Archives for October 2014

21 Matcha Green Tea Recipes You’ve Got To Try

One of the earliest posts on the Natural Living Ideas blog revealed the wonderful benefits of Matcha green tea. It’s also been one of the most read posts and since publishing it, the popularity of Matcha green tea has risen immensely. This long standing tradition of Japanese culture is gaining worldwide acclaim and so we thought we should share with you the best Matcha green tea… [read more]

34 Reasons Why Hydrogen Peroxide Belongs In Every Home

Hydrogen peroxide – chemically represented as H2O2 – is one of the most common household disinfectants in the world. In fact, odds are pretty good that you have a bottle in your medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink right now. People typically use hydrogen peroxide for sanitizing small cuts and as a whitener for delicate items, however there is much more to this little… [read more]

12 Home Remedies For Cold Sores Ranked By Effectiveness

Cold sores, also commonly known as fever blisters, are characterized by groupings of small, red, swollen blisters that appear on the lips, around the mouth, and occasionally in other places on the face. Healing time averages anywhere from a few days to several weeks depending on how and how fast the sores are treated. While there are prescription medications available to treat cold sore symptoms,… [read more]

11 Natural Sleep Remedies That Really Work

Nothing quite starts your day on the right foot like waking up feeling refreshed!  On the other hand, experiencing one sleepless night after another is a sure fire way to turn a lot of us into a metaphorical porcupine.  If you’re tired (literally) of not getting enough of it, check out these simple natural remedies for better sleep. Practice Daily Yoga and Meditation If you often… [read more]

8 Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones That Really Work

Affecting around 10% of the population of the world and most common in men between the ages of 30 and 40, kidney stones are a painful and often recurring issue that can last for weeks at a time. Stones are formed when high levels of calcium, sodium, uric acid (the same stuff that causes gout flare-ups), or other crystal-forming substances build up in the urine… [read more]

18 Genius Things To Do With Your Used Tea Bags

For many people, tea bags are a one-use item. One bag equals one cup of tea. Then the used bag goes in the trash bin, right? Well… not quite. While you may not relish the idea of using the same bag to brew more than one cup of tea, there are still plenty of other uses for those little packets of damp tea leaves. Read… [read more]

16 Ingenious Ways To Re-Use Banana Peels

Human beings consume billions of bananas each year, making this peculiar yellow fruit one of the most popular foods in the world. Full of vitamins and minerals including potassium – a nutrient which is well known for its ability to aid with muscle recovery after strenuous physical activity – it’s easy to see why we like them so much. However, those billions of bananas we… [read more]

9 Things You Should Be Doing In The Fall & Winter Garden

For many people, gardening is a spring and summer project. Cooler months tend to turn our attention elsewhere and we reluctantly allow our beloved plots and flower beds to sleep until the ground warms up again. However, there is still plenty to be done outdoors in the fall and winter to continue growing food and to prepare for the next growing season. Here is a… [read more]

6 Natural Ways To Rid Your Home Of Mold & Mildew

Not only are mold and mildew unsightly – destroying grout and staining porous surfaces – they can also be detrimental to your health. Mold and mildew spores are known causes of allergies, sinus infections, and skin irritation, to name a few. Keep your home free of unwanted fungus using these all-natural tips and cleaning methods. 1. Dry It Up Mold and mildew thrive in wet… [read more]

Top 12 Must-Have Herbs To Grow In Your Kitchen Garden

Want to have an herb garden that your friends and neighbors will “oooh” and “aaaah” at?  Peruse this list of the top 12 must-have herbs for your kitchen garden to learn how to plant, grow, and use the best and most popular herbs around! Also, in order to get the most out of your kitchen garden, be sure to check out our post about harvesting and… [read more]