Cinnamon in the Sandbox--- Did anyone else know this???? Now that its getting warmer, the kids are going to want to play in the sandbox. Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! Brilliant! I've also heard it will keep the cats out.
Suspend a canvas tent over a sandbox to provide shade. looks like a ship. Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! Haven't tried this but I do know that a similar amount of red pepper (possibly paprika--you'd have to experiment) keeps cats from sneaking in and using it as a litter box. It works well in the landscaping, too, if a neighbor's or wild cat sprays.
Dried Bay Leaves - Make ants disappear, FOREVER! The absolute BEST was to get rid of ANTS! Take a handful of dried bay leaves and grind them in a blender until they have turned to a fine powder. Sprinkle anywhere you are having problems with ants. Indoors or out! I do this to keep the ants off of my hummingbird feeder. The best part is it works for months and will not kill the ants or other creatures, but makes them go away. Safe to use around pets and children...will have to try this.
When you are stuffed up from a cold, this is an amazing way to give relief throughout the day or as you sleep. Add a tablespoon of Vicks and a tablespoon of water to your scentsy or any warmer. Simple, easy and effective.