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.

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray-Natural Air Freshener

I have a confession to make...When I was younger, I didn't like anything pumpkin or spice. I thought I hated pumpkin pie and pumpkin lattes and stuck to relegating pumpkins to a fate of … [Read more...]

Basic Slow Cooker Soap Recipe

Slowcooker Crockpot Basic Soap Recipe with coconut oil and olive oil

I've been fascinated with soap making for a long time. What was once a common household skill now seems like such a complicated process that many people simply buy soap instead. Unfortunately, many … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Plastic

The problem with plastic for health and our planet

It seems to be a common theme in history that the things that lead to great progress and convenience also come with a big price. This seems to be very much true with plastic products and … [Read more...]

Natural Toilet Cleaning Fizzies

Natural Toilet Cleaning Fizzies Recipe

Once upon a time, I made a few huge batches of my regular sea salt bath fizzies and postpartum bath fizzies as gifts for friends who were expecting babies.I kept a few of the ones that broke when … [Read more...]

Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits

Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits for Clean Air and Reduced Allergies

I have several Himalayan Salt Lamps at my house and I've talked before about how I use them to help purify indoor air and for their soothing red glow.We use these lamps so often that I figured … [Read more...]

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...]