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]

8 Gadgets You Need To Make Your Home Healthier

In some cases, modern technology can have a negative impact on our health, such as staring at a screen just before bed, which can really mess up the quality of your sleep and too much screen use, can strain our eyes. But there are also a lot of high-tech devices that can enhance our health and well-being, including these gadgets that can make your home… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Mice: 6 Home Remedies That Work

You’ll recognize them by their long scaly tails, beady eyes and pointed snouts. If you see anything that fits this description running through your house, I’m sorry to tell you that you’ve got mice! I’m not referring to those domestic ones that your kids bring home from school, or from the pet shop; oh no these are much different. And, when they start invading your… [read more]

3 Fall Simmer Pot Blends To Make Your Home Smell Like Autumn

Fill your home with the scent of fall with these easy, natural blends. Scents have an amazing ability to change moods, well-being and comfort. Most of us have hectic lives, so why not surround yourself with pleasant smells and enhance your well-being? No need for an essential oil diffuser or scented candle. You can make these blends with ingredients found in your kitchen pantry. Related Reading:… [read more]

How To Make An All Natural Bleach Alternative

Bleach is a highly effective cleaner. It will kill almost all types of germs and viruses. However, it’s extremely toxic as well. Bleach fumes cause respiratory problems, can burn the skin and even cause major nervous system damage. When it is combined with other harsh chemical cleaners, these new and dangerous chemicals are even more dangerous; there’s no telling what those fumes are doing to… [read more]