24 Natural & Eco-Friendly Gifts That EVERYONE Will Love

If you’d like to skip the crowds this year and simply “point and click” your way around your Holiday shopping – then we’ve got you covered. In this article we present twenty-four of the most exciting gifts that EVERYONE will love to receive this year. Many of the items we use ourselves, others we’ve gifted to friends and family, and some we’ve added to our own wishlist. 1.… [read more]

6 Must-Have Products To Green Up Your Beauty Regime

Many of us think about “greening up” when it comes to our homes, our vehicles and other areas of our lives, but we often forget about one of the most important things: our beauty regime. You might think, “Well, I only use a small amount of beauty products each day,” but the problem is, what we put on our skin accumulates in the body over… [read more]

How To Make Fizzy Toilet Cleaning & Freshening Bombs

Cleaning day has arrived again, and without even thinking of it, you reach for whatever solution you have under the counter. For many of us, cleaning is just one more thing we have to check off our “to do” list on a weekly basis. Don’t assume your commercial cleaning products are safe… ever How much thought do you put into the composition of your cleaning… [read more]

11 Reasons You Should Go Out Foraging For Pine Needles

Of the many types of conifers native to North America, pines are recognized by their thin, long needles that usually come in bundles of 2-5. But some, like the foxtail pine and bristlecone pine, have very short needles. The fallen needles that cover the ground beneath the trees are mainly used as mulch in gardens, especially where acidity is desired. Pine nuts and the inner… [read more]

30 Amazing Things You Can Do With Aquafaba (Chickpea Juice)

Aquafaba – more commonly known as the liquid you discard from canned chickpeas – has become a prized culinary ingredient thanks to its ability to replace eggs in just about any recipe! It’s not just a fantastic discovery for vegans or those following a plant-based lifestyle, but also for those who have to forgo all sorts of treats due to an egg intolerance or allergy.… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is considered by most health and natural living enthusiasts to be liquid gold! This versatile vinegar boasts a seemingly endless list of uses – from a digestive aid and blood sugar stabilizer to a balancing hair treatment and skin tonic. For a truly healthy and all-natural product, why not make your own apple cider vinegar (ACV) at home? It takes… [read more]

15 Things You Should Buy Used Instead of New

Second-hand doesn’t mean second best! In many cases, it can be the smarter decision to make – for your wallet and for the environment, especially when you consider that producing new items leads to a lot of pollution and wastage. Here are fifteen items – aside from used cars and pre-loved homes – that make a better investment than buying brand new. 1. Books and… [read more]

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls – So Easy & So Cheap

To cut down on your electricity and dryer use, toss in a few wool dryer balls. They help reduce static and make clothes softer. How? As the felted wool gently rubs against garment fibers, they soften clothes naturally and fluff them by separating clothes that would otherwise clump together. Of course, wool dryer balls are available to purchase online or in some stores, but they… [read more]

9 Things Everyone Thinks You Can’t Compost, But You Can!

As far as green living goes, composting organic waste is about as earth-friendly as it gets. If you’ve been composting for a while now, you’re likely aware of the long list of compostable items you can add to your pile, as well as a few materials that really don’t belong in a healthy compost heap. While there are certain items that are more difficult to… [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]