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Children’s All Natural Bug Repellent

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! In misting spray bottle add 2-4 drops tea tree essential oil and 3-6 drops lavender essential oil. (less drops for very young children, more drops for older children) close […]

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How to Declutter Your Child’s Toys

You walk into your child’s playroom or bedroom and grimace. If you’re lucky you haven’t stepped on anything. It’s a mess and each new toy only makes the mess worse. The good news is that with a few proven tips and strategies you can declutter your child’s toys and enjoy a mess-free space. #1 Create […]

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Greener Cleaning for Holidays

As the holidays approach, we want to make sure that our homes are prepared for visitors and family.  It brings to mind the spring cleaning frenzy we participate in once winter is over.  Now, we are cleaning out the house to make way for holiday decorations, smells, and warm feelings.  Here are a few ideas […]

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Essential Oils and Insects

Many essential oils exist that have uses as pesticides such as citrus oils, mint oil, pine oil, capsicum (pepper) extracts, tree oils and vegetable oils. The essential oil of Bergamot, Anise, Sage, Tea tree, Geranium, Mint, and Thyme, Hyssop, Rosemary, Thyme, and White Clover can be used to control certain pests on plants. They have […]

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Everyone loves getting gifts that come from the heart.  What shows this better than gifts made by hand?  While this may make some people panic at the thought of trying to make something arts and crafts, it really isn’t that hard to make a nice gift for someone. An excellent gift for a new bride […]

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Essential Oil Insect Repellent

* 8 ounces of carrier oil (almond or olive) * 40 drops Pennyroyal Oil * 40 drops Citronella Oil * 40 drops Cedarwood Oil * 40 drops Eucalyptus Oil * 40 drops Aloe Vera Oil * 2 capsules of Vitamin E (preservative) You can add 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1/4 cup of water […]

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