Safe, Non Toxic Bug Spray

Bug Me Not

Beeyoutiful is having a special price on their Bug Me Not bug spray!  This is perfect timing as all the annoying pests come out for warmer weather to give us endless bites!  This product uses all-natural ingredients to repel the insects, instead of carcinogenic poisons.  Click here to get a bottle while it’s on sale!


Here’s what their website says about the product:  “Declare your freedom from whining mosquitoes, annoying gnats, and the bug bites that follow most warm weather outdoor fun! Beeoyoutiful’s all-natural spray-on repellent uses essential oils to deter little pests. Citronella (popular ingredient in mosquito-repellent candles), lemongrass, rosemary, and thyme offer you a delightful aroma, but they’re repugnant to mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other creepy crawlies.

Most bug sprays contain poisons that aren’t much better for you than for the insects they repel—especially when used repeatedly. The largest organ in your body—your skin—drinks in the carcinogenic poisons in traditional insect repellent, delivers them to capillaries which then take them straight to your liver. A busy member of the digestive tract, the liver is also a filter that has to sidetrack routine digestion duties when toxins enter your system. It has to filter them out so you don’t get poisoned! If this happens too often, your liver can get clogged and eventually fail.

Bug Me Not is all natural and totally safe for repeated use—even on children. Its active, essential oil ingredients are completely non-toxic to human users while nasty to bugs.

The 4 fluid ounce pump sprayer makes Bug Me Not easy to apply to both skin and clothing. A light spritz all over does the trick, so a bottle will last you and your family for many bug-free outings

How To Painlessly Remove A Tick

It’s springtime! :) 

One thing I do not like about the warmer weather is bugs!  And though we have chickens scratching the ground on a regular basis cutting down on the bug and tick population, my girls still end up with a tick or two somewhere on their body.  

One of my daughters had a very small tick recently on the edge of her eyelid – how weird is that?  I was still able to easily remove the small tick pain-free with an easy trick.  It’s very important to fully remove the tick, making sure that the head comes completely out – we don’t want our children at risk of an infection or disease!  

Have you ever pulled half the body off, and still have to work on getting the head out?  It’s happened to me several times!  Those things can really hold on til death – and even after!  A great way to remove a tick without a child even knowing it is with tea tree oil!  This oil is very versatile and we use it often.

  
Simply place about 3 drops of the oil on a cotton ball and hold it on the tick for a minute.  Then immediately pull the tick off with tweezers.  The tick comes off very easily, often without the child knowing, and many times the tick has almost completely let go from “suffocation”, no matter how far in it has dug its head.  

You can also tape the cotton ball with tea tree oil over the tick.  Leave this on for about 30 minutes or so and the tick should have completely let go with no need to use tweezers!

I also like to use the oil because of its ability to fight any infection that may occur from the bite.  


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Homemade Fabric Softener

Not only can you save lots by making your own detergent, you can save by making your own fabric softener too!  Enjoy!

Ingredients:
8 cups white vinegar
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 cup baking soda
Essentials oils of your choice (like lavender, lemon, orange…)

Directions: 

Mix vinegar and water together.  Slowly add the baking soda, stirring constantly.  Mix this in a large pail, as this will be fizzy!  Use a funnel to pour this mixture into a gallon size container like a milk jug or old detergent container.  Add a 1/3 teaspoon of your choice of essential oils.  You can add more for a stronger fragrance.  I tend to like a stronger fragrance. :)  Shake before each use and add 1/2 – 1 cup to the fabric softener dispenser, depending on the size of your load.

A safe alternative to soften your clothes – and it’s EASY!!!
Remember to add 3-5 drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil to the dispenser along with the fabric softener to kill bacteria, mold, sick germs, etc. when washing sheets, towels, or any load that might need it!  

You can buy great quality essential oils at Beeyoutiful!

Beeyoutiful is my favorite store to build my essential oil supply!

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