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Natural Medicine: How to Make Your Own Tinctures, Part 1

Natural Medicine: How to Make Your Own Tinctures, Part 1

Nature provides with everything we need to care for ourselves. This tutorial will give you the information you need to start making your own tinctures.

FDA Bans 40% of Antibacterial Soaps Due to Presence of "Dangerous Chemicals"

40% of Antibacterial Soaps Banned Because of “Dangerous Chemicals”

Marketers have long been capitalizing on our fear of germs to make a buck, but it turns out you’re far better off not using those products, many of which contain chemicals that were banned by the FDA this week.

The Incredible Edible Dandelion: Using This Weed to the Fullest

The Incredible Edible Dandelion: Using This Weed to the Fullest

With so many gifts to offer, it would be wise to take advantage of the dandelions growing wild in your yard.

The Synergistic Effects of Meditation + Exercise on Depression

The Synergistic Effects of Meditation + Exercise on Depression

You’ve definitely heard of endorphins, the feel-good hormones that are released during physical activity. And you’ve probably heard about the head-clearing benefits of meditation, how being mindful can help to combat stress and anxiety. But what you may not have heard about is how combining these two activities (exercise + meditation) has an effect greater than the sum of each part.

Hives: Natural Remedies to Ease An Itchy Situation

Hives: Natural Remedies to Ease An Itchy Situation

Hives can strike anyone, for multiple causes and reasons and we have to understand the body’s histamine response in order to learn how to treat it. Read this primer to understand the basics and how to naturally treat hives.

5 Ways Coconut Oil Can Bring Out Your Natural Beauty

5 Ways Coconut Oil Can Bring Out Your Natural Beauty

Most expensive luxury products can be completely replaced with this miracle oil.

Are Bat Houses the Solution to Controlling the Spread of Zika?

Are Bat Houses the Solution to Controlling the Spread of Zika?

Bats are more effective than even the most potent pesticide and could be used to naturally fight against the Zika virus.

Mix and Match: Using Essential Oils to Create Personalized Insect Repellent

How To Use Essential Oils to Create Personalized Insect Repellent

If you’re one of the unlucky ones who get eaten alive by bugs during the summer months, you’ve probably spent a small fortune on stinky, chemical-laden insect repellents. A custom blended essential oil is a great way to save money, avoid harsh reactions to unknown ingredients or known allergens, and customize for the particular pests in your area.

Overcome Your Coffee Addiction With This Healthy Alternative

Overcome Your Coffee Addiction With This Healthy Alternative

Tired of coffee jitters? Try this alternative! You get the same burst of energy, just without the side effects.

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