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Honey, nutmeg, cinnamon facial mask

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I hardly ever buy beauty products. They are SO expensive and I usually don’t feel like I see much of a difference. So, I always love finding DIY versions on Pinterest. I came across a recipefor a cinnamon, nutmeg, honey beauty mask. It stated that nutmeg and honey reduce swelling and redness in your skin, as well as soothe acne scars and prevent infection. So, as I always have all three of those on hand, I decided to give it a try.

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Facial Mask
1TBS. Honey
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Mix all together into a paste. Apply on skin and leave on for 30 minutes. Mine became kinda drippy at the end. I hopped in the shower and took it off by rubbing in a circular motion and it really exfoliated my skin as well. This recipe is a winner. My skin looks brighter, feels softer and much shiner. Let me know how it works for you!

Homemade Mattress Deodorizer

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If you couldn’t tell already–I’m on a huge essential oils kick. This next one was a super easy leap for me. I’m a co-sleeping mom to a baby with severe acid reflux. This means I get spit up on my bed nightly (among other gross baby stuff). Plus, I was grossed out about dust mites, etc. I’d never cleaned/deodorized my mattress (yes, that’s gross). So, I found this Pinterestlink and knew I had to try it.

It’s insanely simple. I used about two cups of baking soda and 10 drops of essential oil.

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Mixed this all together and use something to sprinkle the mixture all over your mattress (I used my powdered sugar shifter). Leave it on for an hour or longer and then use your vacuum attachment to vacuum it off.

Next time I’ll try lavender as it’s supposed to be calming but I must say lemongrass smells AMAZING. It just makes me happy.

Homemade Carpet Deodorizer

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Rory had the typical toddler reaction to having a sister–she reverted back to having potty accidents. ALL THE TIME. ALL OVER HER FLOOR. Needless to say I’m not ready to pay to shampoo them because I’m not yet sure she’s finished with the accidents but I needed something to make her room no longer smell like a urinal. Using three of my favorite ingredients I hit the mother load of deodorizers and I owe it all to yet another Pinterest find.

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Homemade Carpet Deodorizer

1/2c Borax
1/2c Baking Soda
20-25 Drops of your favorite essential oil OR 1tsp. Ground Spices

Mix it all together, pour into a shaker or some sorts (an empty Parmesan Cheese shaker is perfect). Sprinkle onto the carpet and let it sit for 20 minutes before you vacuum up. I used lemongrass (one of my favs) and it smells so clean and fresh upstairs. I’m seriously in love with how easy this is and how clean it all smells.

Homemade Shout Stain Fighter

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I’m really into homemade cleaning products lately. Anything that saves money, is easy to make and involves mainly stuff I have on hand is where I’m at. So, when I found this homemade Shout stain remover recipe on Pinterest, I HAD to try it. Especially when I realized I keep everything on hand except Ammonia and I can pick that up for $1 at the grocery store.

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Homemade Shout

2/3c. Dish Soap
2/3c. Ammonia
6TB. Baking Soda
2c. Warm Water

Mix well, add to spray bottle. Shake bottle if solution has been sitting for awhile. Use as normal shout would be used but I’d suggest rubbing the sprayed area together.

I’ve tried it on three items so far: one with dried formula puke, one with markers and one with what appeared to be blue ink. All three were gone without rubbing but I’d suggest it for more set in stains.