PRODUCTION OF CLEANING AGENTS

TYPES OF HOMEMADE CLEANING AGENTS

  1. Fine sand: this can be used as an abrasive for cleaning pots. It should not be used on smooth surfaces to avoid scratching.
  2. Edo powder: this is a yellow coloured substance that is common in Nigerian markets. It has a fine smooth texture. It can be used for cleaning ornaments such as copper, gold and brass
  3. Finely ground charcoal: this can be used for cleaning smooth metal surfaces
  4. Pawpaw leaves: fresh pawpaw leaves can be used for cleaning dirty galvanized pails and blackened aluminium pans and pots.
  5. Local sand-paper leaves (Asisa leaves): these leaves have rough sandy surfaces. They can be used as abrasive for cleaning plain wood surface, blackened pots e.t.c.
  6. Home-made ‘vim’ or scouring powder (abrasive)

PREPARATION OF HOME-MADE VIM

Materials needed for making this powder at home include: egg shells, broken china ware (if available) and detergent powder.

Procedure

  1. Grind the egg shells and pieces of china ware into very fine powder
  2. Sift the mixture to ensure a smooth powder
  3. Mix the powder thoroughly with the detergent powder
  4. Store in a dry container with a good lid.

Assignment:

Get the following materials while coming to the next class for the preparation of home-made vim.

  1. Egg shells
  2. Broken China ware (if available)
  3. Detergent powder.

See also:

CARE OF THE FAMILY HOUSE

THE HOME

THE FAMILY

BASIC PATTERN DRAFTING TECHNIQUES & FASHION DESIGNING

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDS) AND HIV/AIDS

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