Friday, May 31, 2013

All Purpose Insect Repellent Natural Spray

Insects they Bug us ( pun intended )  and annoy and can make us sick 

This Repellent is non toxic to humans and pets but DEADLY to all Insects
from Mosquitos, Ants, Carpenter ants, flies, Roaches, bed bugs, Gnats , Spiders  Scorpions, Ticks/ Fleas
This  KILLS and REPELS  all Insects  and this is not Expensive to make 
Very easy and Cheap to make  and no chemicals required

You need 

The Peel / Rind of  4 Lemons
The Peel/ Rind of 4 Oranges
The Peel/ Rind of 4 Limes
2 sticks of cinnamon Fresh is best 
1 Cup  Fresh Mint Leaves 
1 Cup Eucalyptus leaves  
1/3 cup of  Fresh or Dried Lavender 
1 cup of marigolds flowers just the head part  yes the flower fresh or dried works  
1/2 cup of Dried or fresh Rosemary
1 tablespoon of Thyme or oregano 
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
3 Tablespoons of Black peppercorns
Glass Jars with a lid Do not use plastic  it will not work please use GLASS ONLY
Vinegar White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar the choice is yours but the Apple Cider Vinegar is Stronger and works better in my opinion 

now if you're allergic to Vinegar you can also use Witch Hazel its up to you  you can do half witch hazel and half vinegar if you prefer   Witch hazel also repels insects. 


Put all the Herbs and spices  in a Glass Jar (mason jar works Great )
Now Muddle  the Herbs if you do not know what Muddle means it means to Crush
Just Crush the leaves and herbs and spices all up 
once you have done that and gotten the oils  out
now add in the Vinegar until it it  1 inch from the top of the container.
and put it in a dark place LABELED so you don't lose it or throw it away by accident. 

Then you leave it alone for 3 weeks to STEEP and have patience .

Okay after 3 Weeks later   

Strain out the  herbs and spices using a Strainer   or Cheese cloth if its easier .
and strain the liquid into another mason jar  or glass container lets call this the Insect Brine
you can take the solids and put them around the outside of your house they will repel insects .

now mix  in a Spray bottle  1/2 cup of the  Insect brine and fill up the rest with water and spray.
 for other uses you want to dilute this solution with water
 1:1 solution  this means 1 part insect brine 1 part water. 
you can mix some into skin lotions and shampoos to keep the pests away Spray around your house inside and out. mix it when you go to clean it will Repel and Kill  insects

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bed Bug Repellents

Bed bugs are making a come back today and are found in bedrooms all over the world. They invade hotels, dorm rooms, apartments and single-family dwellings and feed on humans that are asleep and unaware they have become food.

Bedbugs are a growing problem in the U.S. Buildings where people congregate to sleep, like hotels and apartments, are experiencing bed bug outbreaks in numbers unprecedented since WWII.

The following facts are a few tidbits about bed bugs that you may not know, together with some common sense suggestions for how to deal with them. With respect to concerns about the long-term effects of exposure to pesticides, most of these suggestions are natural or herbal. If you have a major infestation, they may not be a complete solution, but if you have concerns because someone in your family travels, is living in a dorm, or you occasionally bring home garage sale finds that may be harboring unwanted freeloaders, read on:

Bed bugs can't jump. This means that they can't attack you or your belongings when you enter a room that harbors them. They have to crawl onto you or your stuff.

If you discover a few bed bugs and decide to shut off the room and starve them out, think again. Bed bugs can survive up to a year without sustenance, blood, so you'll have to try a more active solution.
They don't just hang out in beds. Bed bugs can breed and hide behind baseboards, electrical faceplates, under or in carpeting, and on your draperies.

Bed bugs are brown and can be seen by the naked eye. They can be between the size of a grain of rice and the size of an apple seed.

 If you've been bitten by the bug, no pun intended, you could probably identify the small red welts that identify a bed bug bite.
bed bug bites

They leave signs of their presence that you can track, even if you're having trouble finding the bugs themselves. Their feces look like brownish spots, and they'll be visible on walls, baseboards, the backs of headboards, along or under bed frames, anywhere they spend time. Their eggs will look like small white spots. If you see either of these indications, you have a problem.

