Hi There, Fellow Gardeners!
This is AnnahMarie and Becca.
Despite the sour scent, vinegar is a helpful tool to use around the home. From cleaning hardwood floors to a natural alternative to pesticides for plants, vinegar is an awesome acid ready to assist in almost any way possible!
Making a natural pesticide:
It takes a lot to be organic; including using an organic alternative to those hazardous pesticides.
Here is what we use to help prevent those annoying bugs from harming our produce:
• Dish soap
We mix a 1:1 ratio of vinegar and dish soap in a (empty) spray bottle. Then, we generously spray this mixture onto the leaves of our growing plants.
**Although not guaranteed, this is a common practice of Organic Gurlz Gardens LLC. **
When taking a picturesque trip down by the lake, we at Organic Gurlz Gardens practice to pack our apple cider vinegar and Aloe Vera “leaves” for those itchy bug bites!
He is what we do when we run across those pesky bugs:
First, we take a dab of raw apple cider vinegar to aid the itching.
Then, we apply fresh Aloe Vera directly to the wound to expedite the healing process.
Finally, we spread about a teaspoon of honey on the bite to place the pain on halt.
Is there a sticky, squished starburst from last Halloween in the kitchen and avoided with caution?
Steer clear no longer; Organic Gurlz Gardens has a solution!
This organic blend will clean and scent your hardwood floors. You can use other fragrant teas in place of the Peppermint such as Lemon or Ginger.
What you will need for the floor detergent:
- ½ cup white vinegar
- ½ cup Peppermint tea, strained
Simply add the vinegar and tea to about 2 gallons of warm water in a bucket. Wash (but don’t soak) floors—no need to rinse!
From the bedroom to the kitchen, vinegar + peppermint tea = a great hardwood cleaning team!
To make Peppermint tea (from the garden!) for enjoyment:
- ½ cup dried or fresh Peppermint leaves
- 4 cups of water
- First, boil the 4 cups of water.
- Then, add the dried/fresh peppermint.
- Next, cut off the heat and cover pot with lid.
- Let it rest for about 7-10 minutes.
- Finally, pour through a strainer
(As a side note: Add a dab of organic honey for sweetness! “Enjoying delicious tea while the floors are becoming clean!” – O.G.G.)
Don’t forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis!
Keep on growing!
“Let The Muddy, Messy Girl Build Your Garden Today”
The Organic Gurlz Gardens
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