11 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance you have to endure when you go outdoors, they’re a legitimate cause for health concerns. They buzz around, searching for people or animals to dine on, sucking out their blood and bringing all sorts of diseases and viruses with them, like Zika, malaria and west Nile virus, none of which you’d probably wish on your worst enemy. But, dousing yourself,… [read more]

14 Genius Tricks To Keep Flies Out Of Your Home & Garden

Flies are not only annoying, they’re major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer more than 100 pathogens that can result in illness, including cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, and dysentery. They collect those pathogens on their legs and mouths when feeding on trash, faeces and other decaying material. Plus, some types of flies, such as sciarid flies, can damage both your houseplants and your garden… [read more]

7 Steps To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

Pickles are a favorite with many people around the world, and just like anything else when it comes to food, nothing beats a homemade recipe. While the store-bought type of pickles are still a good choice for your home pantry and refrigerator, being able to pickle your own cucumbers is an extremely simple and delicious process. But you don’t have to just limit your home pickling to… [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]

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]