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DIY home

Avoid preservatives and thickeners with these easy-to-make pantry staples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
These three great design blogs share inspiration to redecorate our homes on a budget—using rescued and reclaimed items.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
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.
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
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!
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
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.
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
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.
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.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
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.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
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.
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!

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