DIY Room-Freshening Spray Recipe to Try Today

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After a long winter, there’s nothing better than opening the windows in your home to invite in fresh spring air. To give your home a boost, add a homemade touch…

*Cue natural home sprays*

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Darling storefront, right?

Megan, our Director of Operations, with the help of her talented sister, Laura Ash, owner of The Scarlet Sage Herb Co. in San Fransisco put together some simple and lovely concoctions for home room fresheners. They were kind enough to let me share these with you. Enjoy!

First, mix these base ingredients:

¾ Cup water

2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol

Essential oils (customize from the options below, or create your own)

 

peppermint

Citrus Mint

10 drops orange oil

8 drops peppermint oil

 

lemon

Summer Citrus

5 drops orange oil

5 drops lemon oil

5 drops lime oil

5 drops grapefruit

Beautiful nature - lavender flowers and butterfly, butterfly on lavender

 

Happy Home

5 drops lavender oil

5 drops rosemary oil

5 drops lemon oil

 

geranium

Flower Garden

8 drops lavender oil

5 drops geranium

4 drops grapefruit

 

 

Add all ingredients to an 8oz bottle, shake well, happy spraying!

Thank you, Megan and Laura for these fun ideas!

Spring Cleaning Tips: Prepping Your Home to Sell

Spring is coming fast! It makes me happy that the sun will be much more present, but springtime also gets me in the cleaning mood.

Disclaimer: I am usually NOT a fan of cleaning, but I LOVE a clean house. It is truly such a gift for me when my home is free from clutter. My baby is 3 now, so she’s still a bit of a busy bee who likes to make a lot of messes. I am looking forward to a little less clutter in the future…please tell me it happens.

 

I need my house to look like this. Always.

Some life hacks that will help you clean out stubborn stains and organize your home in a way that helps it to feel clean: I HAVE THEM HERE. Step right up!

Ebay has some great cleaning tips that can help you stay on top of it all.

Tangent: I tried the Marie Kondo thing. She’s a genius. I’d love to know how I can make her methods work in a family of 6 in a medium/large home, not a tiny apartment in Japan.

Moving on…

For crazy stains that have been bothering you around the house, try these tips from The Indian Spot.  A couple tips: white chalk to remove oil stains, and vinegar to remove blood stains. My question is, how many people need to remove blood from their home? This is a frightening thought.

 

Some helpful blogs/sites…

Sand between my piggies (a fun name for a blog, right?) recommends several options for carpet stains.

Wrapped in rust recommends several ways to maintain a clean home.

She Knows recommends these life hacks.

 

What are some ways you get in the spring cleaning mood? Please share your ideas! Happy cleaning!