Mother Earth Living

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks: Drawer Spray

This drawer freshener spray is easy to make and works to block odors in your drawers.
By Louise Gruenberg
February/March 2003
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

Garlic: Nature's Gift for Life

Call on this herbal superstar to cure most anything that ails you.

Mom and Son in a 650-Square-Foot Homesteader's Cabin: The Perfect Amount of Space

Victoria Gazeley considers her revitalized 650-square-foot homesteader’s cabin, located on 7 acres o...

Spring Clean with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

Spring clean your home with natural, food-safe Arm and Hammer Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners.

In The News: Fry Foods with Healthy Fats and Oils for Better Health

A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.

Makes about 1/2 cup 

• 2 ounces isopropyl alcohol
• 1/2 teaspoon essential oil of sandalwood
• 1 teaspoon essential oil of tangerine
• 1/2 teaspoon essential oil of Peru balsam
• 1/8 teaspoon essential oil of spruce
• 1/8 teaspoon essential oil of lavender, if desired
• 2 ounces filtered or distilled water

1. Pour the isopropyl alcohol into a spray bottle, and add the oils, using as much lavender oil as suits you. Add the water and shake to mix.

2. Before using, test the spray on a small section of a drawer—alcohol can dissolve a shellac finish. If the finish is unharmed, spray the empty drawer and allow it to dry before replacing the clothes.

 


Louise Gruenberg gardens as much as possible and cleans house as little as possible in her Oak Park, Illinois, home. She also writes and teaches about herbs. Due to popular demand for reprints of this article, it has been reprinted from our February/March 1997 issue with the author’s permission. 

Click here for the main article, "Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks."








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.