Natural Home Tips

Ant Control:

* Spread some ground cinnamon where you think the ants are coming in to the house.

* Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. To deter ants, use catnip. Sprinkle it in their paths.

* Make a mixture of 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup white vinegar, and 2-3 Tablespoons dish soap. Spray where the ants are marching.

Various Tips

*Grind orange peels in your garbage disposal to eliminate odors.

*If you add 1/2 cup of vinegar to your rinse cycle will help to eliminate the lint that accumulates during washing.

*When using a chemical compound to unplug a drain in you sink, smear petroleum jelly on the metal parts to protect them.

*Put a pint of water and a tablespoon of cinnamon on to boil for half an hour to get rid of cooking odors.

Get a box of Baking Soda

Scrubbing – You can use a wet sponge , sprinkle the baking soda on it and scrub your sinks, toilets, tile, and counter tops in place of using a chlorine based cleanser.

Fizzing Action – Take your All Purpose cleaner and use it with the baking soda. There will be a fizzing action. It is a safe fizz. It is a homemade scrubbing bubbles.

To freshen drains – sprinkle some baking soda down the drain and pour some of your all purpose cleaner on top. Then turn the water on and let it rinse down. It will deodorize your drain and it will eat things that get stuck in your drain.

Carpet and Baking Soda – Take some baking soda and add your favorite essential oil.
Shake up! Sprinkle on the carpet. Vacuum up.

Toilet Bowls: Get a cheap pumice from the grocery store (one that falls apart easily) use that to scrub the ring out.

Bathtubs and Showers: Get a broom from the dollar store or anywhere. You can use this broom for cleaning out the tub and shower. Get a good stiff broom. This will keep you from having to bend over so much and it will help to save your back.

Compiled by Rachel1488

Sources: Nancy’s Natural Cleaning Resources, and The Natural Home!!

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