Archives for July 2016

8 Home Remedies To Remove Skin Tags That Really Work

Image Credit: Leslie Grimmett @ Flickr   Skin tags are small growths or flaps of skin which are usually found around the neck, eyes, underarms, breasts, or groin. Thought to be caused by friction, skin irritation, obesity, and even genetics, these growths – which affect one in four people – are harmless. However, many people find them annoying, while others would like them gone for cosmetic… [read more]

How To Make A Four Thieves Mosquito Repellent That Works Like Crazy

Four thieves vinegar is a concoction of vinegar infused with herbs, spices or garlic. It was believed to have protected users from the Great Plague during the medieval period. Herbal vinegar infusions are used around the world for various aliments and have been used medicinally since the time of Hippocrates. Making the infused vinegar takes several weeks in order to steep the herbs. This mosquito repellent recipe does not use… [read more]

20 Drought Tolerant Plants That Will Survive All Summer Long

If you live in a dry region, or are aiming to help the environment by planting a water-wise garden, you may be wondering exactly what you can plant. You’ll be glad to hear there is a fantastic array of succulents, grasses, and flowers that thrive in low-water conditions. Check out these 20 beautiful drought tolerant garden plants: 1. Golden Barrel Cactus This desert native is… [read more]

9 Magical Things That Happen When You Have A Spoonful Of Raw Honey Every Day

Honey, particularly in its raw form, offers an extensive range of surprising benefits. This sweet nectar has long-been valued as a natural sweetener, long before sugar became widely available in the 16th century. Today, while the average American consumes only one pound of honey each year, they consume more than 150 pounds of refined sugar on top of another 62 pounds of high fructose corn… [read more]

34 Delicious & Healthy Guilt Free Snacks Under 100 Calories

Most nutrition experts agree: snacking is an important part of a healthy eating plan or weight loss diet. It keeps hunger pangs and cravings at bay, and maintains blood sugar levels – a vital component of weight maintenance, weight loss, and overall health. Snacking doesn’t, however, mean you can load up on unhealthy muffins, ice-creams, cookies, and other sugary treats! Here are 34 healthy and… [read more]

34 Incredible DIY Bird Feeders That Will Fill Your Garden With Beautiful Birds

Birds aren’t just beautiful creatures that bring life and vitality to your outdoor living space, they help you in your garden efforts by reducing pests. Some species even help pollinate. What’s more, many bird species are endangered and require our help and protection. By building a DIY bird feeder, you’ll attract more of these winged beauties to your garden, and reward them for their hard… [read more]

37 Totally Genius Ways To Re-Use Empty Paper Rolls

You may be inclined to toss toilet paper rolls in the recycling heap, but these humble cardboard tubes have a surprising number of applications. And cutting down on household waste while letting your creative juices flow is always a worthwhile endeavor! Here are 37 ways that kids and adults can put cardboard toilet paper rolls to good use. 1. Recycled Butterfly Oasis – attract a multitude… [read more]

10 Reasons To Start Using Manuka Honey Bandages Right Now

Image Credit: DermaSciences.com – Bandage pictured is Medihoney Calcium Alginate Application If you’re at all familiar with natural remedies, you probably already know about the benefits of honey as a natural sweetener, improved digestion and increased energy, as well as reduced risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer. Maybe you’ve even heard of Manuka honey made from the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known… [read more]

8 Essential Oil Mistakes Even Some Of The Pros Make

Everyone makes mistakes; the important thing is that you learn from them, right? But perhaps more important, is avoiding them in the first place! If you’re new to essential oils, there is a bit of a learning curve, which means learning from others common mistakes can help you master their use quite a bit faster, avoid waste and potential hazards, and help you stay on… [read more]

12 Best Essential Oils That Should Be In Every Home

It seems that these days, almost everyone is talking about essential oils. But if all you know is that people rave about them and not much else, you’re probably not sure where to start. Essential oils, which are natural and highly concentrated, having been extracted directly from a flower, fruit, leaf, bark, seed or root of a plant or tree, offer remedies for all sorts… [read more]