The Naturally Clean Home
101 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Nontoxic Cleansers
by Karyn Siegel-Maier
you know that the air in your home might have chemical contamination
levels many times greater than outdoor air? Author Karyn Siegel-Maier
explains that any substance that is poisonous, carcinogenic, corrosive,
reactive, flammable, or in some other way injurious to animals
or humans is considered hazardous. We all have them in our homes,
under our sinks, in our laundry rooms, and are flushing them down
our toilets and dumping them into our drains. In an effort to
reduce the use of so many harmful cleansers, Siegel-Maier has
combined her own homemade recipes, herbal knowledge, and cleaning
tips to create a powerhouse devoted to helping us keep a nontoxic,
environmentally safe home!
not only explains the dangers of today's commercial cleansers,
but provides safe alternatives made from simple ingredients such
as baking soda, vinegar, beeswax, herbs, essential oils, and other
natural ingredients. The Naturally Clean Home also suggests the
ingredients and equipment you'll need for your nontoxic cleaning
supply closet, and discusses the antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic
and antifungal properties of many dried herbs and essential oils.
Tips for growing, harvesting, and preserving your own cleaning
herbs are also included.
will find solutions to the toughest problems including toilet
bowl rust, overnight oven cleaner, and mold removal. Tips for
cleaning baby clothes, removing scorch marks and other tough stains,
and for making starch are just a few laundry areas covered in
are simple, cost effective and they work. The book makes a wonderful
gift for anyone with allergies, young children in the home, or
who are environmentally concerned. Enjoy!
- For very greasy dishes, add 1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice to the
loosen baked-on food from pots and pans, immediately add some
baking soda and wait 15 minutes before cleaning. If the pot or
pan has cooled before you've had a chance to add baking soda,
boil a solution of 1 cup water and 5 drops cedar or other essential
oil, and 3 tablespoons baking soda directly into the pot or pan.
Allow the mixture to stand until food can be scraped off easily.
Review by Nancy Eggleston
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