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Mosquito Chasing Oil

Ann Lovejoy, the noted Seattle gardener, writer and organic-gardening proponent, has suggested a recipe for catnip-and-rosemary mosquito-chasing oil: * 2 cups catnip, stemmed * 1 cup rosemary, cut in 6-inch sprigs * 2 cups grapeseed oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the […]

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7 Common Items with Crazy Uses

You might want to take another look at some common items in your home – they may have a crazy or unusual use that you’ve never thought of before! Here are seven common items with uses that may surprise you! 1. Lemons * Deodorizing: Rubbing half a lemon or a lemon slice under your arms […]

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Safe, Natural and Effective Disinfectant

Safe, Effective and Natural Disinfectant

Disinfectants can be pretty expensive, and the chemicals in the majority of them are quite dangerous to our health. Here are two safe, simple and cost-effective disinfectants you can make at home that really work. 1/4 cup borax in 1/2 gallon hot water. Or 2 cups hot water on 2 cups fresh thyme leaves. Steep […]

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A Window Cleaner That Works

A dab of liquid dish soap makes all the difference. Here’s the formula: INGREDIENTS * 1/4 cup vinegar * 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent * 2 cups of water 1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. 2. Spritz on dirty windows, then wipe off with a cloth. Many people swear […]

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Mold, Mildew Buster

1/4 cup borax in 2 cups water – borax acts as a mold inhibitor. (You could wash down the bathroom walls, etc. with borax solution and just let it dry.) Heat also helps get rid of mold – it dries it to powder so it is more easily cleaned. Once cleaned, sprinkle area with borax […]

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Natural Moth Repellent

In a small sachet or small sock or nylon toe stuff dried tansy, yarrow, cedar shavings or a few drops of essential oil of cedar. Close off and hang in your closet or put in your drawer to repell moths. Free PDF Health Ebook…!

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10 Household Items That Can Do Double-Duty

It may surprise you to know that you have a wealth of double-duty items lying around your home! You’ll often find that these items have really practical uses that can solve various problems. Here are 10 household items that can do double-duty 1. Alka Seltzer Did you know that this antacid can be popped in […]

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Using Essential Oils to Clean and Disinfect

With the desire to keep our homes clean and safe for our families, along with wanting to protect the environment, more people are turning to essential oils to accomplish both tasks. But what exactly are essential oils, and how can they be used to clean and disinfect our homes? Essential oils are concentrated liquids that […]

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Clean and Green Part II

Read Clean and Green Part I Garbage Disposal: To eliminate garbage disposal odors and clean and sharpen blades, grind ice and used lemon and/or orange rinds until pulverized. Kitchen Safety: Fire 1) Emergency fire extinguisher: if a greasy pan catches on fire, turn the heat off and try to cover the pan. Sprinkle powdered baking […]

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