Archives for May 2016

9 Money Saving Secrets Every Gardener Needs To Know

Gardening is fun. It can put food on your table that’s healthy and toxin-free and adorn your yard in beautiful splendor. But, as you may well know, it can be an expensive hobby. Here are some tips to keep your gardening expenses to a minimum even when you aspire to have a beautiful display of flowers or a bountiful vegetable garden. 1. Make your own compost… [read more]

How to Grow Pineberries – The Strawberry That Tastes Like Pineapple & Bubblegum

Pineberries are strawberries, but the name comes from their pineapple favor. They have white flesh and red seeds, just the opposite of regular strawberries. Pineberries may be a novelty now, but they are actually just an improved version of the original South American strawberry, reintroduced into the market highlighting their pineapple flavor. To those who are wary of GMOs: neither the color nor the flavor… [read more]

12 Lovely & Low-Maintenance Lawn Replacements

A lush lawn is the dream for most homeowners, a uniform emerald carpet that covers up unsightly dirt and provides a soft space to walk and play. But popular turf grasses – like Kentucky bluegrass and Ryegrass – are time-consuming, resource-intensive, and expensive to maintain. They need regular mowing, watering, and fertilizing. They need to be overseeded, aerated, and top-dressed. They need pesticides and herbicides… [read more]

19 Powerful Probiotic Drink Recipes To Heal Your Gut

Maintaining the health of your gut is probably the number one thing you can do for your overall health. While you might think your gut is in perfect shape, it may not be! After all, the body is an integrated ecosystem, so imbalances in one area of the body can manifest themselves in an entirely different area. Researchers are becoming increasingly aware that an unhealthy… [read more]

Homemade Peppermint Cooling Spray Works Like Air Con In A Bottle

Don’t let warm weather get you down. Stay cool this summer when you are out and about with a natural peppermint cooling spray.  Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which has natural cooling properties among many other things. Combine that with the cooling characteristics of witch hazel and aloe vera and this simple spray will help you beat the heat this summer. Supplies 2 oz distilled water 2 oz… [read more]

How To Turn 10 Of Your Favorite “Junk” Foods Into Healthy Delights

Making the decision to change your diet for the better is almost never easy. Learning how to curb cravings and say “no” to your guilty pleasures are two of the hardest parts of adopting healthy eating habits. To help you along the road to a slimmer waistline and a better body all around, here are some healthy substitutes for 10 of our all time favorite… [read more]

21 Free, Fun & Healthy Outdoor Activities To Try This Weekend

With summer close at hand, most of us are beginning to turn our gaze to the great outdoors in search of activities to enjoy our downtime. While there are certainly countless ways to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, coming up with that perfect pursuit – one that satisfies the desire for fun and fits within your budget – doesn’t always come easy. Relax.… [read more]

DIY Peppermint & Lavender Heel Balm To Fix Dry, Cracked Heels

Your feet have a tough job. They help keep you upright and move you from place to place daily. How do you reward them? By stuffing them in socks and shoes everyday. By the time the warm weather approaches and you are ready to free them for the season, they need some help, especially your dry, cracked heels. Let’s get them back into shape with… [read more]

10 Reasons To Eat More Iodine & How To Get It

Iodine is an essential element for the proper functioning of the body. Even though it is not required in large amounts, deficiency of this substance can have many adverse health effects. We usually associate iodine with thyroid health. It is indeed a constituent of thyroid hormones, but other glands––pituitary, hypothalamus, thymus, adrenals, and ovaries––also need this trace element. Iodine is particularly important for brain development… [read more]

How To Use Essential Oils In The Car To Make Journeys So Much Better (& Safer)

A study by Harvard Health Watch estimated that most Americans spend over 1 ½ hours a day commuting in their cars. Driving itself is a stressful activity, but if you happen to be on the road during peak hours, you could be stuck in traffic during part of your travelling time, getting increasingly irritated and angry. Well, if you think there’s nothing much you can… [read more]