So here is how to get rid of them

You can kill bed bugs in your linens by popping bedding, draperies and clothing in the dryer. Bed bugs don't like heat. Twenty to twenty five minutes in the dryer or an afternoon on the clothesline on a hot day will do it.
Many strong smelling herbal preparations will work to repel bed bugs. These include: rosemary, lavender, thyme and eucalyptus.

Herbal Bed Bug Spray Insecticide

This spray will act as a good deterrent. In higher concentrations, it might stain clothing and bedding, and could even cause headaches and nausea, so don't increase the essential oil concentrations unless you plan on being out of the room overnight and have stripped the bed. Oh, and the term essential oil is a misnomer. The liquid isn't oil based so don't worry about greasy residue.

Bed Bug Spray Recipe

1 Cup Water
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops essential oil of clove 

Place in a fine mist spray bottle, and shake well before using.

Garlic has a very strong smell and will keep bed bugs at bay 

12 cloves of garlic  crushed 
2 bay leaves
2 tsp rosemary  
2 cups of water
Spray Bottle  

put everything in a glass jar and let it steep about 6 hours - overnight  
Strain the infusion and put it in a spray bottle and spray the affected area.
this also works against Ants too and Roaches

Herbal Pesticides for Bed Bugs - Mint and Lavender 

These pleasing herbs are deadly to bed bugs. Make a mint and lavender tea as a go green natural pesticide for bed bugs. Spray baseboards, cracks and crevices with the tea. This is also nice to use on mattresses, pillows and bed covers. The fresh scent of lavender keeps bugs away as it floats you to sleep. A lavender and mint sachet works great under the pillow or between mattress and box springs as a go green natural bug pesticide.

Herbal Pesticides for Bed Bugs - Garlic, Cayenne and Oregano 

These potent natural pesticides fight bed bugs with their pungent aroma. Put a couple cloves of garlic and a tablespoon each of cayenne powder and oregano in a tea ball or cheesecloth. Simmer in a pot of boiling water. Pour into a spray bottle when cooled. Spray baseboards, cracks and crevices in the whole house to keep bed bugs at bay. These spices can be placed between mattress and box springs to discourage infestation.

Herbal Pesticides for Bed Bugs - Tea Tree Oil and other Skin Repellents 

Slather on homemade formulations using essential oils before bed. These natural go green pesticides are safe to apply to the the skin. Simply mix 10 drops of essential oil with ½ cup olive oil and use as a lotion. Essential oils that work best are tea tree, oregano, and lavender. Bed bugs often bite between toes. Put a generous amount of these go green pesticides all over the feet, legs and toes. The added bonus to these natural pesticides is their skin softening and healing properties.

Bed bugs can be treated with the use of diatomaceous earth and boric acid.
mix 1/2 cup Diatomaceous earth and 1/2 cup Boric  acid powder
Please use gloves when doing this
sprinkle the powder on the bed
under the mattress
under the bed in the corners of the room

 Borax treatment 
mix  1/2 cup borax  yes the detergent
 3 cups of water  let this solution dissolve
put it in a spray bottle and spray the bed , Mattress and under the bed and corners of the bed and room

Bed bugs can be steamed out of your carpeting and mattresses. Vacuum the area thoroughly and then go over it with a handheld steamer. Try three applications over the course of a week. For some added killing power, fill the steamer with a couple of drops of lavender essential oil.

If you've been bitten by a bed bug, stop the itching by applying a slice of raw potato to the bite. Willow leaves and comfrey (Symphytum uplandica) will help too.

Sachet herbal treatment for Controlling Bed Bugs

The best solution is to avoid bringing bed bugs home in the first place. When you travel, carry a bed bug repellent sachet in your luggage. This will help protect your belongings, and the aroma on your nightclothes will make the pests think twice before biting you.

If you want to avoid bringing bed bugs home with you when you travel, try keeping sachets of herbs in your suitcase. The smell will keep them out of your belongings and help you avoid an infestation in your home. Tuck two sachets into your suitcase, one on either side. It's a good idea to place a couple in the pockets of your hanging garments, or in any folded clothing you plan on placing in hotel room drawers. Oh, and when you get home, be sure to keep your luggage in the garage or put it in the bathtub for a few days.  Bedbugs can't crawl out of the tub, and if you've brought any of the pests home, you'll be able to detect them against the enamel when you turn on the light (hopefully), and dispose of any you see.

