Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Do It Yourself Pest Control Naturally #DIY #essentialoils #naturalliving

Nobody likes a pest in the house, the little creepy crawly boogers can overrun your household before you know it. There are many home remedies that you can use very simply to rid your home of pests. Keeping it simple is always better, safer than harsh chemicals.

This awesome infographic by PartSelect.com  shows how to start your DIY pest control at home. 

Starting at the source -

  • Wipe down counters with vinegar and water
  • Fix leaky faucets- insects are attracted to the water
  • Transfer dry goods (cereals, flour, rice etc) to sealed containers or jars
  • Rinse your recycles- jars, cans etc 
  • Use a trash can with a lid (I spray some essential oils in mine to deter pests and help with odor)
  • Make sure your drains are clean from leftovers- pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain (cool homeschool science project) and then after 5 min. rinse with boiling hot water to clean. 
  • Removing excess food particles and sources of food for the pests can send them packing in search for other food.
DIY Home remedies for pests
  • To eliminate ant traffic, sprinkle coffee grounds around windows and doors
  • For Ants mix 1 cup of Borax with 1 cup of sugar. Pour mix into small jars, poke holes in the jar lids. The sweet smell of the sugar will lure in the ants and dead they will be.
  • Spiders can be kept at bay by combining equal parts vinegar and water, then spraying the mixture over the places the spiders are entering. Peppermint oil works well too. 
  • Fight fruit flies with apple cider vinegar! The sweet smell of the vinegar will attract the flies. Place a couple tablespoons of vinegar in a cup, cover the top with plastic wrap and poke holes in the plastic.
  • Repel cockroaches with beer- pour into saucers and place on floor or in cabinets etc.
  • DIY cleaning all purpose cleaning, mix plain castile soap with a few drops each of peppermint and lemon essential oils, add water. Put in a spray bottle and use anywhere you need a clean fresh scent with great cleaning properties. 
  • Keep bugs out with Essential Oils, check out the infographic for all the great uses of oils and which ones to use. 

Keeping bugs from biting you and the kids:

  • Whip up your own insect repellent with essential oils of rosemary, clove, eucalyptus, cinnamon, lavender, and mint. Add witch hazel and water, mix together in a spray bottle. Great smelling and bugs don't like it. 
  • Try TerraShield- repellent blend by Doterra ( my favorite blend for working in my yard) 
Before reaching for the toxic cleaning and bug repellent chemicals, try to make something more health, family and earth friendly. Keep it simple, it works so much better. Mother nature has some  great ideas you know....

Until next time, God bless you and your home

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Jewels In My Mother's Crown #HappyMothersDay #AngelMother

Mother's Day is for me bittersweet as I lost my mother to lung cancer in February of 2014. My wounds are still raw and sore internally, as I continue thru the grieving process. Knowing that she is in heaven with my dad is such comfort to me and this poem I found tonight online was so touching to me. I wanted to share with others that might be grieving the loss of a loved one on the Mother's Day 2015 too.

A Mother’s Crown

Heaven lit up with a mighty presence,
as the Angels all looked down.
Today the Lord was placing the jewels
Into my mother’s crown.
He held up a golden crown,
as my darling mother looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
‘I will now explain each one.’
‘The first gem,’ He said, ‘is a Ruby,
and it’s for endurance alone,
for all the nights you waited up
for your children to come home.’
‘For all the nights by their bedside,
you stayed till the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this ruby to your crown.’
‘An emerald, I’ll place by the ruby,
for leading your child in the right way.
For teaching them the lessons,
That made them who they are today.’
‘For always being right there,
through all life’s important events.
I give you a sapphire stone,
for the time and love you spent.’
‘For untying the strings that held them,
when they grew up and left home.
I give you this one for courage.’
Then the Lord added a garnet stone.
‘I’ll place a stone of amethyst,’ He said.
‘For all the times you spent on your knees,
when you asked if I’d take care of your children,
and then for having faith in Me.’
‘I have a pearl for every little sacrifice
that you made without them knowing.
For all the times you went without,
to keep them happy, healthy and growing.’
‘And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.’
‘It was your love that helped them grow
Feeling safe and happy and proud
A love so strong and pure
It could shift the darkest cloud.’
After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, ‘Your crown is now complete,
You've earned your place in Heaven
With your children at your feet.’
~~Unknown author
God can turn burden's into blessings, let him turn your life around today! 
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