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]

I Quit Eating Wheat & This Is What Happened

For decades we’ve been told that we should be eating two to three servings of whole grains every day and that it’s an essential part of a balanced diet, which is why I was seriously confused when I was told that the opposite is actually true. In fact, some say wheat is one of the biggest factors, along with sugar, in all of the chronic… [read more]

6 Best Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Itchy Scalp

Have an itch that you just can’t scratch? Although scratching the skin or scalp to counter an itchy sensation can feel downright glorious, raking your nails over your flesh again and again to tackle chronic itchiness leads to a phenomenon called the itch-scratch-itch loop. The Itch-Scratch Loop Scratching an itch doesn’t relieve the itch per se, but replaces the sensation of itchiness with the sensation… [read more]

12 Must Have Products To Build Your Own Home Gym

Just because the weather turns cold or wet doesn’t mean you can forget about getting some exercise in. These days, there’s really no excuse, and while you could always hit the gym, what happens when snowy, icy roads make it a serious challenge to get there? There are also another load of cons that come with exercising at the gym. You probably don’t feel comfortable… [read more]