201 Everyday Uses for Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda

201 Everyday Uses for Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda

Natural, Affordable, and Sustainable Solutions for the Home

Benjamin Mott


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Chock-full of home cleaning solutions that use the most basic and versatile of ingredients--primarily salt, lemon, vinegar, baking soda, and olive oil--this is an essential reference for anyone interested in natural, organic, inexpensive, and sustainable living!

Clean is the new green!
Sustainable. Organic. Minimalist. Natural. Now more than ever, people are looking to create a nontoxic home by using products that are not only effective, but good for the planet. Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda puts the home’s hero ingredients front and center, using these (and a few other) versatile items in hundreds of different combinations to clean the home and care for yourself, your family, and your pets. 
This handy book focuses on living simpler, stepping away from all those specific products for cleaning the oven, washing windows, polishing silver, removing stains and instead leveraging the power of a few humble but mighty ingredients in the common pantry. You can do a whole lot more with vinegar than make salad dressing! This practical book will guide you through hundreds of recipes, broken down by the area of the house, with easy instructions and explanations of the science and history behind the recipes and ingredients. Home cleaning (both indoors and outdoors), personal hygiene and grooming, pet care—this is an essential reference for all parts of your life that you will reach for again and again!


Benjamin Mott:
Benjamin Mott is a professional cook, recipe tester, and editor with three decades’ experience in nonfiction and cookbook publishing. Based in New York City, he has focused his food practice on farm-to-table cooking and organic food choices since long before those terms became the routine calling card of restaurants and groceries around the world. And as a loving partner, a mindful parent of two children, and steward of two very hairy cats, he discovered the health benefits and awesome cleaning properties of a handful of natural, nontoxic ingredients, adapting them for use in his own home.