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Green Cleaning 101 (DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have) [Kindle Edition]

Sustainable Stevie

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Green Cleaning 101 - DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have

There are main basic food items that we already have in our home that can be used as DIY natural cleaning solutions or what's termed as green cleaning. You just have to know which of them can be used to clean what. This includes vinegar, baking soda, salt, olive oil, and other items that are discussed in "Green Cleaning 101 - DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have". White vinegar is the most dominant ingredient throughout.

You might not even need to go out and buy anything extra. But if you're frugal like more of us are becoming these days, it'll cost less than commercial brands and will still get the job done for you in an eco-friendly way which is expanded upon.

Are you sensitive or allergic to toxic chemical cleaning solutions? When you open or twist off the cap, does your head throb? Do your eyes start watering? Does it become hard to breathe while you're in a room trying to clean it? Well, a DIY book on green cleaning is the way to go and it's really not difficult to do.

You just have to be willing to measure and mix easy solutions. Make a large enough amount that will last you for a few cleanings and then you won't need to do it again for a while. Simply double or triple what it says to do and that's all there is to it.

Numerous recipes are shared for cleaning floors, toilets, bathtubs, walls, windows, countertops, sinks, mirrors, carpet, clothing, removing rust, etc. There's also a special natural deodorizing solution that not too many know about.

NOTE: This particular book mentions some additional items that aren't necessarily food-based but definitely should be included in the mix, so to speak. It even gives suggestions on what cleaning tools you should use to clean specific things with. (You'll see what I mean.)

Put "Green Cleaning 101 - DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have" into action for a healthier environment for you and your family. You'll be glad you did!

About the Author

Stevie is just an ordinary person that's gotten quite fed-up with chemicals in the products we buy, the food we eat, the nonchalant attitude of corporations that continue to exploit the earth's natural resources, the overall toll it has taken and continues to take on our planet and precious eco system; and anything that contributes to ruining our environment. So she's passionate about bringing awareness in as many ways as possible to how each person can individually do a little something to contribute to a cleaner environment which is beneficial not only to people; but other living things that we share this planet with. In this [Special Edition Collection] of Sustainable Living - Practical Eco-Friendly Tips for Green Living and Self-Sufficiency in the 21st Century, she attempts to shed light on topics that are not only interesting and educational, but that others might be considering due to health issues, economic situations, or just outright curiosity. A broad array of alternative eco-friendly methods on green living, self-sufficiency, and how organic products and foods really are better for us and the environment is brought out. Employing some of the things mentioned in this book really can save you money and is healthier for your body, well-being, and the environment. Let's give the landfills, groundwater and finite natural resources a break by educating ourselves and taking action that will make a difference.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 23 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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  • Language: English
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Salad Dressing Furniture Polish? April 30 2012
By Grandma - Published on
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Grandma is allergic to way too many things these days and can't set foot in the cleaning products aisle without an asthma attack from all the artificial perfumes, so more natural (and often much less costly) methods of getting things clean always make her happy. Green Cleaning 101 (DIY Natural Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar and Other Frugal Resources That You Already Have) is full of some great ideas - and some not so great ones.

Author "Sustainable Stevie" has divided this very short book up into sections based on particular household products. Many of his ideas are great, but Grandma takes exception to a couple of them in particular.

First, Stevie recommends making a paste out of salt and water, then using that to clean your sterling silver and copper. If you've ever tried to make a paste with table salt, you'll recall that it never gets very pasty. Lots of those salt crystals remain and they will scratch the dickens out of your valuable silver and copper.

Stevie also recommends a solution of lemon juice and olive oil in a spray bottle as a furniture polish. Grandma certainly does agree that lemon oil has been used for hundreds of years as a furniture polish. One does not, however, make lemon oil by mixing lemon juice (an acid that will bleach your furniture and perhaps dissolve the finish) with olive oil. That mixture is more commonly known around the house as "salad dressing." The lemon oil of furniture polish fame is a natural essential oil that is found in the skin of the lemon. (There is a corresponding orange oil.) An easy way to see this oil for yourself is to take a sugar cube and rub it vigorously over the skin of a lemon. The sugar will absorb the oil from the skin, even changing color in the process. Drop it into your tea when you're done. Extraction of the oil from lemon skins is a more complicated process than most will want to indulge in. Old English makes lemon oil furniture polish.

One other point. Scientific studies (see Nature and others for abstracts) have proven that while exposure of hydrogen peroxide to light may break down the compound, that is a process that takes many months - even stored on a sunny windowsill in a clear glass bottle. There is absolutely no need to purchase special dark spray containers to protect your hydrogen peroxide. The stuff historically comes in a dark container in order to allow the customer to easily distinguish it from the almost identically packaged rubbing alcohol - also a clear liquid. Those who were illiterate could tell one from the other by the color of the bottle. Stevie does NOT mention the more important factor in the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide - exposure to air. Chemically, hydrogen peroxide is H2O2. When it is exposed to air it readily breaks down into water (H2O) and oxygen (O2) - the process that makes it a good oxidizer. (Think bleach - your clothes, your hair, the stains on the rug.) It is important to always keep whatever container you have it stored in tightly capped.

Not particularly recommended.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok Jan. 17 2013
By sunnystasia - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Not what I thought it was going to be. I hoping for more.I wanted to know how to make the cleaners
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, safe cleaning Nov. 20 2012
By Cheryl James - Published on
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Using everyday ingredients for a clean home. Easy and non toxic. Cheaper, too, than buying cleaners from the store. Vinegar rocks
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good quality information but not quantity April 1 2014
By Kristina Adams - Published on
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The book had good information but there wasn't as much as I hoped for the price of the book. In my opinion, not really worth buying at the set price.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Home Cleaning May 22 2013
By Sandra L. Becker - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I read all suggestions. We eliminated many expensive cleaning agents. Breathing is betterfor all. I also have more storage space. Book reads well. Just great

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