As climate variability causes coffee yields to shrink and prices to soar, we may need to start looking at alternatives.
Nanotechnology has profound effects for the commercial industry, but nanoparticles can be harmful to the environment and human health.
Despite their widespread use, nanoparticles are not well classified, regulated or even understood. Fortunately, the FDA is signaling a turn toward more accurate classification and rules for their use.
The NeoCell line of nutricosmetics is designed to nourish the body with essential healthy nutrients to enhance beauty from the inside out.
Navitas Naturals is adding Blueberry Hemp to their award-winning line of organic Navitas Power Snacks. Blueberry Hemp Navitas Power Snacks provide a diversity of the most nutrient-dense organic superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.
World renowned pharmacognosist Norman R. Farnsworth died September 10 in a Chicago hospital.
Spice up your holiday recipes with the warm spicy notes of Bhakti Chai concentrate in classic pecan pie, cozy egg nog and festive spiced nuts.
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.
The original Coke recipe, a closely-guarded secret, is reportedly built on the distinctive flavors of herbal essential oils.
The Herb Channeler visits the Arboretum Trompenburg in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and finds a movable herbal feast among the trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials.
Seasonal changes can leave hair frizzy and unmanageable. The shifting levels of dryness and humidity make it a challenge to achieve sleek, silky locks. Effectively tame the frizz and have smooth strands with the neuSmooth Collection from Neuma.
Chronic exposure to noises such as traffic can have serious side effects. Find out how noise pollution is affecting your health—and how you can reduce noise at home.
When a group of graduation students began designing a home on the Navajo reservation in southeast Utah, they knew keeping it cool in the desert would be an issue. Their innovative solution—a Windcatcher—is the first of its kind in the area.
Most days I just don't have time to make breakfast. It's the most important meal, though, so usally it's a Larabar and juice for me. I like Larabars because the ingredient list is short and they are delicious. My favorite bar, the Apple Pie , is just dates, walnuts, unsweetened apples, almonds, raisins, and cinnamo
Although pickling is the most well known use for dill, don't forget all the wonderful ways to include this herb in your life. Enter for a chance to win dill 'Dukat' seed packets.
The Sacred Seeds Sanctuary in Costa Rica, provides an opportunity to help endangered plants adapt to and thrive in changing climate conditions.
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.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
Kathy Amen's Nectarine Oatmeal Cobbler is a great fresh fruit recipe combined with the taste of classic chewy oatmeal cookies.
Try this delicious Nectarine Chutney recipe to savor the fresh flavors of fall.
Kim takes on a new eco-challenge at her apartment: Is it possible to keep naturally beautiful and clean without paper towels?
NaturalNews readers overwhelmingly chose Monsanto as the world's Most Evil Corporation.
Embroidery artist Jenny Hart, founder of the online embroidery store Sublime Stitching, has taken an age-old needlework tradition and jazzed it up.
Washing your hair daily is way too often. Learn what you should do instead.
Have you ever wondered how much saffron you should use in a recipe. We have the answer.
We all have hoarding tendencies. If yours are getting the better of you, rest assured that there are support groups and professional organizations just waiting to help.
In celebration of National Non-GMO Month, Nature’s Way releases an infographic to help explain the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Sort through all the hype over dietary fat with this Fit Fat Guide from Dr. Christopher Mohr.
This holiday season, Nordic Naturals is proud to promote the ‘Buy One, Pass it On’ campaign, which seeks to provide Ultimate Omega products to veterans and soldiers, both stateside and abroad.
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
During farm tours at Finca Luna Nueva, an organic farm and resort in Costa Rica,, guests learn about the biodynamic preparations and compost that feed the vibrant, tasty produce they eat for dinner. The resort is connecting tourists to their food.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence gives easy green nursery tips.
Magnificent mansions, cooperative living groups, sustainable cities—get a glimpse of what the Northwest has to offer.
The Natural Home and Garden offices have been overflowing with lotion recently In preparation for a product roundup in our September October 2011 issue, we called in lotions from more than half a dozen companies. With almost two dozen scents
Nourish Organic Citrus Stick Deodorant may be the best deodorant I have ever used. Unlike conventional deodorants, Nourish is 100 percent natural—with no trace of aluminum in its ingredient list—and is USDA organic.
Now playing in select theaters, Carbon Nation is a non-preachy, solutions-based documentary that proves the benefits of a low-carbon economy.
A visit to The Cloisters medieval museum and gardens in New York City reminds the Lemon Verbena Lady just how close gardens an art are related.
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.
Future Foam recycles Nike Grind, salvaged scraps from old Nike Shoes, into StepAhead carpet cushion.
NeighborGoods is an online community that lets you borrow and lend tools and other items from people in your area.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how hemp, a renewable resource, can aid in building zero-carbon homes.
For every purchase of one its PVC-, phthalate- and BPA-free bamboo toothbrushes, Smile Squared donates a toothbrush to a child in need.
Two electric cars, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, will be released this year. Which would you buy?
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley takes one last look at the soon-to-be-demolished Nakagin Capsule Tower.
Stinging nettles may sound intimidating, but once you get past their prickly exterior this classic spring weed offers many health benefits.
These three plants are extremely creepy. Read more about the bizarre devil's claw, doll's eye and Buddha's hand.
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
LOVE NATURE NYC’s line of bath, body and home products helps create an experience that nurtures and connects the mind, body and soul.
DiggersList is giving away wildflower seeds to anyone who posts something for sale on its site, and Re-Nest just came out with an awesome guide to buying, selling and swapping stuff online. Spring cleaning just got easier!
Human cases of Swine Influenza, otherwise known as swine flu, may be emerging in the United States. Learn how you can take control of your health with these facts and tips on washing your hands.
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits New York City and discovers the New York Botanical Garden.
Save water, time and money on your landscape with beautiful drought-tolerant ornamental grasses.
Our art director tries her best to avoid processed food but can't resist snacking on cheese and crackers. Follow her recipe to make homemade crackers.
Not only is neem oil beneficial as a bio-pesticide, but it can actually enrich garden soil. Discover the benefits of neem oil for your garden!
Link up with your favorite magazine via Facebook, MySpace or YouTube to get the most out of your Natural Home experience.
A new social networking tool helps you share rarely used items with friends and neighbors, keep track of who has your stuff, and even lets you know how much you’re saving by borrowing instead of buying.
