April 17, 2017
Jodi Hoyt

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all-natural, homemade fabric freshener

With four furry pets in the house, we used Febreze a lot. I mean…a lot. Unfortunately, those store-bought fabric fresheners are quite expensive, and they have lots of chemicals and artificial ingredients in them (which are then being sprayed all over your carpet, furniture, and clothes!). Plus, how do you bottle “meadows” and “fresh linen”? […]

April 17, 2017
Jodi Hoyt

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storage containers for homemade products

Because pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils are so potent, it’s recommended that you store your homemade products in glass containers rather than plastic. Many people even prefer to store in cobalt (dark blue) or amber glass containers to keep out the light. Depending how fast you’ll be using the product and where it will be stored […]

April 10, 2017
Jodi Hoyt

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homemade, all-natural mold & mildew cleaner

I came to a horrible realization the other day (one I’m quite embarrassed to even tell you about). For the sake of helping others, though, I’ll tell my story. After a winter of running a humidifier in my son’s room and not paying too much attention the window, we’d created a black mold monster. All […]

March 26, 2017
Jodi Hoyt

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homemade dishwasher detergent tabs

Wow! These were easy to make, and they work! Scrap those expensive dishwasher detergent tabs, and make your own! Ingredients: 3/4 cups washing soda (find it by the laundry stain & odor removers) 3/4 cups Borax (find it by the laundry stain & odor removers) 1/2 cup coarse kosher salt 1/4 cup citric acid (find it […]

March 12, 2017
Jodi Hoyt

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all-natural, all-purpose cleaner

Household cleaners are expensive and full of chemicals and harsh, artificial ingredients. This simple recipe is a great cleaner for all surfaces from your kitchen to your bathroom! And, it’s easy to make and inexpensive! Ingredients: 2 cups filtered water (I use RO) 1/4 cup liquid castile soap 15 drops essential oil of your choice […]

March 8, 2017
Jodi Hoyt

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12 things you’re not cleaning often enough

I am by no means a clean freak or crazy about germs. That said, though, I try to keep things somewhat clean (not my house, of course!) and change and wash them as needed. Here’s my recommended schedule for those things often forgotten: Wash/Change Every 3 Uses: Pajamas Bath towels and wash cloths (I also […]