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3. DIY degreaser
Make a spray that you can use as a degreaser but also to clean your countertops, inside the fridge and the stovetop. Pour 13/4 cups distilled water into a glass spray bottle. Add 2 tablespoons Castile soap and 20 drops of orange essential oil. Shake well before use.
4. DIY glass cleaning spray
Create a cleaner that quickly evaporates for sparkling glass. You can also use it on oven doors, and ceramic and chrome surfaces. Combine 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon vinegar in a glass jug, then pour into a glass spray bottle. Shake well before use.
5. DIY air freshner
Cut citrus fruit in half, scoop out all the flesh, fill rinds with sea-salt flakes, add mint or basil leaves and position in a spot to absorb bad odours. Keep out of reach of kids and pets, and replace after a week.
5. DIY aromatherapy
Tie a bundle of eucalyptus branches with twine and hang in your shower in a spot where it won’t be hit by much water. The steam releases the oils in the leaves for a fresh, soothing scent. Leave for up to a week.
5. DIY moth repellant
Fill small calico bags with mixed dried herbs and flowers such as lavender, thyme, cloves, rosemary, bay leaves, ginger, black pepper or cedar chips. Tuck into drawers or attach to clothes hangers to repel moths.
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