Green Cleaning Class Today!

 

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For the past month or more I’ve worked on organizing a Green Cleaning workshop which happened today.  We were so busy, and now that it’s over I have to say, I’m ready for a break.

It lasted 5 hours with lunch and wine included. We had a blast. 🙂  It was very enjoyable to share information with people who are genuinely interested in the same things I am. Nature and Nature’s way of helping us when we need it. In this case I’m referring to the use of essential oils and holistic personal health care.

Green Cleaning involves using essential oils to make natural cleaning products with ingredients we all have in our homes. White vinegar, Baking Soda, and Castille Soap. Castille Soap is very easy to find in any whole foods market.

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Left to Right: Fatima, Caroline and Miriam

Sometimes we have people living with us such as the elderly or children who are sensitive to harsh chemicals like the ones we find in bleach or detergents. Some of these chemicals can provoc onsets of asthma or allergies.  Plus, the essentials oils really add a sense of freshness to the home so bleieve it or not, it’s fun to clean the bathroom!

I’m going to leave you with a few of the recipies we used in today’s class that you might want to try at home. They really work!

The essential oils we used were Eucalytus (globulus), Tea Tree, Lemon and Peppermint!

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An Abrasive Cleaner- (basically for the bathroom or kitchen)

In a tupperware container which you can store underneath the sink, add:

1 cup baking soda

2 tsp Castille unscented soap

1 tbs. White vinegar

10 drops of Peppermint, 15 drops of Lemon, 15 drops of Tea Tree

Mix thoroughly and away you go!

Mold Prevention! Very important in the shower!

1 cup baking soda

3 tbs. Unscented Castille Soap

30 drops Tea Tree

Make your label and it’s ready!

Multiple Use Cleanser

This is especially good for tile surfaces, the bathroom, kitchen counters etc.

3 oz. distilled water or Lavender Hydrosol

2 tsp. Unscented Castille Soap

A dash of white vinegar

10 drops of Lemon, 10 drops of Peppermint, 5 drops of Eucalyptus

Use a 4 oz spray bottle for this one.

Wood Polish

1 Yellow Lemon (real fruit)

1 tbs Olive Oil

1 tbsp. distilled water

Combine all the ingredients and watch how your wood surfaces shine and smell great!

And for those smelly trash can areas here’s a good one:

Combine, 8 0z. water

1 oz, White Vinegar

20 drops Peppermint and 30 drops of Tea Tree or Lavender

Another idea that absorbs unpleasant odors is to put a small bowl of baking soda and your favorite essential oil in it (20 drops).  The baking soda absorbs the odor and the essential oil’s aroma fills the room.

This post was a little shorter than my last one but I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know how you like the recipies!

Thank you for reading this,

Caroline

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Lavender Shea Butter Soap. I harvested and dried some Black Sage, and mixed it with Chamomile and Rosemary. In the blender they went and what came out was a wonderful additive exfoliante to the soap. It smells wonderful!

 

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