Learn how to make a worn-out door look great again, from removing varnish from wood to fixing rot and applying a new coat of paint.
Get inspired to make unique outdoor seating with these upcycled pallet, tire and cinder block projects.
Discover non-toxic, deet-free bug spray options.
Get information and cost breakdowns on money and environment-saving projects from planting shade trees to a water filter for your home.
These items can be found easily at salvage stores and promise unconventional DIY home projects with a big payoff.
Don’t throw away your no-longer-worn clothing, get creative and make some new DIY textile decor for your home.
Make your own fire starters to ensure you always have an easy way to light a fire—and even put together a gift basket for holiday gifting.
Keep your sink looking shiny and new with these three all-natural tricks for removing stains.
Avoid preservatives and thickeners with these easy-to-make pantry staples.
Save money and plastic consumption by repurposing old soda bottles into containers and greenhouses for your seedlings.
Ditch the harsh chemicals in common skin-care products with this DIY face mask that gently cleanses and moisturizes.
The three Rs—reduce, reuse and recycle—take on a whole new meaning when you think of creative ways to use things you have around the house to make something new. Learn how to refresh sad pillows, and even make new do-it-yourself ones, out of existing items you have lying around the house.
Grow a lush garden in containers by making a few of these DIY planters.
Craft these DIY Asian-inspired guest soaps to reinvigorate road-weary visitors.
Avoid these three common mistakes in to help ensure your efforts of DIY pest control actually work.
Try one or more of these smart kitchen storage ideas to add comfort, convenience and style to small-space kitchens.
Not only is aloe a low-maintenance plant to grow at home near a windowsill, it has a multitude of handy uses, from treating burned skin and sanitizing hands to aiding digestion.
Just because it's freezing outside doesn't mean you can't enjoy your garden. Complete these simply activities and projects to be active in the garden this winter.
If the greeting cards you received over the holidays are too pretty to toss, turn to these simple reuse solutions! From homemade photo albums to DIY gift tags, we’ve got you covered.
Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.
Use these craft hacks, that we've collected from Pinterest, to create handmade gifts this holiday season.
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, making it more susceptible to irritation. Beat looking tired with these natural remedies for puffy eyes.
Bring Andrea Candee’s Healing Kitchen workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
Try your hand at this DIY apron project made with recycled jeans.
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
Eschew the chemicals in conventional body care and instead make your own products with household ingredients. These three DIY beauty recipes will make your home into your personal spa.
Get inspired by these simple holiday crafts that use herbs. The Lemon Verbena Lady features her favorite DIY potpourri and spice wreaths, pomander and potpourri.
Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
Take care of poison ivy the old-fashioned way, with herbs from nature. Jewelweed is an excellent treatment for poison ivy. Use this herbal wonder to make a natural salve.
Try your hand at making your own reed diffuser oil. This fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
This Mother's Day, celebrate “Mom” than with the gift of pure relaxation. These five calming handmade Mother's Day gifts will leave her feeling nourished, grounded, peaceful and ready for the daily challenges and triumphs of motherhood.
This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards offers a cookbook review of "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
In need of an earth-conscious gift that won’t put a dent in your wallet? Check out these seven eco-friendly gifts—all under $40.
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
Upcycle old wine corks into fun yet functional items with these five wine cork crafts.
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden
Decorating with materials that would otherwise be considered junk can bring pops of life and color to your home’s style. Check out these bottle cap crafts for a fun way to decorate with junk!
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
Bored with your headboard? Freshen up your bedroom’s look with one of these DIY headboard ideas.
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!
These three great design blogs share inspiration to redecorate our homes on a budget—using rescued and reclaimed items.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her tips for arranging silk flowers.
Transform old luggage into fun, functional furniture with these four suitcase crafts.
Silk flowers are one way to get the pop of color with flowers and not have the plants die on you. Here's how to incorporate silk flower arrangements into your house.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
Use common kitchen ingredients to whip up homemade face masks and body scrubs that will leave your skin soft and smooth this winter.
Protect yourself from cold winter winds with homemade sweater mittens, hats and blankets.
DIY gifts are an inexpensive way to give your loved ones personalized gifts this Christmas. Get started with these easy DIY gift ideas.
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Welcome guests to your home with a homemade wreath. For inspiration, check out these DIY Christmas wreath crafts, found on Pinterest.
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
Fill your tree with homemade Christmas ornaments this year. Check out these Christmas ornament crafts, found on Pinterest!
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
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.
