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Natural insect repellents can be made with any of these

Natural insect repellents can be made with any of these: catmint oil, catnip oil, lavender oil, lemon balm, lemongrass, citronella oil, cinnamon oil, vanilla oil, or eucalyptus oils. To make concentrate for dabbing on skin or clothing, combine 20 drops of essential oil with 2 T of olive or grape seed oil. To make your own sprays- combine your concentrate mixture with purified water and shake well.

Natural ways to repel wasps include using either peppermint oil

Natural ways to repel wasps include using either peppermint oil or eucalyptus oil.  Mix in a spray bottle with water and spray areas as needed to repel them.  The wasps hate the smell.

Cinnamon essential oil can relieve headaches and more

Cinnamon essential oil when used as aromatherapy, can help as a physical, emotional and mental stimulant, relieve headaches and more. The oil also has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and boosts the immune system.  Cinnamon oil is very powerful and can irritate the skin, so only small amounts are suggested, or use with a carrier oil, or use in a diffuser to scent the room.

Acupressure trick for headaches – gently squeeze the

Acupressure trick for headaches – gently squeeze the indentations where the bridge of nose meets the forehead.  Other points to try include the muscle in the webbing between thumb and index finger, the muscle between the big toe and second toe, and lastly the area in the back of the head in the hollow between the neck muscles.

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze, stainless steel or pewter…

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze or pewter- make a paste of salt, flour and white vinegar, then rub onto the metal, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse.  For brass use a paste of lemon juice and salt. For stainless steel just wipe with white vinegar.

Herbs that help combat varicose veins

Herbs taken internally that help combat varicose veins include Horse Chestnut, Butcher’s Broom and Gotu Kola. Witch Hazel can be used topically on the skin to help.  To find more information on herbal products, books, classes or practitioners use our holistic directory.

Coconut oil has many health applications.

Coconut oil has many health applications. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-fungal properties.  Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties that promote intestinal health by killing harmful microorganisms, including Candida.

It also improves the LDL:HDL ratio in the blood, is good for bone health, helps with natural hormone production, and helps reduce belly fat. Coconut oil also boots brain function and helps with Alzheimer’s symptoms.

 

Used topically, Coconut oil stimulates tissue healing and wound healing.  It is a wonderful natural moisturizer for the skin and hair.

A total solar eclipse is a very powerful energetic gateway.

Eclipses signal a major change. Solar eclipses are gateways. A total solar eclipse is a very powerful energetic gateway. Use this energy to release that which is no longer wanted in your life and concentrate on manifesting what you want to have moving forward.

Some herbs that help with digestion include ginger, black pepper…

Some herbs that help with digestion include ginger, black pepper, fennel seeds, lemon balm, peppermint and cinnamon.  Black pepper helps boost production of digestive enzymes. Ginger helps with nausea.  Lemon Balm, also known as Melissa helps reduce gas and bloating.  Fennel seeds also reduce gas and bloating.  Peppermint calms stomach spasms and gas, and is very helpful for those with irritable bowel syndrome.

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