Mugwort, an herb that was once used as a charm used against evil spirits, treatment toward alleviating digestion and a preventative solution for tired feet, is also an herb that has been used to induce vivid dreams.
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.
Polish nails naturally with safe ingredients like Argan oil.
As nursery renovation begins, Jessica is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options.
Soba noodles and sesame oil are both high in nutrients that lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making this recipe a must eat.
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
If the DEA can't tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, says a former Kentucky governor, how can it distinguish between powdered sugar and cocaine? Hempsters: Plant the Seed is a must-see movie that gives pro-hemp activists a voice.
Learn more about herbal cures and causes of nosebleeds.
Medication isn't your only option for allergy relief. Give these at-home remedies a try.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse Here Sonya gets ready for a busy week of subcontractors for the NewenHouse kit home. The interior of the home is nearing completion!
In the wake of a study that shows access to public transportation is crucial to lowering carbon footprint, the Smarter Cities Project names the top regions for smart transit.
Myriah Scruggs and Nadia Yaron, the design duo behind Nightwood, deconstruct abandoned furniture pieces and then reconstruct them into folksy-modern works of art.
Washington, D.C., Nevada and New Mexico see the most LEED-certified green building per capita in 2010.
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.
To meet its goal of making all new buildings carbon-neutral by 2030, the American Institute of Architects introduces an online tool that help designers predict how much energy their buildings will use.
Give your hangers a little pizzazz-and protect your clothing-with this simple project that makes use of worn-out shirts.
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.
When the Lemon Verbena Lady visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens during her NYC vacation she quickly learned that timing is everything when it comes to herbal travels.
Ward off iron-deficiency anemia by eating a healthy supply of iron-rich vegan foods.
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.
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.
True Natural’s Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen line receives Natural Products Association Certification.
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
Many of Cynthia's plants, such as bluebonnet and Kaffir lime, had a difficult battle during the winter. They are now blooming in her early spring garden.
The best herbs for fall, and the most commonly grown, are cilantro, dill, arugula and chervil, along with the edible flowers of calendula, violets and nasturtiums
By now you’ve likely heard its best to avoid the endocrine-disrupting chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA). But what about BPA-Free plastics… are these safe, and are they the best solution?
Erin McIntosh spent a weekend in July filled with community herbalism in the Oregon countryside.
Are certified organic products worth the price and peace of mind? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tests out USDA organic shampoo and body cleanser.
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
Chamomile is both easy to grow and useful for treating various health problems.
The poisonous plant called giant hogweed is popping up all over the United States. Find out what this means for your safety.
Jessy Rushing explores a fun, locally owned nursery called Diggin' It in Texas.
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
Discover the tantalizing and aromatic flavors of teas from around the world with some of our guest blogger's favorite blends.
Napoleon Fireplaces provides some helpful tips to consider when preparing your fireplace for the winter season.
The Reincarnated McMansion Project aims to tear down one inefficient, climate-insensitive suburban house and replace it with two small, green, handcrafted homes.
Today is not a day for selling books. It's a day for prayer and solidarity with the Japanese people.
Natural Home editorial intern Andrea Olsen demonstrates how to add some feminine details to an outfit by crafting a floral necklace.
Writer Julia Normand reclaims the weathered wood doors from a Quonset hut on the edge of her Alaska homestead to decorate her living room wall and create a living history memorial to her husband’s family history in fishing.
Protect plants, trees and shrubs during the winter season with these tips from the Professional Landcare Network.
Columbia Forest Products, one of the nation’s largest hardwood manufacturers, connects consumers to green-mind manufacturers of formaldehyde-free products using its PureBond Fabricator Network.
Instead of buying store-bought and possibly toxic cleaning agents, give these nontoxic homemade cleaners a try.
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
The path to a sustainable New York City will involve covering much of the urban space with food farms and gardens.
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, industry trade associations, and food and beverage manufacturers, has announced that it will cut a combined 1.5 trillion calories from its members' products.
Erin McIntosh shares a great recipe for a unique nettle biscuit.
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 study of 26,000 women living near a DuPont factory in West Virginia found that as levels of PFOS rose, levels of estrogen decline, putting exposed women at risk for early menopause and other related conditions.
If you haven't joined in on our social networking fun, what are you waiting for? We'll post fun surveys, stories, blog posts and even coupon codes for our Natural Home Kitchen Products in the coming weeks. Join us now! Tell us what you want to see in 2010, and we'll be sure to incorporate your ideas into our magazine and web content.
Ryan Mitchell, founder of TheTinyLife.com, is saving up to pay cash for a 130-square-foot home on wheels in North Carolina. He’s seeking perspective, clarity—and a girlfriend who gets it.
In North Carolina’s Triangle region, Crop Mob is reviving community farming.
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins explains the ways in which we are increasingly removed from the deeper rhythms and cycles and flow of our source.
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated under the slab of the NewenHouse prototype home and the importance of air sealing to achieve Passive House certification.
Sonya Newenhouse describes the roof truss system and air-tight barrier between the second floor and the roof for the Passive House NewenHouse Kit Home.
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses the southern-facing 17-inch-deep windowsills of her Passive House-certified home to grow seedlings.
At Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica's southern Arenal district, guests get a true farm-to-table culinary and educational experience.
Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica’s verdant San Carlos agricultural region is a dynamic, living example of permaculture and biodynamic farming, where every being is part of a system that nurtures the body and the soul.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
BPA is everywhere, but with a little know-how you can effectively cut this dangerous chemical from your life. Follow these five steps to avoid contact with BPA.
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
The Organic Exchange released the 2007-2008 Organic Cotton Market Reports—and the top 10 list contains a few surprises. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about these organic cotton retailers.
A pillowcase and foam board are all you need for a simple, cheap and environmentally friendly way to organize notes and lists in this project.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
A wonderful, whimsical Austin eco-remodel is the playful expression of two highly creative minds.
Try these alternative aromatherapy products for long lasting relaxation.
Natural products research firm Compass Naturals predicts shoppers will get savvy; rebel against chemicals, over-packaging, GMOs and animal cruelty; and grow more of their own food.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural sunscreen from Pratima. Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen features zinc oxide and is SPF 30.
Jessica talks about the importance of healthy, nontoxic, organic mattresses and how much she loves her Land and Sky Rainforest Mattress from The Natural Bed Store.
