The 3 Best Houseplants For Every Room In The Home

Besides adding interest to your home, indoor plants offer numerous health benefits. Research recommends that you benefit the most when you have one indoor potted plant per 100 square feet. Before we dig into which plants are best in which rooms in your house, let’s explore the benefits of having indoor plants. The Benefits Of Indoor Houseplants Plants purify the air Plants are like a… [read more]

6 Clever Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Gorgeous Hair

Coconut oil is rapidly growing in popularity for a wide variety of uses and benefits. For everything from cooking to moisturizing skin, this miracle oil tops the list of natural alternatives to improve your health and well-being. Whether you decide to start eating coconut oil, swishing it around your mouth or topically applying it to your hair and skin, coconut oil is something you need in… [read more]

6 Best Ways To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies & 5 Ways To Prevent Them

Undaunted by window screens and strangely immune to exuberant bouts of swatting, fruit flies become a real nuisance as soon as the warmer weather arrives. Often found en masse, forming a living cloud around a fresh bowl of fruit, these tiny annoyances will quickly grow their numbers when not dealt with post haste. Know Thy Enemy The common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) is either brought… [read more]

13 Ideas For Turning Your Lawn Into A Vibrant Ecosystem

Travel across America today, and you’re likely to see more of a single plant species than any other. It’s not corn- Kentucky Bluegrass wins the award of being the country’s most cultivated crop. Grassy lawns take up more than three times the space of any other irrigated crop, covering a swath over 31 times as large as Delaware. Endless expanses of well-manicured grass might be… [read more]

Homemade Garlic & Hot Pepper Garden Pest Spray

I do love to garden, but there are a few pests out there I can do without. Even though I use many natural pest deterrent practices like companion planting, there are a few tenacious little creatures that will stop at nothing to get to my delicious fruits and veggies. A natural, yet effective way to keep pests out of your garden is to use hot peppers. Capsaicin, the same chemical… [read more]

12 Compelling Reasons To Grow Chives + How To Use Them

You don’t have to sport a green thumb to grow chives (allium schoenoprasum), they are almost a fail-proof crop and will build up your confidence to grow a variety of herbs. Chives, a relative to the onion, are hardy, drought tolerant perennials. They grow to be 8-20 inches high in mounds via underground bulbs. Not only are chives pretty with their dainty purple blossoms and… [read more]

7 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Heart Health

You probably already know that following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are important habits for good heart health, but you probably don’t realize that there are many things you may be doing that have the opposite effect. There are multiple activities that few think twice about but can have a negative impact on heart health. Do you have any of these in common,… [read more]

DIY Calamine Lotion To Soothe Bug Bites & Itchy Rashes

Warmer weather undoubtedly means more time outside. Taking a hike, riding a bike, and even time spent in the garden will mean bug bites, rashes, or sunburn. Calamine lotion is the go-to, cure all that can be used to treat anything from sunburn to poison ivy to itchy mosquito bites. While store-bought calamine lotion isn’t as chemical laden as many over the counter cosmetics or anti-itch lotions, you can make… [read more]

Hügelkultur: Why You Should Build This Ultimate Raised Bed

Image used with permission from Tyrant Farms. Are you looking for a gardening strategy that reduces your water requirements, provides long-term soil fertility, and is a self-sustaining system once you set it up? If so, it’s time to learn more about hügelkultur, a traditional German gardening solution that relies on wood piles to grow healthier plants. Whether you’ve got a green thumb already or can… [read more]

10 Best Natural Hair Conditioners For Soft & Silky Hair

Long before acquiring hair care products involved a quick trip to the store, men and women cleaned their tresses with soaps made from plant or animal oils. Since these cleansers had the effect of drying out the hair, the conventional wisdom from the late 18th century onwards was to shampoo only very rarely (every four to six weeks) to prevent damage. The earliest known hair… [read more]