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GOOD TO KNOW! Tick Removal: A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tickwith the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

Several people asked me to repost the tick/flea repellent recipe...so here it is! It's summer! Time for camping, hiking and getting outside to play. Don't let those pesky annoying ticks stop you. Here's how with a simple homemade solution! Repellent for your pets: For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of ...

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Relieve Itchy Mosquito and Wasp Bites with Vick's Vapo Rub

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Use a Hot Spoon to Instantly Relieve Itchy Bug Bites

Mosquito bite? Heat a spoon under hot tap water and press it onto the spot. The heat will destroy the protein that caused the reaction and the itching will stop.

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15 Everyday Uses For Castile Soap

Castile Soap is SO versatile! Check out all these creative ways to use it, from washing the dog to keeping your garden healthy!

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Homemade Vicks Shower Disks

Homemade Vicks Shower Disks. Pop one in your shower for a slow menthol release that helps stuffy noses and heads.

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Cover Refrigerator Shelves in Plastic Wrap for Easy Cleaning

OMG!! Why didn't I think of this!!! Cover your refrigerator shelf with Saran's Press and Seal Wrap....then when it gets dirty you just peel it off and apply a new piece!! This is genius.

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To Prevent Ticks: Wear light clothing Fill a small Spritz bottle with water, add 40 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, shake and spray on liberally. TO REMOVE TICK: Squirt a glob of liquid hand soap to a cotton ball, Cover the entire tick with the soaked cotton ball for a full 20 seconds. The tick will cease biting, back out and will remain stuck to the cotton ball when it’s pulled away. If unsure how long its been biting you, once you pull off put in alcohol, can have tested, if need be.