How To Make Your Own Natural Beeswax Candles

I love the look and smell of real beeswax candles. As a candle lover, I am drawn to the soft, filtering light they emit and, the fragrance. However, as studies show, artificial fragrances can have a negative impact on our health. Commercial candles are full of artificial fragrances. A 2001 EPA study shows that candles with more fragrance in them produce more soot, which can lead to… [read more]

DIY Eyelash Growth Serum For Gorgeous Thick Lashes

Everyone wants thick, luscious lashes. Instead of spending a fortune on lengthy cosmetic implants and commercial serums, there’s a natural and inexpensive way to get the lashes of your dreams. The key to accelerating lash growth is castor oil. Castor oil is full of nourishing fatty acids like ricinoleic acid that moisturize and protect your lashes. Like the hair on your head, your eyelashes can get dried out when… [read more]

10 Really Cool Products You’ll Never Believe Are Made From Recycled Plastic

Here is a staggering truth that we all need to embrace. Plastic is accumulating in our oceans at an alarming rate. In fact, at the rate things are going, plastic in the oceans is predicted to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050. What a sad and very disappointing statistic that is. The fish are not the only ones in trouble, pollution has… [read more]

FODMAPs: Why You Should Consider Cutting Back (Temporarily)

Are you dealing with debilitating digestive problems that don’t seem to improve no matter what diet you try out? Maybe you’ve tried committing to the ketogenic diet or even went on the paleo path for a few months with unimpressive results. While these diets can do wonders for your health, they don’t address one of the root causes of intestinal distress- a high FODMAPs diet.… [read more]

12 Eco-Friendly Gifts That Everyone Will Love (& That Saves The Planet!)

Just because the pressure to consume reaches its height around the holidays doesn’t mean we can’t also be kind to the planet. Get into the spirit of the season with these thoughtful gifts that also happen to be earth-friendly, sustainable, and zero waste. Here are our top picks for 2018: 1. Gourmet Edible Insects Reducing your meat and dairy consumption is the single greatest way… [read more]

3 Christmas Scented Room Spray Recipes

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to get in the spirit. Nothing brings a sense of coziness like the smells of Christmas: cinnamon, pine, peppermint, orange, and wintergreen, to name a few. A fun way to bring the smell of the holidays into your home is with these easy DIY room sprays. Resist the temptation to buy pretty commercial made air fresheners. They often contain… [read more]

11 Eco-Friendly Ways To Wrap Gifts This Christmas

One thing I can always remember about Christmas morning as a kid was the mounds of paper and plastic that gathered on the living room floor. So much that we feared we would lose something or someone in the chaos. Once everyone was done unwrapping their gifts and had them piled neatly by their side, the cleanup began. It never failed that there would be… [read more]

8 Recycled Christmas Gift Ideas That Help Save the Earth

This Christmas, instead of spending a ton of money on a gift that negatively impacts the Earth, how about giving gifts made using mostly recycled materials? The holiday doesn’t have to be a burden on the environment, with just a little effort and imagination, it’s easy to reduce the environmental impact of the season. You can give more while spending less by giving these gifts… [read more]

10 Common Himalayan Salt Lamp Problems & How To Fix Them

By popular interest, the votes are in and the Himalayan salt lamp has won the title of Best Natural Health Gadget! Our article last year (10 Reasons Why You Need A Himalayan Salt Lamp In Every Room Of Your Home) was the most popular of the year and resulted in thousands of you purchasing one of these stunning little lamps. Under most circumstances, owning one of… [read more]

9 Reasons You Should Give CBD Oil To Your Pets

Medical marijuana is a hot-button topic these days, and millions of people are finding that the cannabis plant holds impressive potential for their health. Are pets excluded? Treating pets with CBD oil is becoming increasingly common, and many owners are blown away by the results. Should you consider treating your pet with CBD oil? Is it even legal where you live? Let’s dive into the… [read more]