Stopping rumination, or dwelling on negative thoughts, can help relieve depression. Find alternative ways to fill your time—and stay happier!
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
One Herb Companion staffer describes her recent fascination with ginger candy, including its spicy flavor and benefits for people prone to motion sickness or nausea.
Cable set-top boxes in the United States consume 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity—equivalent to the annual output of nine coal-fired power plants. Cable providers have a lot of energy-efficient improvements to make.
Trouble getting pregnant? Consider these fertility-boosting herbs for both men and women.
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
Zephyr’s new range hoods are quieter, more powerful and more energy-efficient with DC Energy Technology, HD LED Bulbs and an Integrated PC Board.
Ed and Joan Kobrinski left a large family home for a smaller, simpler cottage—and they’ve never looked back. Their tips for downsizing and living in smaller spaces could help make your transition easier.
The only one rule for wabi-style flowers? Strive for a natural look, with seasonal blooms and branches arranged as they are in the field. Let go of perfection. Your "arrangement" is a humble admission that we can't improve on nature.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds eco-friendly, stylish sandals for the summer season.
Get a creative nightstand without spending a lot of money by repurposing thrift store finds and old items around the house into functional but cheap bedside tables.
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
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!
Native ladybugs are disappearing around the nation. Learn more about how you can help stop this problem.
Sonya Newenhouse discusses some of the issues with synthetic gypsum drywall and documents the steps she will take to avoid electromagnetic fields in her new house.
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
This year, The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members is being held in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee.
During day two at The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members we stopped for breakfast at the Centennial herb garden.
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Elemental Herbs sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide to block the sun’s rays and herbal ingredients to moisturize and heal skin.
Native Kansas plants are being researched in this project, launched by environmental studies faculty members at the University of Kansas to promote traditional ecological knowledge.
Auburn University students build a home using bales of non-recyclable corrugated cardboard.
EU's ban of five chemicals commonly used in building materials will 'shake up the industry,' Healthy Building Network official predicts.
Follow the green roots of Thanksgiving from origin to contemporary culture.
Concerned about pesticides in your food? The Pesticide Action Network’s online database helps you understand which carcinogens and pesticides are present in 89 common foods.
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
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.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
Create storage and design interest in your home by repurposing existing areas with built-in seating and other furniture.
Gone are the days when I longed to present my home to guests filled with everything bright, shiny and new. My taste is now an eclectic blend of vintage and new.
A well-known member of the mint family, peppermint has been used since ancient times to treat a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, skin irritations and more.
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
Because The Herbal Husband is originally from Peru, we like to have tropical plants in our garden. The nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) is one of our favorites. Try my three favorite nasturtium recipes.
Guest blogger KyLynn shares a step-by-step photo gallery of how to clean razor clams.
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
Re-Nest's list of its favorite Etsy stores makes navigating the handmade goods shopping site easier to navigate.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
The Lemon Verbena Lady had the opportunity to visit the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdon. During her time at the show she took in the sights and smells of the show, and met up with Jekka McVicar, the herb queen herself.
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
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.
Conserve your iPod’s energy with these eco-friendly tricks.
I read cookbooks like some people read mystery novels or the latest steamy romance. The object of my affections this month is Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians and Meat-lovers Alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
If you’re an herbie, then chances are you love tea. But did you know that your herbs also enjoy tea? Discover the benefits of compost tea and learn how to use it in your garden.
The first Tiny House Conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 16.
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.
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins comments on the relationships of our family and community and natural world.
This guide to food labels will help you decode nutrition and sustainability claims on all kinds of food packaging.
There is a beauty in discovering the lost art of keying wild plants. Learn more about this practice.
Mountain Rose Herbs has debuted new sustainable tea packaging made from 100 percent recycled newspaper and compostable non-GMO plant cellulose.
For less than the cost of an SUV, a Michigan couple rehabbed their historic home to include solar panels and a geothermal system. The 110-year-old house now produces more energy than it needs.
Laundry detergent manufacturer reduces plastic by 66 percent in new easier-to-recycle bottles made from recycled cardboard and newspaper.
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.
Alchemy Architects builds its first weeZero, or net-zero weeHouse, in the desert near Moab, Utah.
The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes the top projects, developers and home builders participating in its LEED program for 2011.
My home is going nearly 100 percent solar thanks to a local solar leasing program.
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
While other candle companies are still adding synthetic fragrances to their candles and claiming to be natural, Aroma Naturals candles are made from 100 percent pure plant aromas and natural vegetable waxes (VegePure).
Verikira Naturals is a Vegan Cosmetics Organization certified-company that pledges never to use synthetic fragrances, animal byproducts and unnecessary chemicals. What more could you ask for in a beauty brand? Oh yea – it donates 10 percent of its Pink Grapefruit Collection proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation all year long.
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.
Wabi-sabi has infused Western design for centuries—though its advocates rarely knew it. It’s in the plain, efficient homes built by the Shakers, the unsentimental Arts and Crafts style, Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie houses and midcentury furniture.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the framing process and how she finds opportunities for borrowed light in the inner walls of the NewenHouse kit home.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes building the 12-inch remote Larsen Truss wall, which, combined with the OSB air barrier, will create a 16-inch-thick insulated wall system for the NewenHouse kit home.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes moving into the first NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
Here Sonya describes moving into the the NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test (reaching an amazing score of .51 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals)and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
Here Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses her southern facing 17 inch deep window sills to grow seedlings. She also notes that their electrical bill for February in the furnace free home was only $11 -- $8 of which was service fees.
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated the perimeter of her model Passive House slab and installed an EPS foam frost skirt around the slab for cold climate construction.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the super-insulated, sustainable and small NewenHouse kit home she's planning to bring to market in 2012. The prototype, being built in Viroqua Wisconsin, is striving for LEED Platnium and Passive House certifications.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how and why the Passive House conference inspired her to change the NewenHouse kit home's design to meet Passive House certification.
Try guest blogger Jennifer Robins coconut flour pancakes recipe for a breakfast treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
Finca Luna Nueva's Sacred Seeds Sanctuary is a living laboratory to nurture tropical and native species through the next 10 years of climate change.
Want to know all the ways herbs can benefit your health? Traditional Indian medicine offers herbal healing through your clothes and sheets.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson explores furniture, fabric and flooring options for those with children and pets.
