Brad Bodon

Natural Remedies

Natural remedies

We all use medicine for one thing or another, but there are other alternatives that offer a safe, more natural way of aid. These natural remedies will do an equal job, if not better. Give these five remedies a try and see which ones are right for you. 1) Colds – When the first signs of sniffles start, take oil leaf extract. The symptoms will be much less severe and will not last as long. Not many people are aware of this natural product as it is not manufactured by large companies. It is sold mainly in health food shops… read more

Conserving Water at Home

Tips for saving water

Water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes and rivers.  It will also save you money on the next utility bill.  Here are 10 tips for saving water at home: Check your faucets and pipes for leaks.  A small leak can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day and larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons! Install water-saving shower heads.  Inexpensive water-saving, low-flow shower heads are easy to install.  Also try to limit shower time; get in, get clean, get out.  You can also install a shower head converter, which pauses a running shower once it gets… read more

Versatility of Lemons

Uses for lemons

Lemons grow on trees and we use lemons mainly on or in food as an ingredient.  But, what you may not know is that lemons have numerous other uses, I have compiled a list of various uses for lemons and lemon juice.  Hopefully you can find one not-so-common use that works for you. Uses For Lemons (other than cooking): 1.  Relieve a sore throat.  Cut a lemon in half.  Skewer one half over a medium flame on a gas stove or an electric burner set on high and roast until golden brown.  Let it cool, and then mix the juice… read more

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Many uses of coconut oil

Dry skin, a cut, or dirty hair?  Try some coconut oil.  Coconut oil offers many health benefits and here are some reasons why you should try it. 1.  Skin Care:  Coconut oil has been a proven moisturizer for all skin types.  It will leave your body looking refreshed and wide awake.  The fat in the oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles without any irritation.  Coconut oils can also help with various skin conditions.  In fact, the oil is frequently used in expensive skin care products. 2.  Stress Relief:  You’re having another long Monday at school or the office, your… read more

Disposing of Chemicals

Harmful household chemicals

Hazardous chemical waste is more prevalent than one may think.  Look around your home and see how many of these items you may have.  The items include: paints, polishes, batteries, thinners, gasoline, anti-freeze, motor oil, transmission, brake and steering fluids, thermometers, fluorescent bulbs, fertilizers, solvents, pesticides, and herbicides.  So, how do you go about disposing of these harmful chemicals? Hazardous waste should be taken to a disposal facility because they contain chemicals that are a danger to human health and the environment.  Do not simply pour any chemicals down the drain.  Sewage treatment plants will not extract any of the… read more

Cleaning With Vinegar

White vinegar cleans naturally

Cleaning is not the most fun thing to do, especially in the bathroom.  But, at the end of the day it still has to get done. Allow me to help you clean your place up a little with a simple eco-friendly, budget-friendly solution – white vinegar. Vinegar is a natural organic bi-product of fruits, vegetables and grains.  That makes it a safe and natural cleaning product.  It doesn’t contain any harmful toxic chemicals and takes a life time to go bad.  Vinegar’s acidic properties make it a great household cleaner.  Vinegar has been used for generations as a stain remover,… read more

Why Move to Electric?

Electric cars - the future

Are electric cars the future? If you are a person that likes to save money or the environment, gas powered vehicles are not for you.  Only the electric alternative will save you money on a regular basis and help protect our environment. One advantage of an electric car is the complete nonexistent emissions.  A full electric vehicle will not have an exhaust system, fuel tank or muffler.  Another great thing about electric vehicles is how they use absolutely no fossil fuels under the hood.  The rechargeable battery is just an added benefit to owning an electric car.  As is the… read more