Packed with hundreds of natural hints, tips and ideas, this is your all-in-one guide to making greener, safer choices for a better, healthier life.
Covering a wide range of topics, such as homemade cleaning products, low-energy heating, healthy cooking, natural gardening and fuel-efficient driving... the practical advice will inspire you to make simple changes to your daily routine and reap the benefits.
In this book, you'll find out how to:
• Reduce your household bills by saving ebergy and water
• Use natural ingredients for cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning
• Eat a healthy, balanced diet and start a sensible exercise routine
• Care for your house and garden without using chemicals
• Recycle household items and use them in new ways
• Avoid common, everyday health hazards
If you want to be well-informed, save money and use more natural products but don't know where to start, this carefully researched book will show you easy, eco-friendly ways to make a real difference to your life.
I have been giving this book a real going over, in the interests of being thorough. I was stunned by how much great stuff there was in here. By following the guidelines I have been able to reduce my household waste by a huge degree. I used to put out a stuffed-full rubbish bag every week, but now I find that I am putting one out every 6-8 weeks, and only putting out recyclables on a weekly basis.
Old household utensils that can't be recycled now have a whole new lease of life performing tasks I never would have thought of.
A couple of the biggest highlights for me were the tips and tricks on how to grow my own vegetables, and the natural health remedies section. As a sufferer of regular heartburn, I was surprised to find that gulping disgusting tasting brews bought at great expense was pointless, and I could give myself a far better protection by eating ginger, ground up slippery elm and banana, or a glass of water with a little apple cider vinegar stirred in with each meal.
All in all this book is a resource every household should have. It is so comprehensive it even offers excellent advise and links to resources for new home builders to help design and build eco-friendly, resource-efficient homes from the planning stage onwards, including positioning of the house for maximum benefits from natural resources such as wind and lighting. A $60 investment that will save you thousands of dollars in only a few years, and potentially a lot more too.
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