MATTRESS spring cleaning: pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on the lid by jenna
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jenna MATTRESS spring cleaning: pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on the lid
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CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS:  pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil.  Put on lid and shake by sewpossible
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sewpossible CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS: pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on lid and shake
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MATTRESS spring cleaning:pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil.  Put on the lid by jenna
jenna
jenna MATTRESS spring cleaning:pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on the lid
Leading Ladies
MATTRESS spring cleaning:pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil.  Put on the lid by jenna
jenna
jenna MATTRESS spring cleaning:pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on the lid
Leading Ladies
CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS:  pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil.  Put on lid and shake jar.  Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit for an hour or more.  Thoroughly vacuum the mattress.  Bye, bye dust mites and other nasty things.  The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness.  It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS: pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on lid and shake jar. Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit for an hour or more. Thoroughly vacuum the mattress. Bye, bye dust mites and other nasty things. The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness. It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.
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deep clean your mattress by pouring about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil.  Put on the lid and shake up the jar. Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit for about an hour. Using the hose end of your vacuum and an upholstery attachment, thoroughly vacuum the mattress.  Bye, bye dust mites! by jaclyn
jaclyn
jaclyn deep clean your mattress by pouring about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on the lid and shake up the jar. Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit for about an hour. Using the hose end of your vacuum and an upholstery attachment, thoroughly vacuum the mattress. Bye, bye dust mites!
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How to Make Homemade Mattress Cleaner - Pour one cup of baking soda into a jar 2. Add 4 drops of lavender essential oil 3. Put lid on jar and shake!  4. Use a strainer to sprinkle mix over mattress 5. After an hour, vacuum mattress thoroughly - i will try this today. Washed out Parmesan cheese containers is great for storing & sprinkling this! Lavendar is great relaxer particularly for headaches by Colorado.Mary.S
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Colorado.Mary.S How to Make Homemade Mattress Cleaner - Pour one cup of baking soda into a jar 2. Add 4 drops of lavender essential oil 3. Put lid on jar and shake! 4. Use a strainer to sprinkle mix over mattress 5. After an hour, vacuum mattress thoroughly - i will try this today. Washed out Parmesan cheese containers is great for storing & sprinkling this! Lavendar is great relaxer particularly for headaches
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Fill the jar about 1/4 full with baking soda.Add 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil. Put lid on and place in any spot that could use some by Sherri32
Sherri32
Sherri32 Fill the jar about 1/4 full with baking soda.Add 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil. Put lid on and place in any spot that could use some
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Clean mattress with lavender/essential oil. 1 cup baking soda 5 drops of lavender essential oil Place in a bag and shake to mix. Sprinkle over mattress with a strainer and rub in thoroughly with your hand. Let set 1 to 3 hours and vacuum. by jaclyn
jaclyn
jaclyn Clean mattress with lavender/essential oil. 1 cup baking soda 5 drops of lavender essential oil Place in a bag and shake to mix. Sprinkle over mattress with a strainer and rub in thoroughly with your hand. Let set 1 to 3 hours and vacuum.
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Mason jar air freshener - fill a mason jar 1/4 full with baking soda and add 6-8 drops of your favorite essential oil. Punch holes in the lid and place in a spot that could use some freshening. Give the jar a gentle shake to boost it's air freshening power. Natural products and cheaper than regular fresheners! by Stepher
Stepher
Stepher Mason jar air freshener - fill a mason jar 1/4 full with baking soda and add 6-8 drops of your favorite essential oil. Punch holes in the lid and place in a spot that could use some freshening. Give the jar a gentle shake to boost it's air freshening power. Natural products and cheaper than regular fresheners!
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Homemade Carpet Freshener!    Just 1 cup baking soda & 4-5 drops of an essential oil of choice.  Shake it up, and let it sit.  Voila! by Kim Paige
Kim Paige
Kim Paige Homemade Carpet Freshener! Just 1 cup baking soda & 4-5 drops of an essential oil of choice. Shake it up, and let it sit. Voila!
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Blemish Remover:  Ingredients:  1 ounce jojoba oil   4 drops tea tree essential oil   3 drops lavender essential oil   6 drops rosemary essential oil   3 drop lemon essentail oil by jenna
jenna
jenna Blemish Remover: Ingredients: 1 ounce jojoba oil 4 drops tea tree essential oil 3 drops lavender essential oil 6 drops rosemary essential oil 3 drop lemon essentail oil
Leading Ladies
Gotta Clean this Weekend try this tip....    I use this method to clean the toilets. The kids love it and it works great!    Toilet bomb    1/2 cup baking soda  1/2 cup vinegar  about 10 drops of essential oil ( I like lemon or tea tree oil) by Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon Gotta Clean this Weekend try this tip.... I use this method to clean the toilets. The kids love it and it works great! Toilet bomb 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup vinegar about 10 drops of essential oil ( I like lemon or tea tree oil)
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DIY Scum Buster Bar  1/4 cup BAKING soda 1/4 cup WASHING soda (Get it in the laundry aisle of your grocery store or from Amazon) 1/4 cup plain liquid castile soap (do NOT substitute regular dish soap- it won’t work.) 10 drops Lemon essential oil 10 drops Lime essential oil A small container for a mold- plastic is best by Eneloj
Eneloj
Eneloj DIY Scum Buster Bar 1/4 cup BAKING soda 1/4 cup WASHING soda (Get it in the laundry aisle of your grocery store or from Amazon) 1/4 cup plain liquid castile soap (do NOT substitute regular dish soap- it won’t work.) 10 drops Lemon essential oil 10 drops Lime essential oil A small container for a mold- plastic is best
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Tile Grout cleaner (natural) Ingredients: 1/4 cup washing soda 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 TBSP blue dawn dish soap 2 gallons HOT water (optional, few drops of lavender essential oil) Directions: Mix ingredients in the sink for mopping the kitchen floor, or pour mixture from sink into a spray bottle and use for laminate wood flooring or linoleum in bathrooms etc. by soneat
soneat
soneat Tile Grout cleaner (natural) Ingredients: 1/4 cup washing soda 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 TBSP blue dawn dish soap 2 gallons HOT water (optional, few drops of lavender essential oil) Directions: Mix ingredients in the sink for mopping the kitchen floor, or pour mixture from sink into a spray bottle and use for laminate wood flooring or linoleum in bathrooms etc.
