Clean House, Clean Planet: Clean Your House for Pennies a Day, the Safe, Nontoxic Way
Clean House Clean Planet Clean Your House for Pennies a Day the Safe Nontoxic Way Author:Karen Logan Save Your Health, Your Money, Your Planet — How many times have you said you're killing yourself trying to keep your house clean? You might have been joking, but you're closer to the truth than you think if you're using expensive commercial cleansers. Karen Logan, an environmentalist with years of experience developing and selling her own line of... more » eco-friendly cleaning products, reveals the secret of using simple, ordinary ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, soap, lemon juice, and salt to make safe, inexpensive cleaners.
For instance, did you know:
* Olive oil is not only good as a salad dressing but also as a furniture polish
* Plain club soda works great as a window cleaner
* You can make your copper-bottomed pots sparkle with just lemon juice and salt
* And ordinary liquid soap and water will clean up those ants marching through your kitchen?
Lynn F. (franktribe) reviewed Clean House, Clean Planet: Clean Your House for Pennies a Day, the Safe, Nontoxic Way on
Helpful Score: 8
I love this book! I've had it for almost 2 years and it has become more of a resource in my home than any other book. It took a little bit of effort to get started but ever since reading this book, I've been making my own household cleaners. I have a few standard cleaners that I make and keep on hand but I also use this book as a reference for incidents that occur more infrequently, such as pet urine.
I love that these products are cheap but I mostly love them because my kids can clean with them--even my 2 year old--and I don't have to worry about them getting hurt. I even had one of my children put the spray nozzle in his mouth and I didn't panic because I knew exactly what was in it and nothing was harmful.
My only warning is that once you convert you'll never be able to walk down the 'cleaning' aisle without gagging. :-)