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Natural Air Freshener
February 21, 2011, 5:37 pm
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From ReNest!

The recipe:
1 oz gin, vodka, or rubbing alcohol
6 oz filtered water
20 – 40 drops of essential oil, a few suggested oils are: peppermint, jasmine, citrus oils

We think this combination works well, and it’s strong enough to work without being too strong. My preference is to use gin as your alcohol and jasmine as your essential oil, but you should experiment to find a mix that you like. Simply mix in a spray bottle and spray around for instant freshness. This mix will keep well for at least a month.

Linen Spray
December 21, 2010, 4:09 am
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From Apartment Therapy

1 tsp. lavender essential oil
1/4 cup unflavored vodka
3 1/2 cups filtered water

Use an empty spray bottle or rinse out an old bottle with hot water. In a small bowl, mix lavender oil and vodka together. The alcohol works as an emulsifier, allowing the oil and water to mix evenly. Pour the lavender-vodka mix into the spray bottle, add the 3 1/2 cups filtered water, and shake. Make sure to shake well before each use.

Sophie Uliano’s Veggie Cleaner Spray
October 29, 2010, 5:25 pm
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1 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon baking soda
20 drops grapefruit seed extract
Combine all ingredients in a large container. Then, transfer to a spray bottle with a pump. Spray mixture on produce, and rinse thoroughly after 5 to 10 minutes.

*Grapefruit seed extract is available at your local health food store.

Laundry Detergent
June 26, 2010, 11:35 pm
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This is super lo cost!

Shave with an old cheese grater one bar of your favorite smelling soap. Mix with one cup borax and one cup Oxiclean. Use 2 tablespoons per load. Save lots of money!

All-Purpose cleaner
June 26, 2010, 11:34 pm
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Mix equal parts white vinegar and water.

Chemical-free, germ-killing, and works on most surfaces. Don’t use it on marble or tile grout.

Vinegar smell fades after spraying.