A Guide to Natural Housekeeping

Author: Christina Strutt

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN:

Category: House cleaning

Page: 192

View: 890

Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses reveals how to have a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home. Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? A Guide to Natural Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing, and shopping at farmers markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important its perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, baking soda, vinegar, and plain water. Here old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit, and herbs can be very satisfying, and you can use any extras to make jams, oils, and chutneys using the handy tips and delicious recipes. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. To become eco-friendly doesnt require self-sacrificejust some readjustment; and by following the advice in this valuable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.

Guide to Natural Housekeeping

Author: Christina Strutt

Publisher: Cico

ISBN:

Category: Green products

Page: 192

View: 980

Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but why wait when quite small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference here and now? This guide is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path.

A Guide to Green Housekeeping

Live a Calmer, Healthier Life, Recycle and Reuse, Clean Naturally, Garden Organically

Author: Christina Strutt

Publisher: Cico Books

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 784

Presents advice on using natural products in house cleaning, decorating, gardening, cooking, and crafting.

The Pocket Butler's Guide to Good Housekeeping

Expert Advice on Cleaning, Laundry and Home Maintenance

Author: Charles MacPherson

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 729

Everyone's favourite butler is back! Get your home spic and span with Charles MacPherson's expert tips and tricks for everything from polishing silverware to organizing the garage. After over 30 years as a professional butler and household manager, Charles MacPherson knows a thing or two about keeping a home clean and organized. He has poured his vast knowledge and expertise into this pocket-sized volume, perfect for easy day-to-day reference or to guide your next marathon cleaning session. Everything you need to know is here. With step-by-step instructions for cleaning, organizing, and maintaining every room in your home, The Pocket Butler's Guide to Housekeeping comprises information-packed chapters on cleaning, laundry, organization, and more. Wondering how to tackle a fresh stain? Looking for recipes for natural and gentle cleaning products? Want to finally master those crisp hospital corners for making your bed? Look no further than this definitive cleaning caddy companion. With handy checklists for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual cleaning; a complete guide to laundry symbols and fabric types; advice for hosting guests; and even tips for dealing with pests, damage, and long-term maintenance, this is a volume no home should be without.

Green Housekeeping

Recipes and solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable home

Author: Christina Strutt

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 597

Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses reveals how to have a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home. Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? Green Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers’ markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important – it’s perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Here old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, and you can use any extras to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips and delicious recipes. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. To become eco-friendly doesn’t require self-sacrifice – just some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.

The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Book of Pregnancy & Baby Care

Author:

Publisher: Hearst Communications

ISBN:

Category: Child care

Page: 256

View: 948

The first illustrated practical handbook for new parents & parents-to-be, complete with color photographs every step of the way. The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Book of Pregnancy & Baby Care is the most complete & fully illustrated guide to parenting ever published. As natural as having a child is, there are still thousands of questions to be answered. Good Housekeeping does just that, by showing you, in 800 glorious, wonderful, adorable, captivating color photographs, real parents caring for real children. No question, however small or elementary, goes unanswered or appears without illustration. In its inimitable style -- confident, caring, down-to-earth -- it takes you through every step of pregnancy & childcare from conception to age three. In the section on pregnancy, you'll find a thoughtful, up-to-the-minute lesson in prenatal planning, exercise, nutrition, labor, & birthing alternatives. A unique month-by-month photographic diary of one woman's pregnancy will help you understand what changes your body & emotions undergo. Chapters on baby care offer step-by-step photographs & explanations on every imaginable subject: How to bottle-feed, breast-feed, express milk; How to change diapers, choose a layette, buy a car seat; How to dress, undress, feed, & bathe your baby; How to deal with crying spells, sleepless nights, diaper rash, potty training. In the section on health care, everything you need to know to recognize & treat common childhood illnesses is presented in a clear, no-nonsense, easy-to-find & follow format, along with a guide to childhood first aid, growth charts, & immunization timetables. Authoritative, clear, practical, & comforting, The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Book of Pregnancy & Baby Care will be your indispensable companion through the first three years of your baby's life.

What's In This Stuff?

The Hidden Toxins in Everyday Products - and What You Can Do About Them

Author: Patricia Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 852

We all like to buy things that make our lives easier, keep us healthy and provide a bit of luxury. But, few of us are aware that many of the products we buy every day are polluting our homes and bodies. In this fascinating and sometimes shocking book, Pat Thomas reveals that many widely-used products contain a cocktail of cheap, poorly-tested chemicals that are implicated in long-term health problems. Many of us now scan food labels for unwanted ingredients, yet we unthinkingly use toiletries and other products that contain a multitude of undesirable chemicals, believing that what we put on our bodies is not as influential to health as what we put in them. However, scientists now believe that household and beauty products and everyday foods expose us a witches' brew of chemicals that wage a kind of chemical warfare against our bodies. Wide-ranging and practical, What's In This Stuff? examines everything from food additives, beauty products and household cleaners, to pharmaceutical products and garden and pet supplies. It also contains a glossary of chemicals and E numbers, a list of the 50 chemicals you should definitely avoid, and suggests non-toxic alternatives to conventional products.

Book of Whole Meals

A Seasonal Guide to Assembling Balanced Vegetarian Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinn ers

Author: Annemarie Colbin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 683

"It is difficult to imagine a better course for practicing, would-be, or even part-time vegetarians," said The New York Times of Annemarie Colbin's cooking classes. And, in this book, the founder of the successful Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City offers a whole year's worth of her popular classes. The Book Of Whole Meals -- Provides a sound holistic nutritional philosophy on which to base your food choices -- Gives thorough instructions on how to set up a kitchen and a well-stocked pantry -- Offers varied menus for each season: dozens of whole breakfasts, lunches; and dinners, using the fruits and vegetables of the season -- Shows how to make quick meals with leftovers, without sacrificing taste or nutrition -- Teaches you how to maximize efficiency and grace in the kitchen with time-saving hints for organizing every step of food preparation...and more! Voted one of ten best cookbooks by New Age Journal readers.

A Green Guide to Your Natural Pregnancy and Birth

Author: Claire Gillman

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN:

Category: Childbirth

Page: 160

View: 794

This authoritative guide by health and childcare expert Claire Gillman will tell mothers-to-be all they need to know about having a safe, green pregnancy.