Hello everyone! My name is Barry and I’m the Farm & Garden guy at Ozark Natural Foods. This week we have something that can be very useful for many of us. We have put our pints of cedar oil on sale for owners: it was $45.99/pint, but now for owners it is only $39.99/pint. That’s a six dollar discount!
Cedar oil can be used in many different ways. You can spray your yard or your house, and you can even make personal insect spray out of it. Here’s some interesting methods for cedar oil use, found at ehow.com:
- Purchase pure cedar oil to use as an insect repellent throughout your home. When diluted with rubbing alcohol or distilled water, and poured into a spray bottle, cedar oil can be applied on carpeting, furniture and anywhere you might find flea activity. Cedar oil in spray bottles can usually be found at your local pet store.
- Mix cedar oil with lemongrass or citronella oil to create an insect repellent that will work equally on mosquitoes and fleas throughout your home. You can use a mixture of these oils to double the duration of the repellent, since each oil used independently can lose its potency after just 1 to 2
- Add a few drops of cedar oil to your pet’s shampoo for a natural way to combat fleas and other parasites from spreading in your home. Cedar oil, when used in moderation, is a very safe and natural way to keep insects away from your pets, and to hide odors as well. You can also place a few drops of cedar oil underneath the cushions of your pet’s bed for extra protection against fleas and mosquitoes.
- Use your spray bottle of cedar oil to apply the solution on your clothing just before you go outside. While diluted cedar oil is generally safe to use on most fabrics, you may want to test a small area of clothing first to find out whether the cedar oil will cause a stain. Squirting a drop or two into pockets might be effective as well.
Ensure that cedar oil doesn’t get into your mouth, eyes or nose when you apply it as an insect repellent, and use caution when applying cedar oil on small children, who may be tempted to taste or lick the aromatic substance. While cedar oil is generally safe to use externally, internal consumption could cause illness. (All of this information was found at ehow.com.)
Thanks everyone and have a great week!