The third edition of this best-selling book features greener formulas for homemade cleaning products, expanded information on using essential oils for cleaning and sanitising, and updated packaging recommendations and preparation guidelines for a zero-waste approach.
In this updated edition of her best-selling book, The Naturally Clean Home, Karyn Siegel-Maier brings together the formulas for home cleaning solutions that readers have trusted for years with new information and ingredients updated to today's green standards. A new introduction shines a light on the antiseptic properties of essential oils, addressing different grades of oil and their effectiveness against bacteria and viruses, as well as updated safety precautions and cost. Updated recipes eliminate Borax (banned as a food additive in the U.S. and from cosmetic and cleaning products in the E.U.) from ingredient lists, replacing it with safe substitutes that include citric acid powder, hydrogen peroxide, diatomaceous earth, cornstarch, washing soda, and baking soda. New recipes show readers how to make easy, nontoxic, environmentally friendly substitutes for popular cleaning products, including molded laundry and dishwasher tablets. Packaging updates emphasise the use of glass containers for homemade cleaning products, to diminish environmental impact of plastic waste.
Karyn Siegel-Maier is the best-selling author of The Naturally Clean Home and a writer who specialises in herbal medicine, natural health and wellness, and green living. Her work has appeared in numerous consumer and industry publications, including Mother Earth Living, Mother Earth News, Let's Live, Natural Living Today, Real Woman, The Herb Quarterly, Delicious!, Better Nutrition, Natural Pharmacy, and Energy Times. A life-long student of herbal wisdom, guided by the seasons, she spends her time writing, foraging, gardening, cooking, and practicing the botanical arts, from tincturing to blending teas and making natural products for the home and body. She lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York and can be found online at herbalmusings.com.
Author: SIEGEL-MAIER, KAREN
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Dimension: 178mm X 127mm
Imprint: Storey Publishing