Garbage disposal cleaner

Don’t live with stinky garbage disposals any more. These Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers clean and deodorize your garbage disposal in one easy use. Try it and love it! 
P.S. Tangerine is currently available for a limited time in our Sunsational Flavor’s Kit, so make sure to grab one before it’s gone!
Ingredients:
2 cups baking soda 

1 cup salt

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup liquid castile soap (any scent) 

15 drops Tangerine 

15 drops Spearmint 
Directions:
1. Combine baking soda and salt into bowl. 
2. Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture.
3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of “damp sand”. It should stay together when you press it together. If you add too much water just add some more baking soda and salt until the consistency is right.
4. Pack mixture tightly into a small silicone mold. If you don’t have a silicone mold, just grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop packed spoonfuls onto parchment paper. 
5. Let mixture dry for 24 hours or until hard. 
6. Put into glass jar and use the next time you do dishes! Just place 1-2 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You will immediately smell the refreshing and cleansing aroma. – See more at: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-tangerine-spearmint-garbage-disposal-refreshers#sthash.BM5mZZON.dpuf

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The Oven That Needed Cleaning

The Ingredients
Dawn Dish Soap- 3-4 drops
4 T of Baking Soda
5 T of Vinegar
Juice of a lime or lemon
1.) When you are pouring the vinegar on the baking powder, GO Slow, otherwise, you will get a bit of science experiment mess.
2.) Slather on the paste into the oven. Get all sides (including your window)
3.) As Ron Popiel would say “SET IT AND FORGET IT”- Let is soak in for a few hours
4.) Using a sponge, scrub where some of the deep scorches/messes exist
5.) Using a kitchen washcloth, wipe out until all cleanser is gone.

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls by Betsy Jabs

Choosing Your Yarn

Finding the right yarn is the most critical part of making these wool balls. Look for 100% wool yarn. Most hobby stores sell it, or you can purchase it online.

Note: Stay away from any wool labeled “superwash” or “machine washable.” This type will NOT felt.

I have successfully used many types of wool yarn to make felted wool dryer balls, but I prefer the thick, lightly spun roving yarn (pictured in beige below). It felts much better than the Fishermen’s Wool or the other tightly spun wool yarns.

If you want to be really thrifty and “green,” unravel an old 100% wool sweater you’re not wearing, or purchase wool sweaters at a second hand store and use the yarn for this project (or other projects). If you use a yarn with even the slightest bit of acrylic or other blend, your balls won’t felt correctly, if at all. If they are not felted, they will unravel in the dryer and you’ll have a stringy mess.

I like to use brightly colored yarn so I can easily separate the dryer balls from my clothes when coming out of the dryer. I haven’t had trouble with colors from the yarn balls bleeding onto fabrics, but you can choose lighter colors of yarn if you’re worried about this.

You Will Need:

skein of 100% wool yarn (NOT wool labeled “superwash” or “machine washable”)
scissors
pantyhose
blunt-tipped needle or crochet hook
string or cotton/acrylic yarn (to secure the wool ball in the pantyhose)

1. Begin wrapping your wool yarn around your first two fingers about 10 times.

2. Pinch the bundle of yarn in the middle and pull off your fingers. Wrap more yarn around the middle of this bundle.

3. Wrap yarn around the entire bundle until you have the beginnings of a ball.

4. Continue wrapping tightly until your ball is the desired size. (I make mine softball-sized to help cut drying time more, but tennis ball or baseball-sized will help save money on yarn.)

5. Use a blunt-tipped yarn needle or crochet hook to tuck the end of the thread under several layers of yarn. Pull it through and cut the end.

Repeat these steps with more yarn until you have 4-6 balls.

6. Cut the leg off an old pair of pantyhose. Put balls into the toe of the pantyhose, tying tightly in between each one with string, or cotton/acrylic yarn. (Just don’t use wool yarn or it will felt around the pantyhose.) Tie off the end. Take a few minutes to play with your yarn ball caterpillar if you like.

Felting the Dryer Balls

7. Throw the entire yarn caterpillar into the wash with towels (or a load of jeans if you used brightly colored yarn).

8. Wash in a hot wash cycle with a cold water rinse cycle. Dry your yarn caterpillar with your laundry using the hottest dryer setting.

Remove balls from pantyhose and check for felting. Some types of wool yarn will not felt well on the first try. You may need to repeat the washing and drying cycles up to 3 or 4 times. You’ll know felting has occurred when you can gently scrape your fingernail over the ball and strands do not separate.

Using your wool dryer balls

Just throw these babies in the dryer with your freshly washed clothes, and let them do their work! For regular loads, use at least 4-6 balls to notice a decrease in drying time. For large loads, use 6 or more wool balls. The more you use, the more quickly your clothes will dry.

Store your dryer balls in the dryer between uses or display them in a basket in your laundry room. (They’re pretty!)

If you want to lightly scent your laundry you can add 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil to each ball before throwing in the dryer. If you’re using a good quality, pure essential oil, you will not have trouble with the oils spotting your clothes. (Find 100% pure essential oils here.)

Dr Axe’s Homemade Melaleuca Lemon Household Cleaner

Total Time: 2 minutes  Serves: 30-90
INGREDIENTS:

8 oz water
4 oz distilled white vinegar
15 drops tea tree oil
15 drops lemon
Glass Cleaning Spray bottle
DIRECTIONS:

Fill spray bottle with ingredients.
Close bottle and shake to mix.
Swirl/shake bottle before each spray.

Note: Citrus essentials oils are highly concentrated and are full of healthy acidic properties! Because of this, we recommend you use glass containers when storing them so they do not eat away any of the plastic.

Gettingrid of ants

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of warm water
– 1/2 cup of sugar,
– 2 tablespoons of Borax.

Soak the Borax mixture up with cotton balls, and then place the cotton balls near any trails the ants have established in your home.

I’ve tried this recipe at my home, setting out the cotton balls at night and waking up to find dead ants. Works like a charm.