Jessica Alba gives tips on living naturally in new book

Updated: Mar 13, 2013, 18:08 PM IST

New York: 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 or Alicia Silverstone`s

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.