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
Color your hair at home with Tints of Nature salon-grade permanent hair color, made with a natural soy base, which mitigates the damage and health risks typically associated with coloring hair.
This winter wreath welcomes visitors and wafts a wonderful scent
I love skin care products that have multiple uses. Not only do they stretch your savings, but they offer skin care customization. This multipurpose skin care tea treats nearly all skin types and tastes delicious, too.
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
Chemicals in conventional hair dye can cause allergic reactions and asthma, and have even been linked to cancer. Keep your beauty regime healthy; naturally dye your hair!
Don’t toss out those old incandescent bulbs! Squeeze a little more life out of an old light bulb by turning it into a mini terrarium or tiny vase.
Turn castoff shipping pallets into a DIY sofa, daybed, coffee table, headboard or shelving with just a little creativity!
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.
Readers vote on whether making pasta, bread or butter sounds like the most fun, and which project seems easiest.
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
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.
Soothe and soften your feet with this DIY natural spa treatment.
Learn how to make soap from scratch using eco-friendly materials and herbs.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Have a skirt with a tear or a stain? Don't compost it - re-make it! A few simple cuts and stitches and you can re-purpose your worn out wardrobe into a new closet full of new fashions. Start by turning a skirt into a halter top.
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
I recently stumbled upon this great gardening tip. This project is an environmentally fun way to plant herbs.
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
Whether you don't have the space for outdoor composting or you just want to get to work on your gardening preparations as soon as possible, this indoor composting method is a simple way to start.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
The weather outside is frightful, and feeding birds is so delightful. All it takes to make one of these great bird feeders is a dip in the recycling bin, bird seed and a little creativity.
Look at your closet, and your shopping, in a whole new way. Repurpose items you already have, making a dress out of a shirt or a handbag out of men’s ties.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
Get creative with your Christmas tree! Save the forests, skip the plastic greenery and really go green this holiday with a different kind of tree.
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.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them.
I’m no stranger to moving. As a recent college graduate, I’ve moved four times in five years. After the hassle of packing, hauling and lifting all of my stuff, the part of a move that I look forward to the
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
Natural Home editorial intern Andrea Olsen demonstrates how to add some feminine details to an outfit by crafting a floral necklace.
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
Learn how to preserve the fabulous scents from your garden in essential oils to make your own perfume. Enjoy your flowers all year with your personal bottled garden scent.
Plant herbariums collect herbal memories all summer long.
Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
Need to save money on Valentine’s Day gifts this year? Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares six simple ideas for homemade gifts to give your sweetheart.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
Need a new lamp? Make it, don’t buy it! Here’s how
DIY inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, even discarded materials we consider trash. These projects show you how versatile plastic bottles can be.
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
Your fresh cut flowers will last longer if you give natural preservatives a try.
It’s easy to cut back on consumption, reuse great fabrics and add style to your rooms when you tackle basic sewing projects.
Ever wonder what herbs fare well in Minnesota? So did one of our readers! Learn the best ways to grow and store garlic along with other cold climate information.
Label your plants with this easy project. Using chalkboard paint you’ll never mix up which herbs are which.
Enjoy your herbs throughout the winter months with these different drying techniques.
Terrariums are easy to make and a great way to incorporate nature into any room.
Roast your own coffee beans and steam milk yourself to create a cheap and flavorful cup of coffee.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
In the final installment of my series "7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening", I help you explore some simple yet effective tips to grow and propagate healthy plants, scare away pests and learn which common plants may be hazardous to your health.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
Someone in your family always says, “Work smarter, not harder,” and that’s true. Here are seven smarter - not harder - tips from the second part of my outdoor gardening’s easy-do’s- and don’ts.
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey with this recipe, adapted from "The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook."
Save time, money and backache with a few of these tips from the first leg of my series on outdoor gardening’s easy do's and don’ts.
The signs of a carpet beetle or moth infestation can be as small as a few holes in a favorite shirt. These herbal repellents and preventative sachets will protect your favorite fabrics.
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
Cleaning floors can be a bummer. Brighten up with our two recipes for clean floor success. Learn how to turn old towels into eco-friendly cloth towels for your Swiffer and try our homemade floor cleaner recipe.
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
Jessica shows off her headboard, made of antique doors and a little paint.
If you are having trouble sleeping, try these herbal solutions.
Follow a young greenie through the Hawaiian practice of malama ka `aina and create a craft that honors this way of life.
Guest blogger Tracy Herz contemplates the pros and cons of going forward with a green remodel of her vacation condo in Canaan Valley, West Virginia.
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."