The sachet recipes I have below should each fill seven to ten small muslin bags.  you can find the muslin bags online, but you can probably find them at your local craft store or make them yourself.

Bed Bug Herb Sachet 1

1 Cup dried Eucalyptus leaves
1/2 Cup dried rosemary
1/2 Cup dried lavender buds
10 Large cloves

Bed Bug Herb Sachet 2

1 Cup loose-leaf black walnut tea
½ Cup dried eucalyptus leaves
½ Cup dried lavender buds
¼ Cup dried thyme
2 Bay leaves

Bed Bug Herb Sachet 3
1 cup  dried or fresh rosemary
½ Cup dried eucalyptus leaves
½ Cup  dried Cedar  
½ Cup  Coffee grounds  
½ Cup dried  thyme

Black walnut is also a good bed bug repellent. You can usually find it in tea form at your local health food store.

Keeping a clean house and clean bed and washing sheets and blankets often is key to keeping them from becoming and infestation   


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Monday, May 27, 2013

Herbs that Repel Insects

I get asked alot is there any herbs that repel insects 
surprisingly there is a lot of herbs that Repel insects that otherwise would do harm to us or our pets so here is a small list  of herbs and uses how to repel and what they repel


Feeling congested? tie fresh sprigs of Eucalyptus on to shower heads. When you take a hot bath or shower, the steam will release the eucalyptus oils. Eucalyptus is a natural decongestant, taking a shower with one can help to clear up sinuses and loosen cough.Also as a bonus it smells really good, and also a natural spider repellent. cuz nothing ruins a shower than seeing a big scary spider in the shower.
also Eucalyptus repells Ants and mosquitos and Aphids , Mites, Ticks and Fleas
however if you do grow it know it Grows Rapidly and can take over your yard so keep it in containers

Cedar oil, which is extracted from the bark of cedar trees, is a safe and natural insect repellent that is particularly effective against fleas. By mixing pure cedar oil with other types of natural oils, such as citronella and lemongrass oil, you can repel mosquitoes as well as Spiders, Moths, Spiders, ants, Flies, Ticks , Fleas 

  • Purchase pure cedar oil to use as an insect repellent throughout your home. When diluted with rubbing alcohol or distilled water, and poured into a spray bottle, cedar oil can be applied on carpeting, furniture and anywhere you might find flea activity. Cedar oil in spray bottles can usually be found at your local pet store.

  • Mix cedar oil with lemongrass or citronella oil to create an insect repellent that will work equally on mosquitoes and fleas throughout your home. You can use a mixture of these oils to double the duration of the repellent, since each oil used independently can lose its potency after just 1 to 2 hours.

  • Add a few drops of cedar oil to your pet's shampoo for a natural way to combat fleas and other parasites from spreading in your home. Cedar oil, when used in moderation, is a very safe and natural way to keep insects away from your pets, and to hide odors as well. You can also place a few drops of cedar oil underneath the cushions of your pet's bed for extra protection against fleas and mosquitoes.

  • Use your spray bottle of cedar oil to apply the solution on your clothing just before you go outside. While diluted cedar oil is generally safe to use on most fabrics, you may want to test a small area of clothing first to find out whether the cedar oil will cause a stain. Squirting a drop or two into pockets might be effective as well.

  • Ensure that cedar oil doesn't get into your mouth, eyes or nose when you apply it as an insect repellent, and use caution when applying cedar oil on small children, who may be tempted to taste or lick the aromatic substance. While cedar oil is generally safe to use externally, internal consumption could cause illness.

  • Sandwood

    Sandalwood essential oil, from the heartwood of Sandalwood trees, has a warm, woody aroma prized for its use in skin care, meditation and stress relief. It is known to relax, support the immune system, relieve mild depression and strengthen emotions. People may love this scent, but not all insects do. It can be used as a mosquito repellent.
    it also repells ants, flies, ticks, fleas, spiders, roaches, gnats, stink bugs

    Sandalwood mosquito repellent can be found in several forms including the popular incense sticks, which last from three to six hours depending on size, or sandalwood sprays and even perfume oils or balms

    • Sandalwood typically comes from Australia (Santalum spicatum), India (Santalum album) or the Pacific (Santalum austrocaladonicum). Sandalwood has been used by many cultures for centuries and was first used to repel mosquitoes by burning the leaves, bark or wood.
    Making the Repellent
    • You can easily make your own mosquito repelling sandalwood perfume oil by adding 10 to 20 drops of sandalwood essential oil to 1 tbsp. of jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil and apply behind the ears, inner elbows, wrists, backs of knees and ankles.


