• Beth Cuenco

Earth Day 2020

Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been an important day ever since.  It's a day to nurture or love for the world in which we live and to remember the things we can do to help it stay healthy and well.


A few things we can all do:

During this time when we are all learning from home, we will be sharing some activities that will help our homes become places that do their best to support a healthier world. This week, we will be showing you how to make a natural spray cleaner for your home:



Ingredients: Orange Peel

Lemon Peel

White Wine Vinegar

A Jar

A Spray Bottle


How to make it:

Put the orange and lemon peel (as much as you can pack in) into a jar and cover with white wine vinegar. Let this steep (rest) for 2 weeks and strain the vinegar and discard the peels. Add 1/2 a cup of your vinegar solution to your spray bottle. If you want a less strong spray you can dilute with water or to make it stronger add more vinegar. You can also add a few drops of lemon essential oil if you like.


How to use it:

Shake the mixture well, and then spray onto surface and wipe clean with a damp cloth.


Note:

Yes, this still smells like vinegar! But only for a second. The vinegar scent quickly dissipates and you are left with a beautiful fresh citrus scent.


Do NOT use this cleaner on natural stone countertops or tiles. Extended use of vinegar can cause pitting in natural stone.


Benefits:

  • It is chemical free!

  • You get a lovely healthy boost of vitamin C from eating all the fruit after taking off the peel. This helps you to keep healthy too!

  • You have a new way to re-use old jam jars and spray bottles


Enjoy and have a lovely week!





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