Growing up near the bush on Sydney Northern Beaches we always had to be aware of ticks both as young kids playing in our bush gardens and for our furry friends who we regularly had to check for ticks during the summer months.
Most people who live in area where ticks are present aware that tick especially the paralysis tick can be deadly to our fury friends and make a human sick if left in for too long.
A great recipe to repel ticks that is both safe for humans and can be used on our furry friends is -
Tick Repellant Recipe -
15 drops of lemongrass essential oil
15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops of lavender essential oil
1/2 cup or 125 ml's of water
Add the ingredients to a spray bottle.
Other essential oil that you can added to your tick repellant blend is Geranium which also repels lice and fleas or Lavender Tea Tree which repels fleas and ticks this is a milder version of tea tree oil (be aware regular tea tree can cause temporary paralysis in certain breeds of dogs).
I have 3 kids and at one time or another all have suffered from Ear Infections. My first daughter suffered many ear infections and every time she suffered an ear infection the Dr would prescribe antibiotic's. She hated the taste of the medicine so it was always a struggle to get it into her. The ear infection would go away after taking the antibiotic's but not without a couple of nights of disrupted sleep.
By the time my second daughter came along I thought there must be a better way. After researching natural method's for ear infections I made first batch of Garlic Oil. Using Garlic Oil made sense as Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. I made my first batch of Garlic Oil and used it not long after I had made it on my daughter who was complaining of a sore ear. After putting the drops in my daughters ear she stopped complaining of the pain and drifted off to sleep. I continued this for the next 3 days and the ear infection was gone without the need...
Many store bought hand sanitiser's are filled with chemicals and alcohol. Using these hand sanitisers add's to your chemical load and can have a drying affect on your hands. This Natural Hand Sanitiser is easy to make and ingredients are all Natural however it still provides the antibacterial properties that we want to ensure that our hand are free from germs during our busy days.
What You Will Need -
3 tbsp Aloevera gel
1 tbsp Distilled water or 1 tbsp Witch hazel
1 tbsp Vitamin E Oil
2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Squeezable Tube or Glass Jar for storage
Other essential oils with antibacterial properties you could use instead of lavender oil include thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, clove, peppermint or thieves essential oil.
Most mainstream store bought deodorants contain Aluminium and it is the Aluminium in these deodorants that prevents sweating so you don't smell. No one wants to smell however Aluminium exposure has been linked to Alzheimer's disease and it also interfere's with your estrogen production which may promote the growth of both cancerous and non cancerous breast cells.
As a consumer and daily user of deodorant I made the decision years ago to stop using deodorant that contains this ingredient. I have used some great natural store bought deodorants but I also have made my own natural deodorant. I will share with you a recipe that works and stops the smell.
What you will Need:
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 tablespoons Shea Butter
2 tablespoons Bicarbonate Soda
3 Arrorwroot Powder or Corn Starch
10-12 drops of your Essential Oils (Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemongrass, Geranium, lemon, Rosemary and Thyme)
Put the Coconut Oil and Shea Butter in a double boiler or make your own double...