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

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Storey Publishing, Dec 1, 2008 - House & Home - 223 pages
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You don't need to pay a fortune for expensive "green" commercial cleaning products. It's easy and inexpensive to mix up effective, nontoxic alternatives using basic kitchen staples — baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs, and borax — plus a handful of easy-to-find essential oils. Karyn Siegel-Maier offers 150 all-natural recipes for cleaning everything inyour home — from bathrooms to bedding, carpets to cabinetry. The formulas are so simple that anyone can make them, but they are at least as effective as the commercial options. Try making your own Rosemary-Geranium Floor Wipes for electrostatic floor mops, Weekend Warrior Wicker Wash, Telephone Dirty Talk Tamer, Clear the Air Room Spritzer, or Lavender Lift Automatic Dishwasher Soap.

 

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Anyways, found some interesting recipes/tips to xerox. - Goodreads
It has easy, quick recipes that really work. - Goodreads
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User Review  - michelleannlib - LibraryThing

This is an awesome resource! I stumbled across it trying to figure out how to clean my oven without using the gross stuff. Making your own, natural cleaning products is such a great way to elimainate ... Read full review

Review: The Naturally Clean Home: 101 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Nontoxic Cleansers

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

I received this book as a gift from my sister a holiday or two back. I started reading it from the front cover and was initially unimpressed. Several of her recipes call for combining baking soda (an ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Why Clean with Herbs?
7
2 The Kitchen
28
3 The Bath
55
4 The Laundry
70
5 Wood Care
101
6 Cleaning Metals
115
7 Walls Carpeting
129
8 Clearing the Air
145
9 The Garage Basement
167
10 The Garden Landscape
187
11 The Home Office
207
Resources
217
Index
220
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About the author (2008)

Karyn Siegel-Maier is a health writer, the mother of three, and the author of The Naturally Clean Home. She contributes articles about herbal health and alternative medicine to magazines including Natural Living Today and Mother Earth News.

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