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5 Uses for Marigolds

November 1st, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

The spirits of the dead are said to follow the golden path back home for the evening. Here are 5 uses for Marigold petals after Dia de los Muertos festivities have ended


Fluoride: Friend or Foe?

October 19th, 2011 | by Lynn Fang

Earlier this month, Pinellas County in Florida banned fluoride in their water supply. What's the deal with fluoride? Is it good or bad


5 Eco-Friendly Baby Products New Moms Need

October 11th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

For new parents, it's confusing figuring out what is really required for the life of a newborn. Luckily, for your mental well being and pocketbook, there are only a few important items a newborn needs and they are all pretty eco-compliant. Here are 5 simple things new moms need


10 Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air

September 26th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Until recently, nobody suspected there could be anything like indoor air pollution. With the development of technology and the better insulation of buildings in the past decades to save heating costs and to conserve energy, the air indoors gradually grew more stagnant allowing for common household pollutants to accumulate and in turn affect our health.


5 Reasons to Choose Beeswax Candles

September 13th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Beeswax has been the lighting staple for homesteading for years and is now becoming popular for modern, urban families as well. Here are 5 reasons to choose beeswax candles


Eating Garden Snails

September 9th, 2011 | by Luke Seall

The garden snail. A formidable pest and one that has tormented gardeners for generations. I have experimented with many methods to control or in some cases eradicate these pesky critters, but whatever I try they still feast on my produce before I do. It is infuriating, but being angry at snails does not seem to work. So instead I have turned the problem on it’s head and embraced the garden snail with open arms and an empty stomach. From now on if I catch a snail eating my lettuce, I eat the snail. Simple, sustainable, effective and delicious!


How To Make Low Alcohol Hand Sanitizer

September 6th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Did you know, the drying alcohol in traditional sanitizers can cause dryness leading to cracks and microscopic tears in your skin leaving you even more susceptible to infections? In addition, the content of alcohol serves as a danger to children. Here is a simple recipe for making natural hand sanitizers with lower alcohol content which keeps hands clean, while nourishing


Make a Natural First Aid Kit

August 30th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

With changing seasons comes restocking and supplying the medicine cabinet. Forget purchasing a new first aid kit though, instead make your own from natural items and supplies from around the house.


How to Make Your Own Butter

August 23rd, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

If butter is going to top your potato or smear across a slice of fresh bread, shouldn't it be handmade by you? Learn to make your own butter following these simples steps


How to Make Yogurt

August 16th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

You can make your own yogurt using glass containers which helps mother earth, saves money and helps keep you healthy



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