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]

20 Reasons Why Beeswax Is One Of The Most Useful Things In The World

If you’re like us and you love all things green and growing, then you probably already know just how much we owe to the tiny marvel that is the honey bee. These perpetually busy little insects truly are one of nature’s greatest gifts to humankind, not just for their honey and all of the mighty health benefits carried within it, but also for beeswax. Beeswax… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Natural & Reusable Dryer Sheets In Just 30 Seconds

Have you ever read the ingredients in commercial dryer sheets? It’s a bit scary. In fact, it’s so scary we dedicated an entire article to discussing the many reasons why you should stop using commercially available dryer sheets. The truth is there’s a bunch of chemicals in those little disposable sheets. Chemicals like benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant),… [read more]

The Total Guide To Starting A Homestead

Perhaps you want to move from the hustle and bustle of the city, away from the rush and into the hush of rural living. Every year thousands of people make this choice, to leave the convenience of urban life and to embrace a simpler, more sustainable way of existing. A way of life where nature meets necessity and the sound of owls hooting replaces car… [read more]

50 Genius Tricks That Save You A Fortune & The Planet

Being frugal is about saving money, but that’s not all it is. Conserving resources, avoiding unnecessary waste, and keeping a watchful eye on the future are the core principles of the frugally-minded, but these tenets apply equally well to the environmentalist too. Penny-pinching and being green intersect in wonderful, perhaps serendipitous, ways. Here are 50 tricks that will save money and the planet: 1. Opt… [read more]