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Frugal Living with Homemade Cleaning Products [Kindle Edition]

Patti Graham
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Want to go GREEN but you're not sure where to start? Want to save money at the same time?

In this article you'll learn tips on how to clean your home with eco-friendly homemade cleaning products. You'll find more than 45 fun and easy-to-follow recipes to make almost every room in your home sparkle. These recipes are all done with non-toxic and economical ingredients that can be found in most kitchen pantries. (With interactive Table of Contents.)

(Article: 4,783 Words)

Also published by Patti Graham:
"Get Up and Move" - Pedometer Walking Program for Better Health.
"Frugal Matters" - Money lessons learned in the Great Depression and WWII for Use Today.
"Vinegar for Beauty" - Using vinegar for customized skin, hair and body care.

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From the Author

Great ideas for spring cleaning or anytime cleaning.  I hope you find this article helpful in getting your home to sparkle!

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  • Print Length: 25 pages
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  • Language: English
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37 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as useful as it might be! February 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have a couple of problems with Frugal Living with Homemade Cleaning Products [Article]. The first problem occurs just as you begin to read the book, as the author states "Most household cleaning products release chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds that are very toxic." This is a huge overstatement. So, as a member of the American Chemical Society, let me try to explain a little terminology here in a simple way.

First, remember that every single thing on the earth, in the earth or surrounding the earth in the atmosphere is made up of chemicals. This includes you yourself. "Chemical" should not be used as a scare word. A chemical compound is one that is made up of several different kinds of molecules. Again, not a scare word. The definition of organic is a little more complex. The simplest is "comes from what is or once was alive". Most organic compounds contain the element carbon. (There is some debate over non-carbon based life forms.) Almost everything that you put into your mouth, clean your house with, put into your fuel tank and clothe yourself in is an organic compound. Also nothing scary about it. Which brings us to volatility.

A substance that evaporates at low temperatures is said to be "volatile." It easily changes from a solid/liquid form to a gas. Perfumes are volatile organic substances. So is the vanilla that you put into your cake. The smell of meat roasting in the oven is due to volatile organic compounds. Not all Volatile Organic Compounds are bad or bad for you! The ones that are dangerous are fairly well regulated by the United States FDA. The cleaning products that you buy at the store are not hiding toluene in their unknown contents.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book March 1, 2012
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I am a mom of 3 little kids and trying to keep your house clean and safe are two very challenging things. This wonderful little book helps me to do just that. No more worries about any harmful chemicals that can cause harm to my kids.

I have tried the suggestions inside and it really does work. LOVE it!

Thank you for sharing this with us.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be a Frugalista! January 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This article has many helpful resources about what works and how to go green and cut costs. Cleaning products are so expensive nowadays - I now make my own to save some cash. In addition, my daughter has asthma and I can help control what is in her environment at home that may be harmful to her. I recommend this article for anyone wanting to go green, save money or be savy about what cleaning products and chemicals are used in your environment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, inexpensive, and effective. February 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The concepts, recipes, and tips shared in this article are tried and true standby's our grandmothers knew and trusted for decades. It's time we return to those simple and natural cleaning products, and relearn sound stewardship of our environment and health - Patti speaks to that throughout the article and lays out many practical ways to get started. What's not to like? It has my recommendation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frugal Living with Homemade Cleaning Products February 22, 2014
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Always researching & looking for something new.
Recommend this product for anyone that is interested in making homemade natural bath & body products, or
Just living .....Natural.....and being GREEN!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great looking recipes! April 2, 2013
By Patty
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I can hardly wait to whip up some green cleaners. Looks like most recipes are very simple. I really like the concept of going totally green.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good information February 18, 2013
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I have been trying to get rid of all the chemical cleaners in my house and this books helped me to decide what products to stock up on for eco-cleaning.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good reasoning
This book contains some good reasoning for the use of homemade products vs commercial products. I was a disappointed that there weren't more actual recipes.
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful!
This book is very well written and is full of very useful tips on making your own cleaning products which are a lot less expensive and a lot safer!
Published 17 months ago by Carol
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
No new information, just gives a few well-known tips that didn't contribute to my knowledge. I've removed from my device.
Published 23 months ago by godgal
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time.
You can find articles on the web that are more useful that this. Definite pass. I would rate it a zero if I could.
Published on May 27, 2012 by Mahrud Homey
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick and easy read, some good tips worth trying.
I enjoyed how quickly I read through this, it was a very easy read. I'm eager to try more of the suggestions. Read more
Published on April 5, 2012 by Jen S
5.0 out of 5 stars Lorraine & Russell
Thank you for another good book on a good way to save our planet and pocket. I found it very informative
Published on March 17, 2012 by Lorraine & Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read that Gets You Going Green
This informative little ebook give you just what you need to start cleaning your home without store bought cleaners with their harsh chemicals. Read more
Published on January 28, 2012 by MacJohnston
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More About the Author

Patti Graham lives in a small country town in New York with her wonderful husband, two extraordinary sons and a very handsome Rough Collie with a wild hairdo.

After graduating from college in New York, she worked many years in the corporate world for a top computer company and later changed careers to work in education.

Her first published book, Mission Reports, was written to preserve the endearing memories of the life and World War II military service of her father-in-law, the late Edward Graham.

Other Books by Patti Graham:
- Recipes for Beauty with Coconut Oil
- Get Up and Move: Pedometer Training Program
- Frugal Matters

Articles by Patti Graham:
-Frugal Living with Homemade Cleaning Products
-Vinegar for Beauty

Facebook: HappyHealthyHomemaker


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