Top 5 Essential Oils & DIY Allergy Relief Home Remedies

Natural remedies for allergies. So a friend of mine asked me, Mary, what kind of things would you use if you were struggling with allergies right now?

What essential oils are good for seasonal allergies?

Pollen Is high these days, right away my mind comes back to the basics. Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint. They have such an amazing synergistic effect.

What essential oils are a natural antihistamine?

Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint are natural antihistamines. Combining the three together they complement each other well.

If you would prefer to listen to this content here is a handy video:

Natural Remedies for Allergies

How do you use essential oils for allergies?

There are a few ways you could use Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint to help you with your allergies:

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Reduce Your Joint Inflammation With Food

Thank you for your reply to my article “From Walking with a Walker to Walking 5 Miles“. I had so many replies and requests to write about this subject that I thought I had better not put it off too long.

What is an Anti-inflammatory Diet?

When we think about anti-inflammatory foods we have to think about 2 aspects of an anti-inflammatory diet. Foods we can eat and the foods we need to avoid. Some foods irritate the digestive system and ultimately the joints and some foods calm the digestive system causing less body system irritations. We will look at several of these pieces.

The other piece of this is that it will look different for you than it will for me and different for me than someone else you know.  There may be some family similarities but not always.  

Try a 30 day Whole food re-set

One thing to you might consider if you are really ready to figure out what foods are bothering you the most is to try a 30-day whole food re-set. I have done one and it is really eye-opening. I am not the best guide on one of these so I will refer you to a book if you are interested in doing that.

Whole: The 30 Day Whole Foods Challenge

What I will do for you though is help you with some basics. There are actually groups of inflammatory foods. So you may be sensitive to one but not the other. That is why eating a clean diet for 3 weeks to 30 days is so helpful when beginning this journey.

Sugar – The Most Inflammatory Food!

Sugar is probably the most inflammatory of all the foods. We have a list of sugars and hidden names for sugars. Most sweeteners are really not safe either because they are highly processed foods. The only sweetener that I trust is Stevia. There are some good stevia choices now that don’t leave a bitter after taste. Let me know if that is something you are interested in.

61 Hidden Names for sugar

Here is a handy list: 61 Hidden Names for Sugar

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doTERRA Essential Oils Price Per Drop

