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Happy 40th Earth Day! Try this ecofriendly odor remover.

April 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Sense & 'Cents'ibility

There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day’s  40th Birthday than doing your bit for the Ecosystem.  Here a home recipe to improve the environment in your home without  harmful chemicals and while being nice to your bank account and the ecosystem.

Store bought fabric and air refreshers are great, and work well if you like one smell replaced by another (personally they give me a headache). Costing in the range of $5–6, the main ingredients are ethyl alcohol and the smell is artificial but they’re quite safe, however there is a home recipe that works as well for around $.25 a pint.

Simply take a 1 teaspoon (5ml) of baking soda (to neutralize odor), mixed with 1 tablespoons (15ml) of lemon juice (an antibacterial agent) and mix in 2 cups (480ml) warm water and shake. Now the hard work is over,  place in a spray bottle and spray away!    Once dry it leaves a light clean slightly citrus scent – which isn’t overpowering.

This  saves you money by using products you have in your home (or garden),  reusing old spray bottles and no trip to the store =less driving plus recycling and  decreasing your carbon footprint and you get a nice naturally fresh houseIts a win-win!



2 Responses to “Happy 40th Earth Day! Try this ecofriendly odor remover.”
  1. BJ Katz says:

    Laine, I enjoyed reading the articles on your site. Congratulations on a job well-done putting this together. BJ

  2. Laine says:

    BJ, Glad you approve! You were certainly one of my inspirations and I look forward to sharing your story and the amazing texture and color of the world through your eyes. Laine

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