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DIY Home Cleaners That Are Safe

It’s surprising how many caustic and harmful chemicals are found in standard household cleansers. Have you ever left the bathroom coughing and gasping for breath after spraying the bathtub or shower with a basic cleaner? Have your eyes ever watered as you spray down your kitchen countertops? This is your body sending you a clear […]

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How to Freshen Your Dishwasher with Vinegar

It seems there’s no cleaning chore that vinegar can not perform. If your dishwasher needs freshening up, vinegar is once again the cleaner of choice. Here are 2 ways to do it. 1. Pour One cupful of white vinegar into the bottom of your vacant dishwasher. Do not put it in the soap dispenser. Stream […]

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How to Make Citrus Potpourri

* Lemon 100 drops * Mandarin 40 drops * Cinnamon 30 drops * Patchouli 30 drops Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! Gather dried leaves, flowers, and small wood shavings. Crush these plant materials to […]

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Citrus Air Freshener II

* 20 d. orange oil * 10 d. lemon oil * 7 d. grapefruit oil * 5 d. cedarwood oil: in 4 oz. water. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! Earn Your Aromatherapy Certification From […]

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Natural Laundry Stain Stick

Ingredients: * 50% Lard * 50% coconut oil * 1% lye discount * 5% water discount * 1oz per lb orange and or lemon essential oil Directions Melt oils together and let temps cool. Mix in lye/water and stir until trace, add essential oils and pour into molds. (Note- this will harden much much faster […]

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Using Citrus Oils for Your Home

Citrus oils can be used as natural cleaning agents around the house. Simply add a few drops of Orange, Lemon, Bergamot or Mandarin oil to water, moisten a clean cloth with the mixture and wipe down children’s rooms and school bags. This Daily Aromatherapy Tip is brought to you by AromaThyme Free PDF Health Ebook…Remedies4.com!

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Natural Carpet Freshener

Mix all ingredients in a widemouthed glass jar and tighten the cap. Set aside for 24 hours to allow the aromas to permeate the powder. Sprinkle over carpeting, leave for 10 to 15 minutes, and vacuum. * Lavender 60 drops * Cinnamon 20 drops * Red Mandarin 20 drops * Bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup […]

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Environmental Fragrance

Add 10 drops Lemon, 3 drops Eucalyptus and 2 drops Rosewood to 4 to 8 ounces water. Place in an Atomizer, shake well and spray throughout the house to purify and freshen the air. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where […]

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Natural Drain Cleaner

* 1 cup baking soda * 1 cup salt (sea salt is best to use, but not necessary) * 1/4 cup cream of tarter * 1 cup white vinegar Place all dry ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously until well mixed. To use, pour about 1 cup of the mixture […]

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Insecticide for Plants

* 8 oz. sugar, 4-8 oz. 3% peroxide (food grade) in 1 gallon water and use as a spray. * or: 1%soap and 99%water as a spray using a container affixed to the end of a hose. * or: Use predator insects or bacillus thuringiensis * or: Mix 1 gallon of water, 2 tablespoons dishsoap, […]

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