By: Jo Jean Keesling

2019 Essential Oil Cost Per Drop Retail & Wholesale Chart

This price per drop sheet is based on

  • 15 ml bottle = 250 drops
  • 5 ml bottle = 83 drops

Single Essential Oils

Essential OilUnitRetailWholesalePer Drop Retail*Per Drop Wholesale*
Arborvitae5ml$29.33$22.00$0.35$0.27
Basil15 ml$32.00$24.00$0.13$0.10
Bergamot15 ml$40.00$30.00$0.16$0.12
Black Pepper5 ml$29.33$22.00$0.35$0.27
Blue Tansy5 ml$113.33$85.00$1.37$1.02
Cardamom5 ml$34.67$26.00$0.42$0.31
Cassia15 ml$25.33$19.00$0.10$0.08
Cedarwood15 ml$17.33$13.00$0.07$0.05
Cilantro15 ml$34.67$26.00$0.14$0.10
Cinnamon5 ml$32.00$24.00$0.39$0.29
Clary Sage15 ml$48.67$36.50$0.19$0.15
Clove15 ml$21.33$16.00$0.09$0.06
Copaiba15 ml$46.67$35.00$0.19$0.14
Coriander15 ml$33.33$25.00$0.13$0.10
Cypress15 ml$20.67$15.50$0.08$0.06
Douglas Fir5 ml$30.00$22.50$0.36$0.27
Eucalyptus15 ml$22.67$17.00$0.09$0.07
Fennel (Sweet)15 ml$20.00$15.00$0.08$0.06
Frankincense15 ml$90.67$68.00$0.36$0.27
Geranium15 ml$41.33$31.00$0.17$0.12
Ginger15 ml$54.67$41.00$0.22$0.16
Grapefruit15 ml$24.00$18.00$0.10$0.07
Green Mandarin15 ml$37.33$28.00$0.15$0.11
Helichrysum5 ml$93.33$70.00$1.12$0.84
Juniper Berry5 ml$25.33$19.00$0.31$0.23
Lavender15 ml$30.67$23.00$0.12$0.09
Lemon15 ml$14.67$11.00$0.06$0.04
Lemongrass15 ml$13.33$10.00$0.05$0.04
Lime15 ml$17.33$13.00$0.07$0.05
Marjoram15 ml$25.33$19.00$0.10$0.08
Melaleuca15 ml$28.00$21.00$0.11$0.08
Melissa5 ml$153.33$115.00$1.85$1.39
Myrrh15 ml$78.67$59.00$0.31$0.24
Oregano15 ml$29.33$22.00$0.12$0.09
Patchouli15 ml$37.33$28.00$0.15$0.11
Peppermint15 ml$29.33$22.00$0.12$0.09
Petitgrain15 ml$33.33$25.00$0.13$0.10
Pink Pepper5 ml$29.33$22.00$0.35$0.27
Roman Chamomile5 ml$60.00$45.00$0.72$0.54
Rosemary15 ml$21.33$16.00$0.09$0.06
Sandalwood5 ml$93.33$70.00$1.12$0.84
Siberian Fir15 ml$26.67$20.00$0.11$0.08
Spearmint15 ml$37.33$28.00$0.15$0.11
Spikenard5 ml$66.00$49.50$0.80$0.60
Tangerine15 ml$24.00$18.00$0.10$0.07
Thyme15 ml$39.33$29.50$0.16$0.12
Turmeric15 ml$37.33$28.00$0.15$0.11
Vetiver15 ml$54.67$41.00$0.22$0.16
Wild Orange15 ml$13.33$10.00$0.05$0.04
Wintergreen15 ml$29.33$22.00$0.12$0.09
Yarrow Pom30 ml$126.67$95.00$0.25$0.19
Ylang Ylang15 ml$49.33$37.00$0.20$0.15
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Essential Oil Dilution Chart: Sensitive Skin, Aromatic, Topical and More!

When to dilute the Essential Oils

Essential Oils have many different usages. Knowing what essential oils should be diluted on sensitive skin (S), what essential oils should always be diluted (D) and what essential are safe to use directly on the skin – Neat (N) – is very important.

Application Methods of Essential Oils

The Safest Ways to Apply Essential OilsAlong with that information, it is also important to know what Oils can be used where. We have put together a list of Application Methods.

All the oils can be used Aromatically (A) this would mean things like smelling them from the bottle, placing them in a diffuser or applying them to a natural diffuser, like jewelry, reed diffuser or other items. Many oils are safe to use Topically (T) on the skin. Then several essential oils can be used internally (I) if the oils are a Therapeutic grade of essential oils.

 ~  SKIN SENSITIVITY APPLICATION METHODS  ~ 
  N – Neat – Can be used topically without dilution A – Can be used aromatically  
  S – Sensitive – Dilute for young or sensitive skin T – Can be used topically  
  D – Dilute – Always dilute before using Topically I – Can be used internally  

We have put together an extensive chart below for your reference. This Video will help describe some of these details. It will also show you how you can easily use this quick reference chart.

Essential Dilution and Application Chart

Click on the headings of interests 2 times to bring up your area of interest. 

