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The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning Paperback – December 1, 2008
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From the Back Cover
Did you know that the air in your home might have chemical contamination levels 70 times greater than outdoor air? And the culprits are lurking right under your kitchen sink. It's time to clean up your act!
Learn how easy it is to make your own safe, nontoxic, effective alternatives to commercial cleaning products by combining the antibacterial and antiseptic properties of herbs and essential oils with other natural ingredients such as baking soda, vinegar, borax, and lemon juice. The Naturally Clean Home includes tips and formulas for freshening every room in the house:
--Wash the dishes with eucalyptus
--Restore the rug with rosemary
--Soften fabrics with lemon
--Clean the oven with orange
--Scrub the sink with lavender
--Polish wood with raspberry leaves
--Flush the toilet clean with tea tree oil
--Wax the car with beeswax
About the Author
Karyn Siegel-Maier is a health writer, the mother of three, and the author of The Naturally Clean Home. She contributes articles about herbal health and alternative medicine to magazines including Natural Living Today and Mother Earth News.
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I have tried several of the recipes. The Tough Dirt & Grease floor cleaner works great. I've also tried a couple of the different copper cleaners on my Revereware pots and both worked great.
The castille based dish soap, I'm not too crazy about for several reasons, 1. the water turns white 2. it doesn't suds up much and 3. if you don't towel dry your glasses they look cloudy. I used Desert Essence castile soap with tea tree oil the first time and the second time I use Dr Bronners and both had the same results. My hands don't dry out but that didn't really balance out having to towel dry every dish. So I guess I'll be using BioKleens' dish soap again.
The overnight toilet bowl cleaner was just the same as adding plain borax, letting it sit for an hour or overnight and scrubing with a brush it just smelled nicer due to the essential oils.
Basically it came down to this: borax, washing soda, baking soda, white vinegar and castile soap, which all of us green cleaners keep on hand this book just tells you what essential oils to add to the mixture.
The author also has a section about drying your own herbs to make scouring powders and such. Baking soda is a fairly good scouring powder on it's own.
It does have very handy tips on how to clean everything in your house except for leather furniture.
You can find almost all of these recipes online on different green sites, but it is nice to have handy in a little book that tucks nicely away in the cleaning cabinet.
The index is rather confusing, if you are looking for say scouring powder it won't be listed under scouring powders, you would have to look under bathroom cleaners for them.
Overall the book is okay, but I guess I was hoping for more than just adding essential oils to everything.
I clean up after people, dogs, cats….serious wear and tear. Now I can keep my house smelling great, naturally clean, and pretty safe in terms of non-chemical cleaners. I've only gotten into a few formulas for different cleaning but am already mixing my favorite scents. I give serious props to Karyn Siegel-Maier on her ability to make home making FUN! I actually look forward to it. One of my favorites is the baking soda/essential oil deoderizer before vacuuming. I also am falling in love with the essential oils. Aromatherapy is huge!
Thanks to this book I have found extra uses for the Eucalyptus oil - my husband has horrible allergies and asthma, so at night I sprinkle a little of the oil near his pillow and it helps ease his breathing so he can sleep soundly. The other night he was having an extra hard time with his lungs and he put some drops on a hot wet cloth and breathed it in for a while - it worked amazingly!
I could go on and on about this book. For such a small financial price, it gives so much, and she is very adamant about making the switch to green cleaning AFFORDABLE. It's like my little handbook to happiness for my home and I wish I could shake the author's hand!