Archive for May 8th, 2014

Special Thanks to Katie Grist from Nature Maid for putting on such a wonderful and

educational workshop on the powers of “green” and “earth friendly” cleaning products

this past April 27th at the Athol Town Hall in Cherry Valley.

All who attended went home with “green” cleaning products and great ideas on how to

keep their homes earthly friendly, smelling great and CLEAN!


For those who were not able to attend we are hoping to have another workshop in the future.

In the meantime here are a couple of Katie’s green cleaning recipes for you to try at home.


 Nature Maid Cedarwood/Bergamot Dusting Aid:

1\2 cup Murphy’s Oil Soap

3\4 cup water

10 drops Bergamot essential oil

6 drops Cedarwood essential oil

Measure out your Murphy’s oil  and water and funnel into a squirt bottle.  Add you essential oils.  Attached squirt attachment and shake.  Use on all wooden furniture.  Spray and wipe off promptly with a soft, clean, dry cloth.

Nature Maid Herbal Air Freshener

4 sage leaves crushed

2 bay leaves crushed

2 teaspoons lavender buds

1 cinnamon stick

Combine herbs in a mason jar.  Pour 1 cup of witch hazel over herbs.  Let steep for 3 days.  After 3 days strain through a coffee filter into a spray bottle.  Top with 1\2 cup of water and use as you would any aerosol room deodorizers or linen spray.

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Clothes Swap!


Ladies! Ready for some fabulous new clothes for free? Time to clean out your closet and pass on your beloved items. Clothes, accessories, jewellery, shoes and boots. Bring some, take some!

FRIDAY May 23 at the Athol TownHall

6pm potluck dinner

Clothes swap starts at 7pm

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