Eco-Friendly Cat Products
Imperial Cat has once again expanded its brand of high-quality, eco-friendly cat products to include new holiday themed Scratch 'n Shapes.
Use these eco-friendly tools to clean up your cleaning routine.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its first certification program for bio-based products will make it easier for consumers to identify biodegradable, renewable, recyclable and environmentally safe products.
Entertain your feline friends with a homemade catnip toy.
Roux Maison Detergens are now available in Sweet Tea and Ambrosia.
Jessica hunts for eco-friendly and secondhand items to make her new townhome greener. Greening an apartment or home you don't own can be a challenge, but searching for eco-friendly products is fun.
The launch of Oakley’s first pair of eco-friendly shades keeps Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson on her search for sustainable sunglasses.
Protect birds and wildlife by putting a bib on the cat.
When choosing summer sunglasses, look for products that are both stylish and environmentally friendly. Eco-conscious companies iWood and Kayu both offer trendy lines of sunglasses made using sustainable materials and methods. These sunglasses also offer 100 percent protection from harmful ultraviolet rays that can damage eyes.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
Jessica discusses the many challenges she faced in attempting to choose eco-friendly wedding dresses and suits.
Money may be tight, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your spring break vacation. Hostelworld.com’s Eco-Friendly hostels offer an affordable option that allows you to maintain green habits even while traveling.
Upcycled clothing company Looptwork abandons the traditional clothing-manufacturing model to create eco-friendly clothing and accessories repurposing abandoned materials .
America's Best Organics introduces American-made gift box.
EcoLogo, North America’s largest environmental standard and certification mark, is initiating standards for eco-friendly pool and spa chemicals.
Jessica searches for eco-friendly soy wedding candles and offers sources.
Jessica begins planning an eco-friendly wedding ceremony and reception. She will be writing about finding green wedding supplies, carbon-conscious wedding food and eco-friendly wedding clothing.
Natural Home editorial Intern Samantha Schwartz reveals her top three stylish, eco-friendly suitcases under $200.
American weddings can be some of the most extravagant, wasteful events in the world. I’ll post to this blog over the next year as I search for fabric flowers, recycled paper stationery, fabric for my wedding gown and more. Suggestions appreciated!
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares several lines of eco-friendly bathing suits that won’t break your bank.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares resources, tips and essential eco-friendly items for a college dorm room.
Colorado residents can now legally catch and store rainwater for landscape irrigation.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds runway-inspired eco-clothing for $50 and less.
Learn how to make soap from scratch using eco-friendly materials and herbs.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace learns that FSC certification isn't just for green building supplies.
Jessica discusses her inability to locate eco-friendly bridesmaid dresses made from sustainable materials.
Jessica discusses the features eco-readers might like to see on websites.
Jessica posts the photos of the Adele Wechsler "Flora" sustainable wedding dress she tried on for her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's "Sunshine" sustainable wedding gown from her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's "Magnolia" sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Puridee's Rebecca sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Puridee's Sarah sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears the Puridee Danielle sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica discusses her experience as a judge at the Lighting for Tomorrow energy-efficient lighting design competition.
Jessica shares her sustainable wedding food find after locating eco-minded caterers in the Kansas City area.
Gina gives her dog a chance to try out some eco-friendly pet products from Olive Green Dog.
Natural Home editorial intern Dani Hurst provides tips on how to be a greener cook.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz searches for the greenest school supplies.
Green your back to school shopping with Pentel’s Recycology line, featuring pens and pencils made from recycled plastic.
Editorial intern Andrea Olsen finds environmentally friendly, recycled-paper notebooks that don’t scrimp on style.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
Be inspired by these eco-friendly Christmas gift wrapping ideas that are fun, easy, and decorative ways to wrap your holiday gifts this season.
Discover the true meaning behind ecotourism and how the industry has evolved over the years.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds eco-friendly, stylish sandals for the summer season.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz looks for green Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
Honeybees are the best of friends for blooming fruit trees flowers, and herbs, such as apricot, cherry, members of the daisy family, lavender, oregano and sage. We’ve known that bees
I have to admit it: I’m full of beans when it comes to gardening. I swore that this year, no really, I was only going to grow a few herbs in pots. And then, the seed catalogs came.