A man’s room, or “man cave” is a private dwelling that a man can use to hang out with his buddies, watch tv, play games, etc. It can be decorated in a masculine fashion. There are some great natural products for this room.
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is teaming up with popular country, bluegrass and folk musicians, including Dave Matthews and Patty Loveless, for Music Saves Mountains—a one-night fundraising event to end mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachians.
Bluestone Perennials introduces a line of plants all grown in Coco Pots—100 percent biodegradable containers made from coconut husk fiberscoir.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.
Fishermen hired by BP to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are experiencing health problems such as headaches, dizziness, nausea and breathing problems. The negative side effects are likely due to BP’s failure to provide proper safety equipment.
One doctor decides to make a cross-country journey to promote natural healing and health.
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to detoxify, but with increased exposure to hazards in our environment, there is more of a need to support this process. Learn how to decrease the toxins you take in and increase the toxins you put out.
Our newest guest blogger discusses her experience as a naturopathic doctor and shares one of her favorite plants—holy basil.
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Brew up a cup of refreshing iced tea with organic varieties from Numi Organic Tea.
Enter Numi Organic Tea's "Create Numi's Next Signature Blend" contest for a chance to create the company's next tea blend and win a trip to San Francisco.
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
At the start of a new year, make a resolution to clear your spice cupboard of old herbs and spices.
Prepare your body and mind for delivery with prenatal yoga poses and delicious red raspberry and nettle tea.
Pebbles, rocks and stones are beautiful, natural materials that add beauty and a very classic look to any style design.
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tests out a new, USDA organic sesame teriyaki sauce from Organicville. The sauce inspired her to make a delicious chicken chow mein stir fry for dinner.
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
SunRidge Farms’ All-Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops feature natural premium quality chocolate and real vanilla in a pure cane sugar shell in seven beautiful colors, each of which is naturally derived from vegetable juice.
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense council lists 25 national parks at risk from climate change.
While many indications point to house size shrinking in America, National Public Radio reports that the McMansion is far from dead.
Columbia University's Earth Institute will hold an informational session on its Sustainability Management program on February 10.
These three homes--in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina--use passive cooling techniques to eliminate the need for mechanical air conditioning. Check them out and learn a few tricks for reducing--or eliminating--your AC bills this summer.
This pesto goes beyond traditional basil by adding several summer herbs lending complexity and delight to the summer palette.
Veggie meatloaf makes for a hearty, delicious entree or side dish perfect for vegetarians and vegans at Thanksgiving. Check out these three varieties: one features chickpeas, one lentils and one vegetarian meat substitute.
On the lookout for healthy snack food options, I discovered this quick and easy recipe.
It was once stated by ethnobotanist Melvin Gilmore that echinacea was used as a remedy for more ailments than any other plant, and it's not hard to understand why. The history behind this versatile coneflower is rich in remedies and medicinal uses. Read on to learn more about the history of echinacea.
Seventh Generation commits to using sustainable palm oil in all products by 2012.
Inclement weather can really keep you out of your garden. Here are some of the challenges Mother Nature presents us and a couple of tricks you can use to keep her at bay.
There is nothing better for building community than gathering your friends and neighbors for a soup party. Here are five ideas to help you plan yours.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the HRV (heat recovery ventilation) unit and insulation installation for the NewenHouse Kit Home.
According to TastingTable, black garlic is very trendy with foodies right now.
Lemon Verbena Lady continues her exploration of Shakespeare and the herbal flowers and herbs from his plays for a reader of The Herb Channeler. Also she updates some additional seed catalogs.
A reader's request leads Lemon Verbena Lady into exploring the works of William Shakespeare for some of the herbal flowers and herbs of Elizabethan England. There is so much that there had to be a second act.
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.
Rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and nutrients, Seaweed Bath Co. products hydrate the skin and soothe irritation often associated with various skin conditions.
Getting kids outdoors and into nature helps promote healthy child development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
A few herbal lessons from The Urban Herbalist.
Getting kids to play outside isn’t always easy, especially if they aren’t into a particular outdoor activity. It’s important to get them outside though—and not just for the physical benefits.
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.
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
A bill that would make hemp production legal in California would create jobs and opportunities in the financially strapped state.
Shocked that nearly everything in their Dallas home was made overseas, a family starts over and furnishes their home only with items made in the USA. ABC News challenges everyone to take a pledge to purchase products made in America.
Chris Larson's Asheville, North Carolina, home--already a superb example of smart, passive solar design--gets even better with the addition of solar hot water collectors.
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious.
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
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.
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.
If there’s a tea aficionado on your gift list this year, look no further than Numi Organic Teas for one-stop shopping.
It's important to have accurate information about any herbal remedy you are thinking of using. Dr. Jaclyn Chasse shares her own experience with misleading media representation and clinical studies of St. John's wort.
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
Air pollution abounds in our homes and businesses, but many air purification systems are not safe to use. Try cleaning your indoor air with plants.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds herb garden design inspiration in Port Murray, New Jersey.
Perfect Seasonal Styles with Peter Lamas Naturals’ "Hold Me" and "Repair Me"
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Sustainable furniture is made from nontoxic, renewable resources and is a smart choice for reducing environmental impact.
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
Reading books from your local public library is a greener alternative to buying new books.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
I made a New Year’s resolution about being really regular with my blog entries.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove picks natural, native sandstone to use in her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED Platinum standards.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
Happy New Year! This year I’m happily going to my friends’ house to ring it in. If you’re hosting the New Year’s Eve party this year, start 2010 out right by keeping it green.
A survey finds that 53 percent of Americans plan to make a green New Year’s resolution in 2010.
Jessica is beginning research on electric in-floor radiant floor heating products as an efficient method of heating the new nursery.
In this update on nursery renovations, Jessica shares her progress on re-wiring, installing windows, insulation and new drywall.
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has invented an air conditioner, the DEVap, that’s up to 90 percent more efficient than traditional ACs.
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?
The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!
Unused and expired medications are difficult to recycle. Participate in National Take-Back Day this Saturday for an easy, safe way to dispose of old pills.
This spring garden festival will provide herb enthusists with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and more, all grown from local farms and greenhouses.
People living near massive livestock operations may be at risk from the pollution they generate--which is higher in some cases than the nation's most polluted cities.
