8 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

Look, mosquitoes are awful. They fly around searching for animals or people, to take a bite and suck out their blood. Gross. They may be great food for birds and bats, but you don’t want them hanging around your backyard with their diseases and viruses and whatnot (trust us, mosquito-borne diseases like west nile virus,…

12 Natural Cures For Scorching Sunburns

Your day of summer fun is winding down and what do you know? You got burned and now you need a soothing remedy. You know that UV exposure can cause skin to age quickly and trigger skin cancer, but despite your best efforts to protect yourself from sun damage with sunscreen, you’ve gotten this painful,…

The Many Amazing Ways Earthworms Can Help Your Garden

The pale red garden earthworm is often called “nature’s plow.” That’s because an earthworm pushes through soft earth with the point of its head. If the soil is hard, the worm eats its way through, forming interconnected burrows, some several feet deep. Burrows loosen the soil, admitting air and water and helping roots grow. A…

The 5 Best Sunscreens for Kids And Babies

Choosing a sunscreen for your kids is way more complicated than it should be. Sure, there are loads of options out there that claim to be safe—but the truth is, the majority of sunscreens lining drugstore shelves are chemical-based. Why that’s so bad? These sunscreens often oxybenzone, a chemical that studies indicate may trigger allergic…