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The Naturally Clean Home
101 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Nontoxic Cleansers
by Karyn Siegel-Maier

Did 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!

Siegel-Maier 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.

The reader 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 this book.

The recipes 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!

Tips for Tough Jobs

  • For very greasy dishes, add 1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice to the dishwater

  • To 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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