This is definitely a book I recommend adding to your collection. The formulas are easy to concoct and there is a ton of information. This writer did her research! The book is very easy to read and very well organized.
Here is a short excerpt from the beginning of the book;
What are the dangers? ( To using non-eco friendly products)
While only one in five of the four million household chemicals created since 1915 have actually been tested for their adverse health effects on humans, that is a surprising amount of alarming information that underscores their negative impact. Consider the following statistics:
- Ninety percent of all accidental poisonings occur in the home. According to the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, more than seven million cases of poisonings are reported each year. That equates to 14,000 each day! Young children are the primary victims, with the elderly being the next most affected.
- According to a five-year EPA study, the air in an average American home has chemical contamination levels 70 times greater than outdoor air. The EPA maintains that half of all illnesses occurring in the United States can be attributed to the chemical contamination of indoor air. In fact, a 1985 EPA report states that household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air pollution.
- A study by the Toronto Indoor Air Commission concluded that, due to increase exposure to household carcinogens, women who work at home have a 55 percent greater chance of developing cancer than woman who spend the majority of their time outside the home.
- The National Academy of Science estimates that 15 percent of all Americans are multi-chemically sensitive due to chronic exposure to household and cosmetic products.
- In 1990 alone, more than 4,000 children under the age of four were given emergency treatment for poisoning by consumption of household cleaner. In the same year, 18,000 pesticide related incidents were reported in which 74 percent of the victims were younger than the age of 14.
Pick up the book at your local bookstore or Amazon.com.
Also included in is book is the harmful chemicals that companies are NOT required to put on their labels and the harm they can cause. Later on in the book there are more than 100 recipes to make quick and super easy cleaning solution for every aspect of your home . The areas covered are;
Walls and Carpeting
Clearing the Air
The Garage and Basement
The recipes are as simple as the following recipe from The Bath section of the book;
2 Cups water
2 teaspoons borax
8 drops pine essential oil
4 drops cedar essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a clean spray bottle. Shake before each use. Spray onto bathroom surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth.