Herbal Homekeeping: Make Spring Cleaning Aromatherapy Part III

Vic VioletsnRoses          Herbal Homekeeping: Herbs all Around the House!    Part III of IV


To make an herbal carpet freshener: In a glass bowl, combine 3 cups dried lavender flowers and/or leaves, 2 cups dried rosemary leaves, with 3 pounds of baking soda. Sprinkle mixture evenly over vacuumed carpeting; vacuum up.


For fleas: add 2 cups of chopped, dried orange peel or pennyroyal leaf to this blend. Follow same procedure in applying and cleaning.


Lovely laundry freshener: In the rinse cycle of washing, add a drop or two of lavender essential oil; in the dryer, toss in a muslin bag filled with lavender blossoms (tightly tied shut).


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