Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mosquito Repellent and Other Outside & Animal Tips! :*)

GREAT TIPS! Enjoy! :*)

Insect Repellent - Mix 2 tablespoons of Sol-U-Mel and 16 oz. of water. Spray it into the area where people are present. Use regular, diluted Sol-U-Mel and spray it on your skin and clothes.

Or, mix two caps Sol-U-Mel with 10 to 15 drops T36-C5 Pure Melaleuca oil into 16 oz spray bottle of water. You can spray this on adults and children, on their skin, clothes etc. You can also spray it around doors, on screens, on trees and garbage cans etc.
For an excellent mosquito spray that will not harm your family, combine one teaspoon of Tough & Tender with one capful of Sol-U-Mel and I capful of Renew Bath Oil in a 16-ounce spray bottle filled with water. Just spray it on and wipe off with a soft cloth.

An Alternative would be to blend 2 oz of Sol-U-Mel with 5 drops of T36-C5 and 1 teaspoon of Tough & Tender in 16 oz of water. Spray this mixture around doors, on screens or trees and garbage cans, etc...
An excellent insect repellent for adults is made by combining 5 ounces of Moisturizing Hand Creme with 4 ounces of Renew Bath Oil and 4 ounces of Sol-U-Mel. For best results, put this solution on all exposed skin a couple of times each hour. NOTE: Some prefer to simply use 1 teaspoon of Moisturizing Hand Creme with 5 drops of T36-C5.

Different body types respond to different insect repellent formulas. Don't be afraid to experiment and find your own solution and then pass it one. Some people have said that even taking the Melaleuca vitamins has stopped mosquito bites.
One of the most important things to remember when using the Melaleuca products is that they are NOT pesticides and therefore will not stop the varmints from landing on you. The products will deter them and greatly reduce the incidence of bites and the reaction that accompanies them.
Melaleuca’s products also do not make you feel like you need to take a shower after you use them. They are enhanced by frequent use and your skin will be healthier because of it.

Spray Tough & Tender around outdoor lights to keep insects from flying around the lights.

Place a bucket full of water and Tough & Tender very close to a light on your patio and leave it all night. You will be amazed how many bugs you will collect in one night.(
Use just enough T & T to make some suds)
FOR BITES - Use Mel-a-Gel First Aid gel on bites, especially if they have already been scratched at from itching.
Melaleuca Lip Balm also works like magic on mosquito bites. It stops the itching almost immediately.
For further relief, use Renew Skin Lotion.
For bee and wasp stings apply T36 C5 or Mela-Gel every 15 minutes for 4-6 applications to prevent infection. Takes the pain out very quickly and promotes healing.

Poison Ivy or Poison Oak - Use DermaCort to take the sting out of poison ivy, hives, and rashes.

If you get in contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak, immediately clean the area with Antibacterial Liquid Soap. Pat dry, then apply T36 C5 followed by Renew. Mela-Gel is also helpful.
sunburn - For sunburn apply T36 C5 and/or Mela-Gel to sunburned area and reapply as needed. Follow up with After Sun Hydrogel E.
To protect lips and skin, use Melaleuca Lip Balm and Sunblock-SPF 15 or 30.
Diluted Sol-U-Mel is very effective to rid your yard of crickets, all sorts of crawling bugs. For flowering bushes, spray liberally and then cover with a plastic bag overnight. Spray into the air, indoors and outdoors, as an insect repellent.
Tough & Tender diluted and used in a lawn sprayer unit makes an excellent bug spray.
Mix 1 cup of Lemon Brite dish liquid soap and 1 cup of already mixed Breath-Away Mouthwash into a 20 gallon hose-end sprayer and soak your lawn, garden beds and trees to the point that the fluid is running off. Bugs hate it! This will also remove dust, dirt and pollution from grass blades, making any lawn fertilizer work twice as well.
Aphids, Fungus, Mold on Rose Bushes, Crepe Myrtles, Zinnias etc.
Use Sol-U-Mel in a spray bottle, mixing it a little stronger than recommended on the bottle. Spray around the immediate area and at the base of the plant and repeat as needed. It has also been found that a 3% solution of Tough & Tender is effective for killing aphids and stopping the onset of mildew on rose bushes without damaging the plants.

Tomatoes, Rhubarb, fruits and vegetables - Add 1/8 cup of Tough & Tender to a 5-gallon water can and water the soil around the tomato plants every other day. They will need about three applications. It will get rid of the blight, and you will have delicious tomatoes from your “mini forest.” (Spraying the tomato plants themselves does not seem to work.)

Spray diluted Tough & Tender on rhubarb and other fruits and vegetables to get rid of aphids, ants and other bugs, without harming the plant.
Weed Killer - Mix 1/4 cup Tough N Tender with 1 gallon vinegar and 2 cups salt - apply to trouble spots.

