The Non-Toxic Home

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Cover Shot - click to view order and information page on this book at Amazon.comClean & Green - The Complete Guide to Nontoxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping - Paperback Updated edition © copyright October 1994 by Annie Berhold Bond. Published by Ceres Press; ISBN: 1886101019

485 Ways to Clean, Polish, Disinfect, Deodorize, Launder, Remove Stains ­ Even Wax Your Car Without Harming Yourself or the Environment

That's what the top of the front cover says, and the book holds true to its promise.  This is the most essential reference book I can think of for anyone living with Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness.  Only when the home is a safe, nontoxic environment, do we have the chance to rest our physical defenses against the poisons polluting our world, and thus recover our health and well­being.

Whether you are Environmentally Ill, environmentally minded, or simply thrifty, this book can tell you how to stock your home with a few basic supplies, and combine them to clean and care for almost anything around the home.  Disinfect cloth diapers, get rid of that soapscum in the shower, or polish your silver for the holidays ­ all without compromising your health, your values, or your pocketbook.

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Cover Shot - click to view order and information page on this book at Amazon.comThe Naturally Clean Home: 101 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Non-Toxic Cleansers - Paperback edition © copyright December 1999 by Karyn Siegel-Maier. Published by Workman Publishing Company; ISBN: 158017194X

Karyn Siegel-Maier, an herbal researcher and writer for numerous newspapers and national magazines such as Natural Living Today, Better Nutrition, and Let's Live, has put together a five-star collection of all-natural recipes and techniques for cleaning your home from top to bottom, inside and out.  Create herbal, non-toxic cleaning formulas for the home with this handy resource, including easy-to-follow instructions for laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, bathroom cleaners, air and carpet fresheners, insect repellents, and much more.

From the Back Cover:

Save money...Save your health...Save the planet...With natural cleaning power!

Did you know that the air in your home might have chemical contamination levels 70 times greater than outdoor air?  And the culprits are lurking right under your kitchen sink. It's time to clean up your act!

Learn how easy it is to make your own safe, nontoxic, effective alternatives to commercial cleaning products by combining the antibacterial and antiseptic properties of herbs and essential oils with other natural ingredients such as baking soda, vinegar, borax, and lemon juice.  The Naturally Clean Home includes tips and formulas for freshening every room in the house:

  • Wash the dishes with eucalyptus
  • Restore the rug with rosemary
  • Soften fabrics with lemon
  • Clean the oven with orange
  • Scrub the sink with lavender
  • Polish wood with raspberry leaves
  • Flush the toilet clean with tea tree oil
  • Wax the car with beeswax

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Cover Shot - click to view order and information page on this book at Amazon.comClean House, Clean Planet : Clean Your House for Pennies a Day, the Safe, Nontoxic Way - Paperback edition © copyright April 1997 by Karen Noonan Logan. Published by Pocket Books; ISBN: 0671535951

Another five-star entry into the world of non-toxic home cleaning and maintainance, Clean House, Clean Planet is an easy-to-use guide to planet-friendly housekeeping, providing simple recipes for nontoxic cleaners made from inexpensive, common ingredients, and offering tips on how to clean a home safely.

Learn to use simple, ordinary ingredients to make effective, environmentally friendly cleaning products for the home, from using plain club soda as a window cleaner to making a copper-cleansing solution with lemon juice and salt.

This easy-to-read book is perfect for the eco-friendly householder, who wants to learn how to make and use environmentally friendly and inexpensive household cleaners out of everyday ingredients, offering advice on how to do everything from cleaning the oven to unclogging the sink.

A perfect complement to "Clean and Green", "Clean House, Clean Planet" doesn't offer the hundreds of specialty formulas for every purpose; but, if you are looking for an easy, enjoyable read, which will teach you the safe and simple way to clean your home, this is the book for you.

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