Do It Yourself Carpet Deodorizer

So, who here has animals? Who has kids? Who has husbands? Just kidding on the husband comment (kinda).

If you have carpet in your house, most of the time, I’m sure it could use a bit of a pick me up in the freshness category.

I was searching for our natural carpet deodorizer the other night and when I finally found it, I saw it was completely empty.

So, in typical oily fashion, I started concocting my own recipe. I knew purification was a must because of how well it zaps air odors that animals leave, but I also wanted to add lemon to give it that ‘freshly cleaned’ smell.
It turned out smelling wonderful!! And bonus: by sucking up the combo on the floor, it also deodorizes the sweeper filter!
Give it a try!

Disclaimer: I’m not a DIY’er by any means, but this was SO simple, that even I was able to pull it off!

What you will need:
1/2 cup baking soda
10 drops Young Living Purification essential oil
5-6 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil (you can also use orange, tangerine or grapefruit)

Combine the baking soda and both oils, slowly stirring the oils into the baking soda. Once the oils are completely stirred in (& clumps are gone), it’s ready!

You can store it in any glass container with a lid, after use.

Enjoy!!! 🙂


The Foods of Fall!

Fall Food Favs

1 pound Laura’s Lean ground beef (I use the 4% fat)
1 can organic dark red kidney beans
1 can muir glen organic tomato sauce
1 can muir glen organic diced tomatoes
(I use Muir Glen because they use a BPA Free can liner, which is extremely important, especially when dealing with the tomato acidity)
¾ package of McCormick low sodium chili seasoning
½ tablespoon sugar or 2 NuNaturals stevia packet
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt (any salt will work, I personally prefer the Himalayan)
–Brown beef (throw in some diced red onion and bell peppers for added flavor and veggies!) and drain. Put in a medium sized pot on low-medium heat with all the other ingredients.
–Cook on low-medium heat for about 20 minutes, switch to low heat for about 30 minutes and serve!


Pumpkin Dip:
1 can of Libby’s pure pumpkin
1 tub of light cool whip (if you can find organic, buy that!)
1 small package vanilla instant pudding (use organic if possible)
Pumpkin pie spice to taste
–1 bowl….mix all ingredients together.
–Top with pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg to look pretty
–Serve with GF organic animal crackers or organic apples

pumpkin pie fall

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp: (I’m hoping to make this bad boy over the weekend!)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup regular oats
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chilled butter or stick margarine, cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
7 cups sliced peeled Rome apple (about 3 pounds)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375°.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, oats, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
Combine apple and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Spoon apple mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish or 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.


What are some of your favorite fall recipes? Of course, if they are low call and natural, they are a win in my book!

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