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Bug Repellent

by Lauren C.

February 2011

Dried herbs and essential oils can be very effective in shielding your pets from fleas and ticks. For example, you can blend 5 drops of juniper oil, 10 drops of lavender oil, and 2 drops of eucalyptus oil in a 8-ounce spritzer bottle of water and spray your pet/areas the pet frequents. You can also make an herbal bug-repellent pillow for a cat or a dog (not a kitten or puppy) by adding equal amounts of lavender flowers, cederwood chips, and pennyroyal herb (not oil) to the stuffing of a pillow or small homemade pet bed mattress. ~Taken from: "Storey's Basic Country Skills"

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Did You Know?

Split ends and frail hair can be drastically reduced by simply consuming Horsetail cut and/or powder. Also, weak and thin fingernails can be stronger and thicker after just a few weeks. The nutritional structure of Horsetail is well known as one of the best cures for such annoyances. Just add a bit of the cut herb to any tea combination. In a tincture, it would even be more effective. The powder can also be encapsulated, if you prefer. Continue usage even after you see improvements to make them more permanent.

Kelp would be our second choice as a nutritional powerhouse that can make a noticeable difference. Consuming both would be the best way to tackle it.