Mother Earth Living May/June 2017

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When the Cleaning Gets Tough
For particularly tough cleaning jobs, skip the abrasive chemicals and use simple ingredients to make these natural cleaners.

Re: Invention
A decorator’s commitment to repurposed interior design and upcycled decor helps reduce consumption and create intriguing spaces.

A 5-Step Plan to Eating Well for the Rest of Your Life
Discover how to eat well and eat simply with our guide to a balanced diet.

Pest Patrol
Cockroaches in the kitchen? Mice in the walls? Try these natural solutions for safe pest control.



Best for Simple Living

Talk Yourself Up
Discover the power of positive attitude and good mental health practices.

Consumer Update: Toxins in Furniture
Flame retardant chemicals are volatile and harmful. Discover what you can do to ensure your family’s health and safety.

Natural Furniture Care
Keep wood, leather and upholstery looking their best with these tips.

All-Natural Cleaning Products
Use healthy, multipurpose chives to make compound herb butter, herbal bouquets and more.

Tiny Houses, Big Impact
Tiny houses for homeless residents may be the future of temporary housing programs.

Charity Spotlight: HomeAid
Discover what this national organization is doing to help communities serve their homeless populations.

8 Household Uses for Thyme
Thyme has many uses, from the kitchen to natural health to home care. Discover its many great applications.

Natural Health

Arthritis-Proof Your Life
Use herbal remedies and dietary and lifestyle tweaks to significantly reduce arthritis pain and improve quality of life.

Ancient Healing Techniques for Better Living
Use these natural healing tips for overall improved health.

A Clean, Healthy Home for Free
These no and low-cost simple maintenance tips will help you create and keep a healthy living space.

Real Food

Delicious & Quick Morning Meals
These simple but unusual ideas for better breakfasts will help you get in a filling and nutritious meal even on your busiest mornings

Take a Dip!: Whole-Food Appetizers
Try these healthy dip recipes from restaurateur and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi.

The Nordic Diet: Healthy Eating with an Environmental Bent
Earth-friendly food habits are the key to Nordic cuisine’s greatest dishes.

Organic Garden

Edible Flowers and Herbs for Digestion
Nasturtium blossoms, fennel and more make great additions to the garden, as well as the kitchen, for their digestive healing abilities.

Know your Garden Weeds
Discover the benefits of red clover, dandelion, burdock and more for improving your garden soil.

The Energizing Garden
Grow nutrition in your garden with plants that can be harvested and used as satisfying snacks.

Grow, Make, Build

Create an Indoor Ladder Flower Display
A repurposed ladder can be the base for a lovely indoor flower garden.

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