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Green Housekeeping Paperback – January 8, 2008
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-- Cecile Andrews, author of The Circle of Simplicity
"For anything and everything you want to know about how to keep your house truly clean, this guide likely has the answer. Keep a copy stashed where you store your ecofriendly cleaning supplies so it'll always be handy with the simple solution for any cleaning dilemma."
-- Danny Seo, author of Simply Green Parties and Simply Green Giving
"Ellen Sandbeck once and for all provides a practical, commonsense guide to cleaning up our messes -- the clutter and disorganization that keeps us from thriving, and more important the toxins in our homes that negatively impact our health and well-being. In a world inundated with toxins on the one hand, and an unreasonable desire for sterility on the other, Sandbeck gives us refreshing insight into how to live in balance, challenging us to recognize that the oversterilization of our environment has contributed to the pandemic of allergic and autoimmune disorders. She also guides us on how to improve our homes and our health without constant exposure to household chemicals."
-- Dr. Mark Hyman, coauthor of Ultraprevention and author of UltraMetabolism
"Ellen Sandbeck's Organic Housekeeping is a lighthearted take on taming the house monster, written by a kindred spirit who would rather be outdoors."
-- Barbara Damrosch, author of The Garden Primer
"As simple as it gets! Sandbeck presents some surprising solutions to age-old cleaning challenges, complete with the 'whys' as well as the 'how-tos.'"
-- Donna Smallin, author of Cleaning Plain & Simple
"Organic Housekeeping is uncommon good sense for protecting our health and the planet. It's sustainability with style. Read this book and save yourself and your pocketbook too. All hail the Nontoxic Avenger!!"
-- John de Graaf, coauthor of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
"Ellen Sandbeck has provided the public with a fabulous catalog of useful information that will help all of us protect our health and our environment."
-- Mary Gant, Program Analyst, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
"Throughout this book, Ellen Sandbeck's deep concern for the health of our Earth and its citizens is obvious. She demonstrates how to help and protect ourselves by compiling an amazing number of ways we can live our life in a healthier, more organized and less expensive manner. It's a book you can read straight through because it is so entertaining and helpful. I give it my eco-green thumbs up!!"
-- Tessa Hill, Chair, Children's Health Environmental Coalition and President, Kids for Saving Earth
"This wonderful book is about far more than how to remove cooked-on grime from skillets without poisoning yourself in the process (although it does that, too). It's about tending a home in the way one tends a garden. The result is harmony, serenity, and less work. Really. I took a long time to read Organic Housekeeping because I kept leaping up mid-chapter to go off and execute another brilliant suggestion. Thank you, Ellen Sandbeck."
-- Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment and Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
"Organic Housekeeping is authoritative, clear, and very useful. Readers of the book will be better equipped to protect themselves from the deluge of synthetic chemicals which surround us."
-- Herbert L Needleman M.D., coauthor of Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World
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Top Customer Reviews
My canine friend left me a mess on my living room carpet, which by the time I discovered it had set itself rather stubbornly. I lined up all the carpet cleaning products from under the sink, grabbed my magnifying glass to read the fine print on all the cans, then tried to determine which would help and which would make the mess worse. My frustration mounted until I remembered recently receiving a copy of Sandbeck's book. I grabbed it and started with "Rug and Carpet Care" and found I had a hard time putting her book down.
I noticed immediately how well indexed Organic Housekeeping is. It was easy to find the answers to quite a number of my current household dilemmas. From my mother-in-law's flour moths to how to avoid bacteria-ridden kitchen sponges, I have found inexpensive, non-toxic, healthful ways to resolve common household problems. I pick it up for one thing and find I am enjoying the insights and her common sense approach to house cleaning so much I have read well beyond the answer to my original question.
I have no problem giving this book a five out of five star rating.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book!!! I have horrible asthma and can't use a lot of chemical cleaners in my house. I have this book and a couple others that I turn to like a Bible when I need to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Caroline
Love this book! I have found a million uses for this book. It's must if you are sick of poisoning yourself and your house with toxic chemicals. Read morePublished 9 months ago by adventurebabbler
This book is my housekeeping bible. I am extremely chemically sensitive and this book has helped me survive in a very chemically toxic society. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Charlotte Walker
Excellent book with lots of good tips. My daughter wants to read it too.Published 15 months ago by Kathy Andrews
I've been able to use the tips and recipes in this book to pretty much eliminate all of the harsh cleaning chemicals from my cleaning cabinet. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Funny and informative. Helpful and entertaining. Probably my favorite book on housekeeping.Published 18 months ago by DRD