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CLEAN up✔️

Let's face it, everyone prefers cleanliness. It's just that...not everyone prefers to clean. Cleaning can be boring, strenuous and actually can also be expensive. Cleaning can introduce harsh chemicals...while generally leaving behind an unpleasant scent. Today I'm stopping in here to give a few pointers on how to DIY your own natural laundry soap, fabric softener and other tidbits of cleanliness. I hope to help you not only enjoy your cleaning experience, but also to lower your costs on cleaning supplies. Let's get started!

I don't know about you, but I enjoy freshly laundered towels in my kitchen. Grabbing a fresh set of dishcloths sets me in the mood to cook delicious meals or bake amazing goodies. There is nothing worse to me than a stinky old rag in the kitchen sink. Here's how you can get an unbelievably clean set of towels for very little effort or ca$h. All the while keeping it natural!

DIY LAUNDRY SOAP

3 cups Borax 3 cups washing soda 3 cups baking soda 2 bars Fels Naptha soap, grated 30-50 drops sweet orange essential oil to your liking (Or any scent you like!) Mix well & add 1-2 tablespoons per load. (Reg. load = 1 T. Large load = 2T.) HE washer safe!

DIY FABRIC SOFTENER

6 cups hot (not boiling) water Add: 2 cups favorite hair conditioner Mix well. Cool, then add: 3 cups plain white vinegar Add essential oil if desired for extra scent. Shake or stir before each use, otherwise use just like regular fabric softener. HE washer safe!

Are you a big fan of citrus cleaning scents like I am?

Then here's a simple tip: Lemon rinds are perfect for your garbage disposal! Just toss in & turn on...

Voila! Clean & Scentsible!

Use a lot of wooden utensils & cutting boards? Me too! Save yours from eventual demise by treating them with organic coconut oil. Simply rub the oil on, let sit for a few moments & wipe off excess. Repeat as often as needed. Bonus: Your skin will feel amazing afterwards!

Do your carpets smell dingy? Combine: 1/2 cup Borax 1/2 cup baking soda 20/25 drops favorite essential oil Put mixture into an old Parmesan cheese dispenser & shake over carpets. Let sit for 10-15 minutes & vacuum up.

One of my all time favorite cleaners is Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap! Citrus is my favorite "clean" scent...but I could be swayed by this lovely peppermint concoction! Used for anything from shampoo to fruit rinse & dog wash to laundry soap...this is a miracle in a bottle! My go-to counter spray is 1/4 cup to 1 quart water. It's just such a refreshing clean! See side of bottle for more recipes.

As you can see, there are many natural, inexpensive & easy ways to DIY your way to a fresh, clean & well cared for space. Happy cleaning! 🍋 #steller #stellerstories #stellerdiy #diy #natural #clean #cleaning

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