NameNeatSensitiveDiluteAromaticTopicalInternalOther
ArborvitaeNAT
BasilNATI
BergamotSATI
Black PepperSATI
Blue TansyNAT
CardamomNATI
CassiaDATI
CedarwoodSAT
CilantroNATI
Cinnamon BarkDATI
Clary SageNATI
CloveDATI
CopaibaSATI
CorianderNATI
CypressNAT
Douglas FirNAT
EucalyptusSAT
Fennel (Sweet)SATI
FrankincenseNATI
GeraniumSATI
GingerSATI
GrapefruitNATI
GreenMandrinNATI
HelichrysumNATI
Jasmine TouchNATusually used diluted
Juniper BerryNATI
LavenderNATI
LemonNATI
LemongrassSATI
LimeSATI
MaagnoliaNATusually used diluted
MarjoramNATI
MelissaNATI
MyrrhNATI
NeroliNATusually used diluted
OreganoDATI
PatchouliNATI
PeppermintSATI
PetitgrainSATI
Pink PepperNATI
Roman ChamomileNATI
RoseNATusually used diluted
RosemaryNATI
SandalwoodNATI
Siberian FirNATI
SpearmintSATI
SpikenardNAT
TangerineNATI
Tea TreeNAT
ThymeDATI
TurmericNATI
VetiverNATI
Wild OrangeNATI
WintergreenSAT
Yarrow / PomagraniteNTI
Yland YlangNAI

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Grass Fed Meats

Omega Fatty Acids: Getting down to the Grass Roots

by Mary Howard, RN

We will look at why some meat is better than others for you and why some fats are better than others for you. What are these Omega fats, anyway? We will also look at why the fat ratio of meat and eggs can be affected by the animal’s feed and living conditions. We’ll also touch on the fact that, just because an animal was raised on organic feed it still may not have the nutrients needed to make their meat healthy.

What are Omega Fatty Acids?

To figure out what Omega fatty acids are we will touch on just the basics. Fats are compounds called Lipids. They are chemical compounds of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Fatty acids are the refined fuel forms of fat and some cells, like the heart, prefer them over glucose (sugar). Fatty acids are named according to the number of carbons in their chain, for example: Omega 3, Omega 6. Because there are fewer carbons in an Omega 3’s chain has some to do with why they are better for you. Your HDL (good Cholesterol) comes from Omega 3’s.

Now we need to know this because there are certain Fatty Acids that are considered “Essential” meaning that we need to get them from the foods we eat. They are Linoleic, Linolenic and Arachidonic. But actually Linoleic is the only one that our body can not make so it is dependent on diet.

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doTERRA Compliance

Understanding my WHY – My doTERRA Compliance Journey

My friend Josh was here at my office one day, he works a lot with folks on  “Search Engine Optimization” and Google Analytics. We were talking about some things to write about, and I said, “Well I can’t write that, it wouldn’t be compliant. He said, “That’s just dumb. You should be able to talk about what you want to.” I said “No it’s alright.”, and explained why.

I’m Mary Howard RN with Powerline Health bringing you another episode of Essentially YOUR’s where we come alongside you and help you in your day with some Natural Solutions.

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It’s About Recovery – Athletic Recovery

By Dr Jerry Petermann ND

Okay, let’s talk about Recovery….

No, not THAT Recovery….recovery from athletic competition and general strenuous physical exercise.

Resveratrol Helps with Athletic Recovery

Ask any competitive runner, “What is the one thing that keeps you from improving your times?” and they will tell you, “Recovery time.”

There you have it; the most common complaint from any athlete on the planet. People who train must have time for their muscles and tendons to mend and their aerobic systems to adapt. Precious time. They often take every form or vitamin and mineral ever devised by humans and yet, it still takes time…no matter what.

Well, maybe.

Here’s a true story about a man named Chuck Cash. He was formerly in the U. S. Army for 20 years, retired and begin working as a successful salesman at age 47. His favorite pastime was competitive running; 5K’s, 10K’s, full marathons and rapidly fading dreams of one day competing in Tri-Athlons and pure fantasies of being a ranked Iron Man.

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The Miraculous Benefits of Resveratrol

What is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a class of compounds produced by many plants when they are infected by pathogens or physically harmed by cutting, crushing, or ultraviolet radiation.

What are the benefits of Resveratrol? 

Resveratrol has many health benefits but the simplest way to describe it as a supplement that nourishes the Mitochondria in the body. It seems to roll back the effects of aging on the cells.

Here are a few of the major things we covered in this video:

Resveratrol Helps Athletic Performance

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The Benefits of Sauerkraut

The Benefits of Sauerkraut –
Old time foods made easy

What is Sauerkraut?

