Natural Deodorizing Homemade Lavender Linen Spray Recipe

Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.

DIY Natural Deodorizing Homemade Lavender Linen Spray Recipe with Printable Labels

If you’re wanting to use more all natural products in your home but are still in search of an effective alternative to Febreeze that will neutralize tough odors then you’ll definitely want to try my natural deodorizing homemade lavender linen spray recipe! This natural homemade linen spray recipe knocks out tough odors – I use it on my dog’s bed! – and leaves behind a fresh, clean scent that comes from natural essential oils. While white distilled vinegar neutralizes even the toughest odors without that vinegar smell. Plus it’s super concentrated so a little goes a long way. Use it wherever you need to kick nasty odors or simply freshen up a room.

To make your own natural homemade lavender linen spray you’ll need a 4 oz. glass bottle with a fingertip mister, a 100ml glass beaker, a small funnel and the ingredients for the linen spray below. I also created free printable labels for this natural deodorizing eucalyptus and lavender linen spray that you can download below.

Natural Deodorizing Homemade Lavender Linen Spray Recipe with Printable Labels

Natural Lavender & Eucalyptus Linen Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 fluid oz. (100 ml) white distilled vinegar
10 fluid ml eucalyptus essential oil
10 fluid ml lavender essential oil
5 fluid ml fir needle essential oil

Instructions:

Measure out the vinegar for your homemade lavender linen spray recipe in the beaker and then use the funnel to pour into your glass bottle. Repeat with each of the essential oils then screw on the lid and shake to mix. Spray onto clothing, furniture, fabrics and those stinky shoes to neutralize and eliminate tough odors. Shake before each use.

To label your homemade lavender linen spray recipe simply print out my Natural Deodorizing Lavender & Eucalyptus Linen Spray labels here. They’re free for personal use.

For more natural and green alternatives to everyday products you use in your home be sure to follow my DIY Lifestyle Tips board on Pinterest as well as my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest Board. Or follow Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’ so you’re sure to never miss a post!


Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.


How to Use Neem Oil for Plants as a Natural Pesticide

Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.

How to Use Neem Oil as a Natural Non-Toxic Garden Pesticide

Do you need a non-toxic natural pesticide alternative for your home and garden? Learn how to use neem oil for plants as a natural non-toxic pesticide!

In addition to neem oil’s many medicinal uses – for which I’ve already created multiple recipes for soap, shampoo, salves and lip balm – you can also use neem oil for plants in your garden as a natural broad spectrum pesticide. Neem oil is extracted from the seed of the tropical neem tree and contains thee active ingredient, azadirachtin, which acts as an insecticide, fungicide, and miticide.

You can use neem oil for plants in the garden as a natural, non-toxic pesticide to help control slugs, snails, fruit flies, white flies, squash bugs, Colorado potato beetles, Mexican bean beetles, Japanese beetles, aphids small leaf eating caterpillars and other harmful insects.

In your home it works against fleas, ticks, ants, bed bugs, dust mites and cockroaches as well as scabies mites.

Simply combine between .5% and 2% of neem oil to warm water depending on severity of infestation. (So for every 16 oz. of water by weight, you’d want to use between .08 oz. and .32 oz. neem oil.) For the garden you can also include insecticidal soap or detergent at .01% – .02% of the water amount. Use the solution within a day or two and then make up a new solution to use as needed. If you have an existing infestation drench soil and leaves and apply once a week until infestation clears. As a preventative measure, use the neem oil at .5% dilution with warm water once a month.

Also be sure to check my natural homemade skin care recipes that contain neem oil: Natural Neem Oil & Rosemary Salve Recipe, Natural Homemade Neem Oil Cold Process Soap Recipe, Homemade Neem Cream Recipe, Natural Topical Anti-Fungal Toenail Treatment, Homemade Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm Recipe, Natural Homemade Dog Shampoo and my Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe.

For more home and garden tips and recipes like this one, follow my DIY Lifestyle Tips board on Pinterest. Or keep up with all of my new projects and recipes by following me on Blog Lovin, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google + and Instagram!


Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.


Eco-Friendly Artterro DIY Collage Jewelry Craft Kit Giveaway

Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.

Eco-Friendly Arrtterro Collage Jewelry Craft Kit Giveaway

Hooray for Earth Day! Celebrate Earth Day with Artterro who relaunched their line of eco-friendly art kits today! Now packaged in 100% recycled cardboard, Artterro’s art kit packaging features not only bright and colorful project ideas printed using green, soy based inks, but also a sturdy outer box that can be reused for other projects like a mailbox, birdhouse or even a special treasure box while the inner tray is perfect for reusing as a frame for finished art. Further, the bead bags used for packaging are also now biodegradable. Plus customers will find even more beautiful, completely natural materials in each kit like natural beads, felt, copper wire and even soy-based foam pad.

Eco-friendly Natural Artterro Art Kits for Kids

Here’s a peek inside Artterro’s Collage Jewelry Kit that I received featuring wooden pendants, beads and a bangle bracelet that you can embellish and decoupage with a wide variety of papers and beads included within this kit. The kit also includes cotton cord, jewelry findings for necklaces and earrings, two brushes, glaze and instructions.

