The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning

The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning


By (author) Karyn Siegel-Maier

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  • Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 178mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: North Adams
  • ISBN 10: 1603420851
  • ISBN 13: 9781603420853
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: two colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 18,734

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Effective, nontoxic alternatives can be mixed up easily from kitchen staples - baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, and borax - plus a handful of easy-to-find essential oils. In the second edition of "The Naturally Clean Home", Karyn Siegel-Maier offers 150 all-natural recipes for cleaning every area of the home - from bathrooms to bedding, and from carpets to cabinetry.Siegel-Maier, a writer specializing in complementary therapies, presents quick recipes for cleansers that are nontoxic, biodegradable, and fresh smelling. Formulas are so simple that even a novice can make them, yet they are as effective as the commercial options. Best of all, these recipes are much less expensive than commercial cleaners; most can be made for mere pennies per use. With the second edition of this popular book comes a host of hard-working new recipes, including Rosemary-Geranium Floor Wipes for electrostatic floor mops, Thyme to Make Your Own Carpet Steamer, Weekend Warrior Wicker Wash, Telephone Dirty Talk Tamer, Clear the Air Room Spritzer, and Lavender Lift Automatic Dishwasher Soap.Siegel-Maier also offers recipes for outdoor spaces - like Shoo-Fly Shake to keep flies away from your garden barbecue - and covers areas less commonly considered in the cleaning routine: houseplants, computer, even the septic tank! Whether scrubbing or scouring, degreasing or dusting, "The Naturally Clean Home" makes it fun to mix up chemical-free products that are easy on home and planet!

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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