Make 2010 your healthiest year yet. Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her five green beauty resolutions for a naturally beautiful new year!
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.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
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.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
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.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
Aroma Naturals is thrilled to introduce its new Butterx Lip Care line of all-natural lip balms packed with nourishing antioxidants, moisturizing nutrients and other natural ingredients.
Give your locks the love they deserve with these five best natural shampoos, handpicked by the Mother Earth Living editors.
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
Do you eat like you spend? Similarities may exist between your relationship to food and your relationship to money. Learn to identify your patterns so you can heal them.
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collection.
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?
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
Recycled glass can make a stunning addition to your home. Discover recycled glass countertops, tiles and mosaics for your home.
Green New Year's Eve Party
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
Planting heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds is a great way to help preserve endangered plant varieties--and the planet's very ecosystem.
Chicago and New York City vie to be the first to pass a green food resolution.
The Lemon Verbena Lady continues her search for more great herb catalogs and herb farms to visit either in person or online.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
Take some pressure off resolutions season by choosing “world improvement” instead of just “self-improvement”. Add a green resolution to your list this year.
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!
Try this classic Thanksgiving side dish with a yummy fresh herbal taste.
A new study from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford finds that 15 minutes of laughter increases pain tolerance.
New research reveals the least and most obese states in America, with Colorado and West Virginia taking the top and bottom slots.
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.
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins outlines ways to build green while keeping a light footprint on the earth.
Celebrate the end of National Berry Month with this recipe for cod with bluberry-mango salsa. Sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to become a summertime favorite!
Rishi Tea will be donating a portion of its sales from its Organic Unity Herbal Tea to the National Yoga Month organization.
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
Don't be afraid of breads anymore, well at least whole-grain breads. A new study shows that whole-grain foods that are rich in fiber at may be beneficial to your health.
Sweet Bay is surprisingly easy to grow and offeres wonderfully spicy flavors to your kitchen.
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
One of my favorite spring herbs chives comes in several different varieties. The uses for making herbal vinegar and cooking with chives are explored in this post and lots of resources for mail ordering unusual herbs such as curly chives are given.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.
KC has got her hands on another great cookbook: The Culinary Institute of America: The New Book of Soups.
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.
An affordable prototype home helps revitalize a blighted Syracuse, New York, neighborhood--and could be the city home of the future.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems rely on the earth’s constant underground temperature of 45 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable indoor climates. The technology works in any size or style home, in nearly any setting on earth.
Ken Ruck wants to build a fully self-sustaining earthship on New York's Lower East Side.
Although Angostura bitters may be short in supply, they're not short on flavor.
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will stop accepting loans from the nationwide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which helps homeowners pay for the cost of energy-efficient retrofits.
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.
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reviews the importance of fat and its crucial role in the body. Stephanie explains why trans fats are toxic, why saturated fats are necessary and why low-fat diets don't work.
Could you have an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or orthorexia? Learn the differences between normal and harmful behaviors around food and weight.
Following a diet out of a book means you're just adhering to a set of externally imposed rules. Learn how to listen to your body for direction on what nourishes you.
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
Sales of antibiotics for domestic food animals increased 6.7 percent in the last year, while meat production increased just 1.3 percent.
Vitamin D helps support the immune system and the hormones that regulate mood and sleep.
SheaMoisture looks to help women capture their individuality with The Art of Color.
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
Host a holiday party without worrying about litter box odor — or harsh chemicals — with Swheat Scoop.
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
Warmer winters in Canada and the northern United States are extending the length of the ragweed pollen season—bad news for allergy sufferers.
Recent studies find that many public bathrooms contain soap dispensers with bacteria-infected soap.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
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.
Check out this recipe for herbal mini cheesecake snacks, garnished with chives and parsley.
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits the VanDusen Botanical Garden's herb garden and finds that it doesn't take a lot of room to have a fragrant and flavorful herb garden.
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.
Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your herb garden. Also, try my recipe for Lavender Lemonade.
When you are overwhelmed by the big picture or aggressive herbs take over, focus on smaller herbal vignettes.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.
If you have sensitive skin, be careful when you cut back your angelica; it may result in contact dermatitis.
The Lemon Verbena Lady and her Herbal Companion celebrated Herbfest and the 2011 Herb of the Year, horseradish, at The Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This was an herbal destination not to be missed.
Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.
In the South we bring in the new year eating black-eyed peas. You should try my pie—it might even bring you luck wherever you live!
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
Learn about the food sovereignty movement and what it means to you.
A new discovery is leading the way to production of opiate painkillers in labs instead of poppy fields.
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
Love it or hate it, everyone has an opinion about cilantro. It's bold appeal becomes overwhelming for some. Let's just chalk it all up to genetics.
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
A National Restaurant Association survey found that serving more local food tops chefs expected trends for 2012! Keep you home diet seasonal and local, too, with this vegetarian recipe featuring winter vegetables.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller details plans for a National Passive House Alliance in the U.S. and shares the activities of current regional Passive House alliances.
The chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi) is mostly grown for decorative purposes, but it also has a history of medicinal treatments.
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
Erin McIntosh enjoyed a weekend exploring Western holistic medicine at the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference located at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú, New Mexico.
Apartment Therapy's annual Small Cool contest, featuring homes of less than 1,000 square feet, is a gold mine for smart ideas that make tiny spaces elegant, graceful and liveable.
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
Kate and Jeff are building their off-the-grid dream near Taos, New Mexico. As they build themselves a small straw bale house and make do with a few solar panels, they're realizing how little they really need.
Designed as a shotgun-style house for natural ventilation, the Alligator House was designed and built as part of the rehousing effort in post-Katrina New Orleans.
A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
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 Lemon Verbena Lady has a chance to revisit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2013, getting a chance to finally see the newly renovated Herb Garden.
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
A hot (literally) exercise trend is sweeping the nation. Learn more about hot yoga here.
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species.
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
Enjoy easy comfort food with these three single serving recipes.
The Lemon Verbena Lady searches for herb farms across the United States that can be visited to buy herbs for spring herb gardens. Most of these herb farms are destinations you can enjoy with your family.
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
With all of the rain, the Lemon Verbena Lady has found the perfect time to prune the herbs in her herb garden.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
Take a trip across the pond with the Lemon Verbena Lady to discover a 300-year-old garden.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her travels to the historic Chelsea Physic Garden, an apothecary herb garden in the heart of London.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds even more great herb farms to buy herbs for your herb garden in this second installment of Herb Farms A-Z. Take an adventure to an herb farm near you. It will lift your herbal spirits!
