Natural Ways to Clean Floors & Carpets

Basic Cleaning Solution: In a glass spray bottle full of water, mix together: Your favorite Citrus Oil, such as Lemon or Orange (3 drops) Peppermint (3 drops) Protective blend  (2 drops) You can use this solution to clean and disinfect any surface that needs to be wipe down such as: door knobs, light switches, interior of car, outside of toilets, counter tops etc. Since oil and water...
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Lavender Home Comforts

Here are just a few ways you can fill your home with the unforgettable fragrance of Lavender to create a warm, restful ambiance… Sprinkle Lavender Buds directly on your carpet before vacuuming. The oils in the Lavender will release a pleasant fragrance in your entire room when you vacuum them up!  (lavender is regarded as being safe for pets) Arrange a dried Lavender bouquet in a...
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Natural Hand Cleanser

Natural Hand Cleanser Recipe: · 2 TBSP. Vodka (keeps ingredients together, natural) · 1 tsp. Organic Aloe Vera Juice · ½ tsp Vegetable Glycerin ·  3 drops Lemon Essential Oil ·  3 drops  Lavender Essential Oil ·  3 drops Melaleuca Essential Oil Mix all ingredients together and store in a dark, glass spray bottle. Spray directly on hands and rub together briskly. Shake well before each use....
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Natural Fruit & Veggie Wash

You can save a bundle on the store-bought veggie wash by making your own! It’s simple to do: Just ad 1/8 cup of hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of lemon and any other citrus oil. to a large sink or bowl of water. Place fruits or vegetables in a colander lower into the water and agitate for a few minutes. Can be used with several batches. This will also help the food keep longer because...
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Natural Cleaning Recipes

No dust furniture polish: Mix: 10 drops wild orange essential oil, (optional) 30 drops lemon essential oil 1/3 cup Coconut oil (or grapeseed) 1/2 cup distilled water Fill a glass spray trigger bottle with ingredients and shake to mix well. Spray on furniture and wipe with soft cloth. Shake often.   Wild Orange & Olive Furniture Polish 2 oz. Olive Oil 20 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil...
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Natural Laundry Care

Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value 4 Cups – hot tap water 1 Fels-Naptha soap bar 1 Cup – Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda* ½ Cup Borax Essential Oil (optional – we like lavender and lemon) – Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted. -Fill a 5 gallon bucket half...
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Green Cleaning Basics

The markup on cleaning supplies has much to do with packaging and advertising. Otherwise, it costs very little to make a cleaning detergent. We can save by creating our own natural alternatives with simple, inexpensive household ingredients like vinegar, ammonia, baking soda and water. For example, to make a window and glass cleaner, simply mix a half-cup of white vinegar, a quarter-cup of...
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