I wanted to talk about another use for baking soda: deodorant. I have tested natural and DIY deodorants for years, and almost none of them work. HOWEVER: I found one that works, and it is the simplest of all. The most effective deodorant out there is plain baking soda. Apply baking soda under your arms after bathing. You can even apply it after *not* bathing, because it is so
Phil Schmidt, a professional DIY manual writer, tested out cleaning his house with only one product. The result of his research? He surmises that you really only need one all purpose cleaner to get the whole house spic-and-span. His all purpose cleaner of choice? Mrs. Meyer's Green Day All Purpose Cleaner in Lemon Verbena scent.
Learn more about his experiment: http://www.networx.com/article/we-tested-it-...
Did you know that cinnamon can be used as an air freshener, a bug repellant, and a mouth wash?
Moth Repellent: Replace foul-smelling mothballs with cinnamon-stuffed sachets. Combine the cinnamon with a handful of other spices, like cloves and bay leaves, and you'll have a moth-free house that smells great.
Ant Repellant: Has an army of ants invaded your home? Apartment Therapy suggests using cinnamon to keep the little critters at bay. Sprinkle the powdered
Poinsettias will bloom year after year if you care for them properly. The Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service published a fantastic, simple chart that details how to make a poinsettia reflower. Simply, in March, remove the flower and cut stems to 6 inches. In June, repot the plant in a larger pot. Then plant it (in the pot) outside. In July, pinch off the lateral shoots. In late August, take the plant inside. From September 20th to December 1st, keep your poinsettia