DIY Vanilla Bean Carpet Freshener

Have you ever wondered just how many toxins are in the carpet freshener that you find at the stores? The smell may be lovely but you’re doing more harm than good, especially if you have children or pets that have consistent contact with the carpet.

A simple at home solution: Vanilla Bean Carpet Freshener

  • Fill up a mason jar with Borax – found in the laundry aisle
  • Add one vanilla bean
  • Add a few drops of organic vanilla extract
  • Shake – the longer it sits the more powerful it smells
  • Sprinkle sparingly onto carpet, let sit a few minutes then vacuum.

Borax is a natural odor fighter and can be used for many cleaning tasks around the house.

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*Substitute with different essential oils to your liking!

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All Natural Puppy Chow

I’ve never made this before this weekend, it is so simple and great for parties!

9 cups of rice chex (I prefer to use organic or an all natural rice chex that doesn’t contain GMO ingredients or BHT)

3/4 cup all natural chocolate chips

1/2 cup all natural peanut butter

1/4 cup real butter

1 tsp real vanilla

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar made with cane sugar

In large saucepan mix chocolate chips, peanut butter, & butter until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir in cereal. Carefully pour into a 2 gallon resealable bag. Add powdered sugar and shake. Spread onto wax paper to cool. Tada! It’s ready to eat. Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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