There are many plants and natural ingredients that contain bug-repelling qualities. Many of these alternatives also have other benefits that make them excellent holistic options to more traditional bug sprays and repellents. Natural bug sprays should be applied liberally and frequently reapplied to gain maximum effectiveness.   Include Essential Oils Some essential oils and ingredients that are effective in repelling pests can also irritate skin in some people, so be sure to test any natural bug spray on a small amount of skin before using…Continue Reading “Make Your Own Natural Bug Spray”

Using recycled or reusable materials is a great way to make unique and special crafts while also keeping material from ending up in the landfill. There are so many things you can make by hand using recycled paper, plastic, containers, and other materials, that the only limit is your imagination and time. Here are a few examples of handcrafted items and gifts you can make using waste materials and recyclables.   Using Recycled Paper Paper beads are perhaps one of the most unique and beautiful…Continue Reading “Handcraft with waste materials”

  The addition of houseplants to your home can not only improve the air quality of your home, but plants can contribute to a pleasing and relaxed atmosphere, can provide color and cheer to any space, and can even become part of your holistic wellness regime by giving critical healing ingredients. Caring for a houseplant can also be meditative and therapeutic for many. So which plants should you consider for your home? Here are a few to consider.   Aloe Vera   Aloe Vera is…Continue Reading “Healing Plants You Can Grow at Home”

Pets can be an important part of living well. Dogs provide a source of near-constant energy to keep you on the go, while cats are companions who give both independence and love. Having a pet in the house can bring joy to you, your friends, and your family, but there’s no doubt that our furry friends bring some funky scents along with them. Figuring out how to get rid of pet odor often involves chemical sprays with dizzying ingredient lists. Every spray seems to promise…Continue Reading “How to Get Rid of Pet Odor – The Natural Way”