Archives for category: deodorizing

Here’s an all-natural way to clean drains: shower drains, kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, and more. I tried this on our kitchen sink (after a disgusting “mystery” smell took over, which was coming from the drain – gross!) and it worked great. The kids loved watching so they could hear the “fizz” in the drain after the vinegar mixed with the baking soda.

DIY all natural drain cleaner - bathrooms - showers - kitchen sinks - just 2 ingredients you probably already have

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • equal parts baking soda and white vinegar (I used 1 cup each)
  • boiling water (a few cups worth or so, to rinse afterward)

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Sprinkle baking soda down drain.
  • Pour vinegar on top.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse by pouring boiling water down the drain (turn garbage disposal on to clean blades, if one is in the drain).

 

Here are some more ideas for easy DIY cleaning solutions:

baking soda deodorizing disks

3-ingredient granite cleaner

microwave cleaner

dishwasher rinse-aid

baking soda & vinegar carpet spot cleaner

baking soda and essential oil carpet sprinkling powder

Here’s an all natural recipe to remove pet stains from carpet. It’s just 2 ingredients that you already have: baking soda and vinegar.

All natural carpet stain remover - just 2 ingredients you probably already have.

We adopted a little chihuahua mix from our local humane society, who is ALMOST potty trained, sigh. We are going through carpet cleaner like crazy and I cannot wait for the glorious days when she’s completely housebroken. 🙂 Until then, here’s what I’ve found is a great stain remover.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • mixture of half white vinegar, plus half water (I mixed mine in an empty spray bottle)
  • baking soda (approximately 2-3 spoonfuls for a small stain, and more for larger areas)

WHAT YOU DO:

  • blot the stain with a white paper towel or rag to remove as much of the moisture as you can
  • wet the stain with the vinegar mixture, then sprinkle baking soda on top, which will soak up the liquid eventually
  • make sure to do vinegar first and THEN baking soda, otherwise you might end up with a foaming volcanic situation
  • place a bowl or plate upside down on the area to keep pets (and/or kids) out of it
  • let sit a few hours – the baking soda will soak up the mosture
  • remove as much of the paste as you can, then vacuum remaining baking soda

spray bottles

NEED MORE NATURAL CLEANING IDEAS? CHECK OUT THESE…

Baking soda and essential oil carpet powder

Vinegar + water to steam clean the microwave

Baking soda deodorizing disks for diaper pails, garbage cans, laundry rooms, etc.

Ditch the Jet Dry and use white vinegar in your dishwasher

 

DIY baking soda disks

Spring weather is finally here – yay! Unfortunately the warm temps mean the diaper pail we keep in the garage will start to smell pretty gross between trash days – yuck!

Sometimes I pour baking soda into the diaper pail and our kitchen garbage to keep them smelling a little fresher, but inspired by an idea at onegoodthingbyjillee.com I made some homemade deodorizing disks.

They are pretty enough to display in a jar before throwing them in the garbage, and they smell lemony fresh.

WHAT YOU NEED:

WHAT YOU DO:

Add 5-6 drops of essential oil to 1/2 c. water, then pour into the baking soda and mix well. Continue adding water until you have a thick paste. Spoon the mixture into the silicone mold, then let dry 24-48 hours. After disks have dried, remove from the mold and store until ready to use.

DIY baking soda disks

DIY baking soda disks

DIY baking soda disks

DIY baking soda disks

lemon essential oil