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Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens up the mattress. Keep that same mixture in a small mason jar with holes poked in the top in your linen or clothes closet to keep it smelling fresh! (lots of other uses for baking soda on this site!)

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Inexpensive and Effective Homemade Leather Cleaner Recipe

Inexpensive and Effective Homemade Leather Cleaner Recipe ¼ cup of olive oil ½ cup of regular vinegar A spray bottle Just mix the two ingredients together in your spray bottle and shake it well. Now you just have to spray the leather down and wipe it clean with a cotton cloth.

Orange peels, vinegar in a quart jar, let sit for 10 days or so...strain out the liquid and use as an all-purpose cleaner. Easy, cheap, natural, smells good!

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Homemade Stain Remover

Homemade Stain Remover: •one part Dawn dishwashing liquid soap, •two parts hydrogen peroxide, •add some baking soda for extra scrubbing power (1-2 Tbsp). Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. Use a small brush to scrub. Rinse. For tough stains, you can let the mixture sit on the garment for an hour or so, then launder as usual.

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How To Clean and Freshen Your Mattress

The baking soda not only draws out moisture and dirt, but it also deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean. The Lavender oil helps calm stress and anxiety and promotes sleep….plus it just SMELLS wonderful!

Clean deodorant stains from your favorite t-shirts and camis with Dawn, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Baking Soda.

Oven Cleaner- baking soda, vinegar (equal parts) few drops of dawn, make a paste and spread everywhere, let sit 30min, wipe clean.

Unclogging Drains without harsh chemicals! Drop a couple of alka seltzer tablets into a slow drain and follow with a vinegar chaser. After a few minutes, rinse with hot water. Your drain will be as good as new.

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How To Clean That Greasy Stove Hood Filter

How to clean your stove's exhaust fan filter.

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My Kitchen Miracle Cleaner - Part Deux

KITCHEN "MIRACLE" CLEANER

Toilet Bowl Cleaner - Baking Soda and Vinegar: Sprinkle some baking soda (about 1/4-1/2 c.) around the toilet bowl, then spray it with white vinegar in a spray bottle (uses less than just pouring it on). Scrub with toilet brush and flush to rinse. A cheap and easy way to clean, deodorize and disinfect your toilet bowl! Can also add 10 drops of tea tree oil.

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Brand Name Laundry Detergent's "Last Stand"

Homemade laundry detergent. I have friends that tried this and won't use anything else. They say it smells fantastic. -- new recipe

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Easily De-Funk Your Bath Towels

Fresh Bath Towels

Homemade #Drano! 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup salt (put in drain) and then gently pour approx. 1/2 cup of vinegar. Leave for 10-15 mins then pour in pot of hot water.