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]

How To Grow Air Plants (Tillandsia) & Why You Should

Don’t have a green thumb, or think you don’t have time to care for plants in your home? Well, think again, because air plants, or Tillandsia as they’re officially called, are some of the easiest plants to grow. While they still need some attention to thrive and live a happy life, it doesn’t take a lot of work to care of them. Air plants are… [read more]

6 Easy Ways To Dry Fresh Herbs To Enjoy All Year Round

Of all the different types of foods and ways to preserve them, from pickling and curing to freezing or canning fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, drying your own herbs is probably the simplest thing to do. Most contain very little moisture, so it takes little effort after you’ve harvested them from your garden. If you’ve ever taken a tour through a historic home,… [read more]

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]