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Homemade Carpet Freshener Powder with Baking Soda

This homemade carpet freshener is another great example for just how handy baking soda is around the house, and how it’s certainly not just for baking.

Carpet gets dirty, that’s unavoidable.  Every day as we come home we bring a little bit of the outside world into our homes on the soles of our shoes.  Vacuuming will suck up all the dirt and grime that finds it’s way into carpet, but over time carpet can get smelly.  Having feet, house pets, and who knows what else on it will eventually leave your carpeting smelling a little less than fresh.

Never fear!  A good carpet freshening powder can work wonders deodorizing your carpet and leaving it smelling better than the day you bought it.  Here’s how to make your own diy carpet freshener powder.

Also read, homemade carpet freshener made with borax powder for a slightly more complicated carpet freshening deodorizer.

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

I decided to try and make my own homemade dishwasher detergent for a couple of reasons.  The first of which is that old saying, “You are what you eat.”  A lot of dishwasher soap is loaded with chemicals I don’t think anyone would willingly want to eat.  I don’t like the idea of little bits of chemicals being left on my dishes for me too eat.  So with that kind of gross thought in mind I decided it was time for me to try and make my own dishwasher detergent.

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How To Make Homemade Laundry Detergent With Bar Soap and Washing Soda

Here’s how to make a basic natural homemade laundry detergent recipe that is easy to make, and will get your clothes fresh in no time.

There are a ton of reasons to make your own homemade laundry detergent.  Personally I’m not a big fan of soaking my clothing in a bunch of chemicals that I don’t really know what they are.  

Another reason I am starting to steer clear of store bought laundry detergent is it seems to me like so much detergent needs to be used compared to homemade detergent that it seems like there must be some fillers in there.

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