These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
Overuse of hand sanitizers can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here’s why you should keep hand sanitizer and endocrine disruptors such as triclosan out of the classroom.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
A well-known member of the mint family, peppermint has been used since ancient times to treat a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, skin irritations and more.
Sales of antibiotics for domestic food animals increased 6.7 percent in the last year, while meat production increased just 1.3 percent.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
Try this tasty antipasto as a substitute for a fattening entrée.
Whether you're worried about the effects of aging or just looking to be healthier every day, the food you eat should be a top consideration.
Jessica offers her top tips for shopping for used and antique home furnishings.
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
Organix-South has expanded its TheraNeem Skin Care Line with the introduction of Triple Neem Care Ointment, a great alternative to Neosporin.
Apartment Therapy's smart, comprehensive guide to the best summer flea markets and salvaging spots nationwide just might influence your summer travel plans.
Chamomile is both easy to grow and useful for treating various health problems.
As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.
In honor of Earth Day, the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance has teamed up with Anthropologie to create unique window display art made from recycled corks.
Deer proof your garden with these 5 helpful tips.
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
Looking for a safe but effective way to deter deer from using your garden as their personal buffet? Sprinkle this plant tonic on their favorite garden munchies.
Go ahead, play outside. These tips will keep you from being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
A new report from Food Safety News finds that up to one-third of all honey in the U.S. is illegally imported from China and possibly contaminated with antibiotics and lead.
Grow chervil this spring for a mild gourmet flavor.
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
I recently came across a new website, Fight Germs Now. The site’s primary focus is to alleviate concern about the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. However, I’d like to scream from the rooftops, “Antibacterial soaps aren’t necessary!”
Start living healthy with our tips for getting well and staying well.
The Natural Resources Defense Council sues the FDA to get triclosan and triclocarban, synthetic hormone-disrupting chemicals that are bad for our health and the environment, out of personal-care products.
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
Turmeric, a curcumin-containing spice commonly used in Indian curry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to cure a number of ailments. Discover the health benefits of turmeric!
Jayne-Young resurrects antique copper pots as lighting fixtures with old-world charm.
Reclaimed furniture can add a rustic yet elegant touch to your home. Find out why you should choose reclaimed over new and how to incorporate it in your home.
Jessica shows off her headboard, made of antique doors and a little paint.
Up to 75 percent of antibacterial products carry triclosan and triclocarban, hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect brain and nervous system development.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to get the government agency to finalize a law banning triclosan and triclocarban, two chemicals commonly found in antibacterial products.
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean—and safeguard your family's health.
Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner shares how to make a homemade bug-repellent spray.
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects with natural insect repellents.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.
The essential oils in AmazonLights' products create powerful insect repellents.
ThermaCell’s Outdoor Lantern can simultaneously be used as a mosquito repellent and light, making it a great choice for the patio, cottage or camping.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Cool your inflamed muscles the healthy way with turmeric.
True Natural expands its anti-aging lineup with the all-new Rose Anti-Aging system, providing dry and mature skin with the best care possible.
A reader's request leads Lemon Verbena Lady into exploring the works of William Shakespeare for some of the herbal flowers and herbs of Elizabethan England. There is so much that there had to be a second act.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
Get a creative nightstand without spending a lot of money by repurposing thrift store finds and old items around the house into functional but cheap bedside tables.
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
Learn the facts about antibacterial soap, what the FDA has to say about it and how you can make your own simple soap.
There is something special about finding the perfect soap. Learn more about which soap is ideal for your long-term skin health.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
As you combat dry facial skin this winter, consider using a moisturizing face mask, such as Kahina Antioxidant Mask, once a week to treat your skin to an extra dose of high-power hydration.
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
The growing incidence of obesity worldwide leaves individuals vulnerable to other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
This February marks American Heart Health month—discover 10 super heart-health tips from nutrition expert Jonny Bowden.
Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collection.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
Try these ten natural skin care and food solution to help prevent skin from signs of early aging.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
The Herb Companion recently discovered One Love Organics—a company that focuses on making four sustainable beauty products. Comment to enter for a chance to win some of their products.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
Kick-start your immune system and combat arthritis and high cholestorol with this spicy rhizome.
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
Fight computer eyestrain with herbs and minerals that naturally improve vision and fight age-related macular degeneration.
Weeds may be a pain to pull, but some weeds are edible—and good for your health! Try eating purslane. This weed is full of healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Maintaining good heart health doesn’t have to be a chore! Incorporate these three steps into your life to have some fun while keeping your heart healthy.
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!
Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoes.
Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! These seven foods are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants to protect your heart.