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DIY Activated Charcoal Shoe Deodorizer

How to make homemade charcoal shoe deodorizers

How To Make Homemade Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers

In my ongoing saga to find the best shoe odor eliminators, this week I tried making my own homemade activated charcoal shoe deodorizers.  

Charcoal has long been used as an absorber of nastiness from being used in medicine to treat various types of poisoning (more on that here in a dense medical research paper), filtering filtering water and alcohol, as well as dozens of other uses.  

I’d seen some fancy pants charcoal shoe deodorizers for sale on Amazon from Moso Natural which look great.  

In the end I decided to make my own charcoal shoe deodorizers with some handy supplies I had laying around. These are a great shoe deodorizer option if you are looking for a diy shoe deodorizer without baking soda.

Homemade DIY Toilet Cleaning Powder

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How To Make Homemade Toilet Cleaning Powder

I don’t think anyone enjoys cleaning their toilet, I know I sure don’t.  Hopefully, this diy toilet cleaning powder will make you feel a bit better about how you’re cleaning your toilet!  No harsh chemicals just two simple ingredients and you’ll be ready to get your toilet sparkly clean in no time!

Simple Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

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How To Make A Simple All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

There are a few different ways you can make a simple homemade all-purpose cleaning spray. The biggest difference between them is what you choose as your primary cleaning ingredient.  There are all sorts of All-purpose cleaner recipes out there that use everything from Borax to castle soap.  However I find that more often than not a simple vinegar and water solution is more than up to the task!  It seems like there are almost endless uses for vinegar around the home. Here’s how to use vinegar to make a handy dandy diy all-purpose cleaner!  This all-purpose cleaner works great for tackling all sorts of jobs from kitchen cleaning, to bathrooms, and pet messes. …

How To Make Homemade Pet Stain & Odor Spray

How To Make Homemade Pet Stain & Odor Spray

Easy Homemade Pet Cleaning Spray

I have a particularly large need for a good homemade pet cleaning spray as we have two sickly long haired cats. Both of our cats suffer from what multiple vets say is a virus that will never go away.  The result of this is that both cat sneeze mucousy globs all over our house. Combine that with their love of licking and creating the largest hairballs they can possibly make, our need for a good homemade pet stain and odor spray is great and constant.

I got tired of buying expensive natural cleaning spray from the fancy pet store so I decided to make up a bottle of my own homemade pet cleanup spray to see if I could find a replacement that worked just as well without the cost.

Homemade Shoe Deodorizers

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer Recipes List

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer Recipes To Fight Foot Stink!

It’s summertime and the foot stink epidemic is running rampant.  To help you fight those horrible smells here is a list of homemade shoe deodorizers to help you destroy shoe odor and keep your feet smelling fresh! …

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer With Tea Bags

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer With Tea Bags

Using Tea Bags To Deodorize Smelly Shoes

I don’t have crazy stinky feet or anything, but having nice fresh smelling shoes is oh so nice!  I’m always in the market for something that will make my world smell a bit better so I decided to try this new method for deodorizing shoes.

It turns out tea bags are a great solution for a simple homemade shoe deodorizer without having go wash the shoes.  The best part about using tea bags to deodorize your shoes is that you can pick any flavor, or should I say scent, of tea bag that you want.  Apple spice, peppermint, or lavender scented shoes anyone?  I say, yes please!

I figured I’d test out this new shoe deodorizing remedy with a few bags of mint tea since I’ve always got a few boxes of that laying around and, hey, minty shoes sound/smell pretty good to me! …

8 Homemade Fabric Softener Recipes

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Homemade Fabric Softeners For Fluffy Soft Clothes

If you’re making your our homemade laundry detergent then you’ll definitely want to find a good diy homemade fabric softener recipe to go with it. I really like homemade fabric softeners. They don’t make your clothes feel the same as store bought fabric softener do when they come out of the dryer. I think that’s a good thing.

Homemade fabric softeners won’t leave your clothes smelling like artificial scents or leave behind that strange chemical softness that dryer sheets do. What homemade fabric softeners will do is make your clothes feel softer than they would if you dried them without some sort of softener and that’s enough for me!

Here are a few simple ways for how to make homemade fabric softeners that work great and get your clothes cuddly and smelling awesome in no time! …

Homemade Natural Laundry solutions, Laundry Detergents, Fabric Softeners, and Laundry Scenting

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Here are my homemade cleaning product post for getting all your laundry clean!  Getting chemicals out of my clothes was one of the first big changes I really wanted to make when I started making my own homemade products.  I don’t like the idea of wearing clothes covered in chemicals, and dryer fabric softener sheets always seemed gross to me with their sticky texture and sickly sweet smell.

Here are the homemade laundry cleaning products I’ve made so far.  I’ll let you know which ones are my favorite as you read. …

How To Use Powdered Soap Nuts For Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent

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Homemade Powdered Soap Nut Laundry Detergent

The first time I ever used soap nuts for laundry detergent I was blown away.  Then I learned you can also powder soap nuts to use as a homemade laundry detergent and my mind was blown again!

There is a small inconvenience to using soap nuts, a trade off I’m totally fine with.  The inconvenience is that you have a little bag you need to keep track of between loads, mushy husks to throw out or compost, and you have to make sure the bag is going to dry out or it will mold between loads.

Powdering soap nuts should have all the benefits of using whole soap nuts without those few drawbacks.  So without further ado here’s how to use soap nuts for laundry detergent by powdering them.

If you are interested in soap nuts, also check out How To Use Soap Nut for Laundry Detergent for my post on using whole soap nuts to wash laundry. …

How To Use Soap Nuts For Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent

How to use soap nuts for natural homemade laundry detergent

Here’s How To Use Soap Nuts For Laundry Detergent

A few months ago my wife and I went to France.  We booked a nice apartment in Vannes on AirBnB (that link will get you $25 off when you sign up for AirBnB) complete with a washing machine.   The owner was kind enough to let us know that the laundry detergent was in the closet.

When I opened the closet to find the laundry detergent all I found was a more or less empty closet with a bag of nuts inside.  After Kelsey and I both dismissed the bag of nuts as definitely not being laundry detergent we decided there had been a misunderstanding, and reached out to the owner of the apartment.

The owner of the apartment kindly explained to the stupid American (my words, not hers) that they were soap nuts, and to just chuck a few in with our clothes and they’d magically be cleaned.  To our disbelief the soap nuts worked amazingly well, and that is how I was introduced to the wonderful hippy magic of soap nuts!

No more story telling from me, here is how to use soap nuts for laundry. …

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