10 Best Essential Oils For Menopause Relief

Menopause marks a milestone in a woman’s life, signifying the end of fertility and the end of those monthly periods. While some women start to experience changes in their 30s, for most, symptoms don’t occur until the 40s or 50s. Menopause, by definition, has been reached after 12 consecutive months have passed without menstruating. Many women experience frustrating symptoms, like fatigue, hot flashes, irritability, and… [read more]

6 Benefits of Mandarin Essential Oil + 9 Ways to Use It

Native to Asia, the mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata) is the sweetest of the citrus fruits. Smaller in size and thinner-skinned than navel or blood oranges, they are harvested en mass in November and shipped westward by the boxful, just in time for Christmas. An important symbol during Chinese New Year, mandarins represent abundance and happiness. The essential oil of mandarin is mild, sweet, and calming.… [read more]

8 Health Benefits Of Green Coffee Beans

Green coffee beans have become increasingly popular as of late, in fact, they’re now one of the most popular supplements and weight loss products around. They’ve also been associated with a host of health benefits, from protecting the heart and lowering the risk of neurological diseases, to anti-aging effects and more. These green-hued beans are roasted seeds of the plant Coffea Arabica. During roasting, the… [read more]

7 Incredible Benefits Of Dead Sea Salt

Nestled between Jordan, Israel, and Palestine, the Dead Sea is a salt lake more than 15 million years old. Among the planet’s saltiest bodies of water, the Dead Sea has a salinity of 34.2% – it is ten times as salty as the ocean. Its salinity creates a harsh environment for flora and fauna, earning the name Dead Sea since precious few microorganisms can survive… [read more]

What Is Urban Permaculture? How & Why You Should Adopt These Principles

Urban permaculture may sound like the name of the latest hot band or a clothing brand, but it’s actually an increasingly popular movement started by city dwellers who want to lessen their impact on the environment while also having more control over where their food comes from. Short for permanent agriculture, permaculture is basically the idea that by observing and following nature, we’re able to… [read more]

12 Reasons To Eat More Saffron & How To Tell If Your Saffron Is Fake

Saffron has been used medicinally for centuries, as well as for food and dye, due to its intense color. Derived from a flower most often referred to as the saffron crocus, it’s extremely precious as it has to be harvested by hand, requiring more than 75,000 threads, or filaments, of the crocus flower in order to equal just one pound of saffron. Saffron’s unique organic… [read more]

9 Health Podcasts You Need To Add To Your Playlist

If you want to make your health a priority, you should be listening to podcasts. Podcasts can offer much more than written media, as they put a voice with words, which can bring a greater understanding and connection to the content at hand. You’re also likely to become aware of important new topics that you wouldn’t have been aware of either. For those seeking to… [read more]

Homemade Lemon Fresh Herbal Dusting Spray

The Cleaning Power Of Lemon & Vinegar Commercial dusting sprays may smell citrus fresh, but they are far form it. Instead of using those chemical laden sprays, try this inexpensive and healthier version. This spray uses the power of vinegar to cut through built up grime. It also has lemon and castile soap to disinfect and clean, together with lemon and orange essential oils for… [read more]

Here’s Why You Should Run Barefoot + Best Barefoot Shoes

I’ve been a runner off and on for most of my adult life, and when I first read about people who were running barefoot, I quickly dismissed it as a crazy fad, but I’ve since discovered that not only is it not nearly as bizarre as it sounds, I wouldn’t run any other way today. In the past, I suffered from painful foot and occasional… [read more]

Here’s How You Can Get A Free Bottle Of Tea Tree Oil Today

If I had to pick one essential oil that I couldn’t live without, it would be tea tree oil. While not the most fragrant of essential oils, it is undoubtedly the most useful. We’ve written extensively on the many uses of tea tree oil on Natural Living Ideas before. We’ve talked about how putting it on your skin can help to relieve and reduce acne, eczema,… [read more]