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2/14/2011
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
6/14/2011
You don't have to spend a fortune and buy nasty chemicals to run your dishwasher. Whip up powdered or liquid dishwasher detergent in minutes--and don't forget to add essential oil. You'll get a dose of aromatherapy while your dishes get clean.
5/29/2009
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. 
6/1/2009
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
6/1/2009
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.
6/1/2009
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
3/7/2011
It's easy to make your own air freshener spray. You'll avoid chemicals and delight in the fresh smell.
2/27/2009
Conventional household cleaners contain toxic chemicals that could have adverse effects on your health. Learn how to mix up your own homemade cleaners with these suggestions from Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence.
12/24/2008
Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.
6/7/2011
Highlights from the 'Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies' workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair: How to use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything.
8/13/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reveals some alternative uses for this citrus fruit.
4/27/2011
Make your own all-purpose cleaners, dishwasher detergent and mildew remover with safe, simple ingredients. Ever think you'd be doing dishes with Kool-Aid?
4/19/2011
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
2/28/2011
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
2/18/2011
Because it could cause eye and skin irritation and harm reproductive systems, the Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding it. Baking soda is a solid, safe alternative.
3/14/2013
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
2/16/2011
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
10/27/2009
Instead of buying store-bought and possibly toxic cleaning agents, give these nontoxic homemade cleaners a try.
3/7/2014
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
3/24/2011
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains—and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
2/16/2009
Washing the dishes is a necessary evil, but it doesn’t have to be a burden on your wallet or the planet. Dani dishes about how to green your dishwashing routine.
2/21/2011
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
3/14/2013
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
11/1/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
3/30/2011
Bring some spring into your life. Sprinkle some wheat grass seeds in an old apothecary jar and watch them grow.
7/15/2011
Connect together inexpensive mending plates to make these top-shelf candleholders—perfect for patio and porch dining. This simple project takes minutes and costs next to nothing.
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
11/29/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
6/26/2012
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
3/22/2011
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean—without chemicals.
5/9/2011
Does the huge task of cleaning windows leave you feeling overwhelmed? Follow these six simple steps—using inexpensive materials you already have around the house—to get your windows sparkling and streak-free.
4/26/2011
Most Americans believe that cleaning products are required to list ingredients on labels. They're not. But Whole Foods is taking matters into its own hands with a color-coded rating system that holds manufacturers accountable for green claims.
12/30/2008
Don't know what to do to be greener in 2009? Here's a few things Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace will be committing or recommitting herself to for the next calendar year.
6/28/2013
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Homemade Household Cleaners resource app. Make your own natural cleaners with this easy guide.
5/22/2009
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
4/5/2011
Use old jars to make these cute, inexpensive candle lanterns—for a fraction of what you'd pay if you bought them at the store.
4/14/2011
Tearing out wall-to-wall carpet is one of the healthiest things you can do. Dress up the scuffed wood floor underneath using plant-based paint and stencils. You'll never miss the rug.
7/1/2011
Use an old aluminum can and branch trimmings to make a rustic and beautiful vase. This simple project using humble materials costs nearly nothing and looks like a million bucks.
9/2/2009
Label your plants with this easy project. Using chalkboard paint you’ll never mix up which herbs are which.
4/29/2011
Two students have created an inspirational blog that features one upcycling project—something made from discarded materials—each day. They've committed to keeping it going for 30 days, but with your help it could go forever.
6/1/2009
Save money and stay chic with these recessionista style tips from Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence. Robyn shows you how to creatively reuse old shirts to dress up a bottle of wine and how to save money by having clothing swap parties.
11/26/2008
If you are having trouble sleeping, try these herbal solutions.
8/18/2009
Enjoy your herbs throughout the winter months with these different drying techniques.
2/9/2011
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
11/1/2012
In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents.
3/28/2011
Alka-Seltzer can give your cleaning routine a little extra fizz. Try it for unclogging drains and cleaning toilets.
3/27/2012
From a homemade furniture polish to a skin and hair conditioner, olive oil has many uses around the home. Just check out these 15 uses for olive oil! 
6/2/2009
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
5/22/2009
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
5/22/2009
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
4/21/2011
Solar-powered jar lights are pretty but too pricey. You can easily make your own using easy-to-find items from the hardware store.
3/25/2011
Turn empty oatmeal and salt containers into pretty storage canisters--in a snap.
