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]

7 Ways A Humidifier Kills Illness, Improves Hair & Skin & Reduces Utility Bills + 3 Best To Buy

Now is the perfect time to get a humidifier – while they’re great to have anytime of the year, during the typically drier winter months, they’re especially beneficial. When the air is dry, your respiratory system isn’t happy. Even if you don’t have any medical issues whatsoever, you can suffer as your skin and nasal passages get dry, which means you’ll probably wake up with… [read more]

18 Apple Cider Vinegar Hacks To Clean Every Room In Your Home

Would you like a free 16 oz bottle of Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar? Natural Living Ideas have teamed up with Thrive Market and we’d like to send you a bottle. Just cover the $1.95 shipping and you could be trying this wonder ingredient in just a few days. Claim your complimentary bottle here. Apple cider vinegar has so many uses everyone should… [read more]

23 Surprising Uses For Rubbing Alcohol You’ve Probably Never Thought Of

While most people have rubbing alcohol in their bathroom medicine cabinet, it often tends to sit there for months and months if not years, gathering dust and only occasionally being used to disinfect a cut or cool the heat of a fever. But rubbing alcohol has many surprising uses that go way beyond that, and as it’s rather inexpensive, you should really start taking advantage… [read more]

9 Holiday Hacks To Create An Inviting Home This Festive Season

If you want your home to be especially inviting for your family and the guests that visit this holiday season, consider these ways to do it up right. 1. Make it smell like the holidays A home filled with holiday cheer is tightly connected to the smells of the season, like peppermint candy canes, the scent of a fresh cut Christmas tree, cookies baking in… [read more]

18 Cold Weather Hacks To Keep You Warm & Reduce Bills

The very best steps you can take to make sure your home is nice and toasty this winter is to perform a home energy audit as well as the annual fall/winter home maintenance checklist. Once you’ve done the major stuff – locating and sealing up air leaks, replacing your furnace filters, and adding extra insulation where needed – there are still quite a few little… [read more]

12 Festive Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

The sweet scent of freshly baked cookies, the smoky aroma of a roaring fire, the earthy fragrance of the Christmas tree, the allure of the holiday feast roasting in the oven all day long – these and so many more smells mix and mingle to mean only one thing: it’s Christmastime! Christmas is such a fragrant time of year, so powerful that it leaves an… [read more]

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]

20 Beautiful Ways To Decorate With Mason Jars This Christmas

Invented and patented by a tinsmith named John Landis Mason in 1858, the Mason jar has long been an integral part of home canning. Beyond preserves, the molded glass, often embossed with the name of the manufacturer, and sometimes tinted in blue, purple, or green, are handsome little containers indeed. In the world of DIY, Mason jars are like a blank canvas waiting to be… [read more]

Is Your Mattress Making You Sick? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress & Top 3 To Choose

You buy organic foods, you avoid exposure to cigarette smoke and you may even use natural household cleaners, but are you sleeping on a non-toxic mattress? Many people don’t even think about their bedding when it comes to their health, but chemicals in mattresses can be a significant source of toxic exposure. We spend as much as one-third of our life sleeping, and those chemicals… [read more]