I'm so picky about clean, streak-free windows and mirrors, and this stuff is great. With the ammonia and rubbing alcohol, this has disinfectant properties. I have spray bottles of this in each bathroom, great for a spritz and wipe of the sink and toilet each morning. I also have my toilet brush sitting in a crock with this for a quick swish.
To make good potpourri, one needs to start with flowers that are dried or freeze-dried. The 3 basic factors one must look at when buying flowers to make a potpourri are: colour, texture and season appeal. Once these flowers have been thoroughly dried, start making your potpourri. Fresh flowers should NOT be used because they will have a mold & mildew smell, and, ultimately be tossed out. Enjoy this recipe which is from the book 'The Good Earth Bath, Beauty & Health Book' by Casey Kellar!
I made these one year for a fundraiser bake sale for the local animal shelter... I figured, it's a bake sale, why not animal treats? They're not hard to make, and your pooch will love them. NOTE: these are not intended as people food.
Essential Oil Room Air Freshener Spray Recipe Make your own essential oil air freshening sprays with this fun and easy recipe! You can bottle this and give it as gifts, or just enjoy using it in your own house every day!
This is cheap, easy and fun! Use your imagination when applying this, and create something unique. I've used paper towels with swirling motions, up and down strokes etc. Next time I think I'm going to use a small paint brush and some stencils.
We have cats and dogs and once a month I ”treat” the house using this. I use mostly lavender and rosemary oil but also like lemongrass or peppermint. They say that using lavender and rosemary it not just refreshes but it keeps away fleas and moths. I think that makes sense because I make soap that I use on our dogs and that also uses rosemary as one of the ingredients. If you have friends that like Potpourri as a gift they will also like this.Once you have made this and like it, try to buy the rosemary and lavender in bulk.
For those of you who hate poison-type drain cleaners, use white vinegar and baking soda. This will clean and unclog a drain. Also drops of white vinegar in your pet's water will keep away fleas and ticks!