4/29/2011
What can you do with all those useless newspapers, paper bags and Yellow Pages books? Tear them into scraps and use them to decoupage walls and other surfaces. It's easy, cheap—and surprisingly elegant.
6/24/2011
Pick some pretty leaves, paint them and press their likenesses onto an inexpensive shower curtain liner to make a shower curtain much prettier than anything found in stores.
6/10/2011
Reuse those baby food jars and create a beautiful chandelier! Make this rustic, elegant candleholder or stop before power tools are required to make pretty votives, perfect for patio dining.
4/1/2011
Rain chains are a smart, good-looking way to collect rainwater from your roof—but they can be pricey. You can make your own for next to nothing. Give your house a little bling.
5/27/2011
Cut old milk jugs into the shape of your choice, rough them up with sandpaper and string them together to make surprisingly pretty window shades that offer privacy while letting the sun shine in.
3/21/2014
Try your hand at this DIY apron project made with recycled jeans.
5/1/2014
Bring Andrea Candee’s Healing Kitchen workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
7/22/2009
Roast your own coffee beans and steam milk yourself to create a cheap and flavorful cup of coffee.
12/6/2011
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
4/19/2012
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!
1/12/2011
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious. 
3/12/2012
These three great design blogs share inspiration to redecorate our homes on a budget—using rescued and reclaimed items.
5/17/2011
Readers vote on whether making pasta, bread or butter sounds like the most fun, and which project seems easiest.
10/8/2009
Your fresh cut flowers will last longer if you give natural preservatives a try.
8/6/2008
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."
4/25/2013
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.
2/18/2011
Simple to make, this stone bath mat is a treat for your feet.
4/26/2011
Don't have the budget for a hot tub? Check out how these homeowners saves money and space by planting vintage clawfoot tubs in their gardens.
2/17/2012
Transform old luggage into fun, functional furniture with these four suitcase crafts.
4/11/2012
Bored with your headboard? Freshen up your bedroom’s look with one of these DIY headboard ideas.
10/16/2009
Need a new lamp? Make it, don’t buy it! Here’s how
12/29/2009
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
9/8/2009
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.
3/29/2012
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
3/29/2011
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.
12/8/2011
Fill your tree with homemade Christmas ornaments this year. Check out these Christmas ornament crafts, found on Pinterest!
8/3/2011
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
4/27/2011
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.
7/15/2011
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
7/8/2011
Give your bathroom a little flair—and have fun doing it—by creating a backsplash from pebbles, pennies or whatever's rattling around in the bottom of the toolbox. This fun, simple project is perfect for everyone—whether you're a DIYer or not.
6/17/2011
This small project could gain you big time savings. Simply screw a few hooks inside a pretty cigar box, give it a knob and hang it near the door. Never search for lost keys again!
4/15/2011
Reed diffusers are a great way to fill your home with the fresh, healing scents of essential oils—but they're pricey. You can save a bundle by making your own using repurposed bottles and plant stalks.
6/23/2011
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
12/12/2011
Welcome guests to your home with a homemade wreath. For inspiration, check out these DIY Christmas wreath crafts, found on Pinterest.
12/17/2009
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
9/7/2011
Turn castoff shipping pallets into a DIY sofa, daybed, coffee table, headboard or shelving with just a little creativity!
12/1/2011
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!
8/10/2011
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
6/17/2010
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
3/16/2010
Plant herbariums collect herbal memories all summer long.
2/24/2011
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.
2/19/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her tips for arranging silk flowers.
2/12/2012
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.
2/28/2011
I recently stumbled upon this great gardening tip. This project is an environmentally fun way to plant herbs.
4/22/2011
Learn how to make soap from scratch using eco-friendly materials and herbs.
4/7/2009
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
4/22/2011
Soothe and soften your feet with this DIY natural spa treatment.
10/9/2009
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
1/6/2009
Jessica shows off her heaboard, made of antique doors and a little paint.
3/18/2011
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.
10/16/2008
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.
10/28/2008
Follow a young greenie through the Hawaiian practice of malama ka `aina and create a craft that honors this way of life.
7/7/2011
Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.
12/22/2011
DIY gifts are an inexpensive way to give your loved ones personalized gifts this Christmas. Get started with these easy DIY gift ideas.
