(San Diego, CA ) To celebrate Earth Week, University of San Diego (UCSD) Geisel Library hosted an impressive DIY Maker Event on April 22. Participants gained valuable information and resources on non-toxic cleaning products and, recyclable materials to encourage sustainability.
A variety of maker stations were set up to share resources on making non-toxic cleaning supplies, buttons using recycled book covers, planting a succulent and, how to make reflective bike safety strips and more.
One maker station shared an easy, cheap, non-toxic cleaning product recipe, with the following ingredients: Water, distilled white vinegar, baking soda, fresh lemons, essential oil of your choice: rosemary, lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, etc. See recipe below:
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipe:
1) Warm 4 oz water and pour into container. Next, add a pinch of baking soda. Watch it foam up
2) Add 4 oz of white vinegar.
3) Squeeze the juice of one lemon!
4) Add only 5 drops of each Essential oil of your choice
5) Shake and spray
Note: If using a mason jar to store, use wax paper or cloth underneath lid, so that metal does not contact with vinegar. Use within a couple of weeks. Shake well before each use!
Check out a few photos of participants at the event discovering the benefits of making eco-friendly products and reusing consumables on a daily basis.