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10 Household Items That Can Do Double-Duty

It may surprise you to know that you have a wealth of double-duty items lying around your home! You’ll often find that these items have really practical uses that can solve various problems. Here are 10 household items that can do double-duty 1. Alka Seltzer Did you know that this antacid can be popped in […]

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Using Essential Oils to Clean and Disinfect

With the desire to keep our homes clean and safe for our families, along with wanting to protect the environment, more people are turning to essential oils to accomplish both tasks. But what exactly are essential oils, and how can they be used to clean and disinfect our homes? Essential oils are concentrated liquids that […]

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Clean and Green Part II

Read Clean and Green Part I Garbage Disposal: To eliminate garbage disposal odors and clean and sharpen blades, grind ice and used lemon and/or orange rinds until pulverized. Kitchen Safety: Fire 1) Emergency fire extinguisher: if a greasy pan catches on fire, turn the heat off and try to cover the pan. Sprinkle powdered baking […]

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Basic Guide to Composting

If you care about the environment, you will be in favor of the composting process. This concept is all about giving back to the land what it has given you. It is all about recycling. It is all about a cycle that things go through in order to grow. It is an interesting cycle. If […]

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Great Chemical Free Housekeeping Tips

For most of us, house cleaning is an activity that comes with exposure to a cocktail of chemicals. Household cleaners contain things like bleach and ammonia that we all know the dangers of, as well as chemicals with complex names that we may never have heard of. These chemicals might kill germs and leave our […]

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Home Made Dustless Dusters

from http://www.oldfashionedliving.com/ Hem white cheesecloth in thirty inch length, fold in a small square. Place the dry clean cloths in a fruit jar with a mixture of one pint hot water stirred with one-fourth cup lemon oil. With a stick, press the liquid into the cloth. Squeeze dry and hang in the air. Wash after […]

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Natural Ant Control

Block cracks & points of entry with caulk. Try to water a little more outside – ants come in when they are thirsty or they smell something good. Keep clean. Wipe down kitchen counters, floors and cabinets with equal parts vinegar and water. Place animal food bowls in shallow pans of vinegar or water (you […]

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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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