6 Easy To Keep Plants That Reduce Indoor Humidity

On average, we spend about 93% of our time indoors, which means maintaining an ideal indoor humidity level is a must for healthy living. A moist environment is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, and too much indoor moisture can also cause damage throughout your home. When experiencing excessive indoor humidity, we can experience numerous unwanted symptoms, including watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, itching, fatigue,… [read more]

4 Reasons To Go & Find Purple Dead-Nettle

You’ve probably seen purple dead-nettle growing at one time or another, even if you didn’t realize it. This common plant that’s native to Europe and Asia, can now be found throughout North America too, and it’s very widespread. If you start paying more attention to the plants around you the next time you go for a walk, odds are, you’ll see it growing. It’s one… [read more]

How To Make Dandelion Oil & Ways to Use It

You may think dandelions are nothing more than pesky weeds that litter your yard, but the truth is, they’re useful in every possible way — from roots, to leaves to tip. Dandelion oil, for instance, is made from the flower head. And, it’s so versatile it’s used to soothe dry skin or to reduce joint pain, muscle aches, tension, and stress. Making your own dandelion oil… [read more]

31 Natural Tricks To Repel Pesky Bugs & Insects

What does summer mean to you? To most, summer means pool time, cookouts, county fairs and camping trips. But, if you‘re like me, summertime means one thing: bugs. Anytime I go outside during the summer, I am fighting swarms and swarms of insects that want nothing more than to feast on me, and THAT is NOT my idea of summer fun! I’m guessing it’s probably… [read more]

13 Foods You Can Buy Once & Regrow Forever

Every day we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables, and herbs completely free of charge. Not only can we save money, but also reduce our carbon footprint. Can you imagine having an unlimited supply of your favorite produce right at your fingertips? Fresh fruits and veggies are often one of the most expensive items on… [read more]

7 Green Hacks For Cleaning Up Old Silver

Cleaning up silver, like those beautiful antique water pitchers, tea pots and silverware, has traditionally meant rubbing on a funky smelling cream to remove that black tarnish and dipping silver jewelry into some kind of powerful chemical eye-burning liquid. Those overwhelmingly strong smells had to mean it was working, right? Well, they’re not exactly doing what you think they’re doing as “stealing” may be the… [read more]

5 Best Natural, Organic & Non-Toxic Sunscreens

We’ve been told, time and again, to slather on sunscreen every time we go outside, even on overcast days. What is much less publicized is the dizzying array of chemical ingredients found in most sunscreen brands and their impact on human health. Fortunately you can have sun protection without coating your largest organ in gobs of dubious compounds… Mineral Sunblock vs. Chemical Sunscreens In addition… [read more]

13 Reasons You Should Go & Pick Dandelion Greens

You might think dandelions are just an annoyance, but it’s time to change that belief. Don’t let them go to waste, as they offer a free source of an incredible range of benefits that can be used to benefit the body inside and out. Dandelions may better be known as a weed to be stomped or sprayed out, but they’ve actually been used medicinally for… [read more]

9 Questions You Should Always Ask At The Farmers Market

More and more people have been heading to their local farmers markets in recent years – in fact, they are so popular, they’ve grown from less than 2,000 in 1994 to nearly 9,000 that are currently registered in the USDA Farmers Market Directory today. Consumers have learned that homegrown fruits, veggies, and other foods usually taste much better than what you’ll find in grocery store… [read more]

How To Build Your Own Root Cellar: The Total Guide

The art and science of root cellaring – that is, a structure built below ground to preserve foods over the long winter months – was vital to survival in the days of yore. Back before the relatively recent developments of refrigeration and supermarkets (with their year-round access to fruits and vegetables), root cellars provided a natural way to store foods by using the inherent cooling,… [read more]