How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. It's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too.
AIR FRESHENER: Baking soda naturally absorbs odours, so why not take advantage of that to create simple, inexpensive air fresheners? Here's how: Use a hammer and and a nail to poke holes in the lid of a small canning jar. (The heart is a nice touch, but clearly not necessary) 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 freshening. Every once in a while, give the jar a gentle shake ...
DIY Natural Translucent Powder- this stuff is seriously amazing and super easy to make. I was pretty skeptical when I first saw this but I was curious and decided to give it a shot. Boy, am I glad I did! This powder actually gives great coverage and gets rid of redness and shine. Plus, I love that I know EXACTLY what is in it- no chemicals or stuff I can't pronounce!! Pin now- make later!
How to dye wicker baskets. This is a great idea for creating festive gift baskets. Buy inexpensive baskets from the Dollar Store or Michaels, dye them the recipient's favorite color, or holiday- or occasion-appropriate colors, create pretty basket liners (instructions included), fill with all kinds of goodies, and give, give, give!
Previous pinner wrote, "The Magic Way to Clean Your Windows - Best way EVER to clean windows. No drying needed, and you have no spots or streaks on your window! I cleaned 2 full sliding glass doors and 8 large windows in 9 minutes!" 1/2 gallon warm water, 1 Tbs liquid ‘Jet Dry’, 2-3 Tbs laundry detergent (liquid dissolves easier) or dish washing soap. Mix all ingredients above. Spray windows down. Wipe or brush onto windows, then hose off. *See tip on the link if you have hard water spots*