White Vinegar’s cleaning power is about as strong as it’s pungent odor. It kills 99% of bacteria, which actually makes it more effective than a lot of popular chemical cleaners! It’s also quite economical.
How to use it: Mix equal parts H20 and vinegar in a spray bottle.
When to use it:
to clean countertops and tile floors
to kill insects
to kill mildew and mold (use full strength for this one)
White vinegar – removes odors naturally on surfaces and in the air.
Baking soda– absorbs odors. Keep an open box in the refrigerator, closets, under sinks, etc.
Essential oils: 1. diluted in water can be used as a room spray (try sweet orange & lavender or lemon & cedar) 2. add to a bowl of water – adds moisture to dry, inside air during winter months 3. burn in an aromatherapy diffuser (my favorite!)
Soy or beeswax candles – made of natural waxes so you can enjoy the pleasant scent without harmful chemicals being released into the air.
Boiling spices like cinnamon in water releases its scent.