Natural Remedies for Water Retention

Natural Remedies for Water Retention

Nearly every woman on the planet suffers from monthly water retention. Minor edema, or bloating, in men can be caused by heat, exercise, exertion, and the occasional sodium-saturated meal. (Note that severe swelling in the ankles and other extremities could be signs of a serious health issue, and you should contact your doctor immediately.) For women, however, the […]

lavender oil

10 Uses for Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is amongst the most common essential oils people tend to keep around the house. Not only does is it a power aromatherapy agent, it is so versatile you soon keep in on the short list of basic household necessities. Most of us here at Real Self Sufficiency proudly admit to having at least one bottle […]

Natural Acid Reflux Remedies

10 Best Natural Acid Reflux Remedies

While occasional heartburn, or acid reflux, is normal after indulging in rich food, it doesn’t have to be a part of daily life. If you’re regularly popping antacids, it’s time to change up your game. Antacids aren’t discriminatory enough and shouldn’t be relied on to cure your problem. You need a balance of digestive acids […]

Off the Grid Solar

Using Off The Grid Solar Energy

Most people thinking about adding solar to the home are  curious about how to convert and store solar electricity so you can completely take your home’s electrical source off the grid. While this isn’t entirely feasible (more on that below) the alternative energy movement is relatively dynamic and there are some technologies and players who are making […]

Keep New Year's Resolutions

How To Make Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

When the New Year rings in, many of us are tempted to make New Year’s resolutions that will completely overhaul our lifestyles. Whether you’ve vowed to lose some weight or learn a new language, the problem is that most of us break these resolutions almost as soon as we make them. Why? Many people set such lofty […]

Dairy-Free Recipes

Delicious Dairy-Free Recipes

While we all love creamy dishes and desserts, not all of us can indulge in actual cow’s milk cream. Perhaps you are lactose intolerant, or maybe you’ve just made some dietary choices to avoid dairy. In either case, it can be tough to find dairy-free recipes for creamy, satisfying dishes. Coconut milk can be an excellent […]

Natural Acne Treatment

Whether you’re a teen hit with puberty, or have late-stage acne, everyone wants clear skin, and no one wants to suffer through pimples and blemishes that hang around forever. These natural acne treatments help balance your skin’s pH and clear up troublesome skin problems. Follow the Basic Steps of Skincare We were astounded when we did an […]