All students in the Sunday School program convened on April 7th to make a variety of non-toxic, environmental-friendly, and very effective home products. These items will be offered together as an addition to the 2013 Skills Auction Catalogue as a package.
The products were chosen to provide an opportunity for the students to contribute to the Society with this unique and exciting offering. They were prompted by the upcoming annual Earth Day where they could demonstrate that all of us can make a small change in our lifestyles and preserve the integrity of the earth, air, and water.
There have been articles online about how conventional commercial cleaning products contain chemicals and toxins that are both harmful to humans, animals, and to the environment. Something as innocuous as bleach inadvertently contains compounds that can induce adverse health effects, especially over time. The students were intrigued by the concept of making their own cleansers.
The students measured, poured, stirred, and packaged ingredients that are safe (non-toxic), generally found in any kitchen, and affordable: baking soda, washing soda, vinegar, lemon juice, and essential oils to make them smell great. Not only are these compounds very effective in keeping kitchens clean and free of bacteria, they are the kind of products our grandmothers made themselves. And far more safe in the hands of toddlers who get into a cabinet.
Some of the homemade detergents and cleansers include handy lemon dishwasher cubes, antibacterial soft scrub cleanser, homemade laundry soap, eucalyptus all-purpose cleanser, and lemon all-purpose scouring powder. No scratching and the most satisfying clean fragrance in the kitchen and bathroom.
The basket of homemade cleansers will be up for auction. They are one of a kind and “recipes” for each product will be included to allow the purchaser to replenish his/her/their supply.