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How to clean your dishwasher. DIY Laundry Soap & Products. DIY Homemade Concoctions: Beat the Stink... Cheap, Homemade Odor Beaters. By Vicki McClure Davidson "Beating the stink" of kitchen and home odors is easy, and you don't always need to buy pricey, chemical-based concoctions from the grocery or hardware store to accomplish it.

DIY Homemade Concoctions: Beat the Stink... Cheap, Homemade Odor Beaters

While these store-bought products claim to be easy to use, making a homemade batch yourself with basic kitchen items will only take a couple of minutes and cost you mere pennies, not dollars. They are also much healthier to use. Studies, while not conclusive, have shown that breathing in fumes of many chemical-based cleaners can irritate the lungs, and as such, these can pose a serious health risk to people with pre-existing heart or respiratory problems. Many contain chemicals that can be damaging to the skin and eyes and can be toxic if accidentally ingested. Key to safely removing odors in the home is to remove the source of the odors. Here are some natural, DIY solutions to "beating the stink. " Related Reading: Baking Soda... Homemaking.

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Discover the Most Extraordinary Uses for Epsom Salt. Epsom salts, my granny’s secret being rediscovered… Epsom salts, or magnesium sulfate, is a natural occurring mineral first discovered in a bitter saline spring in Epsom, England.

Discover the Most Extraordinary Uses for Epsom Salt

Traditionally used as a bath salt, these days we can find them in many of our beauty and household products. Even gardeners use them to improve their crops. Magnesium and sulfate both play an essential role for your body’s optimal health. Magnesium plays a major role in over 300 enzyme reactions, reduces inflammation and improves muscle and nerve function. Sulfate is important for the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins, it helps to improve nutrient absorption and flushes toxins. 20 Unusual Ways to Use Milk. Got milk?

20 Unusual Ways to Use Milk

You don’t have to just drink it. Love it or hate it, milk has a place not only in your diet but also in your tool box and cleaning closet as well as among your toiletries. Raw goat milk, in its unadulterated and probiotic-heavy state, is the best to use. But seeing that unpasteurized milk is outlawed for sale almost everywhere in the U.S., pasteurized goat milk is second best. While not all milks are created equally, you can use any animal milk to successfully benefit from these tips. Appetite Suppressant To prevent overeating at mealtime, drink a glass of milk 15 minutes beforehand. * Maria's Self *: DIY Toilet Bombs - Deodorize & Kill Bacteria! Just Drop One in the Bowl;-)))

Remember I told you in my previous post that the next product in my store will be an "outside the box" one?

* Maria's Self *: DIY Toilet Bombs - Deodorize & Kill Bacteria! Just Drop One in the Bowl;-)))

Well, you've been warned;-))) I came up with the idea of Toilet Bombs a few months ago. At first I thought it would be embarrassing to make a post about them but I fell so much in love with these toilet bombs that I just HAD to share the idea with you - I'm seriously addicted! When I drop them in the toilet bowl they start fizzing (= exploding;-) and not only do they smell amazing they also deodorize, kill the bacteria (including the odor-causing ones!) And keep the bowl clean. How To Naturally Remove Mold With Tea Tree Oil. How to Make Homemade Air Fresheners.

I am always trying to keep the house smelling nice and it is definitely not an easy task.

How to Make Homemade Air Fresheners

The one place that I would like an ongoing nice scent is the closet, specifically my bedroom closet. It is a walk-in closet that seems to lose the scent that I place inside of it quite quickly. Replacing air fresheners on a regular basis can get quite expensive. So, of course, I wanted to try making my own. The only strange thing that I’m adding is sidewalk chalk for coloring. Ingredients: baking sodanon-toxic sidewalk chalk (optional)fragrance oil (use any type essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice)containers Instructions: 22 Copycat Cleaning Recipes. Cleaning products…

22 Copycat Cleaning Recipes

Make Your Own Inexpensive Natural Oven Cleaner. Commercial oven cleaner is one of the most toxic cleaning products that you can use.

Make Your Own Inexpensive Natural Oven Cleaner

Some can contain lye and ammonia which actually eat your skin (I guess that’s how it eats the residue off your oven, too). The fumes not only get into your lungs and linger in your home, but they stay in your oven once it is “cleaned” and the chemical residues intensify as you bake them into your food. And then there’s the waste that enters the environment with disposal. Eek. These toxic ingredients are absolutely unnecessary. Chemicals or not, this is still a job that takes a bit of effort. How to Get Nail Polish Off Clothes. Into every life, a little nail polish must fall.

How to Get Nail Polish Off Clothes

But just because you accidentally lacquered your skirt, desk, or couch, that doesn't mean the stuff has to stay there. The faster you act, the better off you'll be, and most materials respond well to solvents you already have lying around the house. See our easy polish stain fixes now. How to clean a microfiber couch. Welcome to my blog!

How to clean a microfiber couch

If you are coming from Pinterest I'm so glad to have you here! At the end of the post I will have answers to some FAQ's. Creatively Domestic: Homemade OxyClean. What a great inexpensive laundry fix!

