11 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance you have to endure when you go outdoors, they’re a legitimate cause for health concerns. They buzz around, searching for people or animals to dine on, sucking out their blood and bringing all sorts of diseases and viruses with them, like Zika, malaria and west Nile virus, none of which you’d probably wish on your worst enemy. But, dousing yourself,… [read more]

How To Use Essential Oils Safely – Your Essential Guide

Essential oils, when used safely, can help to alleviate many problems and everyday concerns. However, if used incorrectly, or unsafely, essential oils can sometimes cause more problems than they alleviate. Each essential oil may carry its own recommendations for cautions for use (for example, high blood pressure) but there are also some general guidelines that you can follow. All recommendations within this article apply to… [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]

14 Weirdest, Coolest & Most Unique Himalayan Salt Lamps You Can Buy Right Now

The health benefits of Himalayan salt lamps are the primary reason most people choose to own one (or more!). Salt lamps help to purify and cleanse the air, they reduce allergy and asthma symptoms, increase energy and enhance sleep, while also treating seasonal affective disorder and reducing static electricity. We’ve dedicated an entire article praising the health benefits of salt lamps here. But, Himalayan salt lamps are… [read more]

6 Scientifically Proven Fruits That Can Reverse Hair Loss

Hair loss is a stressful issue to deal with. And unfortunately, it’s often a common side effect of aging. According to the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA), “Male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of fifty approximately… [read more]

Essential Oil First Aid Kit: 6 Must-Have Oils & 17 Ways To Use Them

While we’re not knocking cold compresses and Band-aids (though we have a natural replacement for those, too); many of the items found in a standard first aid kit can easily be substituted with natural products like essential oils. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to create your very own essential oil first aid kit using 6 individual essential oils plus a carrier for blending.… [read more]

How To Make Energy Bombs That Will Power You Through Your Day

Are you looking for a healthy, nutritious snack that’s easy to make, totally delicious and can be eaten at any time of day? Well here are some fantastic energy bombs which will leave you feeling energized and full until your next meal. These ‘bombs’ contain several super foods which offer incredible health benefits. From chia seeds and cacao to hemp protein powder, flax seed not… [read more]

Can We Send You A Free Jar Of Coconut Oil?

Today we are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Thrive Market to offer readers of Natural Living Ideas a free jar of organic, ethically-sourced unrefined virgin coconut oil! If you could bottle up superfood perfection, this organic virgin coconut oil would be it. Whether you’re adding decadent-yet-mild flavor to your favorite recipes, reducing inflammation, or moisturizing your hair and skin, coconut oil is… [read more]

Coconut Oil In Coffee & 6 More Ways To Make Your Cup Of Coffee Healthier

There is often much debate as to whether a daily cup of coffee is beneficial or harmful to health. As we revealed a few weeks ago, we are firmly on the side of “beneficial”. In fact we published an entire article revealing twelve reasons, backed up with scientific evidence, why you should start your day with a cup of coffee. To name just a few:… [read more]

11 Ways To Get Rid of Keratosis Pilaris For Good

Keratosis pilaris appears like tiny bumps or brown spots on the skin, usually on the upper arms and legs. It doesn’t normally cause any pain or discomfort unless the bumps get inflamed. Such red bumps are referred to as keratosis pilaris rubra faceii. Although Keratosis pilaris is extremely common, many people don’t even realize that this condition has got a name in medical parlance. Each… [read more]