Apple Spray - Spray apples in the orchard with one bottle of Renew Bath Oil mixed with 5 gallons of warm water.

Trees and bushes - Spray diluted Tough & Tender on trees to prevent scale and other bug challenges.

Use Sol-U-Mel in a 1:5 solution to spray your fruit trees, shrubs, and other plants. It wipes out the aphids, ants and all the other bugs that you do not want eating your garden.

Fertilizer and Lawn Spray - Diluted Tough & Tender is an excellent fertilizer for rose bushes. Also, spray your lawn with a diluted mixture of Tough & Tender in a lawn sprayer unit. It will kill the little gnats as well as mushrooms that grow in your yard.

Mold - With a 1:5 mixture of So-U-Mel , spray the moldy areas around the foundation of your house. This will also work well for mildew and musty areas in your garden where mushrooms crop up.

Soil Surfactant - Putting Tough & Tender in the ground before you plant your garden in the summer will help the water stay in the ground when it gets hot and there is no rainfall.

Disinfectant - Occasionally you will need to disinfect your pruning sheers to keep mold spores from spreading. The Anti-Bacterial Liquid Soap will do an excellent job and clean your hands as well.

Houseplants - For general cleaning of leaves, or to treat brown spots on leaves, clean with a diluted solution of Tough & Tender. For the latter, pour or spray the same solution around the base of the plant.
Ant Killer - Spray concentrated Pre-Spot Plus on the areas where ants congregate, such as on the kitchen counter. Be aware of the surfaces of these areas when using Pre-Spot Plus as it can take the finish off some wooden floors. You can also use Tough & Tender to kill ants, but it does not seem to last as long.

An alternate idea is to combine 1 ounce of MelaMagic and 1 ounce of Sol-U-Mel in a 16 oz. bottle with water – works well with large black ants.
ANT PREVENTION- Simply spray the most likely areas with 2 ounces of Sol-U-Guard combined with 16 ounces of water.
BARBECUE GRILLS- Soak your barbecue grill in a solution of 2 tablespoons of MelaMagic in 1/2 gallon of water. Clean it with a brush. For the outside of the grill, use 1 tablespoon of Tough & Tender and 16 ounces of water in a spray bottle and scrub with a soft brush. For baked on areas, use 1 ounce of MelaMagic combined with 8 ounces of water. Let it soak for a few minutes before scrubbing and rinsing.
Fruit and Vegetable Wash - Tough & Tender - 1 teaspoon in 16 ounces of water. Use this concentration to wash fruits and vegetables; rinse before serving. Or let vegetables set for 10 minutes in a sink full of water with 1 teaspoon of Tough & Tender. Place them on the sink strainer and rinse before serving or refrigerating.
Another option is to use Lemon Brite dishwashing soap to wash fruits and vegetables. Rinse before serving.
for healthy pets & animals

Fleas - For general protection, wash all bedding in washing machine with 2 capfuls of Sol-U-Mel and 1/8 cup MelaPower. Add 2 oz. of Sol-U-Mel to 16 oz. of water in trigger sprayer and apply to areas where dog or cat rests to repel fleas and deodorize. Add a capful of Sol-U-Mel to bath water as well.
ticks on Dogs & Cats - To remove embedded ticks, apply a drop of T36-C5 to a cotton swab and dab on the tick and on the site where it is embedded. Then grasp it slightly on the very edge and keep giving it a good pinch with the tweezers (as if biting it, but do not pull or yank out or it may break off with the head still embedded under the skin). In a few minutes, the tick will usually let go and back out. Reapply if necessary. If it does not release, gently rock with tweezers and apply more tea tree oil to it. Bathe the animal in ProCare pet shampoo.
Note: When pulling ticks off your dog or cat, always have a barrier between your hand and the tick itself. Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can be transmitted.
Fly Repellent (Livestock) - Mix 2 oz. of Sol-U-Mel with 16 oz. of water. Spray directly on the animal. As mentioned above, works effectively on fleas as well.

Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs - To control odor in or around a small animal's cage or to prevent communicable diseases, dab T36-C5 or spray a 1:20 diluted solution of Sol-U-Mel to the area 2 or 3 times each week.

Parakeets, Canaries or Tropical Birds - To prevent diseases among birds, use a 1:100 dilution of Sol-U-Mel sprayed once per week to the absorbent fodder material on the bottom of the cage. Spray each time the fodder is changed. WARNING! Some exotic birds are sensitive to the aromatic oils in T36-C5.

Rabbits - To clean their cage, mix 2 oz. of Sol-U-Mel with 16 oz. of water. Spray on cage and on the bottom tray to clean and deodorize. Scrub clean with brush. Rinse with water. 

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