Creatively Domestic: Homemade OxyClean

This came from The Grocery Cart Challenge and I was so excited to give it a try. I feel like I go through gallons of Shout at a time, so I needed to step up my spot removal a notch. When you have a child, you never quite know what you'll be praying comes out in the wash. 5 Ways To Naturally Remove Rust. DIY Non-Toxic Mold and Mildew Spray Recipe. I found mold in my bathroom recently. There is no place for mold in my home and I definitely don’t want anyone to get sick from it. Mold and mildew can be a tricky fungus and hard to get rid of especially in a damp place like the bathroom. But, this mold and mildew spray does the trick! With a combination of alcohol and anti-fungal essential oils you can not only kick the mold problem that you may already have, but also help to keep it from growing back. This Mold and Mildew Spray is no child’s play.

I love using the power of essential oils in my cleaning recipes. Green & Thrifty Cleaning Products. Hopefully all this de-cluttering is getting you all excited for the deep, deep cleaning that is going to happen soon! I don’t know how it is for you, but with every box of stuff I get rid of I feel like another little load has been lifted off my shoulders. We are still going to take some time in the next week for more weeding and purging, but in the meantime I thought it would be a good idea to also start gathering some of the necessary tools you’ll need to get your space spic & span.

I have always had a bad habit of thinking that more cleaning supplies would result in a cleaner house. At one point we had so many mops and brooms in our broom closet that my husband finally exploded in exasperation: “You do realize that none of them actually clean the floor for you, right?” He snapped. The thing is, until he said that, I actually thought they might.

All-Natural Homemade Floor Cleaner. When we moved into our new house a couple months ago, I was so excited to not see one single inch of carpet in the whole place! Not the living room, not the bedrooms, nothing – woohoo! I hate carpet. It stains easily, it holds on to dust and hair, and it’s just a pain to clean. So the new laminate wood floors at the new place made me very happy! How to Get Dried Paint out of Clothes - A Real-Life Housewife. Thanks to Tidy Mom, I now know how to get dried paint out of clothes! Her husband got paint on his coat and she was able to remove it (after it had dried) with water, rubbing alcohol, and some scrubbing. So I thought I’d give this method a shot on some cotton workout pants I painted in a few months ago. There were just a few splatters on one of the legs. Following Cheryl’s method, I first used a wet washcloth to dampen the stained areas.

Then I saturated the dried paint with rubbing alcohol. Microwave Cleaning Made Easy - A Real-Life Housewife. Clean Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit - Step by Step: The Family Handyman. Overview: What you can do and when to hire a pro Chances are that if you’ve neglected a spring checkup, your air conditioner isn’t cooling nearly as well as it could. A year’s worth of dirt and debris clogging the cooling fins, a low coolant level, a dirty blower fan filter and a number of other simple problems can significantly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner and wear it out faster.

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar to Clean Your Carpet. Homemade Carpet Cleaner. Refresh an Old, Stained Carpet with Borax and Cornmeal. 33 Meticulous Cleaning Tricks For The OCD Person Inside You. How to Clean your Washing Machine. We don't send a lot of mail, but when we do, it's awesome! Fix Scratched Wood with Iodine. Erase Accumulated Kitchen Grime with this Two-Ingredient Solution. Clean Your Oven with an Overnight Pot of Water and Ammonia.

Lifehacker. Homemade Lavender Linen Spray. Reaching WAY back in the OGT archives today for “Save My Sanity Saturday,” but this one stands the test of time because I STILL use it around the house! DIY Toilet Tablets Bust Through Clogged Drains. Industrial Strength Hand Cleaner with Oatmeal and Milk. Create Your Own Bleach Gel Pen For Easy Cleaning Around The House. Natural drain unclogging. Slow-draining plumbing fixtures are a pain in the showerhead. 9 refreshing uses for hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide.

Natural cleaning. Bathrooms are dirty places. Pee, poop, mildew, mold and plenty of moisture — it makes total sense why one would pull out the hardcore cleansers to clean and disinfect the loo. However, consider the effect of bathroom cleansers on indoor air quality. The EPA names household cleansers as one source of volatile organic compounds. The Minnesota Department of Public Health also lists cleaning and disinfecting chemicals as a source of volatile organic compounds.

"Studies have shown that the level of VOCs indoors is generally two to five times higher than the level of VOCs outdoors," they said. Lifehacker. Spring Clean Your Mattress. How to Dextox Your Life of Heavy Metals and Toxic Cleaning Products. The range and amount of environmental toxins that people are faced with today have exceeded the capability of many people’s bodies to carry out detoxification without any help.

The result? Widespread disease. There is a reason the rate of cancers have increased incredibly since the industrial age back in the early 1900′s. How to Make Green Cleaning Recipes That Really Work. Homemade cleansers that don't pollute your home are clearly the better choice. How to Clean Windows: Tips for Washing Windows & More. The sunshine is here {yay!} And when we look out at the beautiful spring day we don’t want to see fingerprints, smudges, or mildew.