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]

20 Mind Blowing Reasons Why Epsom Salt Should Be In Every Home

Epsom salt is best known as a component of bath salts, but it offers a wide range of uses, from soothing sore muscles, benefiting health and improving a gardener’s crops to household cleaning, enhancing beauty and more. It was discovered in the 17th century, first distilled from the water of a bitter saline spring at Epsom, in Surrey, England. What is Epsom salt? Epsom salt… [read more]

9 Ways Crystals Can Change Your Life Even If You Aren’t Spiritual

For thousands of years, people have used crystals to release physical, mental, and spiritual blockages. As they come from the Earth, they can help you to connect to the healing energy of our planet, making you feel more calm and balanced. You don’t have to be spiritual to enjoy their benefits, which are many – each one offers unique properties that can heal various aspects… [read more]

8 Reasons You Should Try Smudging & How To Do It At Home

Smudging is an ancient art that is believed to have been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. It’s the name given to the ceremonial, daily act of cleansing and purification which uses a selection of herbs, often sage, which are bundled together with string to form a smudge stick before being ignited. The smoke that’s emitted from the herb bundle is believed to cleanse negative… [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]

4 Things You Desperately Need To Know Before Buying A Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan salt lamps are made from pink Himalayan salt, and while they can light up your surroundings, that’s not why most people purchase them. They are definitely beautiful to look at, but they do a lot more than provide a nice glow. They’re said to decrease pollutants in the air along with negative ions and “electrosmog,” caused by all of those electronic gadgets, and even… [read more]

Easy Homemade Trap To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

Oh, those pesky fruit flies! They seemingly appear out of nowhere taking up residence in your kitchen and home. While they’re most attracted to ripened fruits and vegetables, they can also be found breeding in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers and even mops and cleaning rags. So, what can you do about these nuisance pests before they contaminate your food with… [read more]