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Natural Living & Health Blog

This page contains all our blog posts about natural living and health. These articles on natural living and health will give you ideas and information on living a more natural and sustainable life.

The information on the natural living and health page, and all articles, are not intended as medical advice, or to promise a treatment or cure for any health issue. Be sure and talk to your doctor or health professional before using any natural treatment for your health. Seek professional medical advice for any serious health issue.

DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Laundry Detergent

This recipe for DIY laundry detergent is easy to make at home. You can probably whip it up with supplies you already have around the house. And it will save you a ton of money over the overpriced store-bought brands you are currently using. Read More…

DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent

This easy DIY liquid laundry detergent is perfect to make whether you are working to live green or you just want to save some money. We all know how expensive cleaning products can be, and the prices just keep going up. One way to beat the high prices of store-bought cleaning products is to mix your own from easily obtained ingredients. Read More…

DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent
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Clean a Shower

This video shows an easy method to clean a shower using only baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. When you clean a shower using natural products you can save money while helping the environment. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are green products that are natural and totally biodegradable. Read More…

Clean Your Sink Naturally

Did you know you can naturally clean your sink with products that are totally natural and biodegradable? This video shows you a really easy way to naturally clean your sink, and disinfect it at the same time. This method uses only totally biodegradable products. Read More…

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How To Clean A Front Load Washer

In this video, I show you a quick and easy way to clean a front load washer. This method uses only things that you are most likely to have in your home right now. Many people complain about mildew and odors after using a front load washing machine for a while. There are a few things you can do to clean your washer and prevent the mildew and odor from returning. Read More…

Clean Your Dishwasher Naturally

In this video, I show you how to naturally clean your dishwasher using ingredients you probably already have in your home right now. How many of us even think about cleaning our dishwasher? After all, it cleans the dishes and uses soap, right? Why would I need to clean my dishwasher?
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naturally clean a shower head

Naturally Clean a Shower Head

This video shows you how to naturally clean a shower head. Many people are trying to live more green these days. Using natural, biodegradable cleaning products is one of the ways you can live green and help to protect the environment. Unlike chemical cleaners, the ingredients we use all break down naturally in the environment without harming it. Read More…

Natural Cleaning Products

By creating your own natural cleaning products you’ll be saving money, getting the harsh chemicals out of your house, which is good for your family’s health and the environment, and you’ll be saving a ton of money. That’s why we need to gather our supplies and make a natural cleaning products checklist. Read more…

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preparing your garden for winter

Preparing Your Garden For Winter

Did you know that preparing your garden for winter will make things much easier for you to get your garden ready for planting in the spring? Do you believe that when the weather starts getting cold and the leaves start to fall it’s time to stash your gardening tools and wait for spring?

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Types Of Herbal Remedies

There are many choices when you are trying to decide what types of herbal remedies to use. Making the choice to use herbal remedies for yourself and your family may seem like a daunting task. There is simply so much information out there it’s sometimes hard to make sense of it all.

The choice to make your own herbal remedies from herbs you gather or get them from a health food store is only the first step in the process. You need to know which herbal remedy you may need for various minor ailments.

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Grandmother’s Natural Remedies

Lately, there has been a renewed interest in natural remedies. Natural remedies have been around since man first discovered that many natural substances could treat illness. Remember the days of old, when Grandmother strapped a warm mustard pack to our congested chests when we had a cold? Or used a warmed tea bag to get rid of pink eye, a clove of garlic to stop an earache, or prepared a mixture of chaparral and olive oil as a cure for itchy skin?

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Wild Bergamot Is Medicinal and Edible

Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a perennial plant that grows 2-5 feet tall. It belongs to the mint plant family, and it is a truly native mint to North America. It is topped by clusters of purple flowers. Likewise, it is also known commonly as bee balm, mint leaf bee balm, and horsemint.

