Learn how to make your own natural cleaners - and learn why they work - during the Science Behind Natural Cleaners event Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Walking Mountains Science Center. Owners of Organic Housekeepers Tim Szurgot and Cassie Pence will show you how to use simple household ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda, lemon, Borax and essential oils to make cleaners for every surface in the house. They will also explain how natural cleaning works and what chemical reactions are responsible for disinfection, extracting dirt and creating shine. Finally, they'll shed light on why natural cleaning is so much better for your health - and the environment's health - than using chemicals.
This is a hands-on program. Expect to roll up your sleeves and mix up cleaners to take home with you. You'll leave equipped with an all-purpose cleaner and other natural cleaning recipes and tricks to try at home.
Organic Housekeepers started with one man and his crusade to clean up the world. When Szurgot was 8 years old, his mother put a vacuum in one hand and a dollar bill in the other and told him to clean the living room. To make it even more glamorous, she dubbed him "Captain Vacuum," and the superhero of cleanliness has scrubbed, mopped and rinsed ever since. In 2005, Szurgot parlayed his self-proclaimed anal retentiveness into Organic Housekeepers, a cleaning company that uses only nontoxic, natural and organic cleansers. Now with 50-plus housekeepers, Organic Housekeepers serves as the housekeeping departments for many companies up and down the Vail Valley.
The Science Behind series of classes highlights useful and fun skills that have underlying scientific principles. Each class provides a hands-on, interactive component with instruction from a local expert and a Walking Mountains educator. Classes are held once a month at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon. Spaces are limited, so call 970-827-9725 to reserve your spot today.