DIY Decoupage Jewelry and Bangle Bracelet

For this project, Hunter, from down the street came over to lend some of her creativity. Her favorite project was the bangle bracelet.

How to Make Decoupage Collage Jewelry

For this project she used a brush to “paint” on Artterro’s gloss glaze onto the wooden bangle, applying decorative tissue papers onto the glaze and then painting over them.

DIY Decoupage Collage Bracelet for Kids

She repeated this all the way around the wooden bangle bracelet until it was completely covered, then allowed it to dry.

How to Make DIY Collage Decoupage Jewelry

She applied the same method to the pendants she turned into necklaces. She also glued bead onto some of these as well.

Artterro's Eco-Friendly Kids Collage Jewelry Art Kit

DIY Decoupage Collage Jewelry Kit from Artterro

Here Hunter is decoupaging the beads for earrings.

DIY Collage Jewelry and Craft Kit Giveaway

Interested in trying Artterro’s Eco-Friendly Collage Jewelry Art Kit for you and your family? Simply enter via Rafflecopter below through May 8th, 2014. One winner will receive a DIY Collage Jewelry Kit valued at $29 suitable for ages 8 and up.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.


DIY Lemongrass & Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.

DIY Homemade Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

With this year’s polar vortex dipping South I’m pretty much over winter at this point. So I thought that instead of sharing another winter DIY,  I’d instead share a spring inspired DIY bath project to remind us of what’s ahead. And hopefully it won’t take too terribly long because these 1°F temps are definitely not something we are used to here in Southwestern Virginia! While it’s finally warming up a bit, we are expecting some freezing rain in the morning. I’m going to pretend the weatherman was pulling a prank, however, and instead give you a rather fresh and green homemade bath bomb recipe to add some fun to your bath. Besides, isn’t a bath the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day?

Homemade Fresh Spring DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb RecipeDIY Lemongrass & Sage Bath Bombs

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.25 oz. citric acid
4.5 oz. baking soda
1 oz. argan oil
.5 oz. kaolin clay (also called white cosmetic clay)
2.25 ml Lemongrass Sage fragrance oil
pinch of chromium green oxide powder

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
Leaf Wax Tart Mold
glass bowl or large glass measuring cup
graduated plastic transfer pipette
fork

Instructions:

Weigh out all of the dry ingredients – the baking soda, citric acid, clay and pigment – using a digital kitchen scale and combine in a glass bowl. Mix ingredients thoroughly with a fork.

Weigh out the argan oil – chosen for it’s intense moisturizing benefits! – and drizzle over the dry ingredients. Then measure out the fragrance oil using a plastic transfer pipette and add to the dry ingredients as well.

Use the fork to thoroughly combine all ingredients together and mix until all dry ingredients have been fully incorporated with the oil and fragrance.

How to Make Homemade Bath Bombs – DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb Recipe in a Leaf Mold for SpringNow firmly press the bath bomb ingredients into each cavity of the leaf mold. Press firmly to ensure they are packed as much as possible into each cavity of the mold. Then allow to dry overnight.

The next day you can gently press each bath bomb from the mold’s cavities. Then package and store in a cool, dry location until use.

These were a lot easier to make than I had thought they would be as I’ve heard horror stories of bath bombs fizzing up in the process of making them. I experienced no fizzing and did not see any need to spritz with witch hazel.

This recipe will yield approximately nine, 1 oz. “leafy” green bath bombs perfect for spring wedding favors or as homemade gifts for Easter baskets. To use simply drop 2-3 bath bombs into warm bath water and enjoy!

For more fun DIY bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also keep up with all of my new concoctions by following Soap Deli News blog on Blog Lovin’, facebook, twitter and instagram!


Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.


DIY Upcycled Washi Tape Planter

Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.

DIY Easy Upcycled Planter - Made with Washi Tape and an Empty Vinegar ContainerI use so many gallon sized containers of vinegar every month – for everything from a homemade after shower spray to a natural and inexpensive laundry softener – that I wanted to  figure out something I could actually use these plastic containers for rather than just tossing them into the recycling bin. One of the quickest and easiest ways I thought of to upcycle these containers is to re-use them as pots for plants.

To make these pots, simply cut off the top of the container with sharp scissors – I used a knife to get started – wash thoroughly, then wrap with strips of your favorite washi tape. You can also make a small drain hole in the bottom if needed. Leave some of the plastic on your new pot exposed and you’ll be able to tell by how dark the soil is, whether or not it’s time to water.

I put one of my pepper plants in my pot while it’s waiting to be transplanted into the garden. However, these would be perfect for using container succulent gardens and for planting your favorite flowers and annual herbs.

Once I have three more of these vinegar containers emptied and ready for upcycing, I’m planning to use them with a dowel and eye hooks to create some new wall storage in my office.

Looking for more ways to re-use everyday containers? Be sure to check out my DIY Storage Box Organizer as well as my post on Creative Ways to Recycle Everyday Things. You can also follow me on Pinterest!

How do you recycle and upcycle everyday plastic containers?


Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.