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Climate Friendly Garden Tips

Growing a climate-friendly garden involves using natural gardening practices to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. These practices also have the added benefit of encouraging healthier soil through improving the absorption of carbon dioxide – which also helps to reduce the issue of global warming. Whether you agree with the science of global warming or not, living more naturally by using climate-friendly garden practices can help the environment and reward you with a bounty of fresh vegetables from your garden.

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Garden Recipe

If I were to utter the phrase “garden recipe” what would you assume I would be talking about? You might think this post is going to be all about cooking vegetables. Instead, this post is about using natural ingredients in your garden for such things as fertilizer and pest control. This explains the title of garden recipes. You can purchase natural ingredients online or at your local farm supply store that can be mixed together to create natural versions of expensive store-bought fertilizers and insecticides.

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DIY Cleaners

DIY Cleaners

When it comes to living naturally one of the things you want to do is avoid harsh chemicals that are in so many products today. The easiest way to get rid of many of the chemicals you don’t want to expose your family to is to learn to make your own DIY all-purpose cleaners. These natural cleaners do a fantastic job, without harsh chemicals, and at a fraction of the price.

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DIY Scouring Paste

This video shows you how to make a really simple and easy DIY scouring paste to use on stovetops, counters, and all around the kitchen. I show you how I used it to remove baked-on greasy rings around the burners on my flat stovetop. It works as well as expensive stovetop cleaners you buy at the supermarket. Read More…

DIY Scouring Paste
witch hazel

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel has many well-documented uses for your skin. Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a shrub or small tree that is native to North America. The species native to North America blooms from September-November. This is where it gets its common name of Winter bloom.

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Family Disaster Planning

Have you given any thought to your personal family disaster planning? Are you prepared should a disaster happen in your area today? How do you prepare for disaster? When it comes to family disaster planning, the first step is to formulate a plan. Then you can start to gather what you need to implement that plan.

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Homemade Degreaser

Homemade Degreaser

This video shows you how to make a quick and easy homemade degreaser from ingredients you probably already have in your home. If you don’t have the essential oil you can buy it here, or simply make the spray without the scent.

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Raising Chickens

Chickens have the advantage of being smaller than most other livestock, so they can be cared for in a relatively smaller space. In most urban places you aren’t going to be allowed to raise and slaughter a hog or cow in your backyard. However, there may not be the same restrictions on raising chickens.

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Naturally clean cutting boards

Naturally Clean Cutting Boards

Watch the video to learn a natural way to clean and disinfect your cutting boards. Cutting boards are great for helping you save your countertop from nicks and cuts when preparing foods. But reusing them without cleaning them can lead to food-borne illness for you and your family. Cutting up raw meat on your cutting board, then using it to cut up other food items without disinfecting it can lead to food-borne illnesses like E. coli. Read more…

Never Use Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning

In this video, I wanted to explain why you should never use baking soda and vinegar for cleaning. I have seen many suggestions online that you should combine these two ingredients to create homemade cleaning solutions. It has even been suggested that the bubbles released are considered “scrubbing bubbles”. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read more…

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vegetable garden

Vegetable Garden Tips

Can you really grow a vegetable garden and save money? The answer is a firm yes. Even apartment dwellers can grow vegetables in containers on a patio, or herbs in a sunny window. Most people are looking for ways to save money these days. In fact, saving money by growing your own vegetables has a long history in the US.

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Survival Skills

We all know we need to practice our survival skills and carry a survival kit when we go into the wilderness, right? When you set off into the wilderness you should at least carry a basic survival kit containing such items as a knife, fire starting supplies, basic first aid supplies, etc. But how many think about mental preparation as part of our survival skills? Do your survival skills include the mental fortitude to come through a survival emergency and live to tell about it? Read More…

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DIY Wood Cleaner & Polish

This video shows you how to make a homemade DIY wood cleaner and polish using only a few natural ingredients. Clean and polish your wood to make it look brilliant and to preserve your precious wood furniture. Read more…

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