Natural Living Articles & Tutorials

Clean and organize your home naturally with these simple DIY recipes for household cleaning and helpful tips to avoid indoor toxins in household products, air and water.

Why I Don’t Use Scented Candles

The problem with most scented candles and non-toxic alternatives

I'll admit- sometimes, I wish I could climb back into my years of ignorance is bliss and forget everything I've learned about real food and natural living. It would be so easy to go back to before I … [Read more...]

Simple Natural Whitening Toothpaste Recipe

Homemade Whitening Toothpast Recipe

I write often about oral health and I'm fascinated how oral health really does affect the health of the entire body! I've been working on finding (or making) natural toothpaste and oral care options … [Read more...]

What’s on My Nightstand

What I keep on my nightstand from Wellness Mama

Last week, I posted a picture on Instagram of my nightstand. I posted it because I think that the things a person has on their nightstand say a lot about that person. Nightstands usually have … [Read more...]

Best Natural Toothpaste Options

Best Natural Toothpaste Options

I write about oral health a lot because oral health is so important for the health of the entire body. My quest to improve my own oral health after struggling with loss of enamel after braces and … [Read more...]

5 Essential Oils I Use Daily

5 Essential Oils I Use Daily- and how to use them

I get more questions about essential oils than almost any other topic, probably because they've gained such immense popularity lately. Our family uses essential oils daily in our personal care … [Read more...]

Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe

Homemade All Natural Glass Cleaner Recipe

Sometimes the best things in life are free... or really, really cheap, like this natural glass cleaner recipe. I've experimented with many types of natural cleaners and have finally found natural … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Homestead in the City

How to homestead even if you live in the city

Note from Katie: Please welcome the lovely Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead as she explains how to be more self sufficient and save money by homesteading, even if you live on a small property. … [Read more...]

Best Natural Dishwasher Detergent Options

Best Natural Dishwasher Detergent Options

Dishwasher detergent can be one of the tougher products to find good natural options for. Homemade versions can work, but getting the ratios right is really important. On the other hand, there are … [Read more...]

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Pets

Benefits of coconut oil for pets -How to use coconut oil to keep pets healthy

I've talked at length about how much I love coconut oil and how we use it dozens of different ways at our house. There are some members of our household who also get coconut oil daily, and I haven't … [Read more...]

Uses for Diatomaceous Earth

Uses for diatomaceous earth-skin hair and nails-pest control

What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous Earth is a soft powder formed from the fossilized remains of diatoms (a type of hard shelled algae). It is unique in a couple of ways: It has a very … [Read more...]

Are Glazed Ceramic Pans Safe?

Are ceramic pans safe

I've been slowly switching my kitchen over to ceramic pans since I had the chance to try ceramic cookware last year. I researched cookware options for months and wanted to find an option that … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Reduce Chemicals in Bath Water

Three Ways to Reduce Chemicals in Bath Water

Regular tap water can be a source of many chemicals from chlorine to fluoride and many others. At our house, we have a water filter for our drinking water and we also use filters on shower … [Read more...]