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Natural Weed Killer :1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.

Mrs Happy Homemaker: Homemade Carpet Powder - Baking Soda & Essential Oil in an old Parmesan Cheese Container. Also a reader wrote: According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!) Another said: I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.

get rid of unwanted hair ANYWHERE! For 1 week, rub 2 tbsp coffee grounds mixed with 1 tsp baking soda. The baking soda intensifies the compounds of the coffee breaking down the hair follicles at the root To not have to shave your legs would be awesome!

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How To Make Natural Laundry Detergent (Borax-Free)

How To Make Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent: No Borax or Fels Naptha, which are both toxic.

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It's great when you find things around the house that can work for multiple uses. Like baking soda, for example. This humble powder is good for much more than your recipes. Got crayon marks on the wall? A little baking soda and they're gone. Rub your fruits and veggies with a mixture of water and baking powder to clean off any remaining pesticides. Want more multipurpose uses for baking soda? Get 18 clever baking soda hacks from eBay.

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How to Make Your Own Febreze

DIY Febreze

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How to heat your home for just 8p a day using tealights and flowerpots

This is cool. Heat a room for pennies a day! Good to know this trick in case of an emergency.

A very easy way to create your own rocket stove.Simply put 4 concrete / cinder blocks together in the order shown in the video, add wood and there you have it!Further resourcesRocket stove kitchenMake...

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Surprising Cleaning New Uses

Lots of Cleaning Secrets- this is probably the most useful list of cleaning tricks

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N'achetez plus d'assouplissants, ils sont toxiques! Faites vous-même votre assouplissant naturel et bon marché

Saviez-vous que lors de la production d’assouplissants, ils utilisent des parfums extrêmement nuisibles pour les adultes et surtout pour les enfants. Compte tenu du fait qu’ils contiennent de nombreux produits chimiques, les assouplissants commerciaux sont connus pour provoquer des allergies et sont dangereux pour notre santé. Vous avez probablement déjà entendu parler de la sagesse populaire: « ne …

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How To Make Natural Garden Pesticides

How to make natural garden pestcides. Example: 1 1/2 tablespoons of liquid soap 1 quart of water A couple drops of orange or lemon essential oil

Organic Bug Spray: 3 hot green peppers (canned or fresh) 2 or 3 cloves garlic 3/4 tsp liquid soap 3 cups water Puree the peppers and garlic cloves in a blender. Pour into a spray bottle and add the liquid soap and water. Let stand 24 hours. Strain out pulp and spray onto infested plants, making sure to coat both tops and bottoms of leaves.

clean your oven with 5 T baking soda 5 drops dawn dish soap and 4 T vinegar, mix into a paste and spread all over let it sit for 15 minutes then wipe off.

from The Idea Room

How to Make Leaf Skeletons

Put leaves in baking soda and water until they become translucent. Put in a picture frame or use for some other decoration.


I Thought I Finally Knew All The 'Life Hacks' Out There. But These 23 Proved Me Wrong... YES!

2.) Use toilet paper tubes as starter pots.

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The poem above my desk

Recharge your towels! Run them through laundry twice - skip detergent both loads. First load: hot water + a cup of vinegar. Second load: hot water + 1/2 cup baking soda. Towels are fresh and absorbent.