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DIY Fizzie Bath Bombs  1 cup Citric Acid 1 cup Baking Soda ½ cup Cornstarch ½ cup of Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, or Sunflower Oil 5 to 8 Drops of Essential Oil (of your choice) Spray Bottle filled with Distilled Water Soy Food Coloring (optional) by corinne
corinne
corinne DIY Fizzie Bath Bombs 1 cup Citric Acid 1 cup Baking Soda ½ cup Cornstarch ½ cup of Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, or Sunflower Oil 5 to 8 Drops of Essential Oil (of your choice) Spray Bottle filled with Distilled Water Soy Food Coloring (optional)
Bathing Beauty
How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in by corinne
corinne
corinne How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in
Crafty Me
How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in by salior girl
salior girl
salior girl How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in
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How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in by jolene.braun1
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jolene.braun1 How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in
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How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in by mary.wright.92102564
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mary.wright.92102564 How to clean your cookie sheets--Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in
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This is the best thing I have ever put on my face - and it's all natural! My shower now contains a bottle of Tea Tree Oil and a container of Baking Soda.  I put about a 1/4 tsp. of soda in my hand and add a couple drops of Tea Tree Oil, and then I scrub my face with the mixture.  The Tea Tree Oil is a natural disinfectant and the Baking Soda acts as a scrubber. Then I moisturize with Coconut Oil.  That's it. Also, the Coconut Oil is a natural SPF, so I don't need to put on sunscreen either. by NicoleKBrown
NicoleKBrown
NicoleKBrown This is the best thing I have ever put on my face - and it's all natural! My shower now contains a bottle of Tea Tree Oil and a container of Baking Soda. I put about a 1/4 tsp. of soda in my hand and add a couple drops of Tea Tree Oil, and then I scrub my face with the mixture. The Tea Tree Oil is a natural disinfectant and the Baking Soda acts as a scrubber. Then I moisturize with Coconut Oil. That's it. Also, the Coconut Oil is a natural SPF, so I don't need to put on sunscreen either.
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Eucalyptus Oil Uses - A Powerhouse Essential Oil - use eucalyptus essential oil as a carpet freshener: vacuum it up! Mix 3-4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil with one cup of baking soda, sprinkle it on your carpets and then vacuum. by jaclyn
jaclyn
jaclyn Eucalyptus Oil Uses - A Powerhouse Essential Oil - use eucalyptus essential oil as a carpet freshener: vacuum it up! Mix 3-4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil with one cup of baking soda, sprinkle it on your carpets and then vacuum.
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I am not kidding you, this works better than the "clinical strength" deodorants Homemade Natural Deodorant.  3/4 C. Baking Soda, 1 TBSP. Melted Coconut Oil & approx 30 drop of essential oil of your choice.  Mix and put into a tube. by jenna
jenna
jenna I am not kidding you, this works better than the "clinical strength" deodorants Homemade Natural Deodorant. 3/4 C. Baking Soda, 1 TBSP. Melted Coconut Oil & approx 30 drop of essential oil of your choice. Mix and put into a tube.
Leading Ladies
Make lavender rice to fill a rice bag ~ 4-5 cups white rice, 1/4 cup lavender petals, 20 drops of lavender essential oil by Cory M.
Cory M.
Cory M. Make lavender rice to fill a rice bag ~ 4-5 cups white rice, 1/4 cup lavender petals, 20 drops of lavender essential oil
DIY
Ingredients for Homemade Mineral Bath    1 handful Epsom Salt  4-10 drops essential oil  1 Tablespoon Milk  1 handful baking soda for fizz by corinne
corinne
corinne Ingredients for Homemade Mineral Bath 1 handful Epsom Salt 4-10 drops essential oil 1 Tablespoon Milk 1 handful baking soda for fizz
Bathing Beauty
MAKE HOMEMADE BATH BOMB  _Cornstarch 1/2 cup -Epsom Salt 1/4 cup -Baking Soda 1 cup -Citric Acid 1/2 cup -3/4 tablespoon water -Essential Oil {optional} -Olive Oil 2 3/4 tablespoons by corinne
corinne
corinne MAKE HOMEMADE BATH BOMB _Cornstarch 1/2 cup -Epsom Salt 1/4 cup -Baking Soda 1 cup -Citric Acid 1/2 cup -3/4 tablespoon water -Essential Oil {optional} -Olive Oil 2 3/4 tablespoons
Bathing Beauty
Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda by Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda
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Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda by april
april
april Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda
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Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda by april
april
april Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda
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Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda by Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda
DIY and inspirations
Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store –    Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells.  Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers.  Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using.  Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using.  Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.)  Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry.  Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap.  To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through.  Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer.  Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes.  Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it. by wendi
wendi
wendi Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
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