Clean patio furniture with this fragrant spray mixture :
one teaspoon borax
two tablespoons white vinegar
two cups hot water
1/4 teaspoon essential oil of lavender
five drops of tea tree oil
Add all ingredients to a clean spray bottle and swirl til dissolved.
Apply to chairs,umbrellas,etc.,then scrub & wipe with a damp cloth.
Decorate your yard with seashell ashtray/incense burners :
sifted beach or play sand
favourite essential oil blend
large shells,such as clam or abalone
In a large bowl,combine equal parts of sand & soda; then add
several drops of the oil and mix.Spoon into shells and place outside.
Add aromatic herbs,such as dried lemongrass,lavender,or rosemary
to outdoor fires,as it helps banish insects.You can also blend this effective
incense to use on the porch :
2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
2 tablespoons ground lemongrass
1 tablespoon frankincense resin
1 tablespoon amber resin
1 tablespoon dried catnip
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients in an airtight container.To use : place one
charcoal tablet into a fire-proof vessel,light it,then sprinkle a
generous pinch of the incense mixture over the burning tablet.