Sauerkraut is finely cut raw cabbage that has been fermented by the formation of natural lactic acid bacteria. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavor. During the fermentation process the natura sugars in the cabage leaves are used up leaving a tangy, crunchy, Kraut.

Here is a short video we did that explains what we did and the health benefits.
Our video will show how to make Sauerkraut in a Jar

Here is our recipe for Sauerkraut

  • 1 cabbage grates or finely shredded
  • 1 onion grated
  • 2 cucumbers finely sliced
  • 1.5 TBSP  of pickling salt. (You want to use an Iodine free so your kraut stays crunchy)
  • 2 – 1 quart jars
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Eczema – A Grandmother’s Journey

Jo’s Journey with her Grandson who had Severe Eczema

What is Eczema you ask?

Eczema - Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis – is dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside the elbows and behind the knees, and on the hands and feet. Scratching the skin can cause it to turn red, and to swell and itch even more.

Here is a real story with amazing results with just a few simple dietary suggestions as a result of a BioMeridian Scan.

Jo’s Grandson suffered from Eczema and had been to many doctors. The family was frustrated with no real good answers to how to best help this child. They went to Dermatologists and tried multiple kinds of creams and other remedies without good results.

Well – Le’ts let Jo Tell you in her own words:

Somewhere between the age of 1 and 2 my Grandson started being treated for Severe Eczema –

His Primary Care Doctor and even a Dermatologist continued to prescribe Steroids and other creams –

I helped my daughter with home remedies and she eliminated milk and other foods.

At one point the Dr did a blood test to identify allergies but nothing healed his skin.

The raw patches on the back of his knees, legs and feet were so severe that he got a staph infection,

I turned to Evelyn

Her scan results showed Gluten (which earlier I said we had eliminated foods but it was her total results that made the difference)

Sun Screen also showed as skin issue – which putting Sun Screen on his fair skin was always a fight and he would fuss and this we passed it off as just being difficult. We studied Gluten and became aware of everything that has Gluten – It was summer and we switched to a Zinc Sunscreen.

Evelyn suggested Digestive Enzymes, a Vitamin B Complex, and a Calcium Magnesium supplement.

The Little Guy detoxed for about 30 days and then his skin became clear and that little 5-year-old was so happy! He took over his health even at his young age, being aware of what he ate, and would remind you he needed the Enzymes.

This was something we struggled with for over 3 years and so Grateful for Evelyn and how she helped us.

In conclusion:
It was amazing to find out that the root of his skin problems came from within. That his digestive tract was yelling for help through his skin. His Eczema became so bad that he had sores on his legs. At one point the sores became infected with staph.

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Herbs That Support The Adrenal Glands

Do you struggle with Adrenal Fatigue?

Some of the symptoms of Adrenal Conditions

Do you struggle to feel a balance in your body?

Are you having difficulty sleeping, racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating on tasks?

Are you struggling to have enough energy and difficulty with your weight?

Herbs to help the Adrenal Glands

Often these things can be adrenal glands that are out of balance.

When your adrenal glands are out of balance often your hormones become out of balance.

There are a few herbs that help to support your adrenal glands and we wanted to share a few of those with you.

Hi, I’m Mary Howard RN

With Powerline Health bringing you another episode of Essentially YOURS. Where we try to come alongside you in your busy life and give you a few extra tools to help you in your day.

Licorice Root

  • Licorice can stimulating the adrenal gland, stimulating your body to have a healthy level of cortisol.
  • Licorice Root can speed the repair of the stomach lining and restore balance there as well.
  • There are more than 300 different compounds in licorice, some of which have antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

Hawthorn Berry

  • Hawthorn has a history as the herb to strengthen your heart – both physically and emotionally.
  • Hawthorn Berries are known to be vasodilators, having some blood pressure lowering activity by relaxing of the blood vessels farther from the heart.
  • Because of this it is also used to reduce anxiety.
  • It seems to lower cholesterol by increasing the excretion of bile, reducing the formation of cholesterol, and enhancing the receptors for LDLs.

