CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS: pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on lid and shake jar. Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit for an hour or more. Thoroughly vacuum the mattress. Bye, bye dust mites and other nasty things. The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness. It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.
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Clean Stainless Steel Faucets With Lemons to beautifully clean and shine those stainless steel faucets and make the entire room smell wonderful. You just cut a lemon in half and begin rubbing those stains away. This works perfectly for hard water stains and will also remove rust from metals in the bathroom or kitchen. Instead of harsh chemicals for those hard water stains, simply buy a couple of lemons and remove them naturally
How to freshen up a mattress: 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!
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My bathtub has never been whiter!! Works great on glass shower doors too- no more soap residue! (oh i need this... having bright red hair = pink stained shower that no cleaner or amount of scrubbing has been able to take care of yet :p) Martha Stewart's Tub Scrub--works better than any other cleaning product to get off hard water and soap residue
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 everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.
I just did this, and it made my living room rug smell great!! "Homemade Carpet Powder. I think I'm going to try this! Some comments mentioned 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"
"ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, ¼ cup baking soda, 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing."
ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless - Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm. (Pinner said: It leaves everything smelling amazing!
I might have to try this- I dislike buying handsoap all the time! DIY Liquid Hand Soap For as Little as 5 Cents. I made the second recipe today and loved it! The coconut oil helped my dry skin in just a few uses!! JC