Pure cleaning in a small town

Bluebell duskWe have our transfer station here along with recycle stations.  Certain days are held to turn in oil and other chemicals.  Why not minimize and make your own household cleansers?  The ingredients may be more basic than you think!

Here’s a simple recipe for to revitalize your carpet.  Isn’t this the time of year when we think about fluffing and buffing, and deodorizing the carpet from the winter high traffic?

Carpet Revitalizer

1 cup white vinegar, 3 cups warm water, 2 cups baking soda, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and 4 drops vanilla essential oil.

Mix the vinegar and water together and lightly scrub with a brush (do not saturate).  Store excess in a glass jar.  (Shelf life 3-4 months.)

Next, sift the baking soda, cornstarch, and essential oil together using a hand sifter.  Sprinkle over dry carpet, let sit for an hour, then vacuum.  (Powder shelf life 2 weeks.)

 – From Natural Cleaning for Your Home, Casey Kellar

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