It's officially seed catalog season. The Herb Companion has been receiving tons and tons of beautiful seed catalogs. Check out my favorite ornamental echinaceas from Burpee. Enter for a chance to win some yourself.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz helps her family plan an eco-friendly road trip complete with a hybrid car, organic snacks and energy-efficient hotels.
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.
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, found in a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
Unearthed Paints, a start-up paint company, aims to change the industry by offering biodegradable, vegan and 100 percent VOC-free paints with full disclosure of ingredients.
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.
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
Using recycled giftwrap as a table runner makes for an easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY wedding decor project.
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's Sierra sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Lea-Ann Belter's Sabrina sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Weigh in as Natural Home collects reader and contributor suggestions on "greening the White House."
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Jessica provides resources for biodegradable cups and sustainable bamboo plates for her green outdoor wedding.
Jessica talks about abandoning conventional wedding traditions in favor of saving money and resources, creating a more sustainable wedding.
Stay at an eco-friendly hotel while on vacation.
Dani shares her spring break adventures and explains how you can stay green, even on vacation.
Dani Hurst explains how you can celebrate an important Jewish holiday while keeping the planet in mind.
Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, but it may not be as eco-friendly as you think. Reevaluate your camping methods. How green are they really?
Try these tips to green a birthday celebration.
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.
Sustainable furniture is made from nontoxic, renewable resources and is a smart choice for reducing environmental impact.
After picking out colors and a design theme, guest blogger Erica Binns turns her attention to finding eco-friendly wedding invitations and stationery for her green wedding.
Guest blogger Erica Binns travels to Mood Designer Fabrics to find fabric for her homemade wedding dress.
Check out these 6 amazing green apps designed to make the planet a better place.
Show your love for your sweetie and the earth this Valentine’s Day with these eco-friendly ideas.
Make your home feel like new again with these five home improvement ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews organic cotton and bamboo luxury blanket company Yumi & Laurie. Find out more details on Yumi & Laurie’s current 50 percent off sale!
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel fulfills her desire to garden while respecting her black thumb by planting some cat grass for the family cat to destroy.
Jessica searches for eco-friendly engagement and wedding rings and explores a variety of sustainable options, including conflict-free diamonds, recycled diamonds, recycled gold, recycled jewelry, alternative wedding rings, Canadian diamonds and cultured diamonds.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
Finding adorable and eco-friendly nursery decor is easy! It's narrowing down the options that is the hard part. Check out this sustainable, handmade nursery decor for a healthy, great-looking nursery.
Jessica offers a sneak peek of her biodegradable wedding, which featured recycled glassware, handmade decor, recycled paper table runners, biodegradable plates and cups and soy candles.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
Transforming Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson’s space started with an empty living room, and now it slowly resembles a livable space with seating. After buying a used love seat and ottoman, she recovers both so they match the room’s theme.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for eco-friendly stationery with a hunt for wedding thank-you notes and silk flowers for her green wedding.
Try these three natural coat rinse recipes for your furry friends.
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
An organic cotton and wool body pillow goes a long way to help relieve pregnancy back pain.
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.
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses the importance of owning a sustainable wardrobe.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
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.
Stylish furniture typically doesn’t involve discarded trash—but the designs of Studio Jo Meesters do. Studio Jo Meesters introduces “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces,” a fun collection of furniture pieces made from recycled materials that contain just as much panache
Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.
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.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, from a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now. It's foraging season!
The Lemon Verbena Lady continues her search for more great herb catalogs and herb farms to visit either in person or online.
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
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.
Part two of Natural Home intern Dani Hurst’s “green pet ownership” series. This time, it’s all about cats.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your 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.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
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.
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove considers rainwater cistern options for harvesting rainwater at her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED standards.
