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 this second edition, Karyn Siegel-Maier, featured in such publications as Mother Earth News and Natural Living Today, offers 150 all-natural recipes for cleaning every area of the home. Quick recipes for cleansers that are nontoxic, biodegradable, and fresh smelling are presented. 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 pennies per use. Siegel-Maier also offers recipes for outdoor spaces — like Shoo-Fly Shake to keep flies away from your backyard barbecue — and covers areas less commonly considered in the cleaning routine: garden, 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!
Copyright 2008, softcover, 223 pages.