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LIVE on Fox23-Get rid of those Garden Pests-in a nice way.

This morning, I will be LIVE on Fox23′s “Great Day, Green Country“ showing how to make non-toxic pest deterrent’s for the garden, including:

Non-Toxic Homemade Insecticide Spray,
Non-Toxic Bunny and Critter Deterrent,
Non-Toxic Ant and Gnat Deterrent.


You now will get to see on Hi-Def just how sweaty a little girl can get.

Here are all of the recipes to rid your garden of pests-the Non-Toxic way!  These recipes are so simple, I just know you’re going to love them.

 

The first is a Non-Toxic Insecticide Spray for the Garden-which is cheap and easy to make.

 

Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Non-Toxic Insecticide Spray:

3 C Warm Water
6-8 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
1 TBS Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Medium Onion, quartered
1/2 tsp Liquid Castille Soap, fragrance free

Throw all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a spray bottle and lightly mist the offended plants.

 


Next, is my Non-Toxic Ant and Gnat Remover (basically, this is made for small, spastic bugs that evade your every move).

 


Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Non-Toxic Ant & Gnat Remover:
1 tsp Dish Soap (choose something very mild-I prefer Dawn or Melaleuca’s Lemon Bright)
3 C Water

Using a funnel, add both ingredients to your spray bottle. Shake, spray and smile as the ants go slip-sliding off of your precious leaves.

 


Make your very own Bunny Deterrent by filling up a shaker canister with Cayenne pepper. Sprinkle around the edge of your garden, flower beds, etc. The bunnies don’t like to sniff it up, so they run off for greener pastures.

 


Use Garlic Salt in a shaker canister to deter almost any critter. Squirrels hate the smell, slugs can’t stand it and dogs quit relieving themselves on your squash plants when you carefully sprinkle this around.

*NOTE-Do not sprinkle on the leaves of the plant. This will actually kill them. Not that I’ve ever done that….nope.

I hope you enjoyed these Non-Toxic Garden Pest Deterrent Recipes. Scroll down below to see my other sweaty tv appearances and more recipes!

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Here are the links to my other LIVE TV appearances on Fox23′s Great Day Green Country:

Here are links to my Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

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Gardens, Sprays and Morning Shows

Guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow morning?

I will be LIVE on Fox23′s “Great Day, Green Country“ showing how to make Non-Toxic Garden Pest Deterrent Recipes, including:

Non-Toxic Insecticide Spray,
Non-Toxic Bunny and Critter Deterrent,
Non-Toxic Ant and Gnat Deterrent 


Yep. Once again, I will be pulling out the industrial strength deodorant, the nail polish and the hair curlers. Tune into Fox23′s “Great Day, Green Country” at 10 am and watch me fumble, spit and act like a moron.

Later that day, I’ll post the live video for all of you out-of-towners, along with all of the recipes for your creating pleasures.

It’ll be awesome, I guarantee you!

Here are the links to my other LIVE TV appearances on Fox23′s Great Day Green Country:

Here are links to my Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

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Non-Toxic Produce Cleaner (Veggie Wash)

I am a vegetable and fruit addict. My produce bin is typically full of apples, strawberries, grapefruits, carrots, broccoli…you name it, I like to eat it. Along with the bounty from my garden, I almost need a bigger fridge. (Hint, hint, Biceps).

I needed a solution to get the wax and germs off of store-bought produce and the dirt off of my garden produce. However, I didn’t want to pay the $5 for the “Veggie Wash” and I didn’t like the list of ingredients I found on most of the bottles.

Time to make my very own Non-Toxic Produce Cleaner.

 


Here is all that you’ll need to make your very own Non-Toxic Produce Cleaner:

1 TBS Lemon Juice
6 TBS White Vinegar
2 1/2-3 Cups of Water
Spray Bottle

 


Using a funnel, measure out the 1 TBS of Lemon Juice and add to the spray bottle.

 


Next, add the 6 TBS of White Vinegar.

 


Finally, fill the bottle to the top with the water.

 


You can store your Non-Toxic Produce Spray under the sink or in the fridge (if you are nervous about the lemon juice). With the vinegar acting as a sort of preservative, I’ve found that it’s not really necessary.

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I hope you have enjoyed my Non-Toxic recipes! It may seem overwhelming at first to rid your home of toxins and store-bought everything. And maybe you don’t want to make these products, but would like the benefits of non-toxic products in your home without going broke. I have found some simple solutions to replace the things that I cannot make/don’t want to make myself by purchasing them from a non-toxic green company online. Without directly endorsing them, if you are interested in knowing more,  Feel free to email me with questions.

