Natural cleaning agents

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Presentation made by “Pollution! Find a STEM solution!” group of students

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Natural cleaning agents

  1. 1. NATURAL CLEANING AGENTS Made by “Pollution! Find a STEM solution!” group of students
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION ▪ One of the project aims is to raise awareness about environmental problems, such as air pollution at schools and homes. It is important to be proactive, so we decided to take some action and improve indoor environmental quality. ▪ That is the reason why the school Eco group have made some cleaning agents and give workshops for other students. ▪ Beyond the health benefits (breathing cleaner air and minimizing exposure to potentialy toxic chemicals), non-toxic cleaning agents can help us to protect the environment and save money.
  3. 3. INGREDIENTS – you have them all at home ▪ White vinegar ▪ Destilled water ▪ Baking soda ▪ Olive oil ▪ Essential oils
  4. 4. WINDOW CLEANER INGREDIENTS LIST ▪ White vinegar ▪ Lemon juice ▪ Distilled water USE: combine 1 part of white vinegar with 4 parts of water and add lemon juice *pur the cleaning liquid into plastic/glass spray bottle Group A Group B Class 1 82 95 Class 2 76 88 Class 3 84 90
  5. 5. HARDWOOD FLOORS CLEANER INGREDIENTS LIST ▪ Olive oil ▪ Lemon juice ▪ Distilled water USE: put 1 cup of olive oil and ½ cup of lemon juice into a bucket filled with distilled water
  6. 6. MULTI PURPOSE CLEANER INGREDIENTS LIST ▪ White vinegar ▪ Distilled water ▪ Essential oils (lavander and tea tree oil) ▪ Baking soda USE: Heat 2 cups of water and 2 cups of white vinegar with 3 drops of lavander essential oil and tea tree oil. Bring to the boil, remove from heat.When the mixture is cool, add 5 teaspoons of baking soda. Stir and pour into spray bottle.
  7. 7. ECO-FRIENDLY SOAP SOAP MAKING PROCESS ▪ Cut the soap base into chips.Melt the soap base.You can do this in a microwave oven or melt it over steam on a stove. Heat up the soap base for about half a minute until it melts completely (do not heat it above 70°C – it must not start steaming). ▪ Mix a few drops of glycerine dye(colour) in a small with a little water before adding it to the melted base. Mix well so the dye dissolves completely and all the clumps are gone. ▪ Add drop by drop of thinned dye until you get the desired shade and 2-5 drops of essential oil. Add the fragrance (no more than 2% of the amount of the soap base). Only use ingredients intended for cosmetics or eating! Stir until the fragrance is completely blended ▪ Spray the mold with a little alcohol before you pour in the prepared base. ▪ Pour the prepared soap base into your soap mold. ▪ Make sure you spray the surface with alcohol to make all the bubbles disappear. ▪ After about an hour (depending on the size of the mold), when the soap has hardened completely, take it out of the mold and make sure you wrap it up into transparent cling film. ▪ INGREDIENTS LIST ▪ Glycerine soap base ▪ Glycerine colors ▪ Essential oil ▪ Alchocol spray
  8. 8. ▪ Enjoy your wonderful handmade soap!
  9. 9. LAUNDRY DETERGENT (600C – 900C, whites) INGREDIENTS: • 1 bar soap (natural, unscented) • 1 cup borax • 1 cup washing soda (NaHCO3) • ¼ cup baking soda (Na2HCO3) • 10 – 30 drops of scented or essential oil (optional) Use 3 – 4 tablespoons of the mix, depending on how dirty the load is. Sitr all the ingredients well with a plastic or wooden spoon in a plastic or wooden bowl (the ingredients react with metal!). Keep in a cool dry place, in a well closed container.
  10. 10. There is no better place to learn about environment then at home and school! So, clean green! Let’s raise Earth-friendly generation of children!

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