Do-it-Yourself Bug Spray & Tick Repellent

Dr. Matt’s All Natural Homemade (Do-it-Yourself) Bug Spray & Tick Repellent:

Summer is here and so are the bugs.  Since we didn’t have a harsh winter to kill off a lot of insects, many are predicting a spike in insect infestations and tick bites this coming season.  As an avid hiker and outdoors family, we refuse to let the little critters stop us from having quality family time on the trails this summer break.  So I have put together my personal natural Bug Spray and Tick Repellent that does not have potential harmful chemicals like DEET in many store-bought bug sprays.

Dr. Matt’s Bug Spray:

  1. 1/2 cup of witch hazel
  2. 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  3. 40 drops of your choice or 1 or more of these essential oils: Citronella, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary or Tea Tree Oil)
  4. Pour contents into a 8 ounce spray bottle (glass preferably)
  5. Spray over the body especially ankles, wrists, neck and behind the ears.  Avoid eyes and mouth.

Dr. Matt’s Tick Repellent

  1. Use Rose Geranium Essential Oil drops on ankles, wrists, neck and behind the ears.

Make this summer fun and get back to nature without the fear of the mosquitos, ticks and other insects!

 

We see success with many symptoms in our office, call us if you are ready to change your life!

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, podcaster, visionary, Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 12 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)

Gripe Water for Children with Gas

A crying baby suffering with gas and bloating is never an easy sight for parents.  As a Chiropractor, I have seen great success with these symptoms be alleviated with Chiropractic Adjustments, but what do you do when your baby is crying late at night and the local Chiropractic office is closed?

A natural approach for parents to provide to children for relief is using Gripe Water.  Gripe Water is commonly used safe and effective herbal supplement used to ease stomach discomfort often associated with gas, colic, hiccups and teething.  Gas can accumulate in a young child by the way they drink breastmilk, bottled milk, sippey cups and meals while inhaling pockets of air.  Formulated and created in 1851 by William Woodward, an English pharmacist, who found that babies had relief from gastrointestinal troubles in infants.  Although the ingredients have changed over the years (trace amounts of alcohol have been removed), the current formula helps just as well.  Not many studies have been conducted with a wide amount of participants to prove its overall effectiveness, but from our personal experience – Gripe Water has helped our children during times of gas and bloating.

Obviously if you are not sure about your child’s symptoms or if symptoms persist after using the Gripe Water, calling and visiting your child’s Pediatrician is important to rule out anything else that might be serious.  Yet, if the diagnosis is a simply gas or bloating, Gripe Water might be the answer for a homeopathic or natural approach without using medications.

We have always had a bottle of Gripe Water for all three of our children when they were young and when it was necessary, it provided much needed relief for the child and parents!

 

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“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary, Maximized Living Doctor of Chiropractic and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works out of two health clinics in Roswell and Johns Creek, GA (both are just north of Atlanta) and has over 11 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at (drmattcares@gmail.com)