Ditch the Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softener: Use Dryer Balls!

We used to use dryer sheets like they were going out of style. I liked how they left my clothes feeling soft and smelling great. Then I learned a bit more about them. In case you weren’t aware, as dryer sheets tumble around with your clean laundry in the dryer, they coat everything with whatContinue reading “Ditch the Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softener: Use Dryer Balls!”

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”?Continue reading “all-natural, homemade fabric freshener”

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 storedContinue reading “storage containers for homemade products”

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. AllContinue reading “homemade, all-natural mold & mildew cleaner”

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 itContinue reading “homemade dishwasher detergent tabs”

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 tsp borax (find it by the laundry detergent) 1/2 tsp washingContinue reading “All-natural, All-purpose Cleaner”

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 alsoContinue reading “12 things you’re not cleaning often enough”

all-natural, homemade laundry soap (HE safe)

Laundry detergent is expensive! It’s also full of all sorts of chemicals and other artificial ingredients. If you’re looking for an easy, inexpensive, all-natural alternative, you’ve come to the right place! This recipe is also safe for HE machines. Ingredients: 1/2 cup *Dri-Pak pure soap flakes 1 cup Borax (find it by the laundry stainContinue reading “all-natural, homemade laundry soap (HE safe)”