12/29/2011
Protect yourself from cold winter winds with homemade sweater mittens, hats and blankets.
10/19/2011
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.
3/14/2012
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!
5/5/2011
You could spend a fortune on flowers from faraway for Mom—but why? This sweet bouquet made from fresh-picked flowers and flea market finds is cuter than anything FTD could deliver. This one's great for weddings and graduation parties, too.
3/4/2011
Celebrate a technology-free Sabbath with a jug of organic wine, a loaf of homemade bread and handmade candles. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone?
4/8/2011
Combine two of this hopeful season's symbols—herbs and eggs—in this simple project that celebrates spring.
2/25/2011
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
2/22/2011
When Joan King Salwen is invited to speak with Bill and Melinda Gates about The Power of Half, she learns how valuable homemade gifts can be.
9/14/2009
It’s easy to cut back on consumption, reuse great fabrics and add style to your rooms when you tackle basic sewing projects.
6/10/2009
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey from the book The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook (Quarry Books, 2009) by Kim Flottum.
6/25/2009
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.
3/11/2011
Give your hangers a little pizzazz-and protect your clothing-with this simple project that makes use of worn-out shirts.
10/8/2013
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.
5/13/2011
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
5/20/2011
Turn terra cotta planter pots into candle holders. This super simple project is an inexpensive way to bring a little romance to your garden.
6/26/2012
Upcycle old wine corks into fun yet functional items with these five wine cork crafts.
9/30/2011
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
3/15/2012
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
1/17/2013
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards offers a cookbook review of "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.
10/28/2011
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
6/6/2012
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.
8/16/2010
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
7/19/2012
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
7/19/2010
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
1/28/2011
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. 
2/4/2010
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
12/11/2009
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.
10/28/2011
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!
1/5/2012
Use common kitchen ingredients to whip up homemade face masks and body scrubs that will leave your skin soft and smooth this winter.
4/21/2011
Green is Universal and Etsy's The Art of Reuse Contest is a gold mine for DIY home project ideas. My favorite pays homage to Audrey Hepburn's ahead-of-its-time sofa made from an old clawfoot bathtub in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
4/18/2011
Old mirrors are a dime a dozen at flea markets--but what can you do with them? Group several of different shapes together for a pretty, unique display.
5/6/2011
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
11/15/2011
This winter wreath welcomes visitors and wafts a wonderful scent
7/13/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Andrea Olsen demonstrates how to add some feminine details to an outfit by crafting a floral necklace.
1/10/2011
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.
3/29/2012
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
5/3/2011
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
12/7/2011
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
5/24/2013
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
5/21/2013
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
2/9/2011
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
12/24/2009
Natural Home and the Obamas are in sync on fun, waste-reducing holiday projects. Find out more about decoupage ornaments.
9/14/2010
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
12/21/2011
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
3/7/2011
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
12/7/2011
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
6/10/2010
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.
10/22/2009
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
12/9/2010
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
12/17/2010
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.
8/4/2011
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
8/6/2009
Terrariums are easy to make and a great way to incorporate nature into any room.
6/8/2009
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.
7/14/2009
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.
7/17/2013
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.
1/12/2010
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
11/7/2013
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.
12/26/2013
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
2/25/2011
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
12/17/2012
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.
11/8/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them. 
5/24/2011
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.
1/17/2012
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
10/31/2011
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. 
6/9/2011
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
7/26/2011
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
2/22/2011
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
3/31/2011
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
11/17/2011
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.
5/29/2012
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
7/26/2013
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.
5/9/2012
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
10/16/2009
DIY inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, even discarded materials we consider trash. These projects show you how versatile plastic bottles can be.
6/30/2009
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
2/21/2011
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
2/14/2011
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
11/30/2010
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.
4/16/2012
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
2/7/2011
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!
12/29/2009
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.
2/10/2010
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.
3/18/2013
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.
1/4/2011
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
10/4/2013
Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.
12/5/2011
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!
8/20/2008
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!
3/28/2011
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.
12/13/2011
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.
2/2/2011
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
12/28/2009
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
2/4/2010
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.
12/22/2011
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.
1/5/2012
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.
7/15/2011
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
4/27/2012
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
12/11/2012
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.
11/12/2010
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.
12/11/2011
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.
12/7/2011
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.
9/13/2013
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.
7/16/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
7/9/2009
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.


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