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
A recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey found that demand for luxury products is waning. In contrast, manufacturers are seeing an increased emphasis on both accessibility/universal design and renewable materials. Essentially, homeowners are shying away from expensive (and usually unnecessary) products that add little actual value to their home, concentrating instead on features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability.
A survey by the Shelton Group, a Tennessee-based advertising firm, reveals why energy-efficient products are flying off the shelves during this tough economic time.
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.
Check out Vaska Laundry Care's line of environmentally-friendly clothing care products, now available at Target Stores nationwide.
SheaMoisture looks to help women capture their individuality with The Art of Color.
Energy-monitoring devices won big at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City.
LG Electronics unveiled a new energy-efficient bottom-freezer refrigerator at the Maison & Object living design exhibition in Paris. The product, which uses linear compressor technology to save energy, was named the best example of an eco-chic product at the exhibition.
Upcycling company TerraCycle is partnering with FritoLay North America to keep old chips bags out of landfills and turn them into new consumer products.
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at www.bellgossett.com.
Many beauty products contain harmful chemicals, but figuring out which are the worst can be difficult. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence clues you in to the top five chemical ingredients to avoid when buying summer skin care products, and helps you learn about a few natural alternatives.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
Check out our favorite garden products to help you enjoy gardening this spring.
These refreshing Numi Organic Tea libations are perfect as we look ahead to the warmer months.
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
If you still want to do everything you can to make your home healthy—for your family and the planet—take a look at how you clean. Like it or not, we have to clean our homes on a regular basis. Natural Home offers lots of great ideas for making your own healthy, natural cleaning solutions—or look to some of the great green solutions now available at your grocery store.
PriscillaWoolworth.com makes conscious shopping easier by selling a variety of green household products and fair trade items from around the world.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren reviews her favorite brand of organic tea, Choice Organic Teas.
Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème controls frizz and adds shine to straight hair without the use of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors and dyes.
Take care of yourself with our picks for natural personal care products.
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
Cleaning can be calming, but nauseous-smelling products aren't as lovely as using herbs or "green" alternatives. Learn more about herbal cleaning.
Hipcycle.com offers new upcycled products for spring 2012
Soothe and relax achy limbs with four different Kneipp Arnica products that are ideal for use when feeling sore or after strenuous activities.
Vermont Natural Coatings, manufacturer of high performance naturally derived whey-based wood finishes, recently introduced new Heirloom Wipe-On PolyWhey, a durable, safe furniture finish with the look and feel of traditional hand rubbed finishes.
Choosing the ideal products for your skin type can get complicated. Take the guesswork out of your beauty routine and get a head start on clean skin in 2013 with Elemental Herbology’s NEW Starter Kits.
3Girls Holistic announces the launch of 100 percent organic and wild-harvested products designed for young girls.
Americans equate products made in the USA with sustainability and often choose American-made products over other options, a study finds.
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.
Great shampoo from Dr. Hauschka.
Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.
A recent visit to Salon Di Marco in Lawrence, Kansas has made me rethink the way I take care of my hair.
I’m finishing up the loose ends on my desk before I head off for Southern California (where I hear it’s raining) and the amazing world of the 2009 Natural Products ExpoWest.
A new study from the University of Washing found that scented products—including those labeled as organic, natural and green—release toxic chemicals that can harm our health.
Fusing green science with time-honoured beauty rituals, Bionée provides certified organic beauty and personal care products for new mothers and babies.
The Barr-Co. collection is made from natural ingredients and is hand crafted in St. Louis, Missouri.
Freelance writer and natural beauty expert Kim Wallace feeds her lip balm addiction with Brew, a new natural lip balm from Skincando Luxe.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson bakes her first gluten-free cake using Pamela’s Products baking mix.
Learn more about the variety of bee products and how they are harvested.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
SheaMoisture expands on their Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Collection with two new products formulated with organic ingredients to heal and soothe delicate baby skin.
Since 2005, the USDA has been certifying organic beauty products, but it has no control over the production and labeling of cosmetics and personal-care products—which is the exact problem the Organic Consumers Association wants to remedy with its “Coming Clean” campaign.