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
Here are some highlights from my workshop, "Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies" at the Mother Earth News Fair. Throw away your chemical cleaners and get your home sparkling the healthy way!
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
Mother Earth News Radio recently interviewed Jim May, the first person to bring Stevia rebaudioside into the United States. Stevia is known most for its naturally sweet leaves. Listen to the interview here.
The sunscreens you use may not offer the amount of protection you need.
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
Atrazine, a common herbicide that can cause birth defects, washes off crops and lawns and makes its way to our drinking water supply. Atrazine levels in our water supply are highest between the months of April and July, especially in the Midwest.
Beside the fact that the blooming "Corpse Flower" smells like, well, a rotting corpse, it's still quite the event.
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before. You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
Evidence of fenugreek seeds contaminated with E. coli leads to a recall of teas and dietary supplements in the EU.
A recent recall of grape tomatoes may also affect supermarket salad products.
USDA tests have discovered pesticide residue on a large majority of cilantro samples, including products not approved for use on the herb.
Packaged brownies sold as dietary supplements with added melatonin raise health concerns from the public.
Mercury levels in fish have no affect on heart health, researchers say.
In light of the recent natural disasters in Japan, two woman are asking herbalist to ban together to help protect a few lives and donate herbal supplies for an organization called Herb for Japan.
People on both coasts of the U.S. are worried about Japan's leaking radiation entering their food supply—but is there really cause for concern?
The Voynich Manuscript is an ancient book that has puzzled experts and scientists for years. But an important piece of the puzzle may have been solved. Read more.
Doctors have created a 'Peanut Patch' that will potentially treat the effect of peanut allergies.
A new study finds that people who take vitamins for a decade do better on certain memory tests that those who don’t take vitamins.
Lisa’s Organics, the maker of a line of certified organic vegetable frozen side dishes, has combined the highest-quality veggies with chef-inspired sauces that go from freezer to dinner plate in just five minutes.
'Organic farmers have the right to raise our organic crops without the threat of invasion by Monsanto's genetic contamination and without harassment by a reckless polluter. Beginning today, America asserts her right to justice and pure food.'
A recent study theorizes that core body temperature might play a vital role in getting the sleep you need.
Mistletoe (Viscum album) may be useful for more than just snagging kisses. According to a recent study it may help the battle against bowel cancer.
Take a photographic tour of Finca Bella Vista, a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.
As state and local governments are scrambling to ban salvia divinorum, Editor-in-chief K.C. Compton defends the 900 other salvia species.
The fight against obsesity continues; the Dietary Guidelines for Americans unveiled its new dietary guidelines. Learn what the guidelines say and what that means for America.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Buying local sustainable food is now as close as the nearest Wal-Mart.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
A summertime symbol, the firefly, is slowly disappearing from nature. Read how you can help prevent this from happening.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
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 Lemon Verbena Lady spends time with Jekka McVicar, the "Queen of Herbs," and shows her the sights of Pittsburgh with herb gardens, both public and private, a retail experience and a delicious lunch cooked with fresh herbs and ingredients.
These tips mined from the second issue of Mother Earth News, published in 1970, will make your housekeeping more enjoyable and efficient. Mother has always known best.
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
Watch Rachel Maddow as she celebrates the return of Angostura bitters with two fabulous recipes and a fun story concerning its shortage this past winter.
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
Buying the right produce, using the best cookware and storing leftovers properly will result in a safe and delicious meal for your family and friends.
A new study shows that low-sodium diets may increase risk of heart-related problems for some people.
Misunderstanding of the “use-by” or “sell-by” date on products (not the same as an expiration date) leads to tons of food waste each year.
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
Get all the information about how to protect yourself from the latest listeria outbreak.
Kids who chew gum at school perform better on standardized tests, new research suggests.
Cargill has announced one of the largest meat recalls in history. Learn if you are at risk.
According to Physorg.com, about 26 percent of herbs and 20 percent of spices sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria. Read more.
At 92, Lane Furneaux has been working for more than 30 years to educate the people of Dallas on the culinary and health benefits of herbs.
Women with greater fiber intake are 11 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. Many Americans don’t get enough fiber every day, so here are a few ways to add more fiber to your diet.
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
Modern-day lore and magical herbs are being put to political use by Romanian witches.
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
As the use of supplements and vitamin increase in the U.S., they are under scrutiny in other parts of the world.
Take the guesswork out of planting with the new ZIP-code tailored When to Plant app from Mother Earth News magazine.
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.
If you've been keeping up with this year's Winter Olympics, you may have noticed the strange bouquets being handed out to Olympians. Learn more about them.
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
Going to be in the Seattle area the first weekend in June? Then join us at the Mother Earth News Fair, a fun, family-friend event focused on sustainability.
Sweet Beginnings, an urban apiary on an undeveloped strip of land near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, provides employment to former convicts and produces raw honey and a line of all-natural honey-based skincare products.
Citing breaches of contract and “good faith,” Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut has announced that it is cutting ties with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), no longer allowing the branch to certify Passive Houses in the U.S.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
Check out my latest radio segment on Mother Earth News Radio with Andrea Ridout and Dan Lepinski. I share a bit of the history of chai including hints for making the perfect cup.
Interested in Kate Middleton's elegantly understated royal wedding bouquet? We've got the inside scoop.
The new USDA guidelines about sodium intake may be daunting, but it is possible to lower your salt consumption and still have delicious herbal meals.
Beware of certain produce if you're pregnant. Some pesticides may affect your growing child.
A new report from Food Safety News finds that up to one-third of all honey in the U.S. is illegally imported from China and possibly contaminated with antibiotics and lead.
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.
A recent study tested the effects that tart cherry juice has on fibryomyalgia patients and discovered marginal benefits in patient's muscle strength.
Coffee may be more beneficial to your health than previously thought. A new study explains the connection of coffee and decrease in stroke risk among women.
RSVP for the Bee-a-thon on July 16 to learn about the role of bees in our lives and what we can do about the challenges they face today.
Michelle Obama's new organic White House vegetable garden is the first of its kind since World War II. I spoke with a friend who was at the scene as students from a local elementary school broke ground Friday, which was the first day of spring. Find out what the new "First Herbs of the United States" are.
