New Safer Way To Remove Ticks

tickA nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. Read this one as it could save you from some major problems.

Spring is here and the ticks will soon be showing their heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets. Give it a try.

A school nurse has written the info below–good enough to share–and it really works!

“I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in  those places where it’s sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of  dark hair, etc.”

“Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

This technique has worked every time I’ve used it (and that was frequently), and it’s much less traumatic
for the patient and easier for me..”

Also, if you just pull a tick off, their heads sometimes break off and are left under the skin so this is much safer. Be aware also that a tick with a white speck on its back is a Deer Tick, these can cause Tick Fever so check yourself and your family good if you see any of these!

Bubbly Vegetable Soap

•  24 ounces coconut oil

• 16 ounces palm oil

•  24 ounces olive oil

• 34.5 ounces cold water

•  ] 6 ounces canola oil

• 12 ounces lye crystals

Let oils cool to 110 degrees Fahrenheit before adding lye solution.

Basic Animal Fat Soap

• 40 ounces beef tallow or pork

• 20 ounces coconut oil lard

• 12 ounces lye crystals

•  20 ounces olive oil

• 30.5 ounces cold water

Let oils cool to 115 degrees Fahrenheit before adding lye solution.

Oatmeal and Honey Soap


2 ounces beeswax 32 ounces cold water 12 ounces lye crystals
•  60 ounces lard
•  12 ounces olive oil
•  8 ounces coconut oil
•  4 ounces cocoa butter
Let oils cool to 100 degrees Fahrenheit before adding lye solution. At trace stage add:
•  ‘/4 cup honey
•  1 cup rolled oats (pulverized in a blender)

Dish Washing Tip

Ever have a dish or two in the sink that you want to wash? Don’t wait for more dirty dishes before you hand wash or keep the faucet running or fill a sink with soap and water for a couple of dishes. Keep a spray bottle filled with water and add a bit of dish washing liquid next to your sink. Spritz dishes to loosen food and to use less dish soap and water. Works great on counters, too. The first tip has another suggestion for washing glasses.