At the Herb Companion we are passionate about the well being of humans and animals alike, and we think it is important that our readers are informed of the cruelties of animal testing in the cosmetics industry, the availiable alternatives, and ways to fight back.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
John Masters Organics introduces a new men’s collection, featuring 2-in-1 products that provide men with quick and easy grooming essentials for a painless two-step routine.
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Numi has created the Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection ($19.99 - $24.99). A handsome, sustainable bamboo box holds a premium sampling of Numi’s innovative, artisanal and delicious organic pu-erh teas — the perfect introduction to this innovative line.
The GoodGuide, a website and iPhone application, offers consumers comprehensive reviews of the health, environmental and social impacts of more than 75,000 products.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
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.
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares a variety of organic beers and tips on how to green your beer drinking.
Natural Home editorial intern Ross Stewart reviews the best new natural, nontoxic men’s shaving products. Find out which natural shaving creams, aftershaves, soaps, shave brushes and razors are the best.
Tips and techniques for proper burning and storage of beeswax candles
With more than 32 designs to choose from, you’re sure to find an organic cotton throw pillow for your home’s décor from Wabisabi Green’s EcoArt pillow collections.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Research into the potential causes of obesity doesn't lead exclusively to a poor diet and lack of exercise: Environment and exposure to endocrine disruptors can also play a role in weight gain.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace spots a great deal! Send in your old lipstick to Lavera, a natural cosmetics company, and Lavera will send you a $10 coupon to purchase a new, natural lipstick online!
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
Moisturize and soothe your sunburned skin with Badger’s Bali Balm. This USDA-certified organic balm contains shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to moisturize your sun-parched skin and lavender and blue tansy to soothe and heal any sunburns.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Badger Headache Soother Mind Balm, which helps clear sinuses with eucalyptus and peppermint oils while calming your senses with a light touch of lavender.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a new line of natural baby products from leading baby products powerhouse Johnson's. The Johnson's Natural line provides eco-conscious moms natural baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion and more.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo and Body Wash.
Concentrated milk protein, also known as milk protein concentrate or MPCs, is a dry, high-protein additive that is largely unregulated.
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Enjoy an herb garden no matter where you live or the time of the year by starting your own indoor garden system. With these starter tools it is simpler than ever.
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
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.
The Corn Refiners Association is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup on food labels to corn sugar.
Learn which natural facial scrubs are good for you and the environment.
In its ongoing search for sources of high-quality botanicals, the organic spice experts at Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ recently established a working partnership with tea growers in South Africa.
Urban Moonshine will introduce its new certified organic Energy Tonic at Natural Products Expo West, the industry’s largest event taking place on March 8th.
Check out these eco-friendly garden products that were designed by Northern California gardeners.
PRIMAVERA skin care has just made its U.S debut and is quickly raising the bar in the field of natural and organic skin care.
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
A new study from the Ecology Center found traces of lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalates and hazardous flame retardants in gardening products—and that chemicals in hoses leach into water.
True Natural’s Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen line receives Natural Products Association Certification.
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are made from a plant-based resin called Ingeo.
Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collection.
Graco, one of the nation’s largest children’s products manufacturers, has committed to banning the use of four of the most toxic chemical flame retardant chemicals from its products.
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.
Rejuvenate sun-drenched skin with soothing Almond Blossom products from Kneipp.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces its limited edition Lips and Lashes gift set for the holiday season.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil. Get 20 percent off this product until July 31, 2009.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new foaming natural body wash from HollyBeth's Natural Luxury.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Prairie Essence Herbal Garden Lip Balm, a natural lip balm made from a blend of rosemary and herb essential oils.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
Conventional deodorants contain aluminum and other chemicals linked to cancer, elevated estrogen levels and other health problems. Witch hazel provides an effective and economical natural deodorant alternative.
Looking for more information on natural beauty and organic skin car? Check out these blogs!
If you use cast-iron cookware, try this indispensable tool—a stainless-steel mesh scrubber.
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to its environmental marketing guidelines would make it more difficult for marketers to make false green claims for their products.
