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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?

Daily sprinkling a little Cayenne powder on the toothpaste on your toothbrush can work miracles in fighting and preventing gum disease. That's right! It will also help deal with other oral ailments that plague many folks these days. After reading about this, we just had to try it. There is a warm sensation in your mouth as you brush your teeth, but it soon disappears after rinsing. As always, whenever using Cayenne powder, you should start with very small amounts to allow the body some time to build up a tolerance. The first few times we used it, we sprinkled so little of the powder on the toothpaste that we didn't feel anything. As the days progressed, we increased the amounts slightly until we felt it was warm enough. After using it for a little while, the nice feeling in your mouth is very satisfying. Be warned, however, that you do not want to overdo this one, so start small.