Ditch the harsh, expensive chemicals, and discover the natural power and versatility of bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and lemons. Far more than cooking ingredients, they can be used in all manner of household tasks including cleaning, laundry, animal care, and health and beauty. This is the essential guide to maximizing the potential of these cheap, environmentally-friendly and multi-purpose products. Tips range from removing baked-on food from pans to making your own facial scrub, from getting stubborn stains out of your clothes to shampooing your dog. Clear, fun text is accompanied by attractive photography.
Diane and Jon Sutherland are professional writers. They have written a wide variety of titles, spanning household hints, travel, children’s, true crime, the paranormal, military history and education. They have won several literary prizes, including New York Libraries’ Best of Reference and Booklist Editors’ Choice Award.
Liz Keevill and Kevin Eyres are professional writers and journalists. Liz spent many years as a consumer journalist on Good Housekeeping and Ideal Home magazines and has written books on interior design, furnishings, and general housekeeping matters. Kevin writes on travel, the arts and interior lighting design as well as being a commercial copywriter. Both Kevin and Liz are interested in anything that reduces the toxic content of everyday things.
Kevin Eyres qualified as an arts teacher at the UEA. He has a master’s degree in European cultural policy. As well as writing extensively on modern art and media-related topics, Kevin has written on various aspects of Irish cultural life and the great Irish literary figures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of his earliest memories is riding to the local creamery on a horse and cart to deliver milk from his grandparents’ farm on the Kerry/Limerick border.
Maria Costantino was born in Chicago, Illinois and has written such titles as "Household Hints" and "Vinegar: The Complete Practical Handbook", as well as "The Handbook: Household Hints & Tips", "DIY Encyclopedia", "First Aid Pocket Guide" and many other books on food, drink, art, design and fashion. She teaches Historical, Critical and Theoretical Studies at several universities and colleges in England, and now lives by the sea in Sussex.