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When you get out a new roll of toilet paper, place a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the cardboard tube of the toilet paper.  This will release the scent of the oil each time the paper is used. RIDICULOUSLY good idea!!!

Place a few drops of essential oil (one pinner suggested lemongrass scent) onto the cardboard tube of your toilet paper roll to make your bathroom smell good. Not sure how well it works but it sounds like a good idea.

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A Typical English Home: My Favorite Natural Cleaning Recipes Tuesday, 16 September 2014 Save money cleaning homemade cleaning

I am trying this today!! Home made carpet powder! Easy to make and very cheap! All you need is baking soda and any scent of your choosing of essential oil! Add borax to keep fleas and other bugs out!

Homemade Carpet Powder

"Homemade carpet powder, 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 my house smells so inviting and homey.

rod for spray bottles

Use a tension rod to get bottles off the cabinet floor, making room for other things. Like the idea for toilet paper on a clear container under the sink.

Using Lavender in your rinse cycle to freshen up sheets! #laundrytips #lavender #houseofsmiths

Spectacular idea: "Add a few drops of lavender [essential] oil into your sheet's rinse cycle to give them a fresh scent and help promote a better night's sleep".

Granite (or any counter-top) shine/cleaner ~  Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dish washing 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 counter-top) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price by lucinda

Granite Countertop Cleaner - Fill a spray bottle about full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together.

Easy Way To Get Rid of Ants Overnight. 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp Borax. Soak cotton balls with mixture and place around the house near ant trails. Feeding frenzy then the next day, they're gone! (Careful: Borax is poisonous to pets too, so make sure it's out of their reach.)

Borax is the most common ingredient in house ant control products. It is natural. Mix 1 cup of warm water with cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Then, soak cotton balls in the Borax mixture and place them near any ant trails in your home.

Our electric bill rose to $430 two years ago and a simple A/C cleaning lowered it to $150. Totally re-pinning this. Another pinner said: My husband owned his own A/C business for a long time and he said everything on here is the PROPER way to do this. Doing this will help the unit run more efficiently and you save $ by not paying the A/C company!

Clean Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit - Step by Step: The Family Handyman

AC Repair- "My husband owned his own A/C business for a long time.he said everything on here is the PROPER way to do this.do it yourself, will make unit not work so hard and you save money by not paying the A/C company!

1c favorite fab sofner 2c water in a sealed reusable container. Cut 4 sponges in 1/2 squeeze out excess liquid pop in dryer run cycle. Put dry sponge back in liquid for next use! What a money saver an it really works!

Never Ending Dryer Sheets: 1 Container with an airtight lid 4 sponges cut in half 1 cup of your favorite fabric softener 2 cups water Squeeze excess liquid from 1 sponge and toss in dyer. When done, put sponge back in container.

Essential Oil Air Freshener Spray by jayne

DIY Essential Oil Room Sprays - need some alcohol in there too, but nice recipe list. Air freshener sprays without all the harsh chemicals!