Natural shoe deodorizer

Natural shoe deodorizerThese gorgeous aromatic bags are great to pop into smelly shoes to act as a natural shoe deodorizer. You can make the bags yourself or buy them from a store such as a craft store. I usually buy the muslin bags from Mountain Rose Herbs who sell them at a great price in packs of 10.

Simply fill each bag with dried leaves such as lavender and rosemary. You can also add some dried lemon or orange peel. Next add a few drops of essential oils. Some great deodorizing essential oils are lemon, lavender, thyme and sage. Just use whatever you have in stock and whatever appeals to you most.

Pop the bags into any shoes that need refreshing and leave in there until the next use!

Garbage bin deodorizer

Garbage bin deodorizerTo keep your garbage bin smelling fresh and clean, use this simple and cheap natural homemade recipe. All you need is baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda or sodium bicarbonate. It’s a natural ingredient, commonly used in baking so most kitchen cupboards will have this in stock.

Simply sprinkle the baking soda into your garbage bins then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. This not only deodorizes the bin but gives it a wonderful aroma of the essential oil you add.

If you have old essential oils that are past their use by date, this is a perfect use for them.

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Aromatherapy Home Recipes

Aromatherapy Home RecipesUsing aromatherapy around your home in cleaning recipes is not only a healthy decision you can make for you and your family, it fills your house with the beautiful aroma of essential oils.

If you have any old essential oils that have lost their therapeutic qualities, it’s also a great way to use them up and avoid having to waste them.

A very simple thing you can do is fill a bucket with hot water then add several drops of your chosen essential oil and use the water to mop your floors, clean your windows or even throw down your toilet to keep it smelling fresh.

A useful way to keep moths and weevils at bay is to wipe the inside of your cupboards with lavender oil. This also acts as a natural disinfectant. Alternatively, pour some drops of any of the citrus oils onto some cotton wool balls and tuck these into the corners of cupboards and drawers.

To make a natural air freshener, fill a spray bottle with water then add essential oils. It’s much more pleasant to spray this sort of mixture around your home than the commercial products full of chemicals.

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Natural Laundry Soap

This Natural Laundry Soap recipe is kind on your clothes as well as being much kinder on the environment than many of the chemical laundry products found in many laundry cupboards.

As well as being biodegradable, this natural laundry soap is easy to make and inexpensive – not to mention it smells fabulous!Natural Laundry Soap

Click here to go to the recipe – Natural Laundry Soap