Fennel

Fennel is used for various digestive problems including heartburn, intestinal gas, bloating, loss of appetite.

  • Fennel can relax your muscles — including your digestive muscles.
  • Fennel can helps regulate the Blood Pressure.
  • Fennel can also be useful to flush out toxins and sludge from our bodies, thus helping to cleanse the blood.

A few Additional Herbs that Support the Adrenal Glands

Ginseng – helps with energy, blood sugar, memory and mood

Echinacea – Helps with anxiety and inflammation

Gotu Kola – Great to help with memory, focus and to fight fatigue

Ginger – helps with inflammation as well as improving Blood Circulation

St John’s Wort – Helps improve the mood, fight depression and elevate certain neurotransmitters in the body.

Herbs that Support the Adrenal Glands

See our Article: Adrenal Fatigue and what you can do about it for more information.

Adrenal Fatigue – What YOU Can Do About It

Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress

By managing your stress, changing what you eat, when you eat and getting enough sleep you can do a bunch to help yourself.

What Are the Adrenal Glands?

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can’t live without. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions. With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones.

The Adrenal Glands – Beyond Fight or Flight

We all know they control your fight or flight but how does this help or hinder us in today’s fast pace high pace environment?

We are no longer being chased by tigers but to say we don’t have stress would be an understatement for most of us.

Managing stress is an important thing but not always 100% do-able.

What do the Adrenal Glands Do?

The Adrenal Glands help the body keep the balance so that we can feel good and be on top of our game when we need to:

  • During our workday
  • During stressful driving situations.
  • Being calm in annoying situations

but what happens when we have too high a demands on our adrenal glands?

Adrenal Fatigue

What if we work ourselves into a situation where we depend on the fight or flight body management of our adrenal glands all the time?

You guessed it these glands become “fatigued”

Hi – I’m Mary Howard RN with Powerline Health bringing you another episode of Essentially YOURS. Where we try to come alongside you in your busy life and give you a few extra tools to help you in your day.

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What is a BioMeridian Scan?

The BioMeridian Scan is a test done with a BioMeridian Machine. Using a stylist to touch meridian points on a hand and a foot. It measures the electrical currents of the body and sends your information back through a computer program. The results help tell you where your body is out of balance. Some systems may be over worked and some systems in your body may be under performing. The results help you determine changes needed in your diet, lifestyle, environment as well as supplements that may be helpful.

Hello and welcome to Powerline Health…

Meet Evelyn Hammon RN & Mary Howard RN

(If you prefer to read the content of this video we have it here for you)

This is my friend Evelyn Hammon, and she’s a registered nurse and has been working with people doing Bio-Meridian Scans for 18 years. As she became busier and busier, Evelyn couldn’t work all day doing scans and then mail product at night, it was too much! So we worked out a situation where I help people get the product they need and so I built the PowerlineHealth.com website and then you have the best of both worlds.

Mary is a registered nurse also, and we have loved working together for 10 years.

What is a BioMeridian scan and What Does it do?

It is testing the electrical magnetic field of the body and it does it through what is known as acupuncture points or Meridian points. Hence the name of the equipment is a Bio Meridian scan.

This will measure all these points and show us where there are weak areas where there are inflamed areas and help us see how to rebalance those areas.

What do You Need to do to be Prepared for Your BioMeridian scan?

You actually don’t need to do anything specific. Just do what you normally do. If you normally have breakfast and have coffee, go ahead and have that before coming in. If you’re someone that does intermittent fasting and you don’t eat until noon and your appointment’s at nine, go ahead and do the same thing because we want to see how your body is acting in your everyday life and that will help us see if we need to alter anything. I see people here and run a computer scan on them and it gives us an idea of what their body needs.

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Vegetable Wash

I found this great recipe for a home-made vegetable wash. This is so easy to make and so handy to use. Vinegar and lemon essential oil have many antimicrobial properties so it works well to your vegetables with.

Why use Lemon Essential Oils to wash your fruit? 

