Natural Recipes Insect Repellent and Deodorant

Insect Repellent Recipes Mosquitoes are making a comeback now the warmer weather is here and there is nothing worse than having an outdoor barbeque ruined by mozzies. I’ve been getting lots of requests lately for natural repellents so here are some  recipes for  natural alternatives to chemical-laden sprays. Natural repellents and remedies for when you get bitten: • Take some …

 

 

Neem Natural Nit Remedy

Neem Nit Oil 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp neem oil Mix together in a dish and pour over the scalp, massaging in as you go. Cover the head with plastic wrap or a shower cap and leave for an hour. Wash out with shampoo – do not use conditioner as this makes the hair slippery and harder to catch …

 

 

Javelle Water Spot Remover

Javelle Water Spot Remover  This is for spot stain removal on white fabric only.  To use, stretch the stained part over a basin of cold or tepid water. Apply the Javelle Water with a medicine dropper, drip from a teaspoon or put in a spray bottle. Leave for a few minutes, then slip the stain down into the water. Apply …

 

 

Preservative-Free Sausage Recipe

Sausages have always been a traditional way to use up leftover bits of meat. In the old days, the butcher would make them fresh at the end of each week and his customers would know to pop in on a Friday or Saturday to get some for the weekend. There was little need for preservatives and the leftover meats were …

 

 

Garden – natural bug spray recipes *(aphid/fly/natural/oxalis)*

Aphid Spray Dissolve 1 Tbs of baking soda in hot water and then add 1 Tbs each of dishwashing liquid, oil and liquid plant food. Add this mixture to 5 litres of water and spray. Fly Spray This is a spray best used outside or in an area where furnishing and curtains won’t get damaged. 8 ml citronella 1 Tbs …

 

 

Battery Hen Coats

When battery hens are saved they have few feathers to keep them warm.  These wonderful little coats help with this and encourage the growth of new feathers. Shawn at www.animalsanctuary.co.nz  says she can use them, and if she gets too many, she can send them onto others. Send them to: The Sanctuary 441 Govan Wilson Rd Matakana RD5, Warkworth Thanks …

 

 

Bootie Pattern

This bootie pattern was sent into me by one of my newsletter readers, Vivienne. It’s for prem babies and I’m sure Middlemore Hospital would love to receive these from you. Garter Stitch Booties   3 0r 4 Ply Length 7cm. 1x25g 3 or 4ply wool. Size 3.25mm needles for 3ply or 3mm needles for 4ply. Cast on 42sts.  Knit 22 rows …

 

 

Newborn Beanie Pattern

Use 5mm needles and double knit or 8 ply wool . Cast on 48 stitches. Work in knit 1, purl 1 (rib) for 6 rows. Knit in stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 7 cm. End with a purl row.It should measure about 10 cm. Decrease for top of hat. Next row: Knit 2 together along row  …

 

 

Chicken Basics

BREEDS A good breed to start out with is the red or brown shaver, which is a hybrid hen used for egg production. They are easy to tame, are good egg producers and are even-tempered. However they will only lay for about two years before easing off. Older breeds like Wyandottes and Plymouth Rocks will lay longer, up to four …

 

 

Natural De-Flea Powder

There is this amazing substance call diatomaceous earth which you can get at health stores, some garden centres and on my shopping page. It is a naturally occurring chalk-like rock which is harmless to us but attaches itself to the flea’s waxy coating and causes it to dehydrate within 48 hours. You can rub this into your pet’s fur, I …