My dog Strawberry has very sensitive skin, she has food allergies so when she is not itching it is a good thing. This shampoo not only soothes her skin it also helps heal it when she has gotten into something she shouldn’t have.
Soothing Skin Shampoo
3 oz. Castile Soap
2 oz. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 oz. Vegetable Glycerin
2 oz. Water
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Roman Chamomile
3 drops Myrrh
Optional: add 1 tsp. ground oatmeal
via Arin Ingraham’s “Essential Healing with Animals” Class
This safe and effective talc-free baby powder will make your baby’s skin soft, dry, and smooth.
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup Arrowroot powder
1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil
1-2 drops Lavender essential oil
1/4 cup finely ground oats
Note: You can find Arrowroot powder at most health food stores.
Mix well and put in a shaker style bottle.
Tip: Use an empty spice jar with a sifter lid.
If you don’t have finely ground oats, combine ingredients in a blender and pulse until finely ground.
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Every 4th of July my baby girl Strawberry gets very agitated with fireworks. She is so scared she shakes uncontrollably and cannot find a place to relax before the next boom comes. It doesn’t matter if I am right here with her or not she is freaking out! This year I tried something a little different.
I put 3 drops of Lavender/ Lavandula angustifolia essential oil on a cotton ball and set it in a small bowl on the couch next to me. Strawberry let me know she liked the lavender by licking the air and then she would kind of move away and then come back for more. After a few moments I moved the cotton ball to the table which allowed a whiff of fragrance to blow over the couch where Strawberry was lying next to me.
This is the first 4th of July that Strawberry was able to relax, she didn’t shake, she was calm and I know what I will be using when next years 4th of July rolls around.
Place a cotton ball with a few drops of Lavender essential oil into your closet to help freshen and repel bugs.
Here is a list of essential oils that work on keeping pest away. I have used and recommend the Peppermint for ants and spiders, it works! I have also used Lavender on my dog Strawberry for itch relief from food allergies to insect bites, she really likes Lavender which is a huge plus.
These oils are a whole lot safer than pesticides!
- 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
Here are some more tips:
- Bring a spray bottle with Peppermint essential oil to a picnic or other outdoor events to help keep ants away from you and your food.
- A great way to help deter pests is to diffuse essential oils! Just diffuse the essential oil that naturally deters your pest to see if it helps.
- Rub essential oils around your door and window seals for extra protection.
- For more specific insect problems, try mixing 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle with 1/2 teaspoon natural soap and 12 drops of essential oil from the guide above, remembering to shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water.