Memorial Day * Picnic help

Monday is Memorial Day ! Have a family picnic planned? Well if you do you may need my DIY to take care of Insects….

For your table :

  • Mason Jars
  • lemon/limes sliced
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • water
  • floating candles (dollar store)
  • essential oils : rosemary, citronella , lavender

In each jar placed lemon/lime slices. Then place springs in and then fil with water and essential oil. Place floating candle on top .

For You:

  • 1 cup lavender water
  • 30 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops citronella essential oil

To make lavender water, boil one cup of water. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh or dried lavender flowers and 2 dried cloves. Let steep until water cools. Strain liquid into a dark glass bottle with a spritz top.

Add lemon eucalyptus and citronella essential oils. Shake well before each use. Apply to exposed skin every two hours while outdoors. Use within six months.

For your Dog :

– 3 lemons
– 3 cups water
– 1 ½ cups vinegar

  1. Cut and juice the lemons. Slice the lemons and place into a large pot. Use a fork to mash the lemons a little so they release some of their juices.
  2. Boil the lemons in water over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and let the lemons simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from heat and let the lemons soak in the water overnight, or for about eight hours.
  4. Strain out the lemons and discard, saving the water.
  5. Add the vinegar to mixture and pour it into a spray bottle.

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