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Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

This weeks Mouthwatering Monday Recipe is Peanut Butter Frosting. This is a family favorite that I make for special occasions and when I get a craving for something decadent and delicious. The frosting is super rich and it doesn’t take much to satisfy a craving. I haven’t tried it with other nut butters but I bet cashew and almond would be wonderful. I use a stand mixer but you can use a hand mixer just as easily.

*This is a peanut product do not try if you have an allergy to peanuts.

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Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P ArtistryNatural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

It’s time for a good old-fashioned Home Hack. I like to make Homemade products when I can because it is safer for the environment and lighter on my wallet. This Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer recipe is both. The key to making these items at home is to know what to expect from the final product. Most store-bought products have artificial colors and fragrances that are enhanced to last longer and smell stronger. Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.

Recipe

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

1 8 oz or smaller jar with canning lid
Burlap to fit lid (Can use decorative paper and poke lots of holes)
1/2 – 3/4 cup baking soda
1 tbsp Lavender dried
5 – 15 drops essential oil depending on scent strength
Scissors
Pencil

Step 1

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda.

Baking soda absorbs and helps to eliminate unwanted odors. It is a good idea to place an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb food odors. Do Not Use The refrigerator baking soda for cooking once stored in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance.

Step 3

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only.

Step 4

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.

Step 5

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside.

Step 6

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out.

If you do not have burlap you can use a piece of decorative paper and poke holes in it to let the scent through.

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal.

Step 7

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up.

Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.

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Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer
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Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer
Print Recipe
Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
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  1. Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance. Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only. Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.
  2. Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside. Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out. Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal. Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air.
  3. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up. Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.
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Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

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Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

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Chocolate Coconut Salt Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

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Make Your Own Household Cleaning Wipes from H&P Artistry

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Make Your Own Household Cleaning Wipes from H&P Artistry

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I love the convenience of cleaning wipes but they can be really expensive. If you worry about the ingredients in cleansers they can also be chemical mine fields. My biggest advice when finding natural or homemade cleaners is to do your research. You do not want to mix cleansers even natural ones if you do not know the chemical reaction they have when mixed. Also not all natural cleaners are antibacterial or kill germs. Bleach and water is still the best cleanser out there for disinfecting a surface. Vinegar is great for cleaning and breaking down stains but it does not kill all germs. If you want to check call your local environmental agency or health department.

I am sharing a light cleanser and a heavy cleanser the difference is the addition of Alcohol in the heavy cleanser to help kill germs. Continue reading