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Homemade foot pads to detox your body overnight

Homemade Foot Pads to Detox Your Body Overnight - The Beauty Box

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies: Here's a foolproof recipe that works every time- whether you have 3 or 300! Pin this one, y'all- You're going to want to come back to it!

Get Rid of Fruit Flies

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green cleaners

10 All-Natural, DIY Cleaners to Scrub Every Inch of Your Home

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DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Cleaning Tip Tuesday: DIY Toilet Cleaner

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Put a tiny bit of toothpaste into a small cup, mix in one teaspoon baking soda plus one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, and half a teaspoon water. Thoroughly mix then brush your teeth for two minutes. Remember to do it once a week until you have reached the results you want. Once your teeth are good and white, limit yourself to using the whitening treatment once every month or two.

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Patina Everything! vinegar + salt. Fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and 1tsp salt. dump any metal you want to 'age'.

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My sons doctor told me about this 37 years ago. Use Vicks Vapor Rub and socks. Even the worst cough can be stopped within 5-15 minutes, and lasts hours. Just apply the vapor rub generously to the bottom of your (or childs) feet, and cover with socks. works 100% of the time, and has been proven to work better than prescription drugs!...

Community Post: You Wish Your Bar Mitzvah Was This Fabulous

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Remove rust spots from knives

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All the different ways to use Hydrogen Peroxide, these blew my mind!-I will use hydrogen peroxide for everything now!! sinus infections, really?

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Chemical-free carpet fresh recipe. Another pinner says: "This totally works. I did this in our old apartment when a closet smelled like cats". No more cat smell.

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How to clean your plastic shower curtain liner. Use vinegar and regular clothes soap in the washer. The vinegar gets off the soap scum. Cool!

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Get rid of Mineral Deposits around faucets

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DIY nonstick cooking spray. Healthy and get rid of all the chemicals that are in pam!

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Pinner says: No sinus infections in the house for years. When we get stuffed up we get relief in under a minute, and it doesn't settle or move into the chest. Inhale it from the bottle, or put a few drops on a tissue or cotton swab to carry around/ sleep with. When it is all of us I put 20 drops or so with a cup or 2 of water and simmer on the stove for a few hours. That also prevents colds from spreading(anitbacterial and antiviral). One person I know puts it in her vacuum when she vacuums...

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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.

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Home made air fresheners. Very detailed site on recipes, ways to heat them, how long they last, etc.

DIY Natural Room Scents

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*Facials* Brighten: Combine 2 Tbsp sour cream with 2 Tbsp honey and 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Apply to your cleansed face and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water followed by a cool (not cold) rinse. This mask can be done twice a week. This mask heals, exfoliates, brightens and moisturizes skin. It refines pores, fades acne marks and prevents blemishes from coming up.

8 Do-It-Yourself Home Facials

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Use HYDROGEN PEROXIDE to get rid of armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in the kitchen and bathroom, and to make your own “oxi clean”… This stuff is amazingly versatile!

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Go Away Mosquitoes Vicks wards off mosquitoes. Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.

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Never Pay at the Spa Again! DIY Spa Recipes

Home Spa Recipes

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Lots of cool natural hair treatment masks for moisturizing, hair loss, shininess, dullness, strengthening, hair growth, damage, etc.

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Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.

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DIY-Shaving-Lotion

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Gross but necessary tip: An inexpensive and safe way to get pee/urine stains and smells out of a mattress or any other surface. Works for kids and pets pee!

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Sore Throat Relief: The marshmallow was first made to help relieve a sore throat! Just eat a few of them when your throat is hurting and let them do their magic. Good to know! I'm going to try this. I have a chronic sore throat.

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