The 4x4 is gone, the solar panels are on the roof, and the foreign holiday has been swapped for a cottage in Coniston. Going green can be mean some tough decisions, but there is a way to start making a small difference in the home. ANGELA SINGER visited Freda Stevens, from Huntingdon, who keeps a green house. THE trouble with most of the natural recipes for face-packs, anti-ageing creams and even stuff to clean your kitchen surface is that you may want to eat them, rather than apply with them with a cloth. Take the Women's Institute's Simple Solutions booklet for example (subtitled tips and tools on reducing your exposure to chemicals in the home). The ingredients for the apple face mask is absolutely yummy. Take one grated apple, five tablespoons of honey, yoghurt and cinnamon. The instruction is to smooth this over your skin and leave for 10 minutes - presumably having resisted the temptation to spoon down the lot. On the other hand, if something isn't good enough to eat, should we be putting it on our face - or even around our home exposing our children to it? Because what lands on the skin gets absorbed into the body. However, there is an alternative to the chemical-laden products found in kitchens everywhere, and, according to Freda Stevens, a WI member from Huntingdon who uses only natural products in her kitchen and bathroom, they do not cost the earth.