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One of the most frequently asked questions I get at this time of the year is how do I protect myself from those pesky mosquitoes, flies or ticks while trying to enjoy a nice evening with friends outside or lounging by the fire?

Is there anything out there that can protect me as well at those awful bug sprays with DEET?

There is!

Now you can customize your bug spray and keep those pests away!

Ants: Peppermint

Aphids: Peppermint, Sandalwood, White Fir

Beetles: Peppermint, Thyme

Caterpillars: Peppermint

Chiggers: Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme

Cutworm: Thyme

Fleas: Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint

Flies: Basil, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary

Gnats: Patchouli

Mosquitoes: Lavender, Lemongrass

Moths: Lavender, Peppermint Plant

Lice: Peppermint

Roaches: Eucalyptus

Slugs: White Fir

Snails: Patchouli, White Fir

Spiders: Peppermint

Ticks: Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme

Weevils: Patchouli, Sandalwood


Naturally Whiter Teeth

What is better in the summer than a strawberry shortcake?  I mean the delicious sweetness  and juiciness from the strawberries combines with the oven baked goodness of a lemon shortbread!






Who would have thought that three ingredients that you may use in your strawberry shortcake recipe when mixed together can naturally whiten teeth?

baking soda







If you are looking to whiten your teeth naturally, then here is a awesome recipe to try!

This recipe will work for 1-2 applications.  I recommend making one application at a time.

Use am and pm for about 7 days and you should see the difference!


1 tsp baking soda

1 mashed strawberry

2-3 drops lemon essential oil


Mix baking soda and strawberry together to form a paste in a little dish (if using in pm one also with a lid).

Add 2-3 drops lemon oil

Put half of paste on toothbrush and brush teeth for about 2 min.

Put remaining paste in fridge (good for approximately 1-2 days)

Rinse and then brush teeth with your regular toothpaste

Save other half for your evening ritual.

Repeat and enjoy whiter teeth naturally!