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5 Green Cleaners You Can Make Naturally At Home

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I’m Niki, the founder and designer of Enji Studio Jewelry. We’re a sustainable luxury jewelry brand based in beautiful north county San Diego.

at Enji we’re on a mission to bring you meaningful, modern, ethical design that shows off your style, honors the journey of your life, and reflects your values. We craft each piece for you in our Carlsbad studio bringing new life to recycled gold and silver and using only FairTrade and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones.

Enji was founded in 2014. We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing and giving back to the local and global community. We create our pieces for everyday wear.

Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. As creators and consumers, our choices now have a global impact. This is why we consider how things are made to be important and this to be part of our responsibility as a business and global citizen. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. This is why we make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fairtrade stones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled paper and clothing.

Niki is a GIA Graduate Jeweler. She was awarded the 2016 Halstead Grant Award and 2014 Windgate Fellowship Award by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and Europe and her work can be seen in the pages of Glamour UK, Basic, Evening Standard, National Jeweler, and more. To see her one of a kind art pieces and CV check out nikigrandics.com

Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. We make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fair mined stones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled paper.

As a member of Ethical Metalsmiths, we hope to be among the first movers bringing transparency and sustainable practices into the luxury fashion jewelry world. Ethical Metalsmiths and Fairmined gold and gems.  All our pieces are made in our studio in San Diego and we use low-impact, environmentally conscious studio practices to lessen our footprint. 

We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing, because it’s important. To us, to you, to the women and men who mined the stones we use to create our pieces. We also donate a portion of each sale to organizations that help empower women locally and globally and work to end domestic violence and human trafficking because that’s part of the future we want to see.

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5 Green Cleaners You Can Make Naturally At Home

Hilda Chang

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One thing that I love about a greener lifestyle is that you can live a healthier life while still saving the planet. We can take the example of most cleaning products. The warning labels of household cleaning products have to clearly state things like “Corrosive. Harmful or fatal if swallowed”, “Keep out of reach of children”, and “Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing”. Not only are these products harmful to the environment, but also to our direct health. By living a greener lifestyle, you could eliminate these items in your home and use safer nontoxic ingredients that work just as well. Check out the top 5 essential cleaning recipes we suggest getting started living healthier.

All Purpose Cleaner

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If you are looking to clean regular everyday surfaces in your home such as counters, tables, desks, and mirrors you can use this two-ingredient cleaner:

●      Equal parts water and white vinegar

Mix and spray on surfaces. Wipe down surface with soft cloth or paper towel. You can substitute vinegar for rubbing alcohol if you are cleaning wood, granite, or stone to prevent damages.

Bathtub/ Sink

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Vinegar is a great alternative to harsh chemicals, but nothing beats the smell of grapefruit. This recipe is simple, cheap, and with a little hard work can make your tub sparkle. Not to mention it will make your bathroom smell amazing.

●      Coarse salt

●      One grapefruit cut in half. 

Dip grapefruit into salt and scrub on stains. Apply pressure to grapefruit to release juices on stains. Dip fruit in salt as needed.

Air Freshener

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Instead of spraying scents in the air that only cover up smells and cause you to inhale harmful ingredients use this recipe instead.

●      12 – 15 drops of pure essential oil (grapefruit, lemon, orange, lavender are my favorites)

●      1/2 cup white vinegar

●      1/12 cups water

Combine in a spray bottle, shake, and spray to freshen the room! (Shake before each use).

You can experiment with higher ratios of vinegar to water and upping the essential oil if this is not strong enough.

Oven Cleaner

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Oven grease is one of the hardest stains to get out but luckily there is a natural and effective way to combat it.

●     1/2 cup baking soda

●      2 – 3 Tbsp. water (more or less)

●      White vinegar (1/2 cup or so)

In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup of baking soda and stir in 2 – 3 tablespoons of water, adjusting as needed to get a spreadable paste. Spread this all over the walls of your ovens, rubbing it in for a scrubbing effect. Let that mixture rest overnight. In the morning, put some vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz everywhere you see baking soda, which will create a foaming action. Wipe clean with a damp cloth, rinsing until clean.

Wood Polish

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Because wood furniture is sensitive it is important to clean with a polish can give the wood a protective layer. Using this recipe will help clean and protect your furniture

●      Juice from 1 Lemon

●      1 Tablespoon grapeseed or olive oil

●      1 Tablespoon water

Combine ingredients in a small jar. Seal jar tightly and shake vigorously until well emulsified. Dip a small cloth in mixture and apply to wooden furniture.

 

Sources:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/20-diy-green-cleaning-recipes-141129

https://greatist.com/health/27-chemical-free-products-diy-spring-cleaning

https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/green-living/natural-cleaning-recipes

https://www.keeperofthehome.org/homemade-all-natural-cleaning-recipes