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Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
Cleaning products presentation
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  • 1. Water Conservation Talk Green-Schools Office, An Taisce
  • 2. The Water Cycle
  • 3. Local Water Situation
    • Where does your water come from?
    • Where does waste water go?
    • How and where is waste water treated?
  • 4. Non-point source pollution
    • As water from rainfall and snowmelt flows over and through the landscape, it picks up and carries contaminants from many different sources.
    • This is called Non-Point Source Pollution .
    • This polluted water ends up in streams, lakes and the ocean by flowing directly in or by going, untreated, through storm drains.
    • Water also carries pollutants into underground drinking water as it soaks into the ground.
  • 5.
    • Fertilizers, weed killer, insecticides, fungicides
    • Pet droppings; poorly maintained septic systems
    • Detergents from washing your car, common household cleaners, improper disposal of paint, oil and other chemicals.
  • 6.
    • Pollutants can:
    • Destroy surface tension
    • Deplete oxygen
    • Disrupt light
    • Clog gills of fish and amphibians
    • End up in the food chain
  • 7. What can we do?
    • Look at what you buy & use....
    • Make your own!
  • 8. Creamy Soft Scrubber
    • Ingredients
    • ½ cup baking soda
    • Ecover Washing liquid
    • Glycerine
    • Water
    • Equipment
    • 1 Bowl
    • 1 spoon
    • 1 glass jar with lid
    • 1 sponge/cloth
    • Method
    • Pour baking soda into a bowl
    • Add enough ecover to make a texture like icing
    • You may need to add a few teaspoons of water
    • Add a few drops of glycerine to keep it moist
    • Store in a sealed glass jar
  • 9.
    • Method
    • Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until he washing soda has dissolved.
    • Apply and wipe off with a sponge/rag
    All-Purpose Spray Cleaner
    • Ingredients
    • 1/2 teaspoon washing soda A dab of liquid soap 2 cups hot tap water
    • Equipment
    • ½ teaspoon washing soda
    • Squirt of Ecover
    • 2 cups hot tap water
  • 10. Window Cleaner
    • Ingredients:
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon liquid detergent (Ecover), 3 tablespoons vinegar, 2 cups water
    • Equipment:
    • 1 cup, 1 spray bottle, 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 clean dry cloth OR a few sheets clean, dry newspaper
    • Method
    • Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake it up a bit, and use as you would a commercial brand.
    • The soap in this recipe is important. It cuts the wax residue from the commercial brands you might have used in the past.
  • 11. Floor Cleaner
    • 1/8 cup liquid soap or detergent
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
    • 1/2 cup strong peppermint herb tea (peppermint adds antibacterial qualities)
    • Directions
    • Combine ingredients in a bucket.
    • Swirl the wash around until it is sudsy, then proceed to mop as normal.
    • Discard any unused formula.
  • 12. Make your own Beauty Products!
  • 13. Lip Balm This gloss is perfect to sooth slightly chapped lips and give you a healthy shine.
    • Ingredients:
    • 1 Tablespoon honey,
    • 1 tablespoon almond oil,
    • 1 ½ teaspoons beeswax,
    • 5-10 drops vanilla essence OR other natural essence, such as peppermint or orange.
    • Equipment
    • 1 bowl,
    • 1 Saucepan of very hot water,
    • 1 teaspoon,
    • 1 tablespoon, small storage containers with lids.
  • 14. Lip Balm
    • Directions:
    • Place the bowl over the saucepan of hot water.
    • Into the bowl put a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of almond base oil, and one and a half teaspoons of beeswax. 
    • When the beeswax is melted, remove from heat and add five drops of vanilla essential oil. Stir.
    • Place the pan in a small amount of cold water (do not let the water get in the pan) and stir the contents vigorously for about a minute.
    • Put the mixture in storage containers and let sit for two hours before using. This gloss is best if used within a year.
  • 15. Egg & Lemon Clarifying Shampoo
    • Ingredients:
    • 1 ounce olive oil
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ½ -teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    • Equipment
    • 1 plastic or glass container with lid
    • , 1 teaspoon,
    • 1 tablespoon,
    • 1 fork,
    • 1 knife (to cut the lemon)
    • Directions
    • Place all ingredients in container and beat with a  fork until well-mixed.
    • Use as normal shampoo, but rinse with luke-warm or cool water, not hot water. Very hot water will start to cook the egg, and you will have scrambled egg in your hair!
    • Keep any leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • 16. Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub
    • Ingredients
    • 1 1/4 cups  sugar
    • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 4 drops lemon essential oil   
    • Directions
    • To make the sugar scrub, combine the sugar and sweet almond oil in a large bowl and stir well to combine.
    • Add the lemon juice and stir again.
    • Finally, add the honey and lemon essential oil and stir again to mix.