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.

Liquid Hand Soap Recipe

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

We go through a lot of hand soap. A lot. From the diaper changes to the "mom come wipe me"s, there is much hand washing in our house.Ever the DIYer, I've been making foaming hand soap for years, … [Read more...]

Homemade Dog Food: Real Food for Pets

Homemade dog food- a real food diet for pets

I must admit, this post on homemade dog food was written and ready to post weeks ago... but the day before I was planning to publish it our family dog Daisy (pictured in this post) jumped our fence … [Read more...]

Homemade HE Laundry Detergent Recipe

Homemade Laundry Detergent - HE safe - natural

Laundry Detergent is an easy switch from store bought to homemade, and DIY alternatives are often just as effective and much less expensive. I've shared my Homemade Laundry Soap before but have gotten … [Read more...]

DIY Reusable Hand Warmers from Baby Socks

DIY Resuable Hand Warmers from Mismatched Socks

This tutorial was created by my (super creative) 6-year-old daughter as a smaller version of my original reusable heat packs. Hand Warmer Heat Packs She loved having the heat pack on her feet or … [Read more...]

Is Borax Safe?

Is Borax Safe

Borax is often touted as a wonder ingredient for natural cleaning in recipes like homemade cleaners and even in homemade beauty products as a preservative. It is a recipe in my popular All-Purpose … [Read more...]

What is the Best Type of Natural Salt?

What are the best natural salts

Salt is often a hotly debated topic in the natural health community. It was literally once worth its weight in gold, and now added dietary salt has come under scrutiny in the health and medical … [Read more...]

How to Get Real Food at Wholesale Prices

Wellness Mama Thrive

I'm super happy to finally get to share about an amazing new company that I've been using like crazy lately. In fact, I was so excited about this company that I said "heck yes!" when I was asked to be … [Read more...]

Carbon Monoxide: Is Your Home Safe?

Carbon Monoxide- is your home safe

This post is on a pretty basic topic that isn't necessarily specific to natural living, but is important for health, especially this time of year. Preventing this problem takes less time than oil … [Read more...]

Charcoal & Clay Facial Soap Recipe

Charcoal and Clay Facial Soap Recipe

I've been making my own soap for a long time, both by cold process and hot process in a crock pot. It can seem really intimidating to begin making your own soap, but everyone I know who actually tries … [Read more...]

The Best Under-Counter Water Filter (Review)

The Best under-counter water filter

Our family has had a Berkey water filter for years and we absolutely love it. Before that, we had a basic reverse osmosis water filter, and while I loved that it was getting rid of all fluoride in the … [Read more...]