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21 DIY Natural Air Fresheners

In this article on the Homemade Home Ideas website, John shares 21 different natural air fresheners. These are ways to freshen the air in your home by using healthy natural scents from herbs, spices and essential oils. You won’t be exposing your family to the artificial scents, artificial coloring and harmful chemicals found in commercial […]

How to Make a Lavender & Lemongrass Linen and Room Spray

This is a recipe by Kimberly of Spa Scentz for a lavender, lemongrass linen and room spray.  It has a wonderful scent. Lavender has antiseptic, anti-depressant and other healthy properties.  Lemongrass is useful in stress reduction.  So it’s a wonderful essential oil combination. Click on the How to Make a  Lavender & Lemongrass  Linen and Room […]

Homemade Honey Lavender Stress Relief Bath Melts Recipe

  After a cold, stressful day, wouldn’t you like to take a nice hot bath and smell the relaxing scent of lavender and honey? I know I would. Karrie of Happy Money Saver shares her recipe for homemade honey lavender stress relief bath melts. Making bath melts, bath bombs and fizzies is much less expensive […]

DIY Homemade Laundry Softener

This is Liz’s recipe for a DIY Laundry Softener.  It uses just 3 ingredients.  One of the ingredients Liz uses is a commercial conditioner. If you’d like to avoid any sulfates and other chemicals in the commercial conditioner, you could try substituting the conditioner with the essential oil of your choice.  Another option would be […]

10 Homemade Cleaners Made From Citrus Peels

  Homemade citrus cleaners have a wonderful, fresh scent. Citrus cleaners are also very good at dealing with dirt. It turns out that citrus peels contain an oil that is a very effective solvent that cuts through dirt and grease. Jillee of One Good Thing created a list of citrus cleaners for different cleaning purposes.  […]

30 Magical Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide!

  Jillee has compiled a list of 30 different uses for hydrogen peroxide. You can use it to wash vegetables, clean cutting boards and kitchens, whiten bathtub grout, add natural highlights to your hair and More! Hydrogen peroxide really is a power product with many magical and surprising uses. Click on the 30 Magical Uses […]

How to Make Thieves Oil: A Safe, Natural Disinfectant & Health Aid

Thieves Oil has a long history that goes back to the 15th century. Dawn of the Small Footprint Family website shares the origins of this essential oil blend. It’s a story you won’t forget. Thieves Oil is an excellent germ killer. The ingredients are antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral. Thieves Oil also stimulates the immune system. […]

Awesome Book Alert: EveryDay Roots 215+ Home Remedies, Natural Beauty Recipes and DIY Household Products

This is my favorite herbal remedies book. Period. Claire owns and operates the highly regarded EveryDay Roots website.  I have featured many of Claire’s natural health, beauty, cleaning and DIY articles over the past year because her recipes are always well-researched and creative. Claire never stops at explaining HOW to make a remedy. She explains the […]

How to Make Homemade Cottage Room Spray

When I was a little kid we drove north to Wisconsin to visit relatives almost every summer.  The drive took us into the country.  Corn fields, lakes, horses, cows.  It was always an adventure. At some point the sweet scent of clover would fill the car. It was the smell of summer for me. To […]

Make Your Own Rosemary Mint Fabric Softener

This is Jillee’s recipe for a rosemary mint fabric softener. The recipe is simple: mix the 3 ingredients and use the same amount you’d normally use in the rinse cycle if you were using a commercial fabric softener. Note: The recipe does use one commercial product. I didn’t find an entry for this product in […]