Benefits Of Owning A Pet
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
Check what products and companies use animal testing with PETA’s “Be Nice to Bunnies” iPhone app.
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothing. Surprise your pup with these easy and delicious homemade frozen treats to keep him cool in the heat.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
Gone Studio, a design company offering post-petroleum products for the home and office, launches Greensleeve, its 100-percent petroleum-free iPad case made with zero-energy manufacturing.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Emily Baby & Adult Skin Soother foot lotion.
A new study has found that biodegradable plastic's rapid rate of decomposition could cause the release of methane, a greenhouse gas. The study's authors suggest that petroleum-based products might be preferable. We need better alternatives than that.
The New Naturals Skincare Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 from Peter Lamas provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
From flea rinses to natural homemade doggie treats, my dog Addi is living the herbal dog life.
TropiClean, a company that strives to perpetually innovate the finest products, packing, marketing and management in the pet industry, is gearing up for the launch of their new dental treats.
We aren't the only ones who suffer from seasonal allergies. Try a few of these methods to get your pets back to their energetic, playful selves.
A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."
As tick and flea season approaches, Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence won’t be dousing her dog, Rug, in flea medicine or attaching a flea collar because she knows that these can be harmful—both for Rug and for her. Flea collars often contain tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) or propoxur, which can jeopardize Rug’s immune system and leave damaging lifelong effects.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
Beaverton Foods’ Inglehoffer organic mustards will now sport a green cap to make the organic line easily identifiable from the original line.
Host a holiday party without worrying about litter box odor — or harsh chemicals — with Swheat Scoop.
Gina gives her dog a chance to try out some eco-friendly pet products from Olive Green Dog.
Try these three natural coat rinse recipes for your furry friends.
Popular fertilizers and mulches can be dangerous to our furry family members. Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses ways to make sure your lawn and garden are pet-friendly.
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
Build a sustainable dog bed out of recycled T-shirts or newspapers. When placed in a revamped end table, it makes a nice piece of doggie furniture, too.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
West Paw Design adds two new patterns to its line of Bumper Beds, filled with a material created from reclaimed plastic soda bottles and turned into a soft, durable fill.
Part one of Natural Home intern Dani Hurst’s “green pet ownership” series. This one’s for all the dog lovers who want to raise a greener best friend.
Part two of Natural Home intern Dani Hurst’s “green pet ownership” series. This time, it’s all about cats.
There are lots of reasons to eat less meat, or even none at all, but have you ever considered whether your dog could be vegan?
Kroger recently recalled select pet food brands from 19 states. Learn how to protect your pets from contaminants found in store-bought pet food by making your own.
Natural and effective skin and hair care for our pets can be easy, economical and gentle. Learn which herbs guest blogger, Dawn Robnett, uses to make Castile soap for her pets.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
Enjoy the taste and health benefits of cherries!
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
Check out these eight household uses for apple cider vinegar.
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
Since Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.) is the state flower of Oregon, we thought it would be nice to spend a little time telling you about the Pacific Northwest's best kept secret.
These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
Discover the benefits of shea butter, the featured beauty ingredient in our Whipped Shea Butter Skin Cream.
The health benefits of kale are greater than
those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness
and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
Corn silk, the fine, silky growth at the tops of corn cobs, is a soothing diuretic for irritation of the bladder, urethra, kidneys and prostate.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
The dandelion is one of the most hated weeds in America, but also the mostly widely used wild green in the world. Learn how this herb was used historically, how it can treat many ailments, such as liver diseases and eczema, and how to make a dandelion omelet.
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.
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!