Thanks so much for the idea y'all! I mostly already do most of these things: i.e I use white vinegar in various dilutions/mixtures for cleaning just about everything- reused some spray bottle and hit up the dollar store for some others. Last week I used olive oil w/ some orange EO to clean and polish my kitchen cabinets. I've been infusing vinegar with bits of citrus fruits that would otherwise go to waste, using a 1:1 mix of baking soda and borax on a wet sponge to clean our showers. I've also been using homemade laundry detergent w/ white vinegar in the fabric softener cup instead of commercial products- I really love this as the clothes are clean, soft and fresh smelling while I saved $$$.
we have lots of plants around to help keep the air fresh, i also use bowls of hot water with a few drops of EO in it
to keep the fridge smelling fresh I've been recommended half a lemon packed with sea salt, haven't tried it yet
and for general cleaning purposes, borax, it cleans almost anything (really, I've used it to removed blood stains (martial arts rock) and food colouring (i like to get experimental when i cook) bathroom grime everything)
Borax is a freakin' miracle product and I can't imagine how I was ever sold on something fancier. I've heard of the salt filled citrus shell before- haven't tried it yet, but I may soon. Can you reccommend some plants specifically to clean the air? We have a few- some spider plants, a pothos vine and some others I can't really identify.
Vacuum I add cotton wool ball or makeup-pad with few drops mint oil the whole house smells minty and fresh.
Do you put that inside the vacuum? Like the bag/canister? I like this idea a lot