Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Best Home & Garden, Health & Beauty Deals

It’s become a tradition that here at Natural Living Ideas, we honor Amazon Prime Day by curating the best deals for natural living lovers. There’s a lot of items that are significantly discounted on Prime Day and our team of editors help to cut through the noise to bring you only the best deals for the things you care about. What Is Amazon Prime Day?… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Silverfish At Home: 14 Home Remedies That Work

Let’s get right to the point, silverfish are creepy insects. They tend to appear in moist areas and thrive in damp and dark environments such as basements, sheds, attics, bathrooms, and kitchens where they are attracted to paper and damp clothing. There is nothing that wigs me out more than seeing a silverfish scurry across the floor or the counter. Although they are creepy, the… [read more]

How To Make Mosquito Repelling Citronella Candles

Citronella has a long reputation for repelling mosquitoes and other pests. It works by masking our bodies with a distinctive aroma that bugs hate. The top use for Citronella is as an insect repellent due to its natural non-toxic repellent properties. There are loads of commercially produced citronella products available for home use, but most of the time the candles and oils are mixed with cheap and harmful… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Beautifully Scented Wax Melts

Wax melts are scented pieces of wax, without a wick, that are melted in a warmer to release a fragrance. They are a great way to try out different aromas without having to invest in several types of candles. Wax melts last longer than a standard candle and are highly customizable. Unlike candles, the wax does not evaporate; only the scent dissipates. Once you can no… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches: 11 Home Remedies That Really Work

There are more than 4,000 species of cockroaches worldwide. The most common species and the ones that you might see around your home are the German cockroaches, the American cockroach, and the brownbanded cockroach. These resilient insects are generally looked upon as being dirty and for good reason. Cockroaches can rapidly spread germs and bacteria and can trigger allergies and asthma. The fact that they… [read more]

How To Make Air Cleansing Rosemary & Sage Smudge Sticks

Smudging is the practice of the burning of sacred herbs for spiritual cleansing and purification. It’s a ceremony that has been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. A selection of herbs, usually white sage or cedar, is bundled with a cotton or hemp string. The bundle is then dried. Once the herbs have thoroughly dried, it’s lit and allowed to smoulder. The smoke is then fanned around an area… [read more]

The 3 Best Houseplants For Every Room In The Home

Besides adding interest to your home, indoor plants offer numerous health benefits. Research recommends that you benefit the most when you have one indoor potted plant per 100 square feet. Before we dig into which plants are best in which rooms in your house, let’s explore the benefits of having indoor plants. The Benefits Of Indoor Houseplants Plants purify the air Plants are like a… [read more]

6 Best Ways To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies & 5 Ways To Prevent Them

Undaunted by window screens and strangely immune to exuberant bouts of swatting, fruit flies become a real nuisance as soon as the warmer weather arrives. Often found en masse, forming a living cloud around a fresh bowl of fruit, these tiny annoyances will quickly grow their numbers when not dealt with post haste. Know Thy Enemy The common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) is either brought… [read more]

4 Houseplants You Can Easily Propagate From Cuttings

If you are like me, you have a number of houseplants that you just love. I know that there is nothing that makes me happier than watching my houseplants thrive, especially when it is cold and dreary outside. Houseplants just have a way of cheering us up and making us smile. Not to mention the health benefits they bring by taking up carbon dioxide and… [read more]

21 Best Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away From You, Your Home & Garden

Ah, summertime, time for backyard parties, swimming, fishing, camping, hiking and all the joys that warm weather, family, and friends bring. Unfortunately, with summer also comes the all too familiar battle of man against the mosquito. Depending on where you live mosquitoes can be anything from an occasional nuisance to a full-blown enemy you have declared war upon. The good news is, there are a… [read more]