7 Common Plant Diseases To Watch Out For & How To Fix Them

It can be absolutely heartbreaking to see your favorite plant or plants, start to fade away from one disease or another. There are a number of different plant diseases that can occur, which happens when an organism infects a plant and disrupts its normal growth habits. It can cause anything from slight yellowing to death. Disease fungi take their energy from the plants on which… [read more]

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]

How To Grow Chilis & 5 Weird Ways To Use Them

If you enjoy growing your own food, you really need to add chilis to the mix. Not only do they add zest to any meal, from breakfast to barbecues and beyond, they’re incredibly nutritious and offer properties that can boost your health from the inside out and the outside in. Plus, there are a number of surprising, strange ways they can be used as well,… [read more]

20 Collagen Packed Recipes For Younger Looking Skin

Derived from the Greek word kólla which means “glue”, collagen is a major structural protein found throughout the human body – in bones, tendons, corneas, skin, cartilage, muscles, blood vessels, and the digestive system. Though there are at least 16 types of collagen, the most abundant in the body are types 1, 2, and 3. While type 2 is great for building cartilage and supporting… [read more]

9 Questions You Should Always Ask At The Farmers Market

More and more people have been heading to their local farmers markets in recent years – in fact, they are so popular, they’ve grown from less than 2,000 in 1994 to nearly 9,000 that are currently registered in the USDA Farmers Market Directory today. Consumers have learned that homegrown fruits, veggies, and other foods usually taste much better than what you’ll find in grocery store… [read more]

How To Grow Buckets Full Of Blueberries No Matter Where You Live

Blueberries are sometimes referred to as nature’s candy, with a juicy, sweet flavor few can resist. But there’s really no reason to try and resist them, as this fruit is among some of the healthiest foods you can eat. These purple berries offer long-life health benefits that far exceed their tiny size, thanks to being packed with antioxidants that help boost the immune system, and… [read more]

Homemade Natural “Wet” Dry Shampoo Spray

For most hair types, washing it daily is not necessary. In fact, washing your hair with harsh, commercial shampoos on a daily basis will strip your hair of its natural oils.  This will cause hair to be drier and more prone to breakage. Your hair needs to produce natural oils in order to keep your scalp and hair moisturized. Instead of washing your hair daily, try… [read more]

12 Reasons Everyone Should Start Growing Lemon Balm

The list of reasons to love lemon balm is practically endless. In fact, it was once even named “Herb of the Year” by the International Herb Association. No wonder, because this plant, also known as Melissa (technically Melissa officinalis) is capable of just about anything and everything. Lemon balm is a medicinal plant native to the East Mediterranean region and West Asia. It’s been used… [read more]

12 Reasons You Should Start Eating Kimchi & How To Make The Healthiest

Consuming fermented foods like kimchi can be an important part of good health, particularly when it comes to gut health, which is said to be the foundation of physical, emotional and mental well-being. Fermented foods are foods that have gone through a process of Lacto-fermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves the… [read more]

8 Best Natural & Organic Shampoos + Why You Should Stop Using Store Bought

Derived from the Hindi word chāmpo – which means to press, knead, or soothe – the first shampoos were made from herbs and plant extracts. Natural surfactants like soapberries created a nice lather and left hair soft and shiny. In modern times, shampoo has certainly evolved from its humble botanical origins. No longer formulated wholly from plants, many commercial shampoos are made by combining synthetic… [read more]