Healthy Home
Make your home a safe haven with efficient design, chemical-free cleaning methods and home organization tips.

12 DIY Projects That Bring Nature Indoors

With spring right around the corner Houzz shares 12 DIY ways to bring elements of nature indoors!

A Clean, Healthy Home for Free

These no- and low-cost simple maintenance tips will help you create and keep a healthy living space.

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Browse more great healthy home content in the Mother Earth Living archives.


Spring Home Comfort

Spring Cleaning: Citrus Scrubber
Simple cleaning products bring nature's fragrances indoors.

Truly Clean Cleaners
Try these products for a safe, all-natural clean.

Best Essential Oils for Cleaning
Find out how to choose the best essential oils for cleaning your home.






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DIY Furniture Cleaners with Olive Oil

Learn how to include this pantry staple in a couple of DIY household cleaners, including a homemade furniture polish and homemade leather conditioner.

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THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC EVERYDAY COOKBOOK

Created by cooks who are cookbook collectors, The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Cookbook is the perfect kitchen companion, featuring more than 425 recipes tested and updated for today's healthful tastes and busy times. This new 352-page cookbook includes timeless hints and tips, illustrations, and full-color photographs.

“I want to tell you how much I enjoy my Everyday Cookbook. I tried yet another delicious recipe from it this weekend. I made the baked scallops, which is a very simple recipe with a delicious outcome. As my husband said, ‘Restaurant Quality.’”—Kathy Ann R.

Like the Almanac, the Everyday Cookbook promises to be new, useful and entertaining, every day.

$19.95

HOMEMADE CONDIMENTS

For the tastiest home-cooked meals, you need amazing condiments. Homemade Condiments shows off classic and gourmet twists on your favorites, including:

  • Smoked Tomato Ketchup
  • Whiskey-Spiked Barbecue Sauce
  • Grainy Porter Mustard
  • Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
  • Sweet Pickle Relish
  • Rooster-Style Sauce
  • Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Hot Fudge Sauce
Why reach for a preservative-filled jar from the store when Homemade Condiments shows how easy it is to make your own using fresh, flavorful, natural ingredients? Chop, stir and simmer your farmers market tomatoes, onions and habaneros down to a delicious, spicy ketchup perfect for topping your hot-out-of-the-oven sweet potato fries. Blend herbs from your garden with mustard seeds and vinegar for a spread that adds a tangy bite to your croque-monsieur.

$19.95

FERMENTED VEGETABLES

Even beginners can make their own fermented foods! This guide includes in-depth instruction for making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then offers more than 120 recipes, using those basic methods, for fermenting 64 different vegetables and herbs. You’ll discover how easy it is to make dozens of exciting dishes, including pickled Brussels sprouts, curried golden beets, carrot kraut, and pickled green coriander. The recipes are creative, delicious, and healthful, and many of them can be made in small batches … even just a single pint.

$24.95