Re-Nest's list of its favorite Etsy stores makes navigating the handmade goods shopping site easier to navigate.
BuildingGreen’s 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products list includes a low-flow toilet, composite decking, a high-performing wall system and other products that conserve energy and resources.
NOTE We never trade products for mentions in our blogs or our published magazine. We do receive free samples and will mention them only if we like the product or find it especially effective. A few years ago a friend
The Herb Companion is partnering with Poppy Swap, a new online herbal marketplace, to bring you a free herbal product of your choice.
This charitable foundation cleans up coasts, employs impoverished communities, turns discarded items into new products and uses the funds from sales to help alleviate environmental issues such as whaling and support social issues such as education, conservation and development initiatives in poor communities.
A new study finds that showerheads contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria.
Our menstrual cup comparison looks at two leading reusable feminine hygiene brands: Diva Cup and Lunette. Make an informed decision about which is right for you and start your journey to zero-waste living and a life free from worry, even during "that time of the month."
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
Though used like timber, bamboo is a grass that self-propagates as it spreads underground via a network of rhizomes. A white oak tree takes 120 years to grow to maturity; bamboo takes three-and-a-half to seven years.
If you’re looking for a healthy and eco-friendly dog shampoo that smells great, then look no further than Olive Bubble + Squeak Herbal Dog Shampoo. This shampoo is USDA approved organic, 100 percent biodegradable and bottled in recyclable plastic.
One way to fight against animal cruelty in the cosmetics industry is to buy from certified cruelty-free companies. Another is to make your own products at home.
Stand against animal testing with certified cruelty-free cosmetics and homemade lip balms and lotions.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
Naturally healthy skin need not be a daunting, complex task. It can be a delightful ritual using natural ingredients found in your own home. The important first step is to simplify your beauty routine. Learn about the five necessities.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
This holiday season give yourself and your loved ones the gift of natural mood enhancement, improved skin, nails and hair, and overall kidney support with Canfo Natural Products NoWorries, BeautifyMe and NoStone.
Keep things sexy with all-natural, non-toxic ‘XTC Get Wet,’ the first personal lubricant of its kind.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews another natural shampoo in her natural shampoo series: Yes To Tomatoes Tempting Tomato Volumizing Shampoo.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
Store this natural beauty balm from Medicine Mama's Apothecary somewhere so it's easy to grab. This balm soothes an array of skin woes, so it's fit for travel.
Try our editor’s picks for five skin-care solutions that are sure to give you a healthy complexion.
Some of my favorite, effective natural skin care products include a powerfully healing skin cream, a dark-circle-erasing eye cream and a luxurious facial oil.
On Thursday, March 10, our friends from the American Botanical Council hosted their annual ABCelebration. During the reception, three important people were recognized for their tremendous work in the herbal industry.
My favorite experience at the Natural Products Expo West was the 6th Annual FIG Media Luncheon, hosted by the Fresh Ideas Group. This year, the panelists discussed how to pave the road for a healthier future.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews all-natural, vegan Hurraw! lip balm's new Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm and Tinted Cinnamon Lip Balm.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies helps parents find safer and affordable school supplies for their children.
SheaMoisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Soufflé (Gel) with Agave Nectar and Flax Seed is an effective, easy-to-rinse-out, no buildup, light-weight and all-natural alternative to other curl defining styling aids on the market.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
It’s getting colder, and even those of us with oily skin are starting to notice dry patches and flakes on our face. Fight dry facial skin with these natural skin care tips.
Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four dangerous ingredients to avoid when choosing safe makeup as well as some of the products in her beauty bag.
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
This year at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, three new natural products stood out from the rest in the event's annual "Best of the West." Discover a new way to soothe the skin with ozonated oil, a new dipable snack option for kids, and new product to help you fall asleep faster.
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
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 year marked the inaugural natural beauty pop-up event, A Night For Green Beauty. The event featured enthusiastic green beauty bloggers and fabulous green beauty brands. Here I've compiled a handful of green beauty products that caught my eye from companies La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom, H. Gillerman Organics and Ilia.
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.