Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Have You Been To A Green-Cleaning Party?

Hello, and happy Wednesday!

There is a new twist on the old Tupperware parties of the 1950's and 1960's.  Green-Cleaning parties are the latest party hit, and they are great ways to educate people about the harmful effects of chemicals on the earth.  The organization Woman's Voices For The Earth came up with the idea a couple of years ago, and the parties have caught on like wildfire.  More than 1,500 parties have been held.

At Green-Cleaning parties, women, usually about 10, get together at someone's house.  They use the kitchen to mix non-toxic household cleansers, furniture polish and other things.  The home-made versions of the all-purpose vinegar-based spray cleaner costs about 38 cents to make, as compared to $4.00 to $8.00 for store-bought chemical versions.  The soft scrub made with baking soda costs 78 cents to make, compared to the store price of $3.75.

Lavender or lemon is used to mask the vinegar smells, and vegetable glycerin helps the products to last when stored in an airtight container.

Each guest contributes to the cost of buying the ingredients, then takes home his/her share of the finished products.

Recipes are taken from the internet, particularly

So, next time you have an urge to get together with your friends, consider a Green-Cleaning party.  The earth will thank you for it!

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