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
Great shampoo from Dr. Hauschka.
One small brown bat can eat several thousand insects each night. Install a bat house and invite them to feast in your yard.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
Sodas cause abnormal weight gain and are laced with unpleasant ingredients like brominated vegetable oil and BPA. Need a reason to stop drinking soda? We’ll give you six.
It's easy to make your own air freshener spray. You'll avoid chemicals and delight in the fresh smell.
The newest articles of Natural Home are in. See what's inside.
Take some time to focus on your heart health this month.
Prometheus Springs’ capsaicin-spiced elixirs pack the spiciness—and health benefits—of capsaicin into six delicious flavors.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
Almost a third of chicken sold in the U.S. is injected with salt water, doubling or tripling the product’s sodium content. The USDA is considering revising its standards for chicken labeling so these products can't be labeled 'natural.'
These refreshing Numi Organic Tea libations are perfect as we look ahead to the warmer months.
Red Roses by BeesWork is a natural lip balm and natural lip tint that gets its color from the alkanet root and its softness from rosehips and evening primrose oil.
U.S. energy consumers will rely more on natural gas and renewables and less on imports in 2011. Coal remains dominant.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reveals some alternative uses for this citrus fruit.
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
According to the Okinawan diet, those who eat fewer calories just might live longer. Dr. Amber French discusses this study and analyzes how cutting 20 percent of your daily calorie intake might help you lose weight stave off age-related disease.
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
Flavonoids in cocoa can decrease blood pressure, improve circulation and lower cholesterol.
Diethyl phthalate is an ingredient used in many body care products that guest blogger Dawn has concern with. Learn how to use a costemic safety database to find out if your cosmetics are safe or include harmful ingredients.
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
People with pale skin may have more troubles than being unable to get a summer tan, a new study suggests.
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a cilantro recall on a certain brand of the popular herb. Read on to keep your family safe.
A new study has shown folic acid to play a large role in academic achievements among teens.
Wrigley, a giant in the chewing gum industry, has received approval from the FSA to use magnolia bark extract in future products.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Could a poisonous plant used by ancient colonizers to hurt be used by modern dermatologists to help?
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!
Jessica invites readers to visit her at the upcoming Green Festival in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Celiac disease affects more than 3 millions Americans, and yet there is no FDA regulation to monitor gluten-free foods. Discover how you can help fight for a FDA regulation.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
Protect eyes from the sun this summer with a cool pair of shades. Read on to find your perfect pair of sunglasses.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
This herb's medicinal use dates back to 400 B.C., and researchers may have found another reason why our anchestors may have been onto something.
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.
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions.
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
Allergists are seeing the causes of hay fever are already arriving in the midst of a mild winter.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
Derma e Scar Gel helps naturally reduce the appearance of old and new scars, stretch marks and minor burns.
Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème controls frizz and adds shine to straight hair without the use of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors and dyes.
Looking for more information on natural beauty and organic skin car? Check out these blogs!
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip glaze and natural lip gloss from mineral makeup company, Monave.
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.
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.
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
The symposium will feature a special guest lecturer, informational herbal workshops and a special garden tour.
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
A new study may have found out why it's impossible to just eat one potato chip.
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
Light pollution can interfere with your body’s ability to sleep through the night. Get a better night’s sleep by reducing light pollution in your bedroom and getting in sync with natural cycles.
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
Herbal Choice Mari’s vegan, organic, natural hand and body lotions are naturally scented with plant-based oils.
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."
Overindulged? Treat your hangover headache with one simple natural hangover remedy: honey.
Amy Mayfield introduces herself to the Herb Companion public.
Samples of sushi tuna collected from restaurants and supermarkets around the country were found to have higher than recommended levels of mercury, according to a study from Rutgers University.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo and Body Wash.
Buying 'natural' cereal could get you a bowl full of GMOs. To keep genetically modified ingredients off your family's table, buy organic.
As we watch the devastation's aftermath in Japan, the world will learn valuable lessons from a culture that reveres service to others, deep acceptance and community.
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.
The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies offers scientific backing to herbal and natural medicine.
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.
To encourage Americans to get the two and a half hours of exercise a week they need, a group of health experts has developed the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan, which calls for increased funding for bike paths, physical education programs and fitness facilities.
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
Can't shake that cough? Clear whooping cough from your life with these natural home remedies for the treatment of whopping cough, also known as pertussis.
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
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.
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 assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Bubble and Bee’s Unscented Organic Lip Balm provides thick, rich moisture for dry, chapped lips with just three simple ingredients.
Give your lips a hint of color with a tinted lip balm from the Yes to Carrots Color Balm line.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares tips for greening your summer charcoal barbecue parties.
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo from EO.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Lavera Baby and Children Sun Milk.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new foaming natural body wash from HollyBeth's Natural Luxury.
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
Feeling plugged up? Relieve constipation with these natural laxatives and home remedies for constipation.
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
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.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.
Starting in 2012, the FDA will require sunscreens to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, have a minimum SPF of 15, and remove all references to “waterproof” on their labels.
Ginger is a natural remedy for many stomach ailments: nausea, menstrual cramps, indigestion and more. Ginger also eases tired muscles and may help lower cholestrol.
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
Researchers add another item to the long list of health problems caused my secondhand smoke.
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.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
Uncover what colorful, fragrant flowers make up the London 2012 victory bouquets during this summer's Olympic Games.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Guest blogger Jenn Leonard shares her experience with natural lawn nutrition service, Bio Green.
John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Lotion lightweight and fragrance-free formula makes it a must-have for those with sensitivities to fragrance.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
Natural beauty is as close as the kitchen. Check out these seven foods for skin—as well as some homemade beauty treatments you can make from them.
For a natural cleanse, try detox herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric and more.
Rue is an interesting addition to the flower garden, a useful herb, and an attractive houseplant. You won’t regret growing rue.
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
Need a quick way to clean your mouth at the office? Drink a cup of green tea. Studies have shown that green tea fights bacteria in your mouth that might be causing bad breath or gum disease.
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
A recent study found detectable levels of PBDEs and HBCDs, two flame retardant chemicals, in common foods. Butter and fish topped the list.
