Homemade Deodorizer Spray

 

I love walking into a house and instantly smelling something fresh and clean but unfortunately, many store-bought sprays are filled with toxins, artificial scents and typically only cover up smells for a short period of time. While we love our indoor dog, our house can sometimes smell like a dog so by making our own home deodorizer spray I know exactly what is in the bottle and know it’s safe for everyone in our family. Plus its super inexpensive!

By using essential oils, you are also getting therapeutic benefits while you spray and they support killing odor causing bacteria instead of simply masking bad smells.

Homemade Deodorizer Spray:

  • 16 oz Glass Bottle
  • 1 part Witch Hazel or Vodka
  • 3 parts Distilled Water
  • 20 drops Purification

Directions: Combine ingredients, shake well and spray! Remember to shake before each use. I use a bigger spray bottle because I use this one everything so if you want to make a bigger or smaller, adjust ratios accordingly.

I love to spray floor rugs, carpet, curtains, throw pillows/blankets, dog kennel, shoes, gym bags, car carpet, fabric couches and the air!

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Poo Poo Po Pourii Recipe

This recipe seriously makes me laugh and I wish I had it a long time ago. No one wants to smell a stinky bathroom after someone has went number two, especially when the bathroom is right off the kitchen or connected to a bedroom you have to share with someone else so this Poo-Poo-Po-Pourii is great for those not–so-great located bathrooms, public bathrooms, work bathrooms… you name it!

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 20 drops Lemongrass
  • 20 drops Bergamot
  • 20 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 tbsp. Witch Hazel (you could sub this for rubbing alcohol or vodka)
  • 4 oz Glass Spray Bottle
  • Distilled Water

Directions: Add essential oils and witch hazel to spray bottle. Top off with distilled water and shake well. To use, shake and spray in toilet BEFORE you go to the bathroom. The trick to this operation is to spray the toilet water before you go, not after! The mixture should help stop the stink before it hits the air!

Another toilet tip: For those who hate public bathrooms/hotel bathrooms, bring Thieves Spray with you! Spray the toilet, toilet handle, sink, tabletops, door handles, ect. Thieves wipes are also great when you’re on the go! Two words: Grocery. Carts. (umm, ick!)

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Spring Cleaning

If I clean my house enough will it finally feel like spring outside? Man! What a joke! The biggest prank ever was when it was 55 degrees in February in Minnesota. Lets just say that NEVER happens and once again it’s freezing outside. The best part about spring cleaning is that I never have to feel like I’m inhaling tons of chemicals to get the job done thanks to Thieves Household Cleaner. Young Living has a ton of great products that are not essential oils, but I have to say their cleaner is by far my favorite. Because of it’s all natural benefits I never have to worry about my child coming in contact with it. This ONE bottle replaced everything under my sink and it’s SO nice to not have a bunch of different bottles cluttering up precious under the sink space! Plus because it’s so concentrated that bottle last a long time. You only have to use one capful of cleaner per spray bottle filled with water. Oh and it smells awesome!

Here is a list of possible uses but really the list is endless. I keep my “daily cleaning” bottle next to my sink and I pretty much use it for EVERYTHING below unless I need a more heavy-duty approach and then I will make the other mixtures.

Daily Cleaning: 1 capful of Thieves to 2-3 cups of water (I just fill my spray bottle up!) (USE: granite countertops, sinks, doorknobs, light switches, children toys, exercise equipments, garbage cans, fireplace, microwave, oven, stove top, stainless steel appliances, cleaning my car, cupboards, fridge & freezer, walls, floors, glass/mirrors, vents, mattress, blind, dog kennels, light bathroom cleaning, ummm EVERYTHING)

Heavy Duty Bathroom Cleaner: ½ cup of Thieves, 2 ½-3 Cups of Baking Soda (USE: Bathroom sinks, vanity, grout, bathtubs, showers, toilets)

Wood Cleaner: 10 drops Pine essential oil, 1 cap of Thieves, 1 cup olive oil (USE: Wood floors, wood table tops)

Glass & Mirror Cleaner: 5 drops Lemon (or Orange) essential oil, 1 cap of Thieves, 3 cups of water & 1 tsp white vinegar (STREAK FREE!!)

Heavy Degreasing: 1 cap of Thieves to 1 cup of water (USE: Grills, oven racks)

Carpet Cleaner: 1 cap of Thieves to 6 cups of water

Fruit & Veggie Spray: 1 capful Thieves to 3 cups of water

Dishwasher: 1 capful of Thieves

Deep Cleaning Pots & Pans: 1 capful of Thieves to 3 cups of water

Fabric Stain Remover: 1 capful of Thieves to 2 cups of water (USE: Clothing, couches, cushions, pillows, mattress topper)

Laundry: 1-2 capfuls of Thieves per wash

You can also DIY your own foaming hand soap, liquid dish soap or laundry detergent with Thieves Household Cleaner. I will have to post these recipes soon!

Seriously though, who doesn’t love a product that is all natural, non-toxic, economical and highly effective?? It will be the LAST cleaning product that I ever buy. I am dead serious when I say that too. I am a beTHIEVER. Yes, that’s a made up name for those who believe in Thieves and I am proud of it.

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Now back to cleaning and dreaming of warmer weather. What’s your springtime routine?

-Jenna