Top 10 Earth-Friendly Cleaning Books

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If you're looking for ways to clean your home that use less toxins, more natural ingredients, and may save you money along the way, these books can help you find the right path to earth friendly cleaning. With recipes, shopping lists, and the hows and whys of green cleaning, these books offer any novice or advanced green cleaner the tools needed to use natural cleansers effectively.

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    Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home by Linda Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin contains a wealth of information, tips, and steps to green cleaning your home. The book includes a brief history of cleaning, introduction to toxic elements in some cleaning supplies, tool lists for green cleaning, and a room by room, stain by stain guide to cleaning your home. This book is also on thick stain and water resistant pages, perfect for keeping around while you're cleaning.

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    The Naturally Clean Home: 101 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Non-Toxic Cleansers by Karyn Siegel-Maier is a cookbook for cleaning products that are non-toxic, inexpensive, and healthy for your home. Learn how to use herbs and essential oils in combination with baking soda, vinegar, borax, and lemon juice to create effective cleaning products that are safe for you and your family.
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    Clean House Clean Planet

    Clean House Clean Planet by Karen Logan includes reasons to use alternative cleaners with a discussion of how well these alternatives work. The book provides shopping and equipment lists, but the bulk of the text is devoted to actual alternatives for everything from air fresheners to tub and tile cleaners.
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    Organized by the rooms in your home, Home Enlightenment : Practical, Earth-Friendly Advice for Creating a Nurturing, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Home and Lifestyle by Annie B. Bond contains more than just cleaning advice. Covering decorating, cleaning, organizing, and more, the author is determined to help a reader remake their home into a sanctuary.
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    Clean and Green

    Clean and Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping by Annie Bond contains information on cleaning different surfaces and different sections of the home including the family car. With a lot of tips on what will clean effectively this book helps housekeepers use green cleaning solutions while still getting the job done.
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    Lemon Magic : 200 Beauty and Household Uses for Lemons and Lemon Juice

    Lemon Magic : 200 Beauty and Household Uses for Lemons and Lemon Juice by Patty Moosbrugger covers cleaning, stain removal, beauty, first aid and many other uses for lemons and lemon juice in the home. Find out how to use lemon juice to make your own hairspray, keep ants away, remove stains, clean the kitchen, and more.
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    Why David Hated Tuesdays: One Courageous Mother's Guide to Keeping Your Family Toxin and Allergy Free by Amilya Antonetti is an invaluable resource to families living with allergies associated with cleaning. Besides telling a compelling story of one families struggle, the author gives specific information and warnings organized by room.
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    Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous, Fun, and Frugal Uses

    Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous, Fun, and Frugal Uses You've Probably Never Thought of by Vicki Lansky covers more than just housekeeping uses for baking soda. After reading Vicki Lansky's book, you'll find that most areas of your life can be enhanced by a little baking soda.
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    Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, and Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought of by Vicki Lansky is a great resource for those who want to use vinegar in the home as an alternative for cleaning and more. With 400 different uses, vinegar will soon become a staple on your shopping list.
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    The Green Book of Household Hints: Keeping an Efficient and Ecologically Sound Home by Marjorie Harris has topics organized alphabetically to help readers create a more earth friendly, frugal, and clean home without extra hassle or work. Written with an easy to understand voice, Marjorie Harris does a great job of introducing housekeepers to some new techniques to save time, money, and their health.