Archives for November 2016

Homemade Elderberry Syrup + 7 Reasons You Should Have A Tbsp Per Day

The use of elderberries for their medicinal benefits dates back thousands of years. In the Middle Ages, the elderberry was considered a Holy Tree because of its ability to improve longevity and health. There is even evidence that it might have been cultivated by prehistoric man, and recipes have been found for making natural medications out of elderberry dating back to ancient Egyptian times. The… [read more]

How To Make An Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Stress Magnesium Drink

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and it has some significant roles when it comes to supporting health and wellness. In fact, every cell in the body contains it and needs it to function. While magnesium isn’t often talked about, it may be one of the most overlooked minerals. An estimated 80 percent of Americans are said to be deficient in… [read more]

12 Festive Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

The sweet scent of freshly baked cookies, the smoky aroma of a roaring fire, the earthy fragrance of the Christmas tree, the allure of the holiday feast roasting in the oven all day long – these and so many more smells mix and mingle to mean only one thing: it’s Christmastime! Christmas is such a fragrant time of year, so powerful that it leaves an… [read more]

6 Reasons You Need To Start Using A Konjac Sponge

Konjac sponges have been taking the world by storm, the skincare world that is. These increasingly popular, but definitely rather strange looking sponges, aren’t the type of sponge you’d imagine, but they are actually made out of a porous root vegetable. The sponge itself is the Japanese konyaku root, which explains why it has been all the rage in Japan for quite some time now.… [read more]

10 Best Fitness Products That Should Be In Every Home

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? Having the right fitness products at home also gives you the freedom and flexibility to workout when it’s most… [read more]

9 Surprising Ways To Use Himalayan Salt You’ve Probably Never Thought Of

You’ve heard about Himalayan salt. In fact, you may even be using it right now. After all, it’s been increasingly making its way into kitchens across the country and beyond. But odds are, you’re not taking advantage of its many different uses. Most use it like they would traditional salt, and many people, whether they use it or not, aren’t aware that there is a… [read more]

25 Alkaline Foods To Balance Your Body Naturally, Fight Cancer, Heart Disease & More

An alkaline diet is one that helps balance the pH level of the fluids in your body, including your blood and urine – pH is simply a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is. Our blood pH should be maintained at a slightly alkaline level in order to keep us healthy. We help our bodies to maintain this pH balance by eating more alkaline-forming… [read more]

24 Natural & Eco-Friendly Gifts That EVERYONE Will Love

If you’d like to skip the crowds this year and simply “point and click” your way around your Holiday shopping – then we’ve got you covered. In this article we present twenty-four of the most exciting gifts that EVERYONE will love to receive this year. Many of the items we use ourselves, others we’ve gifted to friends and family, and some we’ve added to our own wishlist. 1.… [read more]

20 Beautiful Ways To Decorate With Mason Jars This Christmas

Invented and patented by a tinsmith named John Landis Mason in 1858, the Mason jar has long been an integral part of home canning. Beyond preserves, the molded glass, often embossed with the name of the manufacturer, and sometimes tinted in blue, purple, or green, are handsome little containers indeed. In the world of DIY, Mason jars are like a blank canvas waiting to be… [read more]

Is Your Mattress Making You Sick? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress & Top 3 To Choose

You buy organic foods, you avoid exposure to cigarette smoke and you may even use natural household cleaners, but are you sleeping on a non-toxic mattress? Many people don’t even think about their bedding when it comes to their health, but chemicals in mattresses can be a significant source of toxic exposure. We spend as much as one-third of our life sleeping, and those chemicals… [read more]