6 Reasons You Need More Potassium & 12 Potassium Rich Foods

Potassium is one of the most important electrolytes in the body. It’s vital to the healthy functioning of all of the body’s cells, tissues and organs. It also helps to control the amount of water in the body and helps the blood maintain a healthy pH level, which is why it’s so important when you lose electrolytes in your sweat, to obtain a source of… [read more]

6 Brilliant Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar In The Garden

As you probably know by now, apple cider vinegar has what seems like about a gazillion different benefits and uses. In fact, it’s practically become an obsession for many. You may even already be using it in the morning as part of a drink for its burst of energy and other health benefits. It’s effective for just about anything, from your skin and hair to… [read more]

How To Grow Air Plants (Tillandsia) & Why You Should

Don’t have a green thumb, or think you don’t have time to care for plants in your home? Well, think again, because air plants, or Tillandsia as they’re officially called, are some of the easiest plants to grow. While they still need some attention to thrive and live a happy life, it doesn’t take a lot of work to care of them. Air plants are… [read more]

10 Reasons To Start Putting Lavender Oil On Your Skin & Hair

Just thinking about the scent of lavender can make you feel relaxed, and sipping a tea made from its leaves will even help you sleep better. While you probably know about the calming properties of this wonderful purple flowering plant, did you know there are many reasons to start putting it on your skin and hair? Lavender offers an incredible number of uses. So many in… [read more]

Homemade Spicy Salve That Instantly Blocks Pain

Sore muscles, aches and pains can really put a kink in your day-to-day activities. The problem is, new research now suggests that popping ibuprofen can be downright dangerous for your health. Instead, why not make your own all-natural spicy salve to block pain messages from reaching your brain? It’s easy, affordable and made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Why choose a salve?… [read more]

6 Easy Ways To Dry Fresh Herbs To Enjoy All Year Round

Of all the different types of foods and ways to preserve them, from pickling and curing to freezing or canning fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, drying your own herbs is probably the simplest thing to do. Most contain very little moisture, so it takes little effort after you’ve harvested them from your garden. If you’ve ever taken a tour through a historic home,… [read more]

7 Reasons You Should Never, Ever Use DEET & What To Use Instead

Nearly all conventional insect repellents used today contain DEET, a chemical that was developed during the Second World War, used by the U.S. Army in jungle warfare. In 1957, it was registered as a pesticide where it became available to consumers and has been used ever since. DEET works by confusing odor receptors on mosquitoes’ antennae. A blood seeking mosquito targets you by detecting three… [read more]

Homemade “Pretty Legs” Cream For Summer Ready Legs

The harsh winds of winter can leave your legs feeling dry, itchy and scaly. And, if you’re like many, your legs are probably in need of a little TLC. So, stop hiding those legs under long skirts, pants, and leggings — it’s time to moisture-up! But instead of using an artificially-scented, chemically-laden commercial brand, use instead, a moisture-rich cream that you’ve made in your own… [read more]

6 Easy To Keep Plants That Reduce Indoor Humidity

On average, we spend about 93% of our time indoors, which means maintaining an ideal indoor humidity level is a must for healthy living. A moist environment is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, and too much indoor moisture can also cause damage throughout your home. When experiencing excessive indoor humidity, we can experience numerous unwanted symptoms, including watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, itching, fatigue,… [read more]

4 Reasons To Go & Find Purple Dead-Nettle

You’ve probably seen purple dead-nettle growing at one time or another, even if you didn’t realize it. This common plant that’s native to Europe and Asia, can now be found throughout North America too, and it’s very widespread. If you start paying more attention to the plants around you the next time you go for a walk, odds are, you’ll see it growing. It’s one… [read more]