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Make Your Own Non-Toxic Multi-Purpose Cleaner

If you spill something on your counter or floor, you likely have some variety of “all-purpose cleaner” that you reach for, and it is most likely in a spray bottle. But many of those chemical-laden cleaners are questionable at best and unsafe at the worst – their labels are festooned with warnings about accidental ingestion, […]

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Great Ways to Reuse Cardboard Boxes

It’s been said that parents and grandparents should forego giving expensive gifts to the children in their lives, because they just end up playing with the cardboard box more than the toy! It is true that cardboard boxes offer a wealth of possibilities, and not only as imaginative toys. Here are some fun and practical […]

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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…!

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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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