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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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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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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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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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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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