Annie B. Bond

Author

Annie B. Bond has lived a modern day “hero’s journey” – through tragedy and trial to courage, revelation, and renewal. Known as the “Godmother of Green”, Annie is the author of five award-winning, best-selling books on healthy living, and numerous newsletters, blogs, and articles in outlets such as Martha Stewart Living and The Huffington Post. Over the last two decades, her solutions have helped millions of people to care for themselves and the planet-simply, naturally, and effectively.

Non-toxic Cleaners

Six Basics for Nontoxic Cleaning

I once had an editor write an entire magazine article about the cupboard under my kitchen sink because she was so impressed with its simplicity. All it contains are these simple ingredients: Baking soda, vinegar, washing soda, a good soap and detergent, and tea tree oil. I find them the safest and most effective for cleaning….everything.

Top 10 Uses Of Baking Soda In The Home

Top 10 Uses Of Baking Soda In The Home

The one item that I can’t do without when I clean is baking soda. I use it for so many things, if I don’t have a box of it around I’ll make a special trip to the store 5 miles away just as I would if I were out of a mainstay like milk. What do I use so much baking soda for? Here are my top 10 uses of baking soda for cleaning in the home: A commonly available mineral full of many cleaning attributes, baking soda is made from soda ash, and is slightly alkaline (it’s pH is around 8.1; 7 is neutral). It neutralizes acid-based odors in water, and absorbs odors from the air.