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Homemade Cleaners: Quick-And-Easy, Toxin-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach,

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A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO NATURAL CLEANERS THAT COMPLETELY DISINFECT, POLISH, AND FRESHEN WITHOUT DANGEROUS TOXINS

Toxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleaners—the very products people buy to make their homes hygienic and healthy. The recipes in Homemade Cleaners use common, affordable ingredients that not only get every room in the house sparkling and germ-free but are also safe for families and the environment.

The green cleaners in this invaluable guide are all that is needed to keep a purified home without using harsh chemicals that can cause everything from skin irritation to central nervous system damage. Using nontoxic materials like vinegar, baking soda, and even vodka,Homemade Cleaners focuses on every floor, wall, window, and appliance, and includes methods for absorbing odors, information on air-purifying plants, a primer on basic chemistry, a checklist of essential supplies, and tips for cutting down on waste.

Synopsis:

SIMPLE STEPS TO A NATURALLY CLEAN HOME

Toxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleaners—the very products you buy to make your home hygenic and healthy. Homemade Cleaners offers a better solution. Its tips, tricks and formulas guarantee to make your home sparkling and germ-free.

Homemade Cleaners features over 150 recipes that are:

• Toxin-Free

• Simple and Affordable

• Highly Effective

• Environmentally Sound

• Kid and Baby Friendly

Using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and even vodka, the authors tackle the nitty-gritty of everything from countertop cleaners to air-purifying plants so you avoid using commercial products that can cause side effects including skin irritation, asthma and central nervous system damage.

About the Author

Mandy OBrien is a biologist turned stay-at-home mom, with an additional degree in environmental studies and graduate studies in ecology. An advocate of human rights and consensual living, she is working toward a more sustainable, simple-living lifestyle. Mandy is married to her college sweetheart and is mother to five fantastic children. She lives in Independence, MO.

Dionna Ford is a lawyer turned work-at-home mama. You can normally find Dionna over at Code Name: Mama where she shares information, resources, and her thoughts on natural parenting and more. Dionna also cofounded two other websites for parents, the Natural Parents Network and NursingFreedom.org. She lives in Independence, MO.

Table of Contents

Introduction

What is Clean?

Green Washing

How Safe Are Your Cleaning Supplies?

  1. Labels
  2. Categories
  3. Health Effects

Why use Green Cleaning?

Getting Started

  1. Just the Facts: Dispelling Myths
  2. Basic Chemistry
  3. Soap vs. Detergent
  4. Basic Supplies
  5. Essential Oils

Surface Cleaning

All Purpose Cleaning

Counters: From Kitchen to Bathrooms

Mirrors and Glass

Flooring

Tubs, Tile, and Toilets

Walls

Furniture

Appliances

Electronics

Laundry

Clean Air

Air Pollution from Household Cleaners

Commercial Air Fresheners

Preventing Odors

Absorbing Odors

Dealing with Heavy Odors

Airing Out

Plants that Purify

Top House Plants for Cleaner Air

Herbs that Clean

Essential Oils

Extracts

Potpourri and Sachets

Outdoor Living

Reusables

Paper

Production and Impact

Cutting Down

Replacements

Plastics

Components and Effects

On the Go

Common Chemicals Found in Commercial Household Products

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612432762
Author:
Obrien, Mandy
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Author:
Ford, Dionna
Author:
O'Brien, Mandy
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Household Management
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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SIMPLE STEPS TO A NATURALLY CLEAN HOME

Toxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleaners—the very products you buy to make your home hygenic and healthy. Homemade Cleaners offers a better solution. Its tips, tricks and formulas guarantee to make your home sparkling and germ-free.

Homemade Cleaners features over 150 recipes that are:

• Toxin-Free

• Simple and Affordable

• Highly Effective

• Environmentally Sound

• Kid and Baby Friendly

Using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and even vodka, the authors tackle the nitty-gritty of everything from countertop cleaners to air-purifying plants so you avoid using commercial products that can cause side effects including skin irritation, asthma and central nervous system damage.

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