Easy Recipes for Healthy Home Care
Natural Carpet Deodorizer
Mix one small box of baking soda with ½ teaspoon (about 40 drops) of pure essential oil. We recommend Lavender for a clean, refreshing fragrance. Simply sprinkle on carpets. Let sit about 10-20 minutes and vacuum thoroughly. Do note that commercial grade carpet fresheners are a bit more granular therefore this natural remedy requires a good vacuuming!
Ok, it doesn't get any easier than this. To keep your beautiful hardwood floors looking beautiful, simply rub pure, unrefined jojoba oil into the floorboards and wipe with a clean, soft cloth.
For a less oily variation, add a few teaspoons of jojoba oil to 1 cup of organic apple cider vinegar. Use to shine, clean and lubricate your wood floors.
Mold Eliminator Spray
Try this for moldy spots in your house – especially the bathroom.
Mix 2 teaspoons tea tree oil with 2 cups water. Simply combine both ingredients in a spray bottle, label and shake before using. Spray on problem areas and do not rinse. The odor will dissipate within a few hours. Stubborn areas may need repeating.
recipes adapted from the book Better Basics for the Home by Annie Berthold Bond