Wednesday, June 25, 2008

green and clean

My sister-in-law Gretchen had a Green Cleaning product party at her house the other night. No, she didn't make us clean her house... that'd be her husband Tieg who gets to do that. She had a few of us over to learn how to make green (safe!) cleaning products out of simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, distilled water, Dr. Bronner's natural soap and essential oils. A friend of hers took a class and shared the handout with recipes, so she decided to throw a party and teach us how to do it. What a party it was! Check out the buckets full of containers to store our newly made cleaning supplies! My favorite was the soft-scrub type cleanser. My sink has never been so clean or smelled quite so nice.

If anyone's interested, I can share the recipes. We made the soft-scrub, a counter spray/window wash, carpet deoderizer and a toilet bowl cleaner.


Paper Dolls for Boys said...

This is a super cool idea. I'd like to have a party like this or what I really mean is I'd love to be invited to somebody else's house who did all the work to put this party together!

And yes, please DO share the recipes. I made a few green-clean products one holiday to give as gifts (I think you've inspired me to post that pitiful story).


noradawn said...

What an awesome idea for a party! I'd also love the recipes.

Pumita said...

Hello, City Farm Girl,
I love your father's day collage below and the recipes for rhubarb as well as the green cleaning products. Please, do share the recipes!

Stephanie said...

Hey wife,

This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for because all the Angolan cleaning products are super perfumey and gross. I know I can make a disinfectant spray with grapefruit seed extract (20 drops to a quart of water) and make it smell nice and be even more disinfectant with some lavender or tea tree oil, but that's about as far as I have gotten. So yes, recipes please!