Homemade carpet powder , 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.
DIY - Make Your Own Fabreeze 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (your favorite) 2 tablespoons baking soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (use an empty 27 oz. Febreeze bottle) Combine all ingredients in bottle, shake well and use!
To shine up your kitchen: Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~
Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar and a cup of baking soda during the HOT cleaning cycle. pour them directly into the drum. Then, add about ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent dispenser.
Carpet Stain Remover: Mix 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup borax and 1/4 cup vinegar, then apply this paste to deep stains or heavily soiled sections of carpet. Allow the paste to sit on the carpet for several hours until it dries completely, then vacuum it away. Use vinegar in place of chemicals in steam cleaner. **there is no mention of where the baking soda shown in the picture is used :/
DIY Carpet Deodorizer Combine ingredients and store in air tight container. 1 cup Borax 1 cup baking soda 10 drops essential oils Sprinkle on carpet before vacuuming when they need a little smell pick me up.
Freshen Up Your Home! Make Your Own Homemade Deodorizing Disks
Make Your Own Homemade Deodorizing Disks These would also work well behind a toilet, under a sink, or anywhere that could use a little freshening. 2 cups baking soda 1 2 cups distilled water (or you can boil your water for 10 minutes.) Lavender essential oil (or whatever oil you choose. Citrus would be good too!) Silicone mold or muffin pan
Make Your Own Washing Soda (For Homemade Laundry Detergent)
Make Your Own Washing Soda for DIY Laundry Detergent - You can buy it in the stores easily enough in the US, but this saves even more money! And it couldn't be easier. Just spread baking soda in a thick layer on a clean cookie sheet and bake it for one hour at 400 degrees.