Where did I go wrong?
I posted a "green" formula for a kitchen surface cleaner that also repels ants. I posted it during what must have been vacation time, because it was when lots of recipes were backing up. A couple of weeks later, I posted a stir-fry recipe.
The stirfry appeared, but no cleaning formula, so I resubmitted it. It's still not appearing.
Is there anything "un-vegan" about not wanting black ants marching all over your counters and cupboards? We've had a real invasion this summer due to local construction work.
Here's the formula in case anyone's interested:
2 c. water
1 c. vinegar
1/4 baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Few drops each lavendar and tea tree oil
Place ingredients in a spray bottle, close tightly and shake. Spray surfaces, wipe dry.
Tea tree oil is a good grease-cutter and the lavendar keeps ants away (they hate the smell). I am ant-free for at least 5 days after each use. You don't need to rinse it off, it won't damage surfaces, and it leaves a wonderful perfume in the kitchen!
I love the smell, but it left a film on my formica counter tops. What did I do wrong, did I used too much tea tree and lavendar oil?
Maybe the tea tree or lavendar you got weren't pure oils?
I think I used too much oil. I added a bit more water and vinegar and it works great now! Thanks for the recipe, Yabbit!
Yeah, I just really like the way lavendar and tea tree oil smell and we have had ant problems before so I though "Ooo! I'll put in extra to make it smell extra good!" Plus, the recipe was halfed. I'm silly like that sometimes! ::)
Would this be effective as a bathroom cleaner too?