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Window Cleaner Recipe

Stacy’s Homemade Window Cleaner 
12 to 16 ounces water
1 cup white or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol (70%)
1-2 drops blue or green food coloring, if desired
1-2 drops lavender, cinnamon, clove or orange essential oil. Combine the ingredients and put into a labeled spray bottle, optional. 

Be sure to use newspaper for this!  Spray the newspaper first, then wipe down the window to avoid drips. Wipe vertically on one side of the window and horizontally on the other side so you will know which side a streak is on!  To clean the excess off, I have found that it is better to move in a circular pattern.

Since this is made with rubbing alcohol and vinegar, both of which have anti-septic qualities, I also use this to clean my kitchen and bathroom counters, as well as the sinks.


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Car Spray Recipe

Aromatherapy Car Spray Recipe

  • 1/8 c. high-proof vodka or rubbing alcohol
  • 1/8 c. distilled water
  • 30-40 drops essential oil blend (sweet orange or lavender is great for calming kids)
Combine in a small spray bottle. Shake well before using. Don’t spray directly at anyone, just toward the car ceiling, or the back of the car if no one is sitting there. 🙂
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Tip for cleaning your sinks

To clean your sinks:

Sprinkle some baking soda in the sink, then add a few drops of either the tea tree oil OR lavendar oil.  Scrub, rinse, dry.  It leaves the room smelling nice and fresh.


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