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Homemade Cleaners: Quick-and-Easy, Toxin-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Bug Killer, Air Freshener, and more Paperback – January 7, 2014

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About 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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161243276X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612432762
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Having used homemade cleaners for the better part of a decade, I wondered if I would find much useful information in this book. However, I am always up for new, effective and simple cleaning ideas so I gave the book a try. I was only a few pages in when I knew I had definitely found some great new ideas!

The recipes are not only thorough, tested and explained, but also include related recipes that I would not have found otherwise. Like the recipe for ant repellant followed recipes to deter other common pests. Love the whole chapter for Parents that details cleaning kid messes. I lost track of how many times I thought, 'I wonder if there's a recipe for...?' only to find it on the next page.

Included in the book is a section on why toxic cleaners are...well, toxic. It was a great refresher for me and solidified my commitment to being a toxic-free home. The authors also warn you what to avoid in cleaning ingredients and give you tips for what you can do to make changes. There is a detailed chapter on helpful ingredients (washing soda, essential oils, witch hazel, hydrogen peroxide, base oils, etc) and where to find them.

I used their spot remover recipe and it cleared a counter stain I haven't been able to remove since I bought my home two years ago. I've tried several other recipes from the book and they have all cleaned well. Yay for effective, easy and toxic-free cleaning!

A friend of mine is considering adopting a homemade approach to cleaning and I think this book and some of the basic supplies wrapped in a cleaning cloth or tub will make a great gift.

Mandy O'Brien and Dionna Ford have done the legwork of finding the best recipes and condensed the information into a very readable, quickly accessible format. I am already turning to the pages of Homemade Cleaners Quick-and-Easy, Toxin-free recipes as my go-to cleaning resource.
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I'm finding this book to be a great resource for making small changes in the decisions I make when I purchase cleaning products for my home. The best part, in my opinion, is that the suggestions/instructions are feasible for my busy grad student lifestyle. I don't have time to make elaborate cleaning concoctions, and I don't have money to purchase expensive materials, so the easy-to-make recipes and no-fuss ingredients have helped me to make feasible changes without requiring a lot of time or money. I honestly didn't think making my home toxin-free would be an easy change, but this book has changed my mind on that. I've already earned back the money I spent on my copy by using cheaper natural ingredients (vinegar, lemon juice, etc.) in my cleaning supplies rather than expensive name brand cleaners, and I feel really good about the chemical-free surfaces in my home.
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I've been cleaning with vinegar for years, but I still thought that for the really tough jobs, I needed to bring out the bleach and other chemicals. By explaining the science behind their toxin-free cleaning methods and introducing many techniques, materials, and recipes I've never tried, the authors of this book taught me that there really is no need for toxic cleaners in my home. Not even during cold and flu season.

Beyond explaining the science of natural cleaning methods, this book is very practical. It makes no pretense that upon first reading, its readers will dramatically toss all of their store-bought cleaners. It introduces simple - really simple - steps that people can take to gradually clean better and healthier. No guilt here. Just practical steps to make your home healthier.

A big bonus for me is the introduction to essential oils. I now understand why people rave about them.

This book is an excellent resource for any home. As nice as it is for someone like me who has some experience cleaning a home using toxin-free methods, it would be an excellent book for those just getting started with homemade cleaners.

July 2014: I just tried this book's recipe for carpet shampoo to clean a large, well-trafficked segment of my carpet. It worked wonderfully! I am very impressed. Another type of toxic cleaner I now know I don't need.
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This book is a must-have in your natural living collection. I own a few Rodell books on natural living, and a Home and Gardens book specifically on green cleaning. I've dabbled in natural cleaning products and methods for about 10 years now, each year going a little deeper.

All that being said, I was genuinely surprised at how much information there was in this book that I genuinely didn't know. For instance, I had no idea that the regulations on ingredient labeling in commercial cleaning products were so atrociously loose. I thought that when I looked at the ingredients on a bottle of window cleaner, I was reading all the actual ingredients, but I'm not. That is disturbing.

The recipes are great, and some of them are really unexpected. I can't wait to make my own grapefruit extract. It looks so easy, and it is my favorite smell of all time in cleaning products. I also plan to start using the herbal ant repellant very soon now that spring is here. They were terrible last year, and nothing really worked. Fingers crossed on this one. The homemade disinfecting wipes are next on my list to try. I have to admit that I am a fan of disinfecting wipes from the store, and those were the last of the straight chemical cleaners for me to take out of regular rotation.

Everything I've actually tried so far has worked great. What I have tried is the lemon dishwasher gel. (I had the ingredients on hand.) I LOVE it. It has worked fine so far, it smells good, and it only takes a little bit. What I really have to rave about though, is the heavy duty glass cleaner. I've tried natural glass cleaners before, and they just didn't do it for me. They always left streaks.
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