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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 cleanersthe 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.
SIMPLE STEPS TO A NATURALLY CLEAN HOME
Toxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleanersthe 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:
• 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
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
What is Clean?
How Safe Are Your Cleaning Supplies?
- Health Effects
Why use Green Cleaning?
- Just the Facts: Dispelling Myths
- Basic Chemistry
- Soap vs. Detergent
- Basic Supplies
- Essential Oils
All Purpose Cleaning
Counters: From Kitchen to Bathrooms
Mirrors and Glass
Tubs, Tile, and Toilets
Air Pollution from Household Cleaners
Commercial Air Fresheners
Dealing with Heavy Odors
Plants that Purify
Top House Plants for Cleaner Air
Herbs that Clean
Potpourri and Sachets
Production and Impact
Components and Effects
On the Go
Common Chemicals Found in Commercial Household Products