Jessica Alba's new book ,The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You is set to help parents clean up their act by sharing nontoxic alternatives to everyday products, plus parenting tips like packing the perfect diaper bag.
Don't think the actress has got a massive staff to
juice her kale and examine her organic lettuce in the produce aisle at Whole Foods - she swears she does it all herself, without any hired help.
"I absolutely do these things. That's why I wrote the book. There's lots of options, like delivery services for fresh produce that is organic, if people just want to do a couple of things in the book that are supereasy," she told the New York Daily News.
She argues that her guide is more relatable than Gwyneth Paltrow's goop.com or Alicia Silverstone's kindlife.com. She said that Paltrow probably lives a very similar lifestyle, but insists that her tips are much more grounded.
Alba's clean-living philosophy centers on nixing all toxins, particularly harmful chemicals found in many plastics, mattresses and cleaning supplies. She admitted that she once banned a baby-shower gift from her house because it was made of plastic. She suggests leaving plastics outside for a few days to off-gas the worst of their chemicals.
While Alba maintains that she's just like every other mom, her book paints the Sin City star as a superwoman that everyday working mothers just can't live up to.
There are even recipes for her favorite DIY scrubs and hair rinses made with everyday ingredients like full fat Greek yogurt, coffee grinds and raw cane sugar.