Homemade Cleaners: Quick-and-Easy, Toxin-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Bug Killer, Air Freshener, and more

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SIMPLE STEPS TO A NATURALLY CLEAN HOME
Toxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleaners—the very products you buy to make your home hygenic and healthy. Homemade Cleaners offers a better solution. Its tips, tricks and formulas...
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Overview


SIMPLE STEPS TO A NATURALLY CLEAN HOME
Toxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleaners—the very products you buy to make your home hygenic and healthy. Homemade Cleaners offers a better solution. Its tips, tricks and formulas guarantee to make your home sparkling and germ-free.
Homemade Cleaners features over 150 recipes that are:

• Toxin-Free
• Simple and Affordable
• Highly Effective
• Environmentally Sound
• Kid and Baby Friendly

Using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and even vodka, the authors tackle the nitty-gritty of everything from countertop cleaners to air-purifying plants so you avoid using commercial products that can cause side effects including skin irritation, asthma and central nervous system damage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612432762
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 187,251
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Mandy O’Brien is a biologist turned stay-at-home mom, with an additional degree in environmental studies and graduate studies in ecology. An advocate of human rights and consensual living, she is working toward a more sustainable, simple-living lifestyle. Mandy is married to her college sweetheart and is mother to five fantastic children. She lives in Independence, MO.

Dionna Ford is a lawyer turned work-at-home mama. You can normally find Dionna over at Code Name: Mama where she shares information, resources, and her thoughts on natural parenting and more. Dionna also cofounded two other websites for parents, the Natural Parents Network and NursingFreedom.org. She lives in Independence, MO.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
What is Clean?
Green Washing
How Safe Are Your Cleaning Supplies?
  1. Labels
  2. Categories
  3. Health Effects

Why use Green Cleaning?
Getting Started
  1. Just the Facts: Dispelling Myths
  2. Basic Chemistry
  3. Soap vs. Detergent
  4. Basic Supplies
  5. Essential Oils

Surface Cleaning
All Purpose Cleaning
Counters: From Kitchen to Bathrooms
Mirrors and Glass
Flooring
Tubs, Tile, and Toilets
Walls
Furniture
Appliances
Electronics
Laundry
Clean Air
Air Pollution from Household Cleaners
Commercial Air Fresheners
Preventing Odors
Absorbing Odors
Dealing with Heavy Odors
Airing Out
Plants that Purify
Top House Plants for Cleaner Air
Herbs that Clean
Essential Oils
Extracts
Potpourri and Sachets
Outdoor Living
Reusables
Paper
Production and Impact
Cutting Down
Replacements
Plastics
Components and Effects
On the Go
Common Chemicals Found in Commercial Household Products
Resources
Index
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