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You know those items of clothes that you wear once, and aren't so dirty that they need to be added to the laundry pile, but they aren't fresh enough to wear again? So do we -- but fear not, because we just found an eco-friendly solution to this everyday issue.
Meet the Love Home & Planet Re-wear Dry Sprays. These sprays are "designed to revive your worn clothes to looking, feeling and smelling refreshed, so you can protect them from the wear and tear of overwashing - it's like dry shampoo for your clothes!"
All you need to do to use this genius product is to lay your piece of clothing flat and spray evenly across it, then hang your garment up for 15 minutes and you're all set (just remember to avoid using this spray on more delicate fabrics like silk or suede!).
We're obsessed with this product for a few reasons. The product is made without parabens or added dyes, is cruelty-free and it comes in recyclable packaging. Plus, the scents are incredible and don't simply masks odors. Also, by extending the life of your clothes before tossing it in the wash, you can help to save water thanks to doing fewer loads of laundry!
The Love Home & Planet Re-Wear Dry Spray comes in three amazing scents, Vetiver & Tea Tree, Lavender & Argan Oil and Rose Petal & Murumuru, and all retail for under $10 at Target and on Love Home & Planet's website.
Not only are dryer balls the perfect way to incorporate scents into your laundry (we love Grove's Sleep Essential Oil Blend!), but they're also incredibly effective at fighting static.
According to Alex Crane, a product development lead at Grove, you can either attach one or two safety pins to your wool dryer balls or roll up aluminum foil to include alongside the dryer balls in your dryer. They both act as a lightning rod to help reduce the electricity building up in the dryer.
The perfect bathtub cleaner
Spray Grove’s Tub & Tile Cleaner on top of Bon Ami and let the mixture sit for three to five minutes to make tub cleaning easier. The miracle ingredients packed in Bon Ami act as a gentle yet effective abrasive to make your tub looking spankin' new.
Use soaked cotton balls to block odors
Even if you think you're pretty responsible about taking out the trash, there's only so much that can be done about the pervading odors. To help mask these foul smells, Crane suggests soaking a few cotton balls in your favorite essential oils and tossing them at the bottom of your trash can.
Hydrogen peroxide might be the miracle solution you've been looking for. It's a great eraser when it comes to stains, but only on white clothing!
Lemon juice also works as a great natural bleaching agent. Lay clothing doused in lemon juice outside in the sun, which will help speed up the stain-removal process.
The best way to clean your enamel cast iron
Enamel cast irons are notoriously difficult to clean, but baking soda is a convenient and time-saving solution for the cookware. Simply mix the baking soda, which acts as an abrasive, with water, and you've got yourself an all natural and homemade solution.
Use this homemade concoction to ward off ants
According to Crane, peppermint oil is a great and natural way to keep those persistent ants away. Mix in 15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil with water into a 16-ounce spray bottle, and spray on surfaces where those ants are prone to showing up.
Ants apparently hate the smell of the plant, which many say has been effective for bug control.
Make an all-natural vegetable cleaner
Mix one part white vinegar and three parts water to create an all natural, homemade vegetable cleaner. Vinegar acts as an effective way to rid vegetables and other produce of harmful bacteria. Water helps dilute the solution, so the vinegar doesn't affect the taste of the produce!