Queen of Clean’s ‘grime banishing’ art turns her into best-selling author

April 5th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Apr 5 (ANI): By using age-old household remedies for stubborn stains, Australia’s Shannon Lush has become the best-selling author with her book ‘Spotless’ and is being referred to as the ‘Queen of Clean’.

Lush can remove any stain, be it a dark carpet of bleach marks, a benchtop of ink, a wooden floor of nail polish or clothing of red wine.

Her book with journalist Jennifer Fleming, ‘Spotless’-the guide to fighting household grime-turned out to be so successful that it has sold more than 500,000 copies.

“It was just astonishing, it’s just a little book about dirt,” The Courier Mail quoted her as saying.

And now, the duo has even produced a follow-up, called ‘Spotless 2′, which provides solutions to common domestic disasters room by room.

‘Spotless 2′ has updated remedies, as well as many new ones, including a chapter devoted to clothing and shoes.

Lush, 52, swears by the old-fashioned approach of using the same products like our grandmothers.

And she is completely against the use of pre-mixed supermarket chemical cleaners.

In her opinion, the cleaning essentials every household should have are bicarb soda, vinegar, methylated spirits, oil of cloves, lavender oil, lemon oil, teatree oil and pantyhose.

They are all used in day-to-day cleaning, and there’s no need to go with “those nasty chemical mixes that tell you big lies,” she said.

The Sydney mother-of-two and grandmother revealed that her interest in stain removal is because of a background in chemistry, as well as a methodical approach. (ANI)

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