CALMING CLOSET REFRESHER
Take an old sock you can't use anymore because the washer gnomes stole its mate or because it's worn down, whatever, and dip it in essential oil of lavender. Squeeze out any excess oil. Make it into a little ball with ribbons (you can make it look it really cute) and tie it to a clothes hanger in your closet. I love this in my foyer coat closet because every time I open the door, I get this wonderful, calming scent of lavender drifting out.
ENERGIZING AIR PURIFYING SPRAY
This one is from Aura Cacia. They have about a million fabulous ideas, so definitely check out their website for more. Anyway, your own air purifying mist:
Mix 4 oz of water with 6 drops of essential oil of peppermint in a mister and spritz away.
FRESH ORANGE-SCENTED FLOORS AND FURNITURE
These two are also from Aura Cacia:
Add 1 tsp. sweet orange essential oil to your wash pail and mop away. Smells bright and cheerful!
For a duster on wood furniture, mix 48 drops sweet orange essential oil with 4 oz of jojoba oil. I find that putting it in a spritzer bottle (like a Misto) is easiest. Spritz the mixture onto a soft cloth and dust away. As Aura Cacia notes, it's best to do a test patch in an inconspicuous place first.
SUPER CLEAN KITCHEN AND BATHROOM COUNTERS AND TILES
Yet again, thanks to Aura Cacia for this one: combine 32 oz. water, 1/2 t liquid soap and 3 tsp. essential oil of tea tree. Just put it in an old sprayer bottle and keep it handy in the kitchen or bath.
SPICY DRAIN DEODERIZER
I love this one: you just sprinkle a few drops of essential oil of clove. Especially great for insinkerators. They smell like spicy pies and baked goods for days.
There are many more DIY tricks and tips at https://www.auracacia.com, as well.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!