Lemon Essential Oil helps cut through the oily and waxy substances that are used on fruit and vegetables. Some of those substances on the fruits and vegetables are pesticides, some are substances stores use to make the fruit shine and stay fresh looking longer. 

Recipe for Vegetable Wash

Recipe for Vegetable & Fruit Wash
  •  1 cup filtered or distilled water
  • 3/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 10 drops of Lemon essential oil 
  • 16 oz glass spray bottle

Spray this on your fruit or vegetables and wait a little bit – then wash.  The other way is to put a 2 teaspoons in a basin of water and wash fruit with it. 

Emulsify your Essential Oils for your Veggie Wash

The essential oils tend to float to the top of your spray so be sure to shake well before each use.  Unless you emulsify the oils into the baking soda – We will show you how to do that on the video.

Vinegar and Baking Soda are important ingredients to help remove the pesticides from the fruit.  While lemon has powerful abilities to kill bacteria. 

Remove dirt, chemicals and bacteria from your fruits and vegetables naturally.

Are You Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue?

Do you have so much to do but feel less and less effective at getting it done?

How about some of these symptoms:

  • Mild depression or anxiety
  • Multiple food allergies
  • Sensitivity to fragrances and other smells around you
  • Inability to focus on normal daily tasks
  • Dry and or thin skin
  • Low blood sugar
  • Low body temperature

If so you may be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue.

Some every day things you can do to ward off Adrenal Fatigue:

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Why Are Essential Oils So Effective So Quickly?

Essential Oils And there Effect on Every Cell in your body

Essential Oils are Natural, Effective & Safe but most importantly they work with the body to address issues and root causes on a cellular level. 

Essential Oils can pass through the Cell Membrane. 

We have put together a short video for you to explain this process. 

Oils contain hundreds of different compounds, providing complex and versatile abilities to combat threats without building up resistance. 

Oils work with the body to address issues & root causes on a cellular level. 

 

Morning Tea – Evening Tea

A morning tea and an evening tea

I have spent a lot of time this week talking about teas but replacing other beverages in our life with non-caloric drinks can make life just a little more interesting and break up your day a bit. 

Coffee is not that healthy for you

Coffee is not that healthy for you in large amounts – more than one cup a day. Finding something warm to drink in the fall and winter feels like a must. I have actually grown to love hot teas (and cold herbal teas) and hope you will too. Watch our short VideoRead More…

Benefits of Collagen with Hyaluronic Acid

What is all the Talk about Collagen with Hyaluronic Acid? 

I have been very interested in Collagen lately – I started using it some time back and seem to be having some good results. My fingernails are stronger. I notice less soreness when I do activities that I don’t normally do. It seemed like something you all would like too so here is a bit of research I did that you all might find helpful too:

Collagen has many benefits here are just a few:

  • Improves Health of Skin and Hair
  • Reduces Joint Pains and Degeneration
  • Helps Heal Leaky Gut
  • Boosts Metabolism, Muscle Mass and Energy Output
  • Strengthens Nails, Hair and Teeth
  • Improves Liver Health
  • Protects Cardiovascular Health

So Why Use Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid together?

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What is DIM Supplement?

Let’s learn about di-indolyl-methane (DIM)

Have you suffered with the body changes of Menopause as I have? Including the heavy bleeding at times I have used Fibro-T for quite some time but didn’t feel like my body was healing. A relative of mine started going through the same difficulties and her practitioner recommended DIM. So what is it? Stay tuned and we’ll give you the details below. The basic is that it is from Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and all those good cabbage family vegetables that we should eat more of.Read More…

Bugs Be Gone

Homemade Bug Repellent Recipes that work!

We have a few essential oil bug spray recipes that are easy to make and very effective.

3 DIY Bug Sprays that work!

Watch our quick video and then download the recipe, the info sheet about these oil and a separate pdf of you want to print your own labels.

Bugs B gone Spray

  • 2 oz bottle
  • 8 drops Cedarwood
  • 6 Peppermint
  • 6 Lemongrass
  • Water to fill the bottle

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