Green Cleaning: Natural Hints and Tips for the Eco-Friendly Household

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When it comes to cleaning, less is more, and cleaning without toxic chemicals is known as “green” cleaning. Green cleaning is just a new name for an old way of cleaning and often uses items that are already on your kitchen shelves. Many of these cleaning tips may have been handed down from your grandmother, or even your great grandmother, and used over the years to get rid of that nasty stain or odor. Green cleaning is just a different way of thinking about what you put on the ...
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Overview

When it comes to cleaning, less is more, and cleaning without toxic chemicals is known as “green” cleaning. Green cleaning is just a new name for an old way of cleaning and often uses items that are already on your kitchen shelves. Many of these cleaning tips may have been handed down from your grandmother, or even your great grandmother, and used over the years to get rid of that nasty stain or odor. Green cleaning is just a different way of thinking about what you put on the surfaces in your home, what you breathe, and what you touch.

There are five natural cleaners that no home should be without:

  • White vinegar—A mild acidic product that won’t destroy surfaces and works great for soap scum.
  • Baking soda—A mild, natural abrasive that can be used for cleaning without worrying about scratching surfaces.
  • Lemon juice—Nature’s bleach and disinfectant, a natural stain remover and deodorizer.
  • Tea tree oil—An essential oil that is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.
  • Borax—A natural laundry additive and booster.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435106048
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/20/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 42,846
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Briggs was a teacher for 30 years, working in the United Kingdom and Germany. Since leaving teaching she has had more time for gardening and cooking and has embarked on a second career as a freelance writer, researcher and editor, alongside her writer husband, Lol.

Vivian Head lives in the South of England and is both a designer and an author. She has written extensively on many subjects.

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  • Posted November 2, 2009

    Great cleaning guide for those who don't want to use chemicals.

    This has a lot of good information on using every-day products instead of chemicals to clean all sorts of things. There are even tips about pets.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2009

    Great Tips for Green Cleaning

    I own and operate an eco-friendly house cleaning company in San Francisco, and I rely heavily on the information provided in this book. It is so important in this day and age to keep toxins out of the environment. If you'd like to learn more about green cleaning techniques, you can check out our website at http://www.greenforce.biz

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Good, economical ideas with easy to find products for cleaning

    I like this little book for cleaning with products that are readily found at the local grocery store. I would recomment it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    Green Cleaning

    As I was walking down the Bargain Book isle, "Green Cleaning" seemed to jump right off the shelf. Since I am always searching for ways to green up my house (due to my allegies to many of today's cleaning supplies), I glanced through this book and determined immediately that this book, with all its "recipes" for home-made cleaning supplies, was perfect. It was compact and contained a lot of information. If I had any complaints, it was that I purchased the only copy from the shelf. Since I intended to give this as a hostess gift, I was really disappointed, as I would have purchased two copies instead of one. When I looked through the book, I found the information very useful and well-presented. I will continue to check to see if this book has been restocked at our local B&N and, when it is, I will purchase a copy for myself, after which it will occupy a place in my kitchen with some of my other well-used books. "Green Cleaning" was economically priced--in fact, with my 10% discount, it was a steal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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