Recipe: Make Your Own Natural Cleaner

This natural cleaner uses an essential oil blend and is safe for the environment and your family. Use the spray to freshen, deodorize and disinfect everything from the air to kitchen work surfaces, bathroom fixtures and even woodwork, tile and carpets. To have antibacterial properties, the oils used must be essential, not fragrance, oils. To make the concoction organic, buy organic essential oils.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 oz of distilled water
  • 4 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 6 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 8 drops of lavender essential oil

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Local Article: WashTyme Makes Biodiesel Even Cleaner

by Andrew Rumbold

Many people are somewhat familiar with biodiesel, a biodegradable replacement for petroleum diesel fuel that is made from any vegetable oil and can be used in virtually any diesel engine or home-heating furnace without modifying the equipment. One of biodiesel’s main benefits is that it can be made from the recycled fryer oil of local restaurants. Of course, any vegetable oil that is liquid at room temperature works, including unused, or virgin, oils; soy and canola are the most common types used. Additionally, biodiesel is cleaner burning than petroleum, the exhaust smells much better and has a higher flash point (making it less likely to combust). Yet, because most folks don’t know much about the process of making biodiesel, they have no idea that one of its byproducts can be just as useful. Continue reading