In a spray bottle add white distilled vinegar, now add 20 to 30 drops of
your favorite essential oil. Peppermint is a nice smelling oil. Shake the
mixture up and spray a fine mist in the room. Take a box of baking soda add
five to ten drops of your essential oil lemon is a good choice and mix. Keep
the box uncovered or the lid halfway open in the room of your choice. As the
scent runs out just resent the box.
You can also sprinkle a pine mix into the bottom of your litter box before
putting in the litter. This is a sweet simple air freshener that is easy to
make. Place some cotton balls in a small jar, dish or bowl. Soak the cotton
balls with pure vanilla extract. Place the jar uncovered in the area you
freshened. When the cotton balls dry out just add more vanilla.
If you have ants and flying insects around or in your residence you
need to get rid of them. Chemical sprays that can be toxic to you and
animals. Here are some ideas on how to fix it with natural insecticides for
Try and locate where they are entering the home. Look at the bottom of
doors and baseboards this is a good area to start. You will need to get a
empty spray bottle to put the solution in. Add water three tbsp. liquid soap
or one tbsp of liquid detergent scented liquid soap to make it smell nice.
Shake it up and its ready to use. You can spray it directly on the insects
and along the baseboards under the refrigerator.
You can make natural insecticide from peppermint oil and water,
creepy critters can't stand the smell of peppermint. Add two tsp of
peppermint oil and shake up the mixture and spray along window sills and
If you want something that lasts a longer time you will need a small plastic
Mix in 1/2 cup water,1/2 cup honey some sweet stuff like sugar or corn
syrup. Place this outside away from your doors. You can put it next to your
flowers. This will draw the ants and insects away from your place and keep
For plants add one to two tsp. of peppermint scented liquid soap shake
up and spray the bugs on the plants. Make sure
to spray on the underside of the leaves. You should only do this on plants
that like water sprayed on them ,don't use hand
Environmentally safe cleaning products
Cleaning your home or business with safe chemicals that you might
already have around the home. You will need to experiment on how many
ingredients you want to mix. Make a list of ingredients you might need.
Start with baking soda, vinegar, and liquid soap.
If you have some empty spray bottles or jugs use them and put the
chemicals for storing and using. When mixing baking soda and vinegar they
need to be kept in a open container do not close it. White distilled vinegar
is best. Essential oils are great for your scents. Get some lemon, lavender,
or peppermint can be added to the cleaning mixtures.
When mixing these cleaners together always put the vinegar in last if
you decide to use any. If you have some lemons, limes, or lemon juice you
can add some for a nice pleasant odor. You can also add the essential oils
the amounts can vary to your tastes. For a all purpose cleaner mix some
baking soda with a liquid hand soap and add some oils for a fresh clean
scent. You do not want to use liquid dishwasher detergent it is harsh and