Toxic, strong smelling chemicals are not necessary to keep your house clean. If you are cleaning up your household and getting rid of toxic cleaning products as advised in Dr Clark’s books you may find the following tried and tested recipes helpful!

For Blocked Drains : Pour about 1 ½ to 2 cups of bicarbonate of soda down the sink and then pour in about 120ml of  white vinegar. Put the plug in for a couple of minutes as the chemicals fizz. Rinse through with boiling water

For moldy and dirty grout: Make up a paste of 2 parts bicarbonate of soda and one part vinegar. Apply the paste to the grout with a toothbrush, leave for 10 mins and then rinse off with warm water

Air Freshener Mix 1 Cup of bicarbonate of soda with 3- 4 drops of organic essential oil and place in a bowl. This can also be used to deodourise carpets – sprinkle on carpets leave for 30 min and then vacumn up.  (or put into smelly gym shoes, shake well and empty out excess bicarb)

Dirty, greasy glass windows: ½ cup Cornstarch to 1 ¼ liters warm water – mix thoroughly and put into a spray bottle or other container.  Use instead of commercial window cleaning products for streak free windows that shine! Old newspapers and vinegar can also be used for windows but wear gloves to prevent newsprint ink from leaching into skin.

Sunshine to disinfect! Sunlight is a free and powerful sterilizing agent. Putting bed linen, carpets, cushions and mattresses out in direct sunlight for a few hours from time to time will kill mold spores, dust mites and bacteria.