5 Reasons You Should Build a Bug Hotel & How to Do It

Insects are an integral part of a successful garden. Some beneficial insects can actually help control and reduce the populations of detrimental insects, and many are responsible for the pollination of flowers, both ornamental and for food crops. By providing these insects with inviting homes, you can help promote their wellbeing and contribute to increasing their numbers. When spring arrives, you’ll have all the pollinators… [read more]

7 Sunscreen Mistakes That Pose A Serious Risk To Your Health

The dog days of summer have arrived for most of us and that means lots of time spent out in the sun having fun. It can also mean a painful sunburn if you are not careful. Too much time, unprotected in the sun can lead to premature aging and damage to your skin. While there are a plethora of types of sunscreens to choose from,… [read more]

7 Eco Friendly Alternatives To Plastic Wrap

Plastic wrap has been around for generations, used to preserve leftovers and prevent food from becoming stale. While it’s definitely convenient, it’s also made from a form a plastic known as low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and after we use it, it ends up in our already overflowing landfills and takes hundreds if not thousands of years to decompose. “Plastics are very long-lived products that could potentially… [read more]

Homemade Foaming Facial Wash That Moisturizes Skin

Getting the oils and debris off your face daily is instrumental in helping your skin healthy. However, commercial facial cleansers are often too harsh on the skin causing it to dry out. Using a gentle, natural soap and some essential oils, you can make a simple foaming soap cleanser that will keep your skin looking fresh. Ingredients 1 cup distilled or filtered water ¼ cup… [read more]

9 Reasons You Need More Resveratrol + Top Sources & Best Supplements

Many people know about resveratrol due to its association with red wine, something that’s been in the headlines frequently in recent years, as a powerful antioxidant that can help lower cholesterol and improve heart health. But this plant compound can not only be found in the red grapes that make wine but in other fruits, vegetables, and even cocoa. It also comes in supplement form.… [read more]

20 DIY Garden Supports For Every Type Of Plant

While some plants – like broccoli, corn, lettuce, and cabbage – grow just fine on their own, others need a support system in place to ensure they are strong, healthy, and productive. Not only will tall supports increase yield, they can help conserve space so you can add more plants to your garden. By lifting and spreading the plant, supports also promote good air circulation;… [read more]

Homemade Easy To Make Natural Eye Shadow & Liner

Cream eye shadows and liners are perfect for adding color and moisturizing your eyes. This recipe uses shea butter and vitamin E oil that helps reduce inflammation and boost collagen for the skin. It’s perfect for dry or combination skin. If you have very oily skin, you may want to stick to powder eye shadow. This recipe also uses cosmetic grade mica powder. Using cosmetic grade… [read more]

12 Best Soap Recipes Anyone Can Make At Home

Fun, frugal, and infinitely practical, soap making is an art form where the potential ingredient combinations are practically endless. Using naturally skin-nourishing components, handcrafted soaps are enriched with vitamins, minerals, and beneficial oils that won’t’ dry out your epidermis like store-bought soaps have a tendency to do. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making soap, read on! A Quick Primer on Soapmaking:… [read more]

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]

6 Reasons You Should Try Intermittent Fasting & How To Do It

Intermittent fasting isn’t a diet, but rather a dieting pattern. One fasts and then feasts, purposely, meaning eating calories only during a specific window of the day, and not eating food during the rest. There isn’t one specific way to do it either, you might choose to only eat during a specific time period, such as from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or you could… [read more]