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Home Enlightenment
Practical, Earth-Friendly Advice for Creating a Nurturing, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Home and Lifestyle

by Annie B. Bond

      Have you ever felt nauseated or light-headed after using household detergents? Have you wondered about safer products? In Home Enlightenment, Annie B. Bond shows a wealth of healthy alternatives to everyday products.

Home Enlightenment provides a comprehensive reference book on toxic products, safer alternatives, and resources to live a healthier life. Dividing the products room by room, Bond describes household cleansers, mattresses, clothing, paint, furniture, and food that can be toxic. She explains the science behind the toxicity and offers readers healthy alternatives. For the bathroom, the usually hated room to clean, there are a variety of natural cleansers. Bond includes homemade recipes for antiseptic bathroom spray, Lavender antibacterial spray, mirror fog preventer, mirror and window cleaner, tub and tile cleaner, and mildew cleaner. For those with home offices, Bond shares healthy, eco-friendly alternatives. Basic tools for home offices include a desk, a chair, paper, pens, a computer, keyboard, lighting, and a printer. Bond also asks the reader to consider crystals, colors, aromatherapy, and plants for a healthy environment.

Annie B. Bond knows about toxicity through her own unfortunate, toxic poisoning. In Home Enlightenment, she shares acquired knowledge that could help families lead healthier lives. Bond provides a wide range of alternative resources. I found this book fascinating. Home Enlightenment gave me eco-friendly alternatives as well as information on unknown toxic products. For a healthier life, keep Home Enlightenment on your coffee table for easy reference!

The Book

Rodale Books
September 25, 2005
Non-fiction, Health, Environment
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The Reviewer

Jennifer Akers
Reviewed 2005
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