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.

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...]

Healthy, Natural Black Friday Sales

black friday deals

I try to stay home and avoid the craziness of black friday at our local stores. This year, that has gotten even easier as several wonderful family-owned companies are offering great sales on their … [Read more...]

3 Natural Ways to Clean Indoor Air

3 Natural Ways to Clean Indoor Air

Turns out that indoor air can often contain more toxins and chemicals than outdoor air. Everything from mattresses to pots/pans to kids PJs can contain harmful chemicals in indoor air. It's best to … [Read more...]

7 Natural Uses for Baking Soda

Seven natural uses for baking soda

Baking soda is a common household substance with a host of natural (and unusual) uses. If you've only ever used baking soda in baking, try these natural uses: 1. Natural Oven Cleaning Baking soda … [Read more...]