Archives for May 2017

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 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]

11 Signs You Have Heavy Metal Toxicity & How To Prevent It

It can be really frustrating to follow a healthy diet, get regular exercise, and do pretty much everything else you can do to optimize your health and well-being, yet somehow, you just don’t feel right. Perhaps you suffer from digestive problems, you feel sluggish or fatigued a lot of the time, or are just generally ill and sickly. Not knowing why you aren’t feeling as… [read more]

6 Reasons Everyone Is Making The Switch To Natural Wine

If you pay attention to wine at all, you may have noticed somewhat of a natural wine cult beginning to bloom in wine stores, bars and restaurants around the country. You might have even wondered what the heck it is, and well, it’s a bit hard to define. Natural wine is, in theory, taking grapes, and sometimes other fruit, that is grown at least organically,… [read more]

Top 10 Crystals That Will Calm, Relax & Uplift You

When it comes to health, healing, and happiness, you might want to turn to an ancient form of healing: crystals. Crystals have been used for centuries to improve health and happiness, to ease anxiety and stress, to uplift energy and mood and so much more. As different crystals provide different benefits, here’s a look at the top crystals to use for this particular purpose. Turquoise… [read more]

20 Mind Blowing Reasons Why Epsom Salt Should Be In Every Home

Epsom salt is best known as a component of bath salts, but it offers a wide range of uses, from soothing sore muscles, benefiting health and improving a gardener’s crops to household cleaning, enhancing beauty and more. It was discovered in the 17th century, first distilled from the water of a bitter saline spring at Epsom, in Surrey, England. What is Epsom salt? Epsom salt… [read more]

9 Reasons You Should Never Throw Pickle Juice Away

Pickles are famous as a popular craving for pregnant women, as well as to dress up a burger or to add flavor to your favorite side dish, but what about the pickle juice? It seems that green juice is often ignored, tossed down the drain when the pickles are gone. But that’s a shame, because it’s a huge waste, considering that the juice offers a… [read more]