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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

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

Make your own dishwasher tablets and save money!


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This is another super simple DIY recipe to cut the amount of chemicals you use in your home and reduce toxicity in the environment. Not only to these homemade tabs do a great job on your dishes, you dishwasher will … Continue reading

Cleaning pesticides and other toxins from fruit and vegetables


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We’ve all heard the horror stories about the chemicals, germs and bacteria on our fruit and veggies, and we really don’t want to ingest those things along with our food, right? Did you know there can be over 42 types … Continue reading

Your vacuum cleaner is a diffuser!


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Well … almost. Here’s what I do. I lift of the lid of my vacuum cleaner where the filter is, and drop a couple of drops of essential oil in there. Cleansing blend – if the house just needs  general air … Continue reading

Remove the “sticky” with Lemon essential oil


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I wanted to call this “Quick and Dirty Tricks with Lemon Essential Oil” but it didn’t quite look right, and it’s really only one trick. Singular. Which also didn’t look right! So, here’s the skinny. You want to re-use your … Continue reading

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