Archives for June 2016

15 Ways To Naturally Increase Your Skin’s UV Resistance

For those who love to work or live to play outdoors, sun exposure is an inevitable part of daily life. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you’re probably already well aware of the dangers of ultraviolet radiation and the damage it can cause to your precious skin. Contrary to popular belief, protecting your body and avoiding that dreaded sunburn isn’t just about liberally coating yourself with… [read more]

45 Amazing Avocado Recipes That Go Way Beyond Guacamole

From balancing blood sugar to improving digestion, there’s no denying that avocado boasts a myriad of health benefits. If you need more avocado in your life (and here’s why you do), then check out these 45 versatile ways to use this fat-filled fruit for greater health and wellbeing. Pineapple Avocado Green Smoothie – silky and creamy with a hint of sweetness, this delicious smoothie –… [read more]

11 Quick Tricks To Boost Serotonin: The Easiest Way To Feel Happier Right Now

Serotonin, an important neurotransmitter, is generally thought of as our ‘feel-good’ chemical due to the major role it plays in regulating our mood. It’s also connected to our appetite, sleep, learning, and memory capabilities. Low serotonin levels in the brain can lead to feelings of depression, low self-esteem, irritability and anxiety. It can also cause us to be more forgetful than usual, crave sugar and… [read more]

20 Foods That Really Aren’t What They Claim To Be

So many foods we buy and consume aren’t what they claim to be – a practice known as food fraud. Any sort of intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation of a food, its ingredients, or its packaging can be considered fraud. While some of these deceptive items are relatively rare, other imitation and imposter products are all around us. Keep reading to discover 20 of… [read more]

10 Reasons You Need A Bottle Of Geranium Essential Oil In Your Home

The essential oil of Geranium is distilled from the fragrant leaves of Pelargonium spp., not from the true geranium popular as an ornamental. Of the many species of pelargonium, rose-scented P. graveolens is the most popular but a few others like P. odoratissimum, P. roseum, and P. radula are also used for distillation. The nearly colorless or green-tinged essential oil is highly fragrant on account… [read more]

33 Most Fun & Innovative Garden Gift Ideas Every Gardener Will Love

Need a gift for someone with green fingers? Look no further than these 33 fantastic and innovative ideas. There’s something for everyone – from pieces of living wall art to ultra-practical tool storage solutions. All budgets are catered for too, with many great handmade gift suggestions listed below. 1. Tool Tote A rustic garden tote is ideal for organizing and transporting smaller equipment – from… [read more]

18 Warning Signs You Have Adrenal Fatigue & 8 Ways To Fix It

Constantly exhausted? Struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Unable to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life? You may be suffering with adrenal fatigue. This condition, characterized by generalized fatigue and a sense of sub-par health, occurs when the adrenal glands function below their optimal level. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing hormones, including cortisol and aldosterone, that help… [read more]

11 Ways To Get Rid of Dust Mites Without Chemicals

Dust mites are microscopic insects, found living in soft furnishings throughout the home, which feed on dead skin cells. In fact, an incredible one million dust mites can happily feed on the amount of skin shed daily by an average adult! While these tiny home invaders aren’t harmful in small numbers, larger mite populations can cause problems for some people. A Significant Cause of Allergies… [read more]

32 Genius Ideas To Beautify Your Garden On A Budget

Gardening on a budget doesn’t mean you have to put up with a boring backyard. When it comes to brightening up outdoor spaces, a little can go a long way. Whether you’d like an outdoor bar for under $20, or a flower chandelier for free, it can be done! Here are 32 fantastically frugal ways to beautify your garden. 1. Tree Stump Table Don’t spend time… [read more]

10 Essential Oils That Can Seriously Relieve Arthritis

Arthritis simply means inflamed joints, and it is a general term used for conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, and fibromyalgia that precipitate swelling and pain in the joints, often accompanied by partial to complete loss of joint movement. Over 20% of the U.S. population is estimated to suffer from some form or arthritis that causes pain and movement problems that interfere with… [read more]