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August 8, 2018

Essential Oils are becoming increasingly popular and one area of essential oils that I don't believe is discussed enough is Essential Oil Safety. Essential oil safety is extremely important for you and your family and even our fury friends.

Essential Oils can pose a toxic risk to your pets especially cats. You may ask why are some essential oils so dangerous for cats? Essential oils are rapidly absorbed through the skin or orally and are metabolised in the liver. Cats are at great risk of being poisoned by certain essential oils as cats are missing an essential enzyme in their liver that helps to metabolise essential oils therefore they are at risk of poisoning from these particular essential oils. It doesn't matter what brand the essential oil is it is actually the higher the concentration of essential oil i.e. 100% the greater the risk to the cat. 

Essential Oils that are toxic to cats include - 

Citrus Oil (Including lemon)

Peppermint Oil

Tea Tree Oil 

Eucalyptus Oil 

Cinnamon Oi...

November 6, 2017

Peppermint Essential Oil has lots of uses but today I am going to concentrate on its use with common household pests. 

If you ever have had an ant infestation in your house, you would know that it can be difficult to get rid of the ants and even find out where the ants are coming from. We all want to limit our households exposure to toxic chemicals, so the best way I have found to keep ants away naturally is with Peppermint Essential Oil. The Peppermint Essential Oil kills the ants on contact and the smell of the oil deter's them away. You can either place a few drop of essential oil in areas that are affected or you can make up your own peppermint essential spray by combining 10 drop of peppermint essential oil and water in a small spray bottle (cosmetic size). Then spray around sideboards and entry points and anywhere where the ants are seen. 

Peppermint is also a good deterrent for spiders as they don't like the smell and they taste with their legs. You can make up...

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