Homemade carpet cleaner – the best non-chemical recipes for your family’s safety

carpetBetween kids, pets, and everything in between, our carpets take a beating. It’s inevitable; stuff spills or you track in mud by mistake on a rainy afternoon. When this happens at your house, don’t get mad (well, maybe just a little bit) or run to the store for expensive cleaning concoctions. Simply become a carpet cleaner mixologist and open your pantry. Not only does this homemade carpet cleaner cost pennies to make, but also, it does wonders spot-cleaning furniture, erasing stains from rugs, and touching up soiled drapes. Not all carpets are the same, so make sure to do a small spot check before tackling big stains.

There’s nothing worse than a carpet that doesn’t smell fresh, especially when it’s a wall-to-wall rug. You can’t pick it up and give it a shake or a quick shampoo. And this eco-friendly cleaning concoction is made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, is safe to use around children and pets, and leaves carpets clean, soft, and refreshed. Carpets and rugs can be a challenge to clean and remove stains. Continue reading →

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Homemade fabric softener: easy recipes that will not take your money and time and will save your family’s health

Homemade softenerIf you want a more ecological or more economical alternative to commercial fabric softeners, you can make your own at home. Fabric softener, like so many different mass-market products, what seems like it should be harmless actually contains some pretty nasty stuff. Fabric softener sounds innocent enough, but it’s far from it. Not only are many kinds bad for the environment, but they contain chemicals that impregnate fabrics that can be released over time and absorbed into your skin or inhaled.

Among softener components are benzyl acetate , benzyl alcohol  and chloroform. To top it off, many of them are petroleum based, which takes a toll on a non-renewable resource and is not very bio-degradable. Homemade fabric softener and dryer sheets contain only what you choose to put in them – that’s part of the beauty of making your own cleaners. Continue reading →

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The most useful home remedies for nausea: do not let it to upset your organism and your day

nauseaNausea is a feeling of unease and sickness that is hard to put words too, but that at some point another most of us have been all too familiar with. Often times the pre-curser to vomiting, is a miserable thing to experience. It can be caused for many reasons, from dehydration to food poisoning, morning sickness to motion sickness, medications to acid reflux. A lot of the time occasional nausea does not warrant a trip to the doctor-always exercise common sense when make that decision-and there are quite a few natural and home remedies for nausea that you can try. Treating your nausea naturally tends to be less likely than stronger medications to be hard on your body, possibly making you feel worse rather than better.

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An easy way to say “Good bye” to spiders: making a natural spider repellent

natural spider repellentEveryone wants his home to be clean, tidy and safe. However, there is a reason, which is familiar to everybody, that can disturb the comfort of your house. We are talking about spiders.

Spiders are not comfortable neighbors to live with because:

  1. They are scary: many people are afraid of spiders. Arachnophobia is a common morbid fear and it makes sense: you cannot call a creature with big eyes, hairy body and eight legs cute.
  2. Spiders are nasty: they are not just nasty in themselves; they leave lots of web and dead insects. Such decorations will say to everyone that you are not good in cleaning. We bet that nobody wants to get such reputation among friends and guests.
  3. Spiders can be dangerous: mostly they are harmless, but some species of spiders can be of great danger to you, your family or your pets. The more southwards you live, the bigger is risk to meet venomous or extremely big spiders. Residents of Australia must be especially aware.

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