I’ve used essential oils in many common applications like soaps, scrubs, and lotions. This article features 15 creative, less common, ways to use essential oils around the house.
Snakes can be hard to deal with in and around your home but there are natural snake repellent ideas you can employ to get rid of them, if you so desire.
You should learn how to attract bluebirds because they’re beautiful, have a sweet sounding song, and they eat mosquitoes and other insects by the thousands every day! More bluebirds means less mosquitoes.
Can dogs eat honey? Yes! Can cats eat honey? Yes! Let’s take a look at how and why to give honey to your pets, and also how much you should be giving them.
Want to help save bees? Here is a to-do list for every person who cares about saving honey bees but cannot keep bees because of limited time and/or space.
A DIY pet toy cleaner recipe to help you eliminate the problem of nasty, slobbery, pet toys naturally. Included are wet and dry recipes for all toy types.
Homemade paw wax, as the name suggests, is wax for your dog’s paws. It’s a blend of wax and oils that coat the underside of the paw, protect it from the elements, and heal any existing abrasions.
We love our winter birds. One of my favorite sights is when the cardinals come in to hit our feeder against the white backdrop of snow. Did you know you can also furnish a heated bird bath?
Most people who grow sunflowers do so to harvest the seeds. Sunflower seeds or sunflower oil are a big deal and how cool to grow your own. But did you know there are many other reasons to grow the sunflower? Here are several other reasons you may want to grow sunflowers in your yard.
Here are some natural ways to ensure you have a bear proof house, which may or may not be effective for the bears in your area, but they are definitely worth a shot! Some of these things may also work to deter opossums and raccoons.
I’m often asked how to plant a child garden, and how to get kids more involved with gardening. My main strategy is to excite their senses and to include them as much as possible, because kids love being involved! Here are 6 plant ideas to get you started.
I came up with this hummingbird food recipe because I love to watch the hummingbirds. Each year, I wait until about mid-April when they finally show up. I have fed them commercial nectars before, but realized it was cheaper and healthier to make my own.
This DIY Hanging baskets tutorial teaches you how to create your own beautiful hanging arrangements. And remember, they’re not just for flowers! I grow cherry tomatoes and common herbs because the baskets are close to my kitchen.
A homemade dog shampoo bar perfect for your dog(s). Because their skin and hair pH are more acidic than ours, they need a special recipe; this natural recipe delivers on all counts and is simple enough to make at home.
There are many uses for old sheets, towels, and other linens. Sure, you could turn them into rags but why do that when there are so many other useful things to do with them.
Senior dogs and old cats can be needy, but the joy you bring each other make it all worthwhile! I use these natural care strategies with my 14 year old Border Collie, Joker to help keep him comfortable and happy. Enjoy!
Pine needles are very useful, so if you have a real tree and it’s dropping needles, don’t throw them out! Check out this list of 15 cool ways to use them and save them instead of throwing them out.
You and your kitty will love these homemade cat toy and treat recipes. What cat wouldn’t love a catnip mouse and catnip treats? You can make them any time of year, but they’re great for putting under the Christmas tree for your kitties!