11 Weird But Clever Uses For White Vinegar

Image Credit: Perry Goh @ Flickr Vinegar is known for having a wide variety of purposes, from cooking to cleaning, and it’s been around for thousands of years. In fact, even before 5000 BC, ancient Babylonians used it as a cleaning agent. In the process, they discovered that it had the ability to slow or stop the action of bacteria which spoils food, and put… [read more]

Homemade Magnesium Sleep Spray For Your Best Night’s Sleep

For some of us poor sleep is a chronic issue, while for others it only comes up on occasion. So the next time you find yourself laying awake at night, grab this easy-to-make sleep spray packed with sleep-inducing magnesium and calming essential oils. You’ll feel more calm and relaxed, without resorting to risky sleeping medications. The best part about this spray, is that it’s so… [read more]

10 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Eyes

Puffy, discolored skin above and beneath the eye can make you appear tired and sleep deprived, even when you’re well rested. Known medically as periorbital dark circles, this area of the eye is particularly susceptible to changes to skin tone since the flesh around the eyes is very thin. With a depth of about 0.5 mm in thickness (compared with the rest of the body’s… [read more]

9 Signs You Have A Sluggish Thyroid + How To Fix It

The American Thyroid Association reports that an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and as many as 60 percent of those that have the condition aren’t even aware that they’re suffering from it. Women are five to eight times more likely to have thyroid issues, and one in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Located above the Adam’s… [read more]

Homemade Black Drawing Salve For Itches, Rashes & Bug Bites

The campfires and warm sunny days that come along with summer can easily be marred by pesky bugs. Bug bites, poison ivy and other skin irritants can be uncomfortable and even harmful. With this black drawing salve you’ll soothe the itch, and draw out any toxins from the skin. Are Conventional Anti-Itch Creams Safe? Usually a topical or oral anti-histamine is used to relieve itchiness… [read more]

5 Reasons You Should Start Using Soap Nuts For Laundry, Cleaning & So Much More

Most of us are still using traditional laundry soap to make our clothes smell fresh and clean, and while they’re obviously effective, they come at a big price, and not just what you see on the sticker at the store. Conventional laundry soaps often contain toxic chemicals with a wide range of negative effects including everything from skin irritation to carcinogenicity. And, frighteningly, in 2011,… [read more]

12 Best Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs From Your Home & Garden

When the warmer weather starts to arrive, large green or brown bugs known as stink bugs may appear, crawling on walls, or flying around the windows in your home. If you live in a drafty old house, you’re likely seeing them just about everywhere, now that the sun has become brighter and stronger. If you don’t know what they are, you might swat at them,… [read more]

6 Reasons You Should Grow Heirloom Seeds & 6 Best Places To Buy Them

If you’re starting a garden, or have had one for years but have never taken the time to understand the difference between GMO, hybrid and heirloom seeds, here’s your opportunity. Heirloom seeds are derived from open-pollinated plants that pass on similar characteristics and traits from the parent plant to the child plant. They’re possible to regrow, and be passed on from one generation to the… [read more]

5 Best Essential Oils To Repel Common Bugs, Insects & Pests

While bugs and other pests certainly have their purpose in the world, they can also be extremely annoying, and even hazardous to our health, as some are major carriers of disease. Mosquitoes can spread West Nile virus, Zika fever and a number of other scary diseases, while flies are known to transfer more than 100 pathogens that can result in illness, including cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis,… [read more]

Homemade Herbal Face Steam For Clear & Glowing Skin

With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, our skin can really take a beating. Skip the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead. The nutrients from the herbs get deep into pores to clear them out, and give your skin its natural glow back. The benefits of sage for skin: Sage probably isn’t… [read more]