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Integrated Pest Management

Essential Oils for Garden Pests

Summer is in full bloom, plants are filling out and the garden is starting to produce a harvest. What is growing in your yard?  It’s all good until some insects arrive to make a feast of your annuals, perennials and vegetables. Over the years I’ve dealt with pesky little insects that have even fed on […]

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DIY Reclaimed Furniture With Eco-Friendly Materials

I’ve been re-thinking my approach with some DIY projects for a while. I know the risks of adding new fabrics, paints and materials to my home and don’t really want to contribute to more indoor air pollution, I want to lessen it. In the past I may have been quick to get a project done […]

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Pure plant extracts are whole foods for your skin

Holistic Honey: Timeless Uses For This Threatened Nectar

Honey has been around since the beginning of time, at least after the plants were created ;). Plants cannot grow and become fruitful without the bees that produce honey. Life without these amazing creatures would soon cease without the pollination they provide to make crops produce. Currently there is not enough honey produced in the […]

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Make your own foaming hand soap simple

Is Your Soap a Drug? Simple DIY Foaming Soap & Bubble Bath Without the Chemicals

You read food labels and know what you are eating,  read the packaging on over the counter the counter drugs for dosage and safety information.   Do you know what is in your soaps and lotions? Cosmetics and personal care products are currently not listed as being regulated by the FDA.  The only exceptions are […]

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Organic Living

15 Natural Resources For Every Home

Pure Home and Body is your Inspiration for Natural Living, Your springboard to greening up your home and life and making the world a better place by the choices you make. Yes, You have the potential to have positive  impact on our environment, and you probably already are. You just might not realize how much. I […]

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Green DIY materials

5 DIY and Remodeling Materials Everyone Should Replace With Greener Alternatives

I’ve been pretty busy this month getting our house set up for homeschooling. I’ve done quite a few DIY projects that have been on my To Do list for a while. I love to use reclaimed and recycled materials to upcycle into useful home goods. If I can re-use, refinish or re-purpose something I’ll try […]

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Organic foods for your picnic

6 Ways to Green-Up Your Picnic Basket & Cookout

Spring and summer bring back lots of memories for me, the lazy warm days staring at clouds in the sky and lying on the soft green grass. Warm summer evenings on the pier up north or hot days at the beach are perfect opportunities to pack a snack or lunch to enjoy outdoors. Every 4th […]

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Non-toxic lawn care

Is Your Grass Green Enough to Eat?

How “green” is your grass, could you eat it? Well, even if you don’t eat it, it surrounds your home whether you own or rent. Especially if you rent or own a condo or other home space that has shared landscaping, it pays to find out what is being used on your green space. While […]

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Oregano,Cilantro,Basil

9 Easy To Grow Holistic Herbs To Plant Now

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The brown grass is gradually shaded by strands of brilliant green blades, tiny buds appear on sparse branches of trees and new plants emerge from the black earth.  I really get excited when my herb garden begins to wake up. Celebrate Earth Day this weekend […]

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5 Essential Oils For a Pure, Chemical-Free Nursery

I’ve used essential oils in our home for almost 20 years, all of these years they’ve had priority in the baby’s nursery. They have helped me replace harmful chemicals to create a nurturing, natural space for my little ones. Essential oils are not just fragrance, they support a healthy body & home and soothe your senses. […]

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