Saturday, July 30, 2011

Easy, Green Living by Renee Loux
*****
Easy Green Living - Rodale






"We are what we eat, but we also are what we use to clean our homes, pamper our skin, and decorate our rooms.  Author Renee Loux demonstrates that being green at home is easy, affordable, and better in every sense of the word.  She discusses the daily choices we face that can keep the home, personal care, and beauty routines free of toxins.  She exposes the dirt on cleaning products and common hazardous ingredients and reveals her recommendations for greener options, including her 'Green Thumb Guides' for choosing chemical-free, eco-smart, and human-friendly products.  This complete lifestyle guide shows that healthier choices don't mean a radical or complicated life change-it is, after all, easy to be green."

The title of this book was what caught my eye.  These days, the effort is made on a daily basis to simplify and "green up" our lives.  Not only does the author have great tips about how to do just that, she delves into an area which is not often ventured.  She goes into detail about products folks use everyday and the chemicals that are laden in these mainstays, as well as their effects.  Education is the way to freedom, and having the knowledge that is available in this book allows one to make informed decisions about what we choose to put on and in our bodies, homes and workplaces.  Her recipes for cleansers are easy and simple to make and use.  Anyone who is striving to make their world healthier, safer and greener will enjoy this book.  It's a keeper.