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Remove Oil Stains
 
Liquid Dish Soap
WD-40
Baking Soda
A Toothbrush
A Piece of Cardboard
Q-Tips
 
Put cardboard under the spot to be cleaned. Spray the area with WD-40 and use a Q-Tip to scrub it in.
Pour lots of baking soda over the stain to absorb the oil. Scrub the baking soda into the stain with the
toothbrush. Scrub until clumps begin appearing before adding the dish soap. Add some of the dish soap
on top of the baking soda and start scrubbing again. The baking soda will start sticking to your toothbrush.
Scrub, scrub, scrub! And then you're done! Toss your article into the washer with your other clothes.

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                   Ultimate Stain Remover

                  1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent

                  3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide

                  2 tablespoons of baking soda.

                  Mix and scrub stained area.

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 GREEN CLEANING RECIPES:

1. Powdered Laundry Soap
1 bar castile soap, grated
2 cups Borax
2 cups washing soda
1 cup baking soda
Combine all of the ingredients and store in a covered jar. Use ¼ cup per load.                                                  

 2. Lavender Laundry Softener
1 cup dried lavender buds
1 quart white vinegar
2-4 drops lavender essential oil
Combine the mixture and let it sit for a week.      

 

 

                                                                                                  

3. All-purpose cleaner
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Castile soap
1 tbsp Borax
Combine all the ingredients and add to a spray bottle.                                                                                      

4. Tub Scrub
1 cup baking soda
¼ cup salt
10 drops citrus essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight tub.                                                                                 

 5. Carpet Deodorizer
1 cup borax
1 cup baking soda
10 drops essential oils                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Combine and store in an airtight tub.                                                                                                                                                      

6. Oven Cleaner
1 small box baking soda
1 cup liquid Castile Soap                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Combine ingredients and mix until smooth. Apply to a cloth and wipe clean.                                                               

 7. Dusting Spray
1 cup distilled water
3 drops essential oils
Combine in a spray bottle and use with a cotton cloth.                                                                                     

8. Citrus Degreaser
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup baking soda 5 to 10 drops citrus essential oils
Combine to make a paste and use a damp cloth to wipe off.
 
9. Carpet freshener: Sprinkle on carpet and leave for a few hours, then vacuum up. The herbs add fragrance, deodorize
the carpet, and deter moths, fleas, and pet smells. I put the dries herbs in a blender  and powder  before mixing with soda.
 Mix: 3 cups lavender buds, 2 cups rosemary leaves, 2 cups baking soda. 
 
10. Window Spray Mix: 1/2 cup fresh lemon peel, 1/2 cup fresh orange peel, 1 cup fresh mint leavesSteep in 1 cup vinegar
and let stand for 2 hours or until vinegar leaches out the color and fragrance of the botanicals. Decant and strain. Place in
spray bottle and clean windows to a sparkling shine.  

Natural Window Cleaner
 
Bring a handful of lemon verbena to boil in 1 cup of water and then simmer for 10 minutes.
Add 2 Tbl. white vinegar
3-4 drops of liquid soap

Basic Floor Cleaner
Works well on all floor types – sealed wood, tile, laminate and linoleum – for regular cleaning.
Mix equal parts of white vinegar and hot water, and mop. There’s no need to rinse, and the
vinegar smell dissipates once the floors have dried. The vinegar is a mild disinfectant and leaves
a nice shine.
 
Wood Floor Cleaner and Polish
 
1 gallon of hot water
3/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
The hot water and lemon clean the floor, and the olive oil leaves wood floors with a nice, natural
sheen. Apply it with a mop that you’ve wrung out fairly well; let it dry on its own. No need to
rinse. Once dry, floors look great!
 
Disinfecting Floor Cleaner
For bathroom and areas of that need disinfecting.
 
1 gallon of hot water
1/4 cup of Borax
Mix water and Borax in a mop bucket.  Borax is a great disinfectant! You don’t need to rinse.
 

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