This frustration led Loreen to begin her own 7 years of in-depth research and testing. Subsequently, this resulted in her writing 2 books with concise, easy-to-follow formats. ‘Living Naturally’ contains 170 user-friendly pages of tried and tested effective tips, hints, recipes and remedies for natural, chemical-free alternatives to synthetic chemical compounds that are often included in many off-the-shelf products these days.
To reduce confusion and answer queries, this book contains an extremely useful, well researched and detailed glossary of all the natural ingredients used or recommended within the book. Whether in the kitchen, laundry, garden or living area this book has the answers.
Since the early 1900's over 75,000 toxic, synthetic chemicals have been introduced into our environment and homes. Harmful chemicals are in virtually everything we use in the home, work place and on our bodies every single day. Validated scientific research shows how dangerous, damaging and down right unpleasant these hazardous chemicals are to our health and well being and the environment. This book shows how they can be avoided with very little effort or expense.
In chapter 1 Loreen begins with animal deterrent tips and non-toxic bug, pest and insect repelling tips and recipes. To reduce the use of poisonous pest sprays, there are chemical-free personal insect repellents for the family and pest repellents for the family pet.
For the family cook, Chapter 2 includes baking tips such as kitchen measures, temperatures for baking and roasting, temperature equivalencies, etc. Also fats and oils information (what’s healthy, what’s not, what oils to fry with, bake with, stir-fry with and so on). There are dozens of food preparation tips including ones for how to infuse oils, teas and vinegars; gluten-free baking and thickening options; explanations of the various available creams, rices, mushrooms, mustards, soy sauces, salts, peppers, vinegars, cooking wines and much more. The extensive A-Z of ingredient substitutes is impressive.
The following two chapters contain easy-to-follow car care and carpet care instructions. There is a carpet stain removal tip section which reveals how to get rid of even the toughest stains and the odours that can result, with easy-to-make natural, chemical-free carpet cleaning recipes and tips.
The next two chapters contain cost-efficient, chemical-free methods for stain-removal and cleaning tips around the house. These include leather care, upholstery care, wood care and wood polishes. Included are easy-to-make recipes for many effective products including air freshening spray, various antibacterial cleaners, dishwashing liquid, dishwashing powder, disinfectants, leather cleaners, mildew and mould, glass, plastics and stainless steel cleaners, to name just a few.
The final chapter covers general laundry care tips and solutions, including easy instructions for making chemical-free washing powder, bleach, pre-wash, nappy soak, rinse, softener and spot cleaners for stubborn stains.
“I am excited to be able to offer a comprehensive, user-friendly guide that offers effective, natural answers using ingredients that won’t harm our health or break the budget,’ said the author, Loreen Doherty, when asked what motivated her to put her tips, hints and recipes into book form.
Originally from Brisbane, Queensland, Loreen Doherty was a professional singer for many years and has travelled and lived in several countries. From an early age, Loreen has been passionate about practising healthy natural alternatives in all areas of life. Her two books are a culmination of 7 years of extensive research and development, testing and experimenting using healthy, beneficial, natural ingredients.
Loreen Doherty lives happily on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia with her husband and four children.
Also available by Loreen Doherty is ‘Naturally Beautiful’, a guide to Natural Skin, Bath, Hair and Body care.
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