    There are about a million kinds of basil and new varieties being introduced all the time. Basil is a beautiful fragrant plant that grows easily in most climates. It even tolerates the dry, Texas heat pretty well.
    Most people know fresh basil is delicious in pesto, tomato based dishes, and salads but did you also know that it is one of the best ways to keep flies out of your house? Just plant basil next to the doors, use as a foundation planting mixed in with your flowers, or plant in containers. The flies will stay far away.
    You can grow basil in containers by your picnic table or on your patio and cut a nice size bunch of it to decorate the blanket with when you go to a remote picnic spot. As an added bonus, mosquitoes don't like it either. Choose your favorite, all the basil that I have tried works equally as well.

    Dalmatian Pyrethrum Chrysan-themum cinerarifolium. This variety of chrysanthemum is the source for many natural insecticides for flying and crawling insects. It is one of the least harmful to mammals or birds, but the dried flowers of the pyrethrum daisy will kill or stun the insects the moment it touches them. It is one of the safest pesticides to use on pests and their bedding to keep fleas and ticks away. The powder is the result of drying and crushing the flowers.

    Epazote Chenopodium ambro-siodes. This annual plant is used in much Southwestern cooking, particularly in bean recipes, but you can also make a strong tea from the plant and use the water to wash floors and porches to repel insects and larvae.

    Holy Basil , Ocimum sanctum :  Repels    flys and mosquitoes

    Chrysanthemum parth-enium. Another lovely daisy plant, feverfew blooms midsummer through fall. The flower heads are used to make a pesticide to kill many pest insects.

    Lavandula angustifolia. All of us know lavender as a beautiful aromatic herb that is used to scent food, soaps, cosmetics and many other products. However, if you dry bunches of lavender and hang them in the closet, they will repel moths and make your clothes smell good at the same time.

    Lavender smells wonderful and if you have never used lavender buds in cooking you should give it a try. In small amounts it adds a wonderful floral and citrus flavor to baked goods, meats, and even vegetables. Lavender also repels moths, mosquitoes, and fleas.:
    • Hang a bundle of it in your closet or lay a few sprigs of it in with the out of season clothes you are storing.
    • Grind it to a powder and sprinkle it on your pet's bedding.
    • Grow it in containers on your patio to repel mosquitoes.
    • Grow it in your kitchen garden to keep rabbits out of your lettuce and spinach.

    Lemon Basil Ocimum basilcum v. citriodorum. An aromatic herb with small pretty flowers and lemony fragrance, lemon basil is a fine culinary herb. When planted in the garden close to tomatoes, it not only improves the taste of the tomatoes but deters white flies as well.

    Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis  Repells ants, Roaches, moths ,mosquitoes spiders, ticks ,Fleas and gnats

    Lemon Thyme: Thymus x citruidirus   Repells Spiders, Ants, Fleas, Ticks,  mosquitoes and gnats

    Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris. Often thought of as a medicinal herb, mugwort leaves are used to repel moths. They can be made into sachets or dried and hung in the top of the closet.

    Mexican Marigold: Tagetes minuta   Repells  mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, Spiders and gnats

    Mint, catnip, and any member of the mint family planted around the foundation of your house can keep both ants and mice out of your home. Neither of these pests seem to like the smell and all but the most determined will head to a better smelling yard. You can also place shallow bowls of the dried mint leaves in your pantry to discourage mice. 

     Great in tea, peppermint also helps to repel ants, aphids, cabbage lopers, flea beetles, cabbage worms, squash bugs and whiteflies. Plant it near susceptible plants or make a tea from the crushed leaves and spray it on infested plants.

