Carpet Freshener

Have carpets that are stinky and stale due to pets, teenagers or cigarette smoke?

carpet freshener

Here is an all natural solution to your stinky problems! Simply mix ingredients, sprinkle it on and let it sit for about half an hour. Then vacuum the mixture up. Not only are you freshening the room, but you are ELIMINATING the stinky smell! That’s what essential oils do. They physically change the chemical composition of their surroundings. That bad smell won’t exist anymore….until your pets or teenagers re-claim the room lol.

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Oil of the Day – Lemon essential oil

lemon oil graphic for blog

Lemon oil is one of the most versatile oils I own. The picture shows several possible uses, but there are so many more! Here are a few tips from me, to you.

1) Diffuse lemon essential oil to rid a room of musty or stale air. Since it can uplift your mood you’re cleaning and happy about it. Win Win!

2) Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to a few teaspoons of baking soda, mix well and add a few drops of water. Stir to make a thin paste. Spread paste on area you want to clean. I have used this on the water stains in my sink, and caked on grime on my stove top. Let the paste sit for several minutes, then scrub with a washcloth. You’ll be left with a sanitized and clean area without the nasty effects and smells of harsh, chemical cleaners.

3) If you’re anything like me there have been occasions when you open your washer to do a load and POW a smell rises up to greet you and remind you that you started a load already….3 days ago. Now you’ve got a load of damp and stinky clothes. To freshen the clothes you can refill the washer, add a few drops of lemon, a few tablespoons of white vinegar (if they’re really bad you can add some baking soda also)  and let the clothes sit in the solution for awhile. Then let the load finish. When it’s done your clothes should be fresh again. If you’re clothes were left in during an extended period…say a week or more….you may want to re-wash with laundry soap again.

These are my tips for the day! Enjoy that lemon essential oil 🙂

Join me on my journey to live all naturally!

Thanks for visiting my website. I hope that means you’re interested in learning more about living a healthier life. I am excited to share my journey with you. As mentioned…I’m still on this journey, which means I’m still learning and changing and re-thinking. Everything I learn, discover and debate over I will add here so you can share in my quest. I have a team of friends who share my goal of living life to the fullest, and they may occasionally guest post for me (if we ask them really nicely, that is). Each page on the website will direct you to articles about that category. I hope you are blessed by the information. Enjoy life to the fullest; get rid of as many toxins and chemicals as you can! Since beginning my journey I have eliminated ALL conventional cleaning supplies, many medicines, shampoo, toothpaste, many food products, and am currently working on eliminating traditional laundry soap and dryer sheets. You may cringe reading some of these things. She isn’t using shampoo? GROSS! I urge you to read on…I thought the same thing when I heard about it for the first time, but it has changed my life! Look for the blog pertaining to the “no poo” method.