May 022015
 
Freshening up your home

Freshening up your home, furniture and carpets without chemicals

When thinking of freshening up your home many automatically turn to the sprays and liquids on the shelves. After all, these are the ones we see when we go shopping and these are the ones we see and hear advertised. And many people may not even realize that there are alternatives and you can freshen up your home without harmful chemicals.

It’s possible to freshen up your home, furniture and carpets with just a couple of natural ingredients that are readily available and don’t cost a lot to buy. These are vinegar and baking soda. Baking soda can be sprinkled onto carpets and then vacuumed up. It can absorb odors and when mixed with vinegar will remove stains. I once spilt some red wine on a cream carpet and it was a very large and very red stain. I’d never used vinegar or baking soda on this before and wasn’t sure it would do the job but it was all I had in the house and it was brilliant! It worked like magic and the stain completely disappeared with no trace. Baking soda can be used to remove odors in the kitchen and mixed with vinegar for cleaning surfaces, sinks, ovens.

During the cold of winter it can feel like the indoor air gets stale and congested with all the doors and windows in our home tightly shut. Instead of reaching for air fresheners or plug-ins to freshen your home and give a pleasant aroma I would recommend firstly opening windows whenever you can, to get air in and circulating. This will break up any stale air, get energy moving and flowing and disperse odors. Fresh air is usually all you need to freshen your home but if you like to smell something then why not try using organic essential oils? You can also use these to encourage different atmospheres such as invigorating, uplifting, or calming and relaxing. If you have a yard or garden or even pots and like growing your own herbs and flowers then you could make your own potpourri. You can also use plants indoors to freshen the air – spider plants in particular are good for cleaning and improving the quality of air indoors.

I hope this has given you a few ideas for how to freshen up your home, furniture and carpets without using chemicals and that you enjoy using them and feel the benefit.

About the Author

Jill Graham is a professional psychic tarot reader, energy healer and life & soul coach assisting you to move you past blocks and obstacles to creating and living the life you truly desire. Available wherever you are in the world via skype, email, or phone. www.healinglieswithin.com (10% introductory discount for Ravenhawks readers)

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