Sunday, April 9, 2017

Simply Earth ... Surface Cleaner & Furniture Polish

First the disclaimers: The link over there, to the right? That's an affiliate link, and the one at the bottom of this post, yeah, that's one too. But hey, I love this company, and how they give back by giving some of their profits to help end human trafficking, so even if I wasn't getting a few cents off each purchase made through the links, I'd tell you how great they are anyway.

Oh, and another thing ... crafty stuff with me never goes as planned or as easy as recipes or Pinterest says it will. So expect complete honesty and more disclosures.

Originally I was going to make the Furniture Polish first but then realized that I had left the olive oil and tablespoon measure downstairs. We've been moving, and so between yesterday and today I've climbed about 30 flights of stairs and my knee is killing me so I said "rats darn" (or something similar) and decided to go with Plan B.
Always have a Plan B in life. 
(read my blog post about that very thing [here])
 Fortunately, the Surface Cleaner didn't call for olive oil.
 First, you'll need to gather all your ingredients and supplies.
Then because the spray bottle you originally bought for this project won't hold all the liquids required for the recipe, you'll have to say "rats darn" again and go downstairs to get the squirt bottle you used to keep the kittens in line, out of the car where it had been left during the move.
 While you're down there, don't forget the olive oil and tablespoon measure.
 After that, the recipe was pretty straight forward.
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
 One more disclaimer... decide which direction you want to write the label on the bottle before you start because Sharpie really is permanent. Even against Simply Earth's Surface Cleaner.
Now you can have happy feet because the recipe really did work as promised, and it was easy. It was just the "cook" who needed to get organized!

Simply Earth Furniture Polish
 The first thing you might notice here is that the spray bottle I chose to use for the Furniture Polish is smaller, and so it came with a smaller opening. This is important to know because I've been known to make a mess. (well, okay, I almost always can make a mess of things, especially when pouring oil from a tablespoon into a small opening). Make sure you measure and pour over a sink.  You'll thank me. Also, make sure when you set the spray bottle into the sink to pour into it, that it is level - like flat level - so that you won't knock over the bottle and spill it all out and have to start over again. Rats darn. Again, you will thank me for that little bit of insight.
 The Furniture Polish recipe was also simply easy to make:
4 Tablespoons olive oil
4 Tablespoons white vinegar
4 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Happy feet!

Next week: Tub & Tile Scrub and Garbage Pail Pods

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