Going Green to Better Clean

Forget the Tupperware party. Today's get-togethers are all about going green.

Green parties are the latest trend catching on across the country.The premise involves gathering at a friend's home and learning how to make your green or environmentally friendly cleaners.

A group of women recently gathered in South Orange, N.J., for a green party, where participants used a green party kit supplied by the nonprofit organization, Women's Voices for The Earth. (continue)

Sample recipes:

All-Purpose Cleaner

2 cups white distilled vinegar

2 cups water

20-30 (or more) drops of essential oil (as preferred)

Storage: 32-oz spray bottle

Tip: to reduce vinegar smell, try lavender or lemon essential oil.

Creamy Soft Scrub

2 cups baking soda

1/2 cup liquid castile soap

4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin (preservative)

5 or more drops of essential oil (optional - tea tree, rosemary or lavender)

Mix together and store in a sealed glass jar; shelf life 2 years

To learn how to have your own green cleaning party, visit the Women's Voices for The Earth Website