Natural Spider Repellent Recipe

Natural Spider Repellent

This Natural Spider Repellent recipe happened out of pure desperation.A few years ago after we had an ongoing amount of rain my little boy was bitten by a spider.

It was crazy we took him to the doctor had hi medicated and all the creams were prescribed but then my husband got bitten by a spider on his thigh. We were being INVADED!!!!! But wait then my little boy got another bite and then another bite.

By that time I had bought and used every Insect repellent (you’ve seen the back of those scary bottles its poison after poison we spraying into our homes eeeeeekkkk!)the stores had to offer.Nothing was helping,we even thought that perhaps my son was getting attacked by the spiders at school.I had to find a solution and quick.

I came across this oddly easy Spider Repellent online. It was Natural and it was easy to make.Could this be the solution?

I gave it a try and needless to say we’ve never had a spider visit since (well until..read below).When the rains come I get out my trusty bottle of Spider Repellent and spray along the window sills, the sliding doors , around the entrance door frames and all the dark nook and crannies in our home.

This December I had run out of oil and lo and behold my husband got a Spider Bite on his arm he had to have treated by the doctor it was that bad.I rushed out the same day and stocked up.

By now you asking ok ok you’ve told us how great it is but what is it?How do you make it?

Simple!

Natural Spider Repellent

YOu will need:
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle (By now you have seen I like to buy those small bottles from the Travel aisle at Dischem)
To make:
  1. Pour Water into spray bottle
  2. Add 8-10 drops of Peppermint Oil
  3. Close Bottle and shake
  4. Use as and when needed

FYI:

My youngest is super paranoid about getting a Spider Bite, so before bed he sprays himself with the peppermint spray along with his duvet , as his bed is right against the wall where the window is.To date he has been bite free.

When my son was in the 2nd Grade their classroom was also being invaded by spiders, after the rains we had had. I made a bottle for the classroom , Im happy and relieved to say not a single child fell victim to spider bites.

Let me know if you try it out and if you as happy as I am using this Natural Spider Repellent.

Visit my Pinterest Board for more Homemade Natural Cleaners and Repellents

Enjoy!

Homemade Shower Cleaner

Homemade Shower Cleaner

This has to be my most favourite homemade cleaner I have made to date.Once I tried the homemade shower cleaner  I knew I’d found “the one”.

Its fantastic.We have clear shower doors and chrome fittings and every product I tried would either leave it streaky or smelt like it was about to melt your nostril hairs it was so strong.

This is inexpensive and it works.I now keep a sponge soap dispenser in the shower so after we shower we clean the inside of the shower door  and chrome accessories and every 3rd day I clean the outside of the shower door.Now it sparkles I can see inside and out perfectly and it just makes me smile.

What you going to need
  • White Spirit Vinegar
  • Dishwashing Liquid – I absolutely love this one (see photo from @woolworths, its cheaper than the popular brand every household uses and frankly i can stand the smell.
  • Spray bottle / Sponge soap Dispenser

homemade shower cleaner

What you need to do
  1. Heat up 250mls of vinegar in the microwave for one minute
  2. Pour it into the spray bottle
  3. Then pour in 250mls of dishwashing liquard
  4. Give it a good shake and thats it!!
  5. Use when needed

As you can see the ratios to vinegar and dishwashing liquid are = parts so it doesn’t have to be 250mls of each as you might have a bigger or smaller bottle than I have.

Homemade shower cleaner

If you do make this homemade shower cleaner I’d love to hear from you.Do you absolutely love it as much as I do?

 

Happy Cleaning

Folding a Grocery Bag

Folding Grocery Bags

Folding a Grocery Bag – I learnt this technique from my cousin Sandra way  back when I was just a teen.With limited space every little nook and cranny counts.

Folding a Grocery Bag Video

Its quick and its easy and I’ve trained myself to do the folding as soon as I unpack my groceries.Then I grab a few before I go shopping again or its reused as a rubbish bin bag.

For the EcoWorriers , as you can see I dont have alot of plastic bags as Im slowly training myself and my family to use the reusable cloth grocery bags.( Fabric Shopper)

 

Natural Screen Cleaner

I love this Natural Screen Cleaner , my husband loves this Natural Screen Cleaner and if you follow this recipe I can guarantee you to will love this Natural Screen Cleaner too.

Natural Screen Cleaner

A short while ago I posted on Instagram that I have been slowly moving away from store bought chemical-filled household cleaners to homemade Natural Cleaners. A few of the followers asked if Id post  recipes.

My 1st recipe is for the 1st ever natural cleaner I ever made.This Natural Screen Spray.

What you need:
  • New Spray Bottle (I got mine from Dichem in the Travel section)
  • A bottle of Purified Water
  • A bottle of Rubbing Alcohol (Clear or Wintergreen)
To Make:

Fill bottle with 1/2 of the Purified Water and 1/2 with the Rubbing Alcohol close bottle and shake.

Natural Screen Cleaner

This is perfect to clean your tablets,smart phones ,sunglasses spec , flat screen tv’s and computer screens as its natural and streak free.I use my microfibre cloth to wipe these items clean along with my screen spray.

If you try this recipe let me know what you think.

View video here

 

 

Spring into Action: Clean-up Series & Giveaway

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It is called Spring Cleaning for a reason and the month of September is the perfect time of the month to do a good clean up.

Its always good to have the right equipment when doing anything and this is one of my must have items at home.

I’m blessed that I have Domestic help twice a week however over December I was alone with two little boys and a house to clean.

My little boy follows me everywhere I go and I love it but it was also a major worry as I dragged around the bucket and mop when I cleaned the floors.

I had to act fast and came across probably the best invention ever……

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The Addis Spritza.

This is ideal for my home , in fact for any home as its easy, quick and safe.

No longer do we have to drag buckets of soapy water around, no longer is there a concern that an unattended bucket could be cause for a drowning child or swallowing of chemical water.

I simply place my floor cleaner and water into the bottle provided, clip it in and spray while I sweep……I love love this product!

With all the traffic coming in and out my home during the busy festive season I kept my Spritza close by at all times and it was simple and so so easy.

Addis has been a longstanding household name.

Life’s for living, and we love being part of yours. Addis – Making it easy

Click on their website  http://www.addis.co.za/  for more fantastic Addis Products ( I know I found a few things I’ve added for my next shopping trip)

TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY

Right……. One lucky person will receive One (1) Addis Spritza Cleaner .

To Enter:

LIKE the following page – https://www.facebook.com/mygiftsfromabove

Email your Name and Contact details to mygiftsfromabove@gmail.com

Rules:

You  must reside in South Africa

There prize is non transferable for monies

If the winner is outside of Johannesburg the Prize will be couriered to address given

Winner will be notified on the My Gifts from Above Facebook page on 28th of September 2015

Random.org will be used to select winner