Cinnamon Stick Vacuum Freshener

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Cinnamon sticks are best enjoyed in a hot cider. But did you know they also make for an easy, natural and holiday pleasant addition to your cleaning chores? Just drop a couple of cinnamon sticks into your vacuum bag and the sticks will provide light odour protection via their natural scent and antimicrobial quality. "Cinnamon's essential oils also qualify it as an "anti-microbial" food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi, including the commonly problematic yeast Candida. In laboratory tests, growth of yeasts that were resistant to the commonly used anti-fungal medication fluconazole was often (though not always) stopped by cinnamon extracts." [via WHFoods.com]

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