The Green Life

NATURALLY Fresh

In a previous post, I wrote about how great our home smelled after I accidentally left a dish of baking soda with peppermint EO sitting out over the weekend.  After that, I decided that I want to keep this natural air freshener out ALL the time.  The problem is was how in the world can I make a dish of baking soda look like it belongs?!  No dish could make baking soda attractive.  Wellll… I think I found my solution and here it is…

This dish is pretty plain but white can be made to go with anything.  I chose this one because it’s the only dish I don’t actually use.  Why?  Because it has a (previously repaired) crack in it so it is clearly not fit to contain any food (I don’t care how long ago the crack was repaired).

Deodorizing Dish

So I put a shallow layer of baking soda on the bottom along with about 30 drops of peppermint EO, and about 20 or so drops of lemon EO.  Then I placed this cute little bunch of “flowers” (which used to hang on my front door before the wine cork wreath was finished) on top of that so that the baking soda could still “breathe” without being totally visible.  Believe it or not, just a short while later it is already doing its job!

I think I will change the dish out at some point because it is a little bland right now – I don’t really do “bland”.  Also because for some strange reason this dish makes me think of fish.  Shruggs.

This is sitting atop a low armoire in the dining room (which happens to be in the middle of the house).  There’s 3 reasons I chose that spot:

  1. It’s in the middle of the house – oh I said that already.  Anyway that makes it great for deodorizing the whole place (since it’s all kind of open).
  2. It’s high enough that the kids won’t see it to mess with it – out of sight, out of mind for them.
  3. It’s high enough that visitors won’t notice what’s really in the dish.  All people will see is the decorative dish and the flowers in it.

I just love a NATURALLY fresh home!

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