Here are links to my other Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

Homemade Hygiene Products
Non-Toxic Beauty Products
Non-Toxic Cooking Spray
Anti-Bacterial Spray
Easy Laundry Soap
DIY Brass Cleaner
Organic Vegetable/Produce Cleaner
Homemade Household Cleaners

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:
Simple, Tasty Granola
Easy Crockpot Yogurt
Simple, Homemade Butter
Cooking and Freezing Beans, avoiding BPA
Homemade Hummus
Garden Fresh Salsa

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

If these parties are up, I link to them! (Here’s my complete Linky Party Page):
Monday: Crafts Keep Me Sane, The Better Baker, Skip to My Lou, DIY Showoff, Say Not, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Etcetorize, Sew Chatty, Brassy Apple, Flour Me With Love, Creating my Way, Mad in Crafts, Our Delightful Home, Sew Can Do, It’s So Very Cheri, Craft O Maniac, Polly Want a Crafter, Tuesday: Craft Edition, Inspiration Board , New Nostalgia , Lettered Life , Coastal Charm, Tip Junkie , Ladybug Blessings, Hope Studios , Todays Creative Blog, Wednesday: Someday Crafts , Day2DayJoys, Jillify It , Junk in the Trunk, We are that Family , Frugally Sustainable, Sew Much Ado, Fine Craft Guild , The Thrifty Home, My Girlish Whims , Quick, Easy, Cheap & Healthy, Trendy Treehouse, Thursday: Somewhat Simple, No Minimalist Here , A Glimpse Inside, The Mommy Club, The 36th Avenue, Cheap Chic Home, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies and Jellybeans , House of Hepworths , The Shabby Chic Cottage, Friday: My Repurposed LifeIt’s a HodgePodge LifeThe Shabby NestJust Wingin’ ItOne Artsy MommaFrench Country CottageFinding Fabulous, Passionately Artistic, Petals and Picots, Simply Designing, Little Becky Homecky, My Romantic HomeBacon Time, Simply Living, Saturday: Polkadot Pretties, Tatertots and Jello, Create and Inspire, Be Different, Act Normal, Craft Envy, Funky Junk Interiors, Petites Passion, Sunday: Under the Table, Natural Mothers, Mopping the Floor

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Non-Toxic Cooking Spray

Who loves cancer? Not me. Did you know that the propellant (Methylene Chloride) in an aerosol cooking spray is a known carcinogen that leads to cancer? Yum-let’s spray that all over our pans and then heat it up.

How about instead we make our own!

 


Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Non-Toxic Cooking Spray:
One Part Water
One Part Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Plant Mister Bottle (I found mine at Lowe’s for $3)

 


Fill the mister bottle half-way with water.

 


Top it off with the Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 


Thoroughly shake before every use.

 


Tah-dah! That’s it. You are finished and can spray your pans with your Non-Toxic Cooking Spray while knowing you rid yourself of one more nasty toxin.

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I hope you have enjoyed my Non-Toxic recipes! It may seem overwhelming at first to rid your home of toxins and store-bought everything. And maybe you don’t want to make these products, but would like the benefits of non-toxic products in your home without going broke. I have found some simple solutions to replace the things that I cannot make/don’t want to make myself by purchasing them from a non-toxic green company online. Without directly endorsing them, if you are interested in knowing more,  Feel free to email me with questions.

Here are links to my other Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

Homemade Hygiene Products
Non-Toxic Beauty Products
Non-Toxic Cooking Spray
Anti-Bacterial Spray
Easy Laundry Soap
DIY Brass Cleaner
Organic Vegetable/Produce Cleaner
Homemade Household Cleaners

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:
Simple, Tasty Granola
Easy Crockpot Yogurt
Simple, Homemade Butter
Cooking and Freezing Beans, avoiding BPA
Homemade Hummus
Garden Fresh Salsa

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

If these parties are up, I link to them! (Here’s my complete Linky Party Page):
Monday: Crafts Keep Me Sane, The Better Baker, Skip to My Lou, DIY Showoff, Say Not, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Etcetorize, Sew Chatty, Brassy Apple, Flour Me With Love, Creating my Way, Mad in Crafts, Our Delightful Home, Sew Can Do, It’s So Very Cheri, Craft O Maniac, Polly Want a Crafter, Tuesday: Craft Edition, Inspiration Board , New Nostalgia , Lettered Life , Coastal Charm, Tip Junkie , Ladybug Blessings, Hope Studios , Todays Creative Blog, Wednesday: Someday Crafts , Day2DayJoys, Jillify It , Junk in the Trunk, We are that Family , Frugally Sustainable, Sew Much Ado, Fine Craft Guild , The Thrifty Home, My Girlish Whims , Quick, Easy, Cheap & Healthy, Trendy Treehouse, Thursday: Somewhat Simple, No Minimalist Here , A Glimpse Inside, The Mommy Club, The 36th Avenue, Cheap Chic Home, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies and Jellybeans , House of Hepworths , The Shabby Chic Cottage, Friday: My Repurposed LifeIt’s a HodgePodge LifeThe Shabby NestJust Wingin’ ItOne Artsy MommaFrench Country CottageFinding Fabulous, Passionately Artistic, Petals and Picots, Simply Designing, Little Becky Homecky, My Romantic HomeBacon Time, Simply Living, Saturday: Polkadot Pretties, Tatertots and Jello, Create and Inspire, Be Different, Act Normal, Craft Envy, Funky Junk Interiors, Petites Passion, Sunday: Under the Table, Natural Mothers, Mopping the Floor

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