Recipes to make your own cleaning products

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Skip the cleaning aisle at the grocery store and make these useful household items at home instead.

Homemade Febreze
- Clean empty spray bottle
- 2-4 Tablespoons fabric softener
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda

Fill With lukewarm water, Shake and you're done


- Two Tablespoons Crystal or bead fabric softener
- Two Tablespoons Rubbing Alcohol

Fill with Hot water, shake until dissolved

Pet Urine Remover
- Get as much of the stain up with towels as you can
- Take a paper towel soaked in rubbing alcohol and press firmly into the stain
- Make Solution of 1/2 Cup white Vinegar to 1 cup water Spray on stain while still damp
- Allow to Dry, Finish with Carpet Refresher, Vacuum

If the stain is extremely bad or has already dried, Make solution of
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen Peroxide
- 2-3 drops dish soap
- 1 cup cold water

Work it into the stain using gloves or a small brush
Allow to dry and Vacuum away.
***You may need to spot test carpet or fabric first as Peroxide can bleach out colors. This works great on mattresses too.

Carpet Refresher
- 1 cup baking soda
- 2-4 teaspoons dried Herbs, like rosemary, mint, lavender

Place in Zipper Bag and mix together
Sprinkle on your carpet about 15-20 before vacuuming

Jelly Air Fresheners
- Glass Jar- Mason, jelly, or baby food
- Unflavored gelatin
- Food coloring
- 2 tablespoons salt to prevent mold

- Flavored Gelatin Desserts (Citrus works best, but whatever flavor you like)
- 2 tablespoons vodka or other high proof alcohol to prevent mold
- Vanilla extract or Essential Oils

Follow directions on the packet of Gelatin for how much hot and cold water to add, I will reduce the amount of cold water needed by approx.. cup usually.
Add food coloring and Vanilla or Essential Oils to the water you are boiling. Completely dissolve salt and gelatin before adding cold water (and alcohol if using flavored)
Pour into glass jar, you can add flowers, or decorative items to the Gel before it sets. Great gift idea
Also you can layer colors for a fun effect. Just let one set before you start the new one.

Vanilla and Clove Air Freshener
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Vinagar
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Cloves

Bring to a boil, once cool strain the cloves out and put in spray bottle ** can adjust the vanilla and cloves to your preference.

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