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Publication Date: June 14, 2014
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My grandmother kept a tidy house and she did it with water and two cleaning ingredients--white vinegar and baking soda. There wasn't a spray bottle of blue chemicals anywhere in that house and all of the surfaces sparkled and everything smelled good. My grandmother would have given her seal of approval to this book. (In fact, Chapters 15 and 16 are devoted to ways you can use vinegar and baking soda around the house.)Some of these tips and tricks you might have heard--like the one about cleaning artificial flowers by putting them in a bag with some salt and then shaking vigorously--and much of what's here is spread out on the Internet, but the beauty of this book is that it has organized a ton of useful information in one handy volume and Jacobs has covered almost everything.Jacobs relies on vinegar and baking soda, but also washing soda, lemons, and essential oils. She also offers up recipes with pure Castile soap in them, and once you've used a dish cleaner or all-purpose spray made from these natural ingredients, you'll never go back to the harsh chemical soups that clean but also eat your skin off. (Or at least that's what they do to me if I forget to wear rubber gloves while using them.)Using hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach is one tip Jacobs offers and her book is filled with little life hacks like that. Your whole home will be detoxified and you'll be saving money too. (Do the math--vinegar and water in a spray bottle versus a spray bottle of the blue stuff.)If you're trying to simplify and detoxify your life, this book is a good place to start.
WOW lots of recipes for your home cleaning needs! I can't believe how many there are. The only issue I have is that you can't click on the items in the table of contents to take you right to the page. You have to scroll page by page. Not a major big deal but something they should consider fixing which would make this book well worth it.
Excellent book! I really appreciate the thought that went behind in terms of making it easier to use natural products for household cleaning. Using natural products is very important when one has a compromised immune system due to the number of chemicals we unknowingly consume.The book also makes use of commercial toothpaste, a product that contains chemicals we should not be using on our teeth. I recommend this book to those seeking to regain health along with those desiring a natural and healthy life.Two big thumbs up!
This book is really helpful especially that I'm trying to switch all my cleaning products to something organic and natural. Me and my daughter both get allergies to strong smells especially from chemicals in cleaning products. I think it is very healthy and economical to use natural products for cleaning especially when there are little kids around. Good book.
I appreciate how this book presents so much practical information and tips on cleaning our home. I had been gradually switching from chemical cleaning solutions to natural ones and am glad I found this book with recipes about making our own cleaning solutions. The instructions were quite clear and the ingredients are readily available. I have already made my own disinfecting citrus cleaner and am using my own multipurpose cleaner made from just vinegar and water.
It can be really difficult to clean a whole house, but this book makes everything easier, and its helpful tips really helped me to clean my house and save a lot of work and time. I like that this book tells you that to do every day, so you won't be overwhelmed and frustrated. It shows you easy steps and provides a lot of useful tips for cleaning your house. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to clean their house and save some time!
Wow! I love love love this book. I have been aware of the harmful effects of standard cleaning products for a few years now, but didn't really know where to start when it cameo transitioning to more natural solutions.Well, the author really knows her stuff! She has a solution for any cleaning conundrum you may face--naturally. You can feel safe using her recipes in your home and I can't recommend it enough.
Wow, what a collection of recipes for cleaning your home. I found the instructions easy to follow. There was also no need for hard to find ingredients. Everything you need can be purchased from the grocery store, hardware store or drug store.
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