Citrus Fresh essential oil blend is one of my favorite go-to blends to deodorize just about anything. The combination of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin orange and spearmint create a happy, fresh aroma that can brighten the atmosphere of just about any space. Here are 6 simple-to-make DIY recipes with Citrus Fresh.

Carpet Deodorizer

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine †baking soda and essential oil in shaker bottle.
  2. Sprinkle over carpeted areas, and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes before vacuuming.

Goo-Be-Gone

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small jar and mix well.
  2. To remove adhesive, grease, or other stubborn goo, apply a dime-sized amount to a paper towel or dishcloth. Gently rub over area to remove goo.

Automatic Dishwasher Tabs

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine washing soda and salt in a bowl. Add essential oils and stir to thoroughly incorporate.
  2. Slowly add water and continue stirring until mixture holds a shape when squeezed together.
  3. Transfer to silicone ice cube trays and press down firmly to pack each cell.
  4. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours. Store in an airtight container.
  5. To use, place one tab in the soap compartment of the dishwasher and run as usual.

Linen Spray

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon witch hazel
  • 18 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil
  • 8 oz. distilled water

Instructions

  1. Add witch hazel to an 8 oz. glass spray bottle.
  2. Drop in Citrus Fresh and add top off with distilled water, leaving a bit of room at the top.
  3. To use, shake gently and spray on linens to freshen.

Sneaker (or gym bag) Fresheners

Instructions

  1. Combine baking soda and essential oil in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide evenly between 2 cotton mesh bags.
  3. To use, place sachets inside sneakers or gym bags (or in drawers, under car seats, etc.) Some of the baking soda may sift through the bag into shoes, but this is fine and actually helps to combat odors.

Stain Remover

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle.
  2. To use, spray directly on stains and allow to set for at least 15 minutes. Rinse area or wash in the washing machine.

Note: Test a small area before applying to an entire garment, upholstery, etc.  


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