    Sage Salvia officinalis. Although you can't make Thanksgiving dressing without it, sage is also helpful planted next to cabbage to improve the taste and repel cabbage worms, spiders, ants, mosquitos and moths

    Sweet Woodruff
    Sweet Woodruff has long been used to deter carpet beetles and moths. Just lay it beneath wool carpets (or other types). It may also deter ants. An added benefit is that it releases a sweet scent when you walk across your rugs

    Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, not only for cooking and grilling but because it has a number of uses medicinally and as a household herb. As it grows it repels mosquitoes. Try planting it around your patio or any area that you use in the evenings to keep the air smelling fresh and the mosquitoes on someone else's property. Rosemary also repels cats, so planting it around the kids sandbox is a good idea. You can use rosemary springs under the cushions to keep the cats off the furniture but beware - the oils in the rosemary can stain the cushions. Be sure they are the one sided type

    Wormwood Artemisia absinithium. Another member of the artemisia family, this variety grows tall with gray silky foliage and spikes of small flowers. Powdered dust made from the leaves and sprinkled on plants and soil will deter many insects. It is not toxic; the bugs just don't like the fragrance.

    Rue and anise are good at repelling aphids, a perennial garden pest. Chamomile and hyssop will help discourage cabbage moths on your cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Basil and dill planted near your tomato plants will help keep tomato hornworms away and encourage your tomatoes to grow steadily. Dill and fennel are also good food plants for butterflies, particularly the swallowtail. They lure the caterpillars from other plants you'd rather not have gnawed.

     Natural Household Bug Repellents:

    Essential Oils: Using essential oils such as lemon, orange, clove, peppermint, and mint around the home will deter most bugs as they are turned off by strong odors. 

    Garlic and Pepper Powder: Most bugs avoid both garlic and pepper; therefore, sprinkling the powder around the key areas in the home helps keep the bugs at bay.

    Cucumber Slices and Ants: As summer approaches, ants flock to kitchens on the hunt for food crumbs. Ants are appalled by cucumbers; therefore, the cucumber slices work best when placed near cracks or other areas where ants may enter the home.

    • Crushed Mint and Flies: Small packets of crushed mint helps to repel flies. 

    Lemon Peels and Moths: We love the fresh, citrus smell of lemons and prefer it to using cedar blocks in the closet to keep moths from destroying our clothes.

     Vinegar and Borax
    One option to rid your house of water bugs is to use vinegar. Vinegar repels these bugs. Just pour it down all the drains in your house and garage. Another easy solution is to use borax. Do not use this option if you have pets or small children. Simply sprinkle borax in cracks, on baseboards and outside your home. Borax sticks to water bugs' legs. They then take this substance back to their den. This powder will eventually kill all the insects in the colony.

     Dish Detergent brand name does not matter
    Swimming pools are obviously a big draw for water bugs. They are attracted to the water and more likely to enter a home that has a pool or other water source nearby. In order to rid your pool of these creatures, put a couple of tablespoons of dish detergent on top of the water. The dish detergent needs to sit on the water until dark. Turn off the swimming pool pump so the surface is smooth. Then turn on the swimming pool light. Light attracts the bugs. As they come to the surface for air, the detergent traps them under water so they cannot breathe. In the morning, you will simply need to scoop up the dead bugs off the surface. The soap detergent will be neutralized so will not affect you when swimming.

    • Squash bugs

    4tsp baking soda (anti fungal properties, also stops powdery mildew type problems)

    1tsp vegetable oil  (smothers) Neem oil would work well here. The amount could be doubled.

    1tsp soap (emulsifier/sticker) Best to use a natural soap such as Dr. Bronner’s.

    1 to 2 tbs garlic juice (kills)

    Juice:  1 med bulb (not clove) of garlic blended with 1 to 2 cups of water.  Let sit a minimum of 15 minutes and strain.

    Add concentrate to a gallon of water and spray liberally. Repeat as often as needed to drive off or kill the squash bugs.

    Herbs of Caution  I am putting them here so everyone can be aware of them while they do repel insects they are toxic to humans and pets     

    Tansy,Repels insects Moths, Flies, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, spiders ,ants, roaches and many many more 
    Tansy Tanacetum vulgare. Leaves of this fern-like plant are used to repel ants and moths in sachets or when strewn around. The small yellow flowers are used in potpourri and dried for everlasting insect repellent
    But Tansy is toxic to pets and humans so use caution and do not ingest 

    English Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium. A small-leaved herb that has spikes of lavender flowers, pennyroyal is a member of the mint family and tends to sprawl rather than grow upright. Ground pennyroyal is one of the most effective tick deterrents available. Dust powder made from the leaves around areas where the pet sleeps and plays. The plant makes a good ground cover and grows well in hanging baskets.
    use caution around animals and children and pregnant women when using royal Penny
    it can cause liver damage if ingested    

    Make your own 4 Thieves Oil

    There are many versions of the Thieves Oil Recipe. It is highly antibacterial, antiviral and anti-infectious.
    used in  magical Recipes and Spell work  and also as a Medicine.

