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A Guide to Natural Housekeeping

BY CICO BOOKS

Seasoned British author Christina Strutt’s smart recommendations help you live a healthier, safer, more sustainable lifestyle through small, manageable changes. From instructions on making vinegar-based cleaners to recipes for homegrown fruit jams, this beautiful read features time-honoured how-to's for greener, more sustainable living.

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 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. Cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important. For instance, it is perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, baking powder, vinegar and water. Old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but to restoring furniture and woodwork, and to decorating. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, especially if you use any extras to make jams, oils, beauty preparations and bath oils. These handy tips and delicious recipes can be referred to again and again. Those for making herbal remedies will result in soothing and effective treatments that are a useful addition to your medicine cupboard. Whether you grow your own or not, composting waste is easily accomplished vegetable peelings, teabags, dust from the vacuum cleaner all go into the composter to rot down for use as natural fertilizer.

  • Paperback, 192 Pages
  • © 2012, CICO Books
  • 9.5" x 7.5" x 1"

Christina Strutt runs Cabbages & Roses, a fabric company that specializes in historic rural printed fabrics for fashion, accessories, and interiors. Her previous books include Vintage Crafts, A Green Guide to Natural HousekeepingAt Home with Country and Vintage Chic, all published by CICO Books.

  • She lives in Bath, UK

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Seasoned British author Christina Strutt’s smart recommendations help you live a healthier, safer, more sustainable lifestyle through small, manageable changes. From instructions on making vinegar-based cleaners to recipes for homegrown fruit jams, this beautiful read features time-honoured how-to's for greener, more sustainable living.

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 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. Cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important. For instance, it is perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, baking powder, vinegar and water. Old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but to restoring furniture and woodwork, and to decorating. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, especially if you use any extras to make jams, oils, beauty preparations and bath oils. These handy tips and delicious recipes can be referred to again and again. Those for making herbal remedies will result in soothing and effective treatments that are a useful addition to your medicine cupboard. Whether you grow your own or not, composting waste is easily accomplished vegetable peelings, teabags, dust from the vacuum cleaner all go into the composter to rot down for use as natural fertilizer.

  • Paperback, 192 Pages
  • © 2012, CICO Books
  • 9.5" x 7.5" x 1"
About the Author

Christina Strutt runs Cabbages & Roses, a fabric company that specializes in historic rural printed fabrics for fashion, accessories, and interiors. Her previous books include Vintage Crafts, A Green Guide to Natural HousekeepingAt Home with Country and Vintage Chic, all published by CICO Books.

  • She lives in Bath, UK

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