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]

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]

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]

10 Christmas Essential Oil Blends That Will Warm Up Your Home This Winter

With the holidays upon us, nothing beats filling your home with the scents of the season like evergreens, peppermint, gingerbread cookies and spiced cider. Even if you can’t have the real thing, simply adding a few drops of essential oils to your diffuser will do the trick. If you don’t already have one, be sure to read our review of five of the best to… [read more]

5 Reasons Beeswax Candles Are The Only Candles You Should Burn

Do you like to burn candles in your home for ambience? Perhaps for that special romantic evening or dinner party. You might even be like me and just love the lovely scent and warm glow that a candle puts off. There is just something so comforting about watching the wick flicker. You might know that candles come in all shapes, sizes, and scents. What you… [read more]

11 Health Promoting Houseplants That Make Great Holiday Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be starting to work on your gift list for friends and family. While you could go for the ol’ standby gifts like slippers, jewelry, games etc., you could also consider a living gift that keeps on giving all year round. Giving a plant for a gift is a great way to celebrate life, happiness, and friendships. There… [read more]

How To Make & Bake With An Earth Oven

There’s nothing better than fresh-baked bread, but a standard oven is a boring strategy for making yours at home. With just a weekend of work, you can build an earth oven for baking homemade bread, pizzas, pies and more, right in your backyard. What Is An Earth Oven? Never heard of an earth oven? You might know it by a different name: clay oven, cob… [read more]

Top 42 Kitchen Tools You Need To Improve Your Self-Sufficiency

Are you trying to improve your self-sufficiency by adopting a homesteading lifestyle? Change should begin in your kitchen. There are hundreds of ways to get closer to the earth through the ways you prepare your food, and the right tools will make the process simple. Top 42 Homesteading Kitchen Tools No matter whether your knife skills rival a gourmet chef or you’re a just a… [read more]

12 Ways To Naturally Flu-Proof Every Spot In Your Home

As the official flu season begins, it’s important to find ways to keep illness at bay. While the impact of the flu can vary, there is no doubt that it places a substantial burden on the health of millions of people in the U.S. every year. The Centers for Disease Control has estimated that influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 60.8 million illnesses,… [read more]