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Top 10 Most Creative Household Uses for Borax. How to Reupholster a Couch: 11 Steps. 15 Insanely Clever Solutions Every Small Home Needs. Take advantage of vertical space.

15 Insanely Clever Solutions Every Small Home Needs

41 Clever Organizational Ideas For Your Child's Playroom. 30 Ways to Use Orange Peels - The Sprouting Seed. 30 Ways to Use Orange Peels - The Sprouting Seed. Switching to An Eco Friendly Windshield Wiper Fluid Can Prevent Billions of Gallons of Toxins Per Year. Conventional windshield washing fluid is one of the most toxic liquids involved in automobile upkeep; t is made with methanol, a poisonous alcohol.

Switching to An Eco Friendly Windshield Wiper Fluid Can Prevent Billions of Gallons of Toxins Per Year

Uses for Eggshells. Delicious and versatile, eggs are on the ingredients list for countless favorite recipes.

Uses for Eggshells

But while the yolks and the whites go into breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, the eggshells typically go nowhere but the garbage bin. These 16 Hacks Make Cleaning Your House Less Of A Chore. It would be nice if we could all have a spoon full of Mary Poppins' sugar to make cleaning a snap.

These 16 Hacks Make Cleaning Your House Less Of A Chore.

In the real world, though, it's always just the worst when you realize things have gotten a tad too untidy. Unless you're one of the strange and rare folks who seem to actually enjoy scrubbing and polishing, it's a struggle just to talk yourself into starting the awful tasks. Cleaning Archives. Make Your Own Reusable Peppermint Kitchen Wipes. In case you haven’t noticed, I really LOVE making my own homemade cleaning products. ;-) It’s just so comforting to know EXACTLY what is in the products I’m spreading around my home, and I get a thrill knowing how much time and money I’m saving as well!

Make Your Own Reusable Peppermint Kitchen Wipes

The Environmental Protection Agency cites artificial fragrances in cleaning products as an indoor irritant and pollutant. A single fragrance can include as many as 600 petrochemicals—all within the word “fragrance” on the label. The more I learn about, and experiment with, natural cleaning products (such as baking soda, castile soap, vinegar, etc.) the more I am convinced there really is no need to buy any of the expensive brand names that line the shelves of the cleaning aisle at your grocery store. Recipes for all sorts, liquid hand soap, disinfectant, laund, by Aleena La'ulu. Recipes for all sorts, liquid hand soap, disinfectant, laund, by Aleena La'ulu Make it yourself Written by Aleena La’ulu Recipes for glass glue through to home made disinfectant, collected throughout the years.

Recipes for all sorts, liquid hand soap, disinfectant, laund, by Aleena La'ulu

But I have to admit I have only tried some, not all. CLEANING PRODUCTS Dishwashing liquid Dishwasher soap powder Dishwasher liquid Disinfectant Liquid hand soap Laundry liquid HEALTH PRODUCTS Mouth wash Toothpaste Talcum powder Basic bath salts Head lice treatment Flea powder AROUND THE HOUSE PRODUCTS Shoe polish Waterproof glass glue Waterproofing canvas Water proofing leather for outdoor use Basic waterproof glue THE BASICS FOR MAKING MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS Sunlight soap Washing soda White vinegar Essential oils Herbs Good quality oil Baking soda Borax Ordinary soap Epsom salts Dishwashing liquid 1 Cup grated Sunlight soap ½ Cup water 1 Cup washing soda 1 Cup white wine vinegar Bring the water to the boil and add the grated soap.

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Our Online Order Form was not working properly between July 23rd and July 30th. If you placed an order during that week and have not received it please resend your Order or email us at sales@essentialoil.co.nz. Picklee.com- "use what you have cleaning tips" - I found several good tips on there (dusty blinds, anyone)? 7 Ways To Get Rid of Ants Naturally.

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything. Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything

There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House. The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner) Household chores will likely be cast off in favor of egg hunts and family get-togethers this weekend, and that’s a good thing.

The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner)

Happy Easter! The arrival of spring, however, is known as much for bunnies and daffodils as it is for thorough cleanings. So the timing seemed right to consider an ingredient that can disinfect your counters as effectively as it can dress your salad: vinegar. Basic household items like baking soda, toothpaste, lemons, and vinegar have long been used for purposes beyond the obvious. Go Green by Reusing Tea! Explore - Green. After I Saw This Video, I NEVER Bought Cough Medicine Again! According to the CDC, common colds are the main reason that children miss school and adults miss work.

After I Saw This Video, I NEVER Bought Cough Medicine Again!

Each year in the United States, there are millions of cases of the common cold. Make Your Own Reusable Peppermint Kitchen Wipes. 6 Insect Repellent Plants To Grow – repel: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, fleas & more… Six insect repellent plants to grow – includes plants that repel biting insects such as: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks & fleas; and plants that protect other plants from aphids & mites etc. Planting and growing insect repellent plants provide a great opportunity to get out in the garden and plant some plants which are a perfect mix of beauty and functionality.

Some people are sceptical about using plants to repel insects, whilst others are 100% convinced of the insect repelling properties of many garden plants. The thing is – if you take natural plant based insect repellents out of the equation; the only really option is DEET based products. Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions. Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions. 9 Natural Ways To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home. Want to be notified each time we publish a new blog post? Then make sure you like Natural Living Ideas on Facebook here where we share not only our blog posts, but the best natural living ideas from around the web. Image Credit: cheetah100 @ Flickr.

* 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? 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. 25 Uses for Tea Tree Oil. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent. 13 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away. 23 Ingenious Uses For White Vinegar. Lily & Thistle: A Quick Trick. 10 Ways to Use Orange Peels. I remember standing in my Grandmother’s Florida kitchen and as we chatted, she was squeezing lemons. She said that a neighbor gave her a bunch of lemons from her lemon tree and since they were getting soft she was going to squeeze the juice out of them, freeze it in one-cup containers to use whenever she needed a cup of lemon juice for cooking.