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How to get an aphid-free garden without using pesticides


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Spring has sprung, and everybody is itching to get out in the garden!  It’s about that time of year when we start thinking of planning our gardens. With that planning, we should also consider the demise of garden pests – … Continue reading

Natural ways to get rid of ants and other household pests


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Every year around this time I start seeing posts on social media about ants. They seem to return with monotonous regularity, Ants are everywhere! They’re on our countertops. Ants gather around the cat’s food bowl. They leave a trail that … Continue reading

How to get rid of fruit flies


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Got fruit flies? I try to post things as they happen, almost on a moment-by-moment basis. What has social media done to us? Sometimes it’s an “OMG!” moment, and sometimes it’s a “why didn’t I think of that?” moment.   … Continue reading

Stop the poison ivy itch – redux


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A while back, I wrote a post on how to deal with the itchy rash that comes from contact with poison ivy. This is an update following another encounter with the poison ivy in my front yard. It’s out of … Continue reading

DIY: Quick and easy bath salts recipe


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Our bath salts recipe could be just what you’re looking for if you need a mood enhancer in a hurry! In a Mason jar, mix 1/2 cup of Epsom salts and 1/2 cup of rock salt. Add 20 drops of … Continue reading

Black mold? These two ingredients will stop it in its tracks


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What is black mold? Microscopic spores of Stachybotrys chartarun and Stachybotrys astra are the main black mold organisms. The mold may be green or black, dry and powdery, or it could be slimy. It usually occurs in a spotty pattern and smells musty. Disturbing it releases mycotoxins … Continue reading

Spring clean scents


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I’m not sure what the weather’s like in your part of the world, but I’ll be glad to say goodbye to winter for good! Just when we think we’ve turned the corner and it’s spring, Mother Nature decides that she … Continue reading

Oil pulling


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What is oil pulling? There is nothing new age about oil pulling, it’s been around for a long time! It is an Ayurvedic practice, and is really as simple as swishing oil around in your mouth! You will see some great … Continue reading

It’s just too expensive to use essential oils!


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If you’ve ever clicked through to a site that sells quality essential oils, and thought to yourself … these prices are crazy!, I urge you to think again. Are quality essential oils expensive? Yes. and no. When I was first introduced … Continue reading

24 signs that you might be into essential oils


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You might be into essential oils if … Your cleaning cupboard is less than 2′ square and contains no chemicals. Your “medicine cabinet” doesn’t need to be locked. You know that BBB stands for blood brain barrier. Your children are named … Continue reading

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