201 Everyday Uses for Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda: Natural, Affordable, and Sustainable Solutions for the Home (Paperback)
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Save money on home cleaning products with 201 natural cleaning solutions that use four simple, versatile, and inexpensive ingredients: salt, lemon, vinegar, baking soda, and olive oil. This is an essential reference for anyone interested in thrifty, natural, and sustainable living!
Clean is the new inexpensive green! Sustainable. Organic. Economical. Natural. Now more than ever, people are looking to create a nontoxic home by using products that are effective, economical, and natural.
This handy book focuses on living simpler, stepping away from all those expensive, chemical-laden products for cleaning the oven, washing windows, polishing silver, removing stains and instead leveraging the power of a few humble but mighty ingredients in the common pantry. You can do a whole lot more with vinegar than make salad dressing!
This practical book will guide you through 100s of recipes, broken down by the area of the house, with easy instructions. Home cleaning (both indoors and outdoors), personal hygiene and grooming, pet care—this is an essential reference for all parts of your life that you will reach for again and again! Natural cleaning and care solutions include:
All-Purpose Cleanser * Stainless-Steel Cleaner * Copper Cleaner * Silver Polish * Cutting Board and Countertop Disinfectant * Natural Stone Countertop Cleanser * Broom Bristle Preserver * Kitchen Sponge Disinfectant * Oven Cleanse * Grease Fire Control
The Living Room
Rug and Carpet Shampoo * Wood Floor Polish * All-Purpose Glass Cleaner * Window Anti-Freeze * Vacuum Bag Deodorizer * Light-Duty Spackle * Lemon-Scented Wood Furniture Cleanser * Leather Furniture Conditioner * The Bedroom * Pillow Deodorizer * Closet Freshener * Baby Toy Disinfectant * Shoe Deodorizer
Bathroom Sink and Bathtub Drain Clog Remover * Shower Door Cleanser * Shower Mildew Preventer * Toilet Bowl Cleanser
Stain Pretreatments * Laundry Softener * White Load Lightener * Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner Cleanse
And much more!
Learn how to use salt, lemons, baking soda, and vinegar (plus a few other versatile items) in hundreds of different combinations to clean the home and care for yourself, your family, and your pets. Just like these inexpensive but mighty ingredients, this book is good for the planet and your wallet.
About the Author
Benjamin Mott is a professional cook, recipe tester, and editor with three decades’ experience in nonfiction and cookbook publishing. Based in New York City, he has focused his food practice on farm-to-table cooking and organic food choices since long before those terms became the routine calling card of restaurants and groceries around the world. And as a loving partner, a mindful parent of two children, and steward of two very hairy cats, he discovered the health benefits and awesome cleaning properties of a handful of natural, nontoxic ingredients, adapting them for use in his own home.