Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Green Cleaners Workshop

This hands-on workshop will teach you how to make several natural, safe household cleaners, including kitchen cleansers, diaper pail deodorizer, tub and tile cleaner, floor mop, all-purpose household cleaner, antiseptic soap spray, and air deodorizer. Feel good about not using any harsh chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin or having dangerous fumes inhaled by your family, and enjoy how your home sparkles and smells! The class includes everything you will need to get started: several containers and bottles, most of the ingredients (see note about equipment below), and written recipes for you to keep. I will share with you where to buy the ingredients in bulk/at wholesale prices to save money. You will save hundreds of dollars over time compared to store bought cleaners. And you will spare landfills so much packaging, too, since the bottles are reusable over and over.

NOTE: Since essential oils can be pricey and we all prefer different scents, please bring a few of your own. Recommended scents include lemon, peppermint, and lavender. Essential oils are not absolutely necessary, but they do add yummy scents and make the cleaning experience aromatherapeutic and so much more pleasant! Also, bring your own 1-2 oz bottle of tea tree oil. We will only use a few dropper fulls of the oils at the workshop, so they will last you a long time. You will also need funnels (wide mouth and regular), measuring cups and spoons, a large mixing bowl, fork and a spatula (Pyrex and metal utensils are preferred since essential oils can melt plastic). Bring your own labels or a sharpie to label your containers too, and a bag to carry it all home!

$20 + $25 materials

June 22, 2008 3pm-5pm

At Nurture: 1614 NE Alberta
Register Here

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