7 Things That Make You Extra Attractive To Mosquitoes (+ How To Stop It)

If you detest being around mosquitoes, you’re not alone, and it’s not without reason. After all, their bites come with a pretty substantial risk. They can infect humans with the Zika virus, yellow fever, dengue, malaria, and other diseases. In fact, they kill more humans, than human murderers do, which makes them the deadliest creature on Earth. There is no other species, including our own,… [read more]

8 Best Natural & Non-Toxic Cleaning Products For Your Entire Home

Unlike foods, beverages, cosmetics, and personal care products, manufacturers of household cleaning supplies are not mandated by federal law to disclose the ingredients in their products. This lack of oversight often means that anytime we do routine house cleaning, we are coming into contact with toxic chemicals through inhalation and skin contact. Rinsing cleansers down the drain also means these pollutants enter water sources, impacting… [read more]

7 Eco Friendly Alternatives To Plastic Wrap

Plastic wrap has been around for generations, used to preserve leftovers and prevent food from becoming stale. While it’s definitely convenient, it’s also made from a form a plastic known as low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and after we use it, it ends up in our already overflowing landfills and takes hundreds if not thousands of years to decompose. “Plastics are very long-lived products that could potentially… [read more]

20 DIY Garden Supports For Every Type Of Plant

While some plants – like broccoli, corn, lettuce, and cabbage – grow just fine on their own, others need a support system in place to ensure they are strong, healthy, and productive. Not only will tall supports increase yield, they can help conserve space so you can add more plants to your garden. By lifting and spreading the plant, supports also promote good air circulation;… [read more]

12 Best Soap Recipes Anyone Can Make At Home

Fun, frugal, and infinitely practical, soap making is an art form where the potential ingredient combinations are practically endless. Using naturally skin-nourishing components, handcrafted soaps are enriched with vitamins, minerals, and beneficial oils that won’t’ dry out your epidermis like store-bought soaps have a tendency to do. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making soap, read on! A Quick Primer on Soapmaking:… [read more]

11 Weird But Clever Uses For White Vinegar

Image Credit: Perry Goh @ Flickr Vinegar is known for having a wide variety of purposes, from cooking to cleaning, and it’s been around for thousands of years. In fact, even before 5000 BC, ancient Babylonians used it as a cleaning agent. In the process, they discovered that it had the ability to slow or stop the action of bacteria which spoils food, and put… [read more]

5 Reasons You Should Start Using Soap Nuts For Laundry, Cleaning & So Much More

Most of us are still using traditional laundry soap to make our clothes smell fresh and clean, and while they’re obviously effective, they come at a big price, and not just what you see on the sticker at the store. Conventional laundry soaps often contain toxic chemicals with a wide range of negative effects including everything from skin irritation to carcinogenicity. And, frighteningly, in 2011,… [read more]

6 Reasons You Should Grow Heirloom Seeds & 6 Best Places To Buy Them

If you’re starting a garden, or have had one for years but have never taken the time to understand the difference between GMO, hybrid and heirloom seeds, here’s your opportunity. Heirloom seeds are derived from open-pollinated plants that pass on similar characteristics and traits from the parent plant to the child plant. They’re possible to regrow, and be passed on from one generation to the… [read more]

6 Reasons Everyone Is Making The Switch To Natural Wine

If you pay attention to wine at all, you may have noticed somewhat of a natural wine cult beginning to bloom in wine stores, bars and restaurants around the country. You might have even wondered what the heck it is, and well, it’s a bit hard to define. Natural wine is, in theory, taking grapes, and sometimes other fruit, that is grown at least organically,… [read more]

15 Best Subscription Boxes For Natural Living Lovers

“Of-the-month” clubs have been around for decades, but in recent years, subscription boxes have really taken off as a trend that’s well, gone a little nuts. In fact, you can get everything from nuts to beauty products, household treats and eco-friendly goods, wine and even healthy fare in the form a fabulous monthly care package. In fact, subscription boxes created just for people like you… [read more]