How To Set Up A Plant Terrarium + 14 Amazing Ideas

Like a world in miniature, plant terrariums are gorgeous indoor displays that mimic the life cycle of the natural environment. Adding vibrance and life to your living spaces, it is an inexpensive project that can be quickly thrown together in a single afternoon. And once set up, they require very little by way of maintenance and upkeep because the enclosed space creates a wonderful little… [read more]

16 Healthy, Wholesome & Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Further eroding the trust between consumer and corporation, a new report by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has found detectable levels of lead in baby foods. Published in June 2017, the EDF analyzed 11 years of data from the FDA and discovered that 20% of 2,164 baby food samples contained lead. Grapes, apples, pears, sweet potatoes, carrots, arrowroot cookies, and teething biscuits were among the… [read more]

9 Science Backed Benefits Of Dong Quai

Growing at high altitudes in the cold and damp mountain ranges of China, Korea, and Japan, Angelica sinensis has been used as herbal medicine for a millennium. Commonly known as dong quai or female ginseng, it is a handsome perennial plant that features purplish stems with branched clusters of small, white, fragrant flowers. Beneath the soil line, dong quai produces thick, gnarled, yellowish roots that… [read more]

10 Of The Best Natural Lip Balms You Can Buy

A trifecta of cold winds, lack of moisture in the air, and sun exposure can cause lips to become dry and cracked. Because lips don’t contain oil glands like the rest of the skin does, they are often the first dermal casualty of the winter season. If you have a habit of licking your lips when they are dry, you’re only compounding the problem since… [read more]

How to Get Rid of Static Cling: 12 Tips That Work

The phenomenon of static cling – where an overabundance of positively charged ions fills the air – is a relatively modern annoyance. Though it is more prevalent during wintertime due to low humidity levels, the clothes dryer is chiefly responsible for generating static electricity since the tumble cycle causes rubbing and friction on the fabrics, dubbed the triboelectric effect. In response to the new problem… [read more]

6 Natural Remedies For Menopause Symptoms That Really Work

Menopause is a natural change in a woman’s reproductive cycle, marked by the end of menstruation and fertility. It tends to take place between the ages of 49 and 52 and is defined by medical professionals as having occurred when a woman has not experienced a period in one full year. This transition is a normal part of aging. Women are born with a finite… [read more]

20 Wholesome & Healthy Soup Recipes

From the Germanic word “sop” which means to dunk, soup is arguably one of the oldest prepared foods. There is evidence that humans have been slurping on soup since 20,000 BC, when the discovery of waterproof clay containers allowed liquids to be heated over hot rocks. It’s easy to see why humanity’s love affair with soup has lasted over 200 centuries… Soup is nutrient dense… [read more]

6 Reasons To Never Use Disposable Baby Diapers & What To Use Instead

As the great debate over cloth versus disposable diapers rages on, new parents may be wondering which option presents the best choice for their child’s health, the environment, and their budget. The disposable diaper is a relatively new invention. Prior to the 20th century, babies were clad in cotton or terrycloth materials cut into geometric shapes and fastened with a safety pin. The first disposable,… [read more]

4 Reasons You Should Never Use Petroleum Jelly & What To Use Instead

Found in medicine cabinets throughout the country for more than 150 years, petroleum jelly (also known as petrolatum or mineral oil) is a topical ointment used to treat everything from dry skin to nose bleeds to chest colds. Originally packaged and sold as a cure-all, scientific studies on petroleum jelly have revealed that it really doesn’t measure up to the hype. Here are four reasons… [read more]

20 Planet Saving Items That Pay For Themselves Tenfold

There’s a high cost for living in a throwaway culture. The never-ending appetite to consume and toss away only to consume again is not only expensive in the long run, it drains the earth of finite resources and creates environmental and ecological disasters like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The glut of cheap, disposable goods may be a thing of convenience for the end user… [read more]