Green your oral hygiene routine with toothbrushes made from recycled yogurt containers by Preserve. Each toothbrush’s package doubles as a return envelope, so when you’re finished with the brush, mail it back to keep up the recycling process.
High blood sugar levels lead to decreased blood flow to the hippocampus, the part of the brain that forms and stories memories.
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
Find relief from the discomfort of psoriasis with these herbs, lifestyle tips and general home remedies for psoriasis.
Soapwort has an array of health benefits. You can grow this herb in your garden and the leafy branches can be used to wash your hair, give your dog a bath or wash laundry.
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
Made from 100 percent bamboo charcoal, Moso Bags are a fragrance free, non-toxic, and eco-friendly air purifier.
EnviroSAND is a stabilized joint sand that is specially designed for use with paving stones.
Bio S.I. Technology’s Lawn and Garden Formula can help you improve soil for a better garden or lawn.
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.
Palmpring introduces its line of hpyo-allergenic, 100 percent organic coconut fiber and natural latex mattresses to health-conscious Americans.
SheaMoisture's hand and body scrubs are now available in six "flavors," including Olive and Green Tea, Argan Oil and Raw Shea, and Lemongrass and Ginger.
True Natural expands its anti-aging lineup with the all-new Rose Anti-Aging system, providing dry and mature skin with the best care possible.
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm made from Earth Sisters Herbals. The natural lip balm is made from beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e and soy oil.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews Eco-Lips' natural lip balm.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tries a new vegan, natural lip balm from Herbs of Grace.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares some tips for avoiding artificial coloring in children's food products.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean—without chemicals.
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.
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.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
The Joy of Green Cleaning is a fantastic resource with recipes to clean everything from grout to sheepskins.
Our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs have been named the 2008 Green Business of the Year in Coop America’s People’s Choice competition. We offer them our heartiest congratulations.
You don’t have to abandon your love for herbs to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. Keep herbal knowledge at your fingertips with the new iPhone and iPod Touch application “Natural Cures.”
Plant German chamomile and grow your own natural first aid and body care supplies.
Architect and land planner Helena van Vliet incorporates biophilic design principles into her renovated house to create a home connected to nature.
Decorating with mirrors is an easy way to increase your home’s natural light, make small rooms feel bigger, and improve your home’s interior without spending a fortune.
A new natural lip balm, Chicken Poop, makes its way onto my lips.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest natural shampoo from luxurious beauty company Caudalie.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new natural exfoliating mask, Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator.
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
Using herbs and food to dye Easter eggs gives them beautiful, earthy color--without scary chemicals. And it's surprisingly easy.
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
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.
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils. Heavenly!
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Homemade Household Cleaners resource app. Make your own natural cleaners with this easy guide.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares some natural treatments you can use to care for your sunburn this summer.
After being diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, KC is determined to find safe, natural, herbal relief.
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
Skip the chemicals this Easter and naturally color your Easter eggs with herbs and foods.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a likely carcinogen commonly used to line non-stick cookware, also lines the inside of microwave popcorn bags.
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try these herbal solutions for insomnia.
Phosphate levels in soda have risen dramatically in the last 20 years, and new research finds that too much phosphate intake can quicken the aging process and shave years off our lives.
With a little know-how, you can avoid mosquito bites this summer.
Avoid germs by knowing which public places and objects, from public bathrooms to grocery stores, contain the highest number of germs.
Follow these tips for using essential oils to make your own organic perfumes.
Popular fertilizers and mulches can be dangerous to our furry family members. Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses ways to make sure your lawn and garden are pet-friendly.
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
These gluten-free snacks are ideal for a light breakfast or pre-workout snack.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Yes To Carrots natural sunscreen, which contains 10 percent zinc oxide and is free of parabens, petroleum and SLS.
When seeking out natural flooring materials such as hardwood, bamboo, cork and natural stone for your home, consider the pros and cons of each option.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews another natural shampoo in her natural shampoo series: Yes To Tomatoes Tempting Tomato Volumizing Shampoo.
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
Conventional sunscreens aren't as effective—or as safe—as you might think. From false claims to partial protection, here are 5 scary reason why conventional sunscreens aren't the best choice.
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
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.
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.
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 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 reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reveals what sunscreen active ingredients are safe and unsafe and recommends resources to find natural sunscreens.
Chemical antibacterials, including triclosan, are health and environmental hazards. You don't have to bring these nasties into your home. Put hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract to work killing germs and disinfect.
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
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.
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
Get rid of canker sores faster by turning to homemade mouth rinses, probiotics and other natural home remedies for canker sores.
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, oatmeal offers many health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
Up to 75 percent of antibacterial products carry triclosan and triclocarban, hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect brain and nervous system development.
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
MegaFood’s line of immunity-boosting supplements, including vitamin D3, a daily multivitamin and a probiotics blend, support good immune health.
The Total Omega Orange-Cream Swirl from Barlean’s Organic Oils combines flaxseed oil, borage seed oil and fish oil to provide a balanced source of Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Better yet? Its sweet orange-cream flavor makes taking your daily supplements fun!
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
Zemco Industries, a division of Tyson, has recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogens, a deadly foodborne bacteria, from Walart stores across the nation.
A recent study found that consuming dairy products with the probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri can help reduce abdominal fat in overweight people.
ALŌ Drink blends are made with real aloe vera pulp and juice straight from the aloe vera plant - never reconstituted from powder.
Fusing green science with time-honoured beauty rituals, Bionée provides certified organic beauty and personal care products for new mothers and babies.
Tessemae’s All Natural announces the release of its line of gluten-free salad dressing and marinades.
The New Naturals Skincare Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 from Peter Lamas provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
The new Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Formula SPF 40 blends in clear for the ultimate in safe sun protection.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces its limited edition Lips and Lashes gift set for the holiday season.
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.
ThermaCell’s Outdoor Lantern can simultaneously be used as a mosquito repellent and light, making it a great choice for the patio, cottage or camping.
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.
With all the wonderful products that walk across our desks here at Natural Home, here are a few that have stood out during the holiday season. Grab these last-minute gifts for your friends, family, or even yourself. And remember: Green is not just for the holidays. Any of these products would be great year round.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm from Bubble and Bee Organic.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
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.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
Pangea Organics Hand and Body Lotion goes on smoothly, leaves hands moisturized and comes in four unusual scents.
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
This lavender face toner from emerginC