09 July, 2010
My boy has been at the local science center for the past week doing summer camp!! He is having a great time and learning a lot. The camp he is attending is called "Engineer This"!! Each day they learn about a different aspect of engineering.... Aerospace, mechanical, structural, and the past day they did chemical!! I was so excited when he brought home his papers today to find 4 awesome recipes for household cleaners !!!! Boy this might just save me a TON of money!! So I thought I would share what WE have learned at summer camp with you all!!
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER:(makes 1/2 cup)
Ingredients-- 1/4 teaspoon Borax, 1/2 tablespoon vinegar, 1/2 cup warm water
Other materials needed -- measuring spoons, measuring cup, plastic mixing bowl, funnel, spray bottle,
paper towels/clean rags.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well, pour into spray bottle. Be sure to label the container. Spray on counter top and wipe with paper towel or clean rag!!
LAUNDRY STAIN PRETREATMENT:(makes 1/8 cup)
Ingredients-- 2 tablespoons baking soda, water to create paste, white vinegar to wet stain
other materials needed-- measuring spoons, pint sized plastic container, dishpan with soapy water
Measure baking soda into pint sized plastic container. Slowly add water and stir until you make a thick paste. Spread the paste onto the stained fabric and wet with vinegar. Let soak in soapy water. Rub fabric together to remove the stain!
SCOURING POWDER:(makes 1/4 cup)
Ingredients-- 2 tablespoons baking soda, 2 tablespoons salt
other materials needed-- measuring spoons, pint sized plastic container w/ lid, plastic scouring pad,
paper towels/ clean rags.
Mix ingredients in a pint sized container. Sprinkle on surface. Scrub with scouring pad and wipe with wet paper towel or clean rag.
GLASS CLEANER:(makes 5/8 cup)
Ingredients-- 2 tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons water, 1/2 cup white vinegar
other materials needed-- measuring cup, measuring spoon, funnel, spray bottle, paper towels
Pour salt into the spray bottle. Add liquid ingredients to the the spray bottle using the funnel. Mix well. Be sure to label the container. Spray on glass and wipe with a dry paper towel.