I adore essential oils and regularly diffuse them throughout the home. I'm careful not to overdo it, though, because it can be overdone and make people and pets nauseous. Half and hour to an hour is all you need at a time to benefit from diffusing essential oils.
Living in Australia, we have a significant problem with flies. They love to land on our food, faces, backs and help themselves inside the home to spread their germs.
Fly repellent works wonders however it is full of chemicals and who knows what that stuff is secretly doing to our bodies. The good news is that a delightful natural fly repellent can be created quickly by using a lemon cut in half and cloves! Yes, it is that simple.
As well as the intoxicating smell, this little trick also looks good on the table or outside setting. Lemons are not always cheap so if you have the patience grow your own! You can always grow them in a pot. My preferred variety is the Meyer Lemon.
Meyer lemons are smaller and smoother than regular lemons, with a deep yellow skin. The differences are noticeable, especially when you consider both varieties side by side. They are also sweeter than normal lemons with a spicy bergamot fragrance.