    The Story of the Four Thieves

    The thieves were actually spice traders and merchants who imported spices, including cinnamon and clove from India. When the Black Plague hit, all international shipping and trade was closed down. Unable to do business, these spice traders quickly ran out of money and had to find a way to support themselves.

    Since everyone was afraid to touch the dead bodies, they decided to loot the homes and bodies of the plaque victims. They would take clothes, jewelry, pots and pans, and then barter or trade them for food and money. They knew they wouldn't get sick if they rubbed vinegar, oils, and certain spices all over their bodies.

    Their plan worked and they were able to set up a very lucrative pawn business. Until the King found out…

    When the King heard about the story of the thieves he wanted to know their secret. He wanted to know how they were able to touch dead bodies without getting sick! How did they protect themselves from the dreaded disease?

    He sent his Constables out to capture them. Four of the thieves were caught and brought before the King. He gave them a choice to either share their secret formula of "immunity" or be burned at the stake. The four thieves decided to share their secret formula with the King.

    The King immediately posted the thieves secret formula all over the town.

    Hence the story of the four thieves.

    This is a classic recipe, but you can customize it by adjusting the quantities or adding other antibacterial essential oils such as Tea Tree, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Ravensara, Lavender, Juniper Berry, Hyssop, Bay Laurel, or Scotch Pine.


    40 drops Clove Bud essential oil
    35 drops  Lemon essential oil
    20 drops  Cinnamon Bark essential oil
    15 drops  Eucalyptus essential oil
    10 drops  Rosemary essential oil

    Store in a dark glass container 

    Mix all essential oils together in a Carrier oil like 

    Almond Oil,
    Apricot Kernel Oil,
    Avocado Oil,
    Coconut Oil,
    Evening Primrose Seed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil,
    Hazelnut Oil,
    Hemp Seed Oil,
    Jojoba Oil,
    Sesame Seed Oil,
    Shea Nut Oil,
    Sunflower Oil
    Vitamin E Oil, Emu Oil
     (Jojoba is my choice)

    mix and store in a  dark glass bottle.
    away from heat and sunlight. Preferably in a cool location.

    How to dilute it 
    you need only 2% of the 4 Thieves oil to be effective this will save you money   to dilute it   is simple

    take 12 drops of the 4 thieves oil  and mix it in 1 fl ounce 
    1 cup = 8 fluid ounces  now I am going by US Measurements 
    I do not know other country measurements so adjust according to your country  

    Thieves Oil Recipe 2
    this one is for the more advanced 

    200 drops of Clove Oil 
    175 drops of Lemon Oil 
    100 drops of Cinnamon Bark 
    75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil 
    50 drops of Rosemary Oil 

    Store in a dark glass container 

    Mix all essential oils together in a

     Carrier oil like 
     Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, 
    Avocado Oil,Coconut Oil, Evening Primrose Seed Oil 
    Grapeseed Oil,Hazelnut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sesame Seed Oil,Shea Nut Oil, Sunflower Oil 
    Vitamin E Oil, Emu Oil 

     (Jojoba is my choice) 
    mix and store in a  dark glass bottle.

    away from heat and sunlight. Preferably in a cool location.

    How to dilute it 
    you need only 2% of the 4 Thieves oil to be effective this will save you money   to dilute it   is simple

    take 12 drops of the 4 thieves oil  and mix it in 1 fl ounce 
    1 cup = 8 fluid ounces  now I am going by US Measurements 
    I do not know other country measurements so adjust according to your country  

    *Note: One 15 ml bottle of essential oil contains approximately 250 drops and one 5 ml bottle contains approximately 85 drops.

    Thieves Oil Recipe" All-purpose Spray:

    This is an all-purpose spray solution for cleaning and disinfecting around the home, purifying the air and eliminating odors

    1 drop of thieves essential oil for each ounce of water.

    Add the thieves oil first, then add water. It mixes better that way. Shake vigorously before each use.

