When it comes to ez herb gardening, taking care of the gardener is just as important as actual herb gardening. I have my own gardeners tools that help me personally in my gardening.
At work today the mosquitoes decided to come out and take their toll. I was glad I was prepared to take care of me and my worker. We used a natural mosquito repellent I made from from Strechers.com. They have several all natural mosquito repellents. The following recipe comes from their site.
All Natural Mosquito Repellent
20 drops Eucalyptus oil
20 drops Cedarwood oil
10 drops Tea Tree oil
10 drops Geranium oil
2 oz. carrier oil ( such as Jojoba )
Mix together in a 4 oz. container. Apply to skin as needed avoiding the eye area. Keep out of reach of children. Test on a small area of skin for sensitivities . Experiment with different percentages of essential oil.
Keeping cool and preventing sunburn is also important. I like to wear all cotton clothing with long sleeves. The cotton material is very cool and prevents sunburn. A good hat is a must.
Protect your hands
- Use the right gloves for the job. Leather gloves are good or heavy duty jobs like shoveling and hoeing. Cotton gloves are perfect for weeding. Use a cotton gloves with rubber padded palms for griping tools. Use rubber gloves to protect your hands when you use any chemical spray.
- Use gardeners soap. To clean your hands. I prefer a bar soap made with good oils, like olive oil or coconut, ground medicinal herbs, cornmeal grits and pumice.
- Use a good lotion. Gardening can dry you hands out. A good lotion will revive them. When my feet and hands are really in trouble I like to use good old “Bag Balm”.
For a quick pick me up and to help with hydration, drink Emergen-C. It works wonders.
There are my gardeners tools. Take good care of your self and happy herb gardening.
P.S. Do you have a favorite “gardeners tool”?