throughout the growing season, making alterations and testing ideas in writing before actually digging. It may also be utilized […]

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Insect Repellent Oil for Mosquitoes

* 10 to 25 drops essential oil (pennyroyal, lemon balm {citronella}, thyme, and lavender. Other choices include bergamot, cajeput, eucalyptus, rose geranium) * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Combine the ingredients in a glass jar; stir to blend. Dab a few drops on your skin or clothing, making certain to avoid your eyes. Makes about 2 […]

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Help for Mildew on Shower Curtains

You can get mildew proof cotton curtains.You can take down the curtain you have periodically and throw it in the washer with detergent or borax or baking soda or vinegar. Let it dry in the sun and rehang. Close the curtain after each shower to help prevent mildew. Or wash with 1/2 cup soap and […]

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Mosquito Chasing Oil

Ann Lovejoy, the noted Seattle gardener, writer and organic-gardening proponent, has suggested a recipe for catnip-and-rosemary mosquito-chasing oil: * 2 cups catnip, stemmed * 1 cup rosemary, cut in 6-inch sprigs * 2 cups grapeseed oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the […]

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7 Common Items with Crazy Uses

You might want to take another look at some common items in your home – they may have a crazy or unusual use that you’ve never thought of before! Here are seven common items with uses that may surprise you! 1. Lemons * Deodorizing: Rubbing half a lemon or a lemon slice under your arms […]

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Safe, Natural and Effective Disinfectant

Safe, Effective and Natural Disinfectant

Disinfectants can be pretty expensive, and the chemicals in the majority of them are quite dangerous to our health. Here are two safe, simple and cost-effective disinfectants you can make at home that really work. 1/4 cup borax in 1/2 gallon hot water. Or 2 cups hot water on 2 cups fresh thyme leaves. Steep […]

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A Window Cleaner That Works

A dab of liquid dish soap makes all the difference. Here’s the formula: INGREDIENTS * 1/4 cup vinegar * 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent * 2 cups of water 1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. 2. Spritz on dirty windows, then wipe off with a cloth. Many people swear […]

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Mold, Mildew Buster

1/4 cup borax in 2 cups water – borax acts as a mold inhibitor. (You could wash down the bathroom walls, etc. with borax solution and just let it dry.) Heat also helps get rid of mold – it dries it to powder so it is more easily cleaned. Once cleaned, sprinkle area with borax […]

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Natural Moth Repellent

In a small sachet or small sock or nylon toe stuff dried tansy, yarrow, cedar shavings or a few drops of essential oil of cedar. Close off and hang in your closet or put in your drawer to repell moths. Free PDF Health Ebook…Remedies4.com!

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