Change the World Wednesday
This week I want to Thank all those that so diligently keep us informed with new (and old) ideas about Going Green and making this world a better place.
Last week (I have a habit for being behind) was cleaning recipes and everybody had great ideas. A lot of them I use myself and there were a few that I will be making up very soon. The oven cleaner below sounds great.
At the bottom of this post you will find some FYI on Swiffer Sweepers. They use to be my favorite cleaner for the floors. That was until I was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis and started to take a hard look at what I was doing to my life.
But like I said there are some great recipes listed on the sites below and we can all make a difference, One step at a time.
*Small Footprints at http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesday_19.html
*Waylandcook at http://waylandcook.blogspot.com/2009/08/homemade-green-cleaners.html
All Purpose Cleaner
• 2 tablespoons borax•
¼ cup lemon juice•
2 cups hot water•
20 drops tea tree essential oil
1. Combine the borax and lemon juice with the water in a spray bottle. Cap and shake well to dissolve the mineral.2. Add the tea tree oil and shake again to disperse the oil.
*TC at http://livesmartbook.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesdays.html
*Elizabeth Barrette at http://gaiatribe.geekuniversalis.com/2009/08/13/green-cleaners/
1 tablespoon of sea salt plus a pinch of asafoetida powder, thrown into the washing machine just before a wash cycle, will banish gremlins.
Diagnosing an infestation of gremlins...*Sinclair at http://naturewithme.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesday_12.html
*Connie Mishali at http://seewhykinsman.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world_13.html
2 tsp. Dawn
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. vinegar
2 tsp. Borax
2 quarts warm water
*Eemilla at http://eemilla.wordpress.com/
*Kathryn Magendie at http://tendergraces.blogspot.com/
*Sober White Women at http://thoughtsofasoberwhitewomen.blogspot.com/2009/08/its-friday.html
*Kate at http://holdfastseeker.blogspot.com/2009/04/kate-reveals-her-all-natural-cleaning.html
*Kelly at http://kellysideas.blogspot.com/
*Ann at http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/08/grow-your-own-food-mushrooms.html
*Rewinn at http://rewinn.blogspot.com/2009/08/afterlife-of-teabag.html
*Nicole S. at http://sotorrifictwins.blogspot.com/
FYI on Swiffer:
There are 4 ingredients listed: Water, Propylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether, and the mysterious “minor ingredients” and “preservatives”. Three out of four of these are automatically not up for further research. We all know what water is and the vagueness of the last 2 ingredients makes it impossible to figure out what’s going on there. Which leaves us with Propylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether. (MSDS is one issued by Proctor and Gamble)
Product Safety Assessment by DOW "Repeated inhalation exposure may cause adaptive liver and kidney effects..."
More info Here
At any rate I now stay away from Swiffers, in fact I can't even stand to go down the isles where they are sold d/t to overpowering SMELL of cleaners.
Thanks again everyone, and keep up the good work !!