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3 Homemade Ways
to Kill Weeds
1. Pour Boiling Water On Them
When I boil potatoes or pasta
during the gardening season, I
repurpose the boiling water by
draining the pot directly onto the
weeds that like to invade my
backyard herb garden and patio. A
splash of scalding water will
shrivel even the toughest weeds in
a couple of days.

2. Smother Them:
Cover low-growing weeds like
clover and crabgrass with several
layers of newspaper and
eventually the lack of sunlight will
exterminate them. Similarly,
putting down layers of newspaper
(remember, it's biodegradable) and
then covering it with mulch is a
highly effective way of keeping
weeds from sprouting up in the
first place and it helps to retain
ground moisture.

3. Salt Them
I stock up on discounted rock salt
at the end of the snowy season
and sprinkle it on my gravel garden
paths to keep weeds from coming
up in the spring (pool salt or
regular table salt works as well,
but it's more expensive). Salt also
makes a good weed barrier along
lawn edgings and other places you
can't reach with a lawn mower, but
apply it carefully, since it will erode
concrete surfaces and can leave
the ground barren for a protracted
period of time
7 Tablespoons Calcium powder or Calcium Magnesium Powder

3 Tablespoons Xylitol Powder- This ingredient is not completely
          necessary, but just keeps it from tasting bitter

4 Tablespoons coconut oil at room temperature

1 tablespoon baking soda

3 Tablespoons Distilled Water or slightly more to thin

Essential oils of choice: Peppermint, Cinnamon,   
         Oregano, Lemon/Lemongrass
Homemade Squeezable Toothpaste
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Alexander caught a big one!
Yummy Marshmallow
Mosquito bites can be very painful and some people severe swelling and
reactions.  Below are some home remedies to relieve mosquito bites.
Mosquitos
  •  Apply lemon slices directly to the area
  •  Directly rub on apple cider vinegar (Stage 2)
  •  After moistening area, rub on table salt
  •  Directly dab on peppermint toothpaste
  •  Rub itchy area with pulpy side of banana peel
  •  Make a paste with baking soda and water
  •  Mix together a essential oil of lavender and  tea tree oil
Fresh Homemade Lemonade or Limeade

Combine 1 cup of lemon
or lime juice with 4 cups
of water.  Stir in enough
sugar to get the sweetness
you like.  Generally 3/4 cup
of sugar works well.

From Healthier Food for Busy People by Jane Hersey