    Basic Thieves Oil Recipe for Topical Application and Massage:

    1 drop of thieves oil to 4 drops carrier oil.

    Massage on the feet (vita flex points), lower back, neck and behind the ears.

    We use this dilution for everyone. Babies too, though usually just on their feet. Test for sensitivity first.

    *Note:This thieves oil recipe is excellent for daily use as protection against germs, especially during the cold and flu season.

    4 Thieves oil Vinegar  


    1/4 cup , 4 Thieves oil   See Recipe above
    2 cups apple Cider Vinegar  or enough to cover the herbs completely
    Fresh herbs of choice  
    Eucalyptus, Cinnamon,Lemon,Clove
    Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic , Mint, Sage , Lavender,

    Put in a Glass Jar and allow to Steep 6-8 weeks before use

    Hand Soap

    Add five drops of a thieves oil blend to 8 oz. plain liquid castile soap or to a water-soap mixture to create a disinfecting all-natural hand soap. Keep the mixture in a liquid soap pump.


    Consider adding a few drops of the thieves oil blend to a vaporizer or diffuser. Breathing eucalyptus vapors remains a time-honored home remedy for chest colds and coughs. Additionally, some or all of the oils may elevate your mood. Lemon and rosemary are often cited for their cheering effect on people

     The above information and statements are for educational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease or replace the advice of a licensed healthcare practitioner

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Removing Pet Urine Smells with herbs

    We all love our pets but had the urine smell
    Some Cats and Dogs mark for territory or for anxiety 
    These are all natural ways to remove the smell without hurting your pets 

    1.Baking Soda Solution
    1/2 cup baking soda
    1/2 cup cornstarch
    15 Drops Cinnamon or Rosemary

    2. Apple Cider Vinegar method
    1/2 Cup of a cup of Apple Cider vinegar
    3/4 Cup cup of hydrogen peroxide
    1 tsp dawn dish detergent.

    3.Vinegar and Baking Soda
    Using a dry cloth, soak up as much urine as you can. Be sure to blot the urine with the cloth, rather than wipe it, so you don’t spread it around and make the stain bigger than it already is.
    Next, soak the area with a mixture of a third cup of vinegar (white) and two thirds cup of water, plus a little bit of soap or dishwasher detergent. Using another piece of cloth, soak up the liquid spot by pressing down hard repeatedly until the spot is close to dry.
    Then, use another cloth and press down on the remaining liquid.
    Finally, add some baking soda on top of the area and run it over with a vacuum cleaner within a day.

    Listerine can be added to the vinegar/baking soda or peroxide recipe to increase effectiveness in removing pet urine odors. The reason for this is that Listerine mouthwash contains alcohol, a common disinfectant.
    To use Listerine to remove cat urine odors, simply add a few drops to one of the two previous solutions- or mix it with hot water and apply it to the stained area.

    5. tea Mustard Herbal Solution
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp dry mustard
    1 tsp lemon tea leaves
    Or try ground-up grapefruit and lemon rinds

    Simply mix together and sprinkle.

    6. Rosemary Solution
    1 tsp dried mustard
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp coffee grounds
    1 tsp dried rosemary
    Take a few cotton balls and use an eye dropper to wet them with cinnamon, citronella, lemon, lemon grass, lavender, orange and rosemary oils. Tuck the cotton balls into the corners of closets or rooms you want to keep
    Your Pet to stop peeing and marking an area

    works inside and outdoors too

    7. make a Cat / Dog Tea Repellent
    Steep fresh or dried herbs such as lavender, rosemary or cayenne in boiling water for five minutes. Strain the infusion and put the liquid into a clean spray bottle. Don't use a bottle that formerly held detergent or toxic chemicals, buy an empty bottle at the drug store or gardening center for this. Spray down the baseboards, mist the floors of closets or rooms, furniture, counter tops, or spray your potted plants. These will not hurt a plant, but will make cats dislike going near them. The scent will not be very detectable to humans, but will be very strong to cats and Dogs . Spray areas every week or two, or as often as needed.

    8. Minty Pet Smell be Gone
    1 tsp Basil
    1 tsp oregano
    1 tsp Mint
    1 tsp lavender
    mix in a spray bottle and spray area

    I have Triple Check to make sure these are non toxic to pets
    if you have any non toxic herbal remedies share them and we can all learn each others tricks