Category: Natural Living

Video – Incredible Uses for Aloe Vera Juice

By Jonathan Parker There’s no denying that Aloe Vera is an amazing plant. From lotions to natural remedies, its uses are abundant. For detoxing and lowering cholesterol, and the more common uses of  soothing burns and revitalizing your skin and hair. This amazing plant can be grown in your home, indoors or outdoors and has so…

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Make Your Own Natural Sunscreen

By Jonathan Parker With warm sunny days fast approaching (hopefully right?) pale folks like me start planning the annual easy-bake avoidance strategy. Before I started learning about natural health and the dangers of chemicals, it was an easy fix. Slop a couple handfuls of SPF-one-billion on and hit the shore! Well, studying for my license I…

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Tips for Understanding and Avoiding Food Waste

By Jonathan Parker You’ve probably heard it before. ‘Americans waste too much food!’ And while that may be true, it might not necessarily mean what you think. It’s easy to imagine a family cheerily cleaning out their refrigerator every week, tossing hundreds of pounds of perfectly good food into the trash to be shipped off to…

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The Low-Cost Innovation of Vertical Farming

By Natural Blaze Traditional agriculture has been suffering worldwide. Extended severe weather events have cut many crop harvests in half. Farmers are going bankrupt as crops fail, commodity prices are exploding, and millions of people more have been added to the list of those who go hungry on a regular basis. However, in times of…

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Hugelkultur: Natural Permaculture Gardening

By Jonathan Parker Sustainable agriculture is a relatively new (and also very old) concept that is sweeping the world these days. Beautiful gardens are cropping up all over the country, and not just your basic flower garden. Many major universities have spent years and millions of dollars studying and even building amazing edible forest gardens that…

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4 Best Methods for Food Self-Sufficiency in a Small Space

By Natural Blaze For most of us producing all of our own food is just a fantasy. It evokes visions of multiple acres of fertile land, long work days, and expensive machinery. However, none of these are necessary to achieve self-sufficient food production. There are many gardening techniques that can produce an abundance of food…

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Natural Alternatives to Household Chemicals

By Mary Hickcox, R.N. What if we could easily replace harmful household chemicals like bleach, ammonia, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, fabric softener, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, body creams, shave gel, dish soap, antibacterial spray, deodorizer, mildew remover, and much more with natural products? I’m as guilty as the…

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