Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living

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Three Rivers Press, 1999 - House & Home - 339 pages
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Natural living has reached the mainstream: we are now far more concerned about the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the chemicals that surround us, and recognize that government regulations all too often fall short of safeguarding our health. Enter Annie Berthold-Bond, whose Better Basics for the Home is a compendium of practical information--recipes, tips, and guidelines--for creating a simpler, cheaper, and environmentally safer lifestyle. Packed with important information, including "Buyer's Guide" tips to safe commercial products and a complete resource directory. Better Basics for the Home enables us to make home a healthy place to be.

"Better Basics for the Home is such a pleasure to read through and savor. I've never seen so many practical, healthy, and uplifting solutions for enhancing daily life included in one volume."--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Annie Berthold-Bond's Better Basic for the Home is an extraordinary work. Offering a wealth of recipes for living more lightly on the planet--and more healthily, too--it will be of immense practical value to anyone and everyone with an interest in rising above the pitfalls for consumerism."--Carl Frankel, author of In Earth's Company: Business, Environment and the Challenge of Sustainability

"In a world full of dangerous and toxic chemicals you can count on Annie Berthold-Bond to clearly and safely guide you to products that will protect your health and the safety of your family. This is a great book, and a wonderful investment in a healthier future for us all."--Jeffrey Hollender, CEO, Seventh Generation

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User Review  - dingdongbelle -

I am very pleased that I bought this book. I was introduced to this book by different online writers...and i assure you this book does not disappoint. If you are into natural products for cleaning and ... Read full review

Somewhat Complicated

User Review  - AmyK - Borders

I looked at this book mainly for the skincare recipes (I already use the recipes from Green Clean in cleaning my home). I found the recipes to somewhat involved - not something that I have time for ... Read full review

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