House of Herbology: DIY Natural Cleaning Spray with Citrus

Make your own cleaning spray that’s non-toxic and naturally anti-bacterial using citrus peels and that kitchen cupboard staple, vinegar. If you’re looking for a non-toxic household cleaner for everyday clean-ups, a natural cleaning spray with vinegar and citrus fruit peel can do the job. Vinegar typically contains around 5-8 % acetic acid by volume. Acetic acid can act as a disinfectant that can destroy some … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Natural Cleaning Spray with Citrus

House of Herbology: DIY Natural Enzyme Cleaner for Stain Removing

Enzyme cleaners are cleaning products that help break down stains, which are perfect for cleaning stains from the carpet including red wine and coffee stains and pet messes, and for cleaning tough stains from clothes and fabrics such as blood stains. Enzymes naturally occur in fruits such as pineapple, papaya and kiwi. Pineapple is high in bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down proteins, aids in … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Natural Enzyme Cleaner for Stain Removing

House of Herbology: DIY Aloe Vera Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser is a convenient way to disinfect hands. Using a few key natural ingredients, hand sanitiser is simple and easy to make at home using aloe vera gel, rubbing alcohol, and a few drops of essential oil such as lemon. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Aloe Vera Hand Sanitiser

House of Herbology: Homemade Cough Drops with Lemon, Ginger & Honey

Are you in need of a throat soother? Before you head out to buy some cough sweets, you may want to make your own cough drops using some immune-boosting ingredients that you likely already have at home. Easy to make and without any special equipment, the below recipe uses lemon juice, honey, sugar as well as ground ginger and cloves. Rosa Medea is Life & … Continue reading House of Herbology: Homemade Cough Drops with Lemon, Ginger & Honey

House of Herbology: DIY Digestive Bitters

Digestive bitters are a preparation of herbs that support digestive function by stimulating digestive juices such as stomach acid, bile, and enzymes so that food can be broken down naturally and nutrients easily absorbed. Bitter substances have the ability to improve kidney and liver function, improve bile, reduce bloating and flatulence, improve metabolism, and prevent acidification of the body. Bitter substances have almost been completely eliminated … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Digestive Bitters

The Ultimate Meditation Guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Meditation is the practice of purposefully focusing your mind and body to achieve a state of relaxation. Through techniques such as breathing exercises, chanting, physical activity or some combination of them, practitioners of meditation hope to achieve a clearer state of mind and ward off the effects of physical and mental stress. In one form or another, meditation is a component of most major religions, … Continue reading The Ultimate Meditation Guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

How Electronics affect Sleep and what to do about it [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

We live in a wired world at the height of a digital age. But even if our technologies have advanced at lightning speed in recent decades, our bodies remain unchanged and in many ways, ill-adapted to a fully plugged-in lifestyle. This mismatch between man and machine is never more clear than in the pursuit of quality sleep. An understanding of how electronics affect sleep is … Continue reading How Electronics affect Sleep and what to do about it [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Reebok reimagines recycling gas stations into community wellbeing centres

As gas guzzling motor vehicles are eventually to become obsolete, so too are gas stations. In light of this, sports brand Reebok has reimagined the reuse of gas stations as community centres promoting physical and mental wellbeing. In a new concept between Reebok and global architecture and design firm Gensler, Get Pumped, Reebok has reimagined an adaptive reuse of gas stations across the US as Fitness Hubs, where … Continue reading Reebok reimagines recycling gas stations into community wellbeing centres

Plogging: Combining jogging with picking up trash as a force for good

Plogging, an activity which involves jogging and stopping to pick up rubbish, is helping people to get fit while contributing something positive to the environment. A portmanteau of “jogging” and “plucking”, plogging is a new fitness trend from Sweden. Founded by Erik Ahlström, the Stockholm-based group Plogga aims to activate the city’s runners as a force for good. Ploggers run while wearing gloves—all the better for handling garbage—and … Continue reading Plogging: Combining jogging with picking up trash as a force for good

Dandelion: A “weed” with mighty healing abilities

Dandelion may be considered a “weed”, but the “invasive and pervasive” weed also happens to be incredibly beneficial to health and wellbeing, having been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Dandelion roots and leaves are dried and used to make dandelion tea and roasted to make dandelion coffee, each of which contain vitamins A, C and D, and significant amounts of zinc, iron, magnesium … Continue reading Dandelion: A “weed” with mighty healing abilities