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]

Easy Homemade Two-Ingredient Lemon Disinfectant Cleaner

You’ve made the switch to eating healthier, whole foods, and you’re exercising regularly too, but have you considered that you may be subjecting your health, and possibly that of our family’s, to the dangers of chemical cleaning products? The majority of store-bought household cleaners are loaded with harmful chemicals – and that doesn’t include just the obvious ones, like drain and oven cleaners, but even… [read more]

Best Amazon Prime Deals For Natural Living Lovers

Amazon Prime Day is here and that means significant deals on everything from TVs to home devices to Kindles and everything in between. There are also a huge number of special deals for products that Natural Living Ideas readers would love – but these are often much harder to find. That’s why we have an entire team dedicated to sourcing the best Amazon Prime Day… [read more]

The KonMari Method: The Genius Decluttering Method That Will Change Your Life

Living in a house full of clutter? Here in the U.S., having “stuff,” is often considered somewhat of a symbol of price, but in reality, all of those things are probably taking joy out of your life, even if you aren’t aware of it. One of the reasons is that when happiness comes from purchasing things, it’s never lasting, meaning you’ll never truly feel satisfied.… [read more]

Easiest Homemade Lavender Linen Spray That Actually Kills Odors

Linen spray is perfect for adding a scent boost to your bed sheets or even freshening up your linen closet. You can use your favorite essential oil combinations or go with a classic like lavender. Lavender is known to help with nervousness, anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. This makes lavender linen spray perfect for spritzing on your pillows right before bed. If you have a cranky… [read more]

13 Unusual Uses For Bar Soap You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

While just about everyone has a bar of soap at home, and probably many of them, especially if you’re a germaphobe, few people realize that its uses go far beyond washing your hands. You might really want to stock up when you learn just how versatile they really are. 1. Make soap sachets to keep deer and other wildlife out of your garden If you… [read more]

9 Best Home Remedies For Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs

While bed bug problems were almost unheard of just a little over a decade ago, today calls to pest control companies related to bed bugs are continuing to increase. Orkin Entomologist and Director of Technical Services Dr. Ron Harrison stated in a recent news release: “We have more people affected by bed bugs in the United States now than ever before.” While you might think… [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]

12 Best Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs From Your Home & Garden

When the warmer weather starts to arrive, large green or brown bugs known as stink bugs may appear, crawling on walls, or flying around the windows in your home. If you live in a drafty old house, you’re likely seeing them just about everywhere, now that the sun has become brighter and stronger. If you don’t know what they are, you might swat at them,… [read more]