Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home: The Simple, Room-by-Room Plan for a Natural Home

Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home: The Simple, Room-by-Room Plan for a Natural Home

by Becky Rapinchuk

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Overview

In Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home, Becky Rapinchuk, author of Simply Clean and creator of the popular cleaning website Clean Mama, provides a step-by-step guide to take charge of your home’s wellness with a comprehensive, all-natural cleaning system.

Scientific evidence points to a clear link between household chemicals and a number of diseases and chronic health issues. Drawing on this research, Rapinchuk’s program delivers an organized, beautiful, toxic-free, environmental-friendly household by providing readers with:

  • A room-by-room guide to cleaning and removing harmful toxins in one’s home
  • A Weekend Kick-Start Detox to ease readers into the program
  • Over 50 simple, organic DIY cleaning product recipes
  • Easy to digest research on common toxic products in the home, why they are dangerous to our health, and what to replace them with
  • Tips and tools from a trusted source to create cleaner, safer homes, resulting in healthier families

Cleanliness is about detoxing, embracing organic, all-natural methods and products, and protecting the environment. Moms look to Becky to guide them in the best cleaning practices for their home, and will welcome Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home, which shows that going natural isn’t just a better way to a cleaner home—it’s vital to the health of our bodies, our families, and our planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062856319
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 137,336
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

BECKY RAPINCHUK is the founder of Clean Mama, the most popular cleaning website in with world. The Clean Mama empire spans several highly successful businesses, including a membership-only monthly subscription, an organic cleaning line, a paper goods company, and an online community. Rapinchuk is the homecare expert for Scotch-Brite and has also worked with a variety of brands as an ambassador or brand affiliate, including Dyson, Home Depot, SC Johnson, Martha Stewart, Bissell, Casabella, Murchison-Hume, The Laundress, Aprilaire, and Neato Robotics. Rapinchuk is an online columnist for Better Homes & Gardens, the housekeeping expert on Answers.com, and a regular home expert for Real Simple, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV Magazine, InStyle, Shape, Oprah.com, Houzz, Refinery29, and others. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Invitation to a Better Way of Cleaning 1

Part I The Problem with Clean

Chapter 1 Is Your Home Making You Sick? 9

Chapter 2 What Is in Your Cleaning Supplies? 17

Chapter 3 The Toxic Ten and Whole Nome Swaps 34

Chapter 4 The Secret to Going Organic Without Spending a Fortune 45

Chapter 5 The Whole Home Detox Pantry 48

Part II The Kick-Start Weekend Detox

Chapter 6 The Kick-Start Weekend Detox 61

Kick-Start Weekend Task 1: Get the Bad Stuff Out 62

Kick-Start Weekend Task 2: Make a Replacement All-Purpose Cleaner 64

Kick-Start Weekend Task 3: Check Your Fragrances 67

Chapter 7 Five-Minute High-Impact Changes 68

Part III The Room-by-Room Total Home Detox

Chapter 8 The Room-by-Room Total Home Detox 77

Chapter 9 Kitchen 80

DIY Recipes for the Kitchen 95

Chapter 10 Bathroom 107

DIY Recipes for the Bathroom 119

DIY Recipes for Personal Care Products 124

Chapter 11 Living Areas 131

DIY Recipes for Living Areas 137

DIY Recipes for Floors 140

Chapter 12 Bedrooms 145

DIY Recipes for the Bedroom 155

Chapter 13 Laundry 159

DIY Recipes for the Laundry Room 165

Chapter 14 Entryway/Mudroom 173

DIY Recipe for the Entry way/Mudroom 176

Chapter 15 Garage and/or Basement 178

DIY Recipes for the Garage and/or Basement 181

Chapter 16 Daily Habits and Routines for Homekeeping 184

Acknowledgments 193

Appendix 195

Brands and Products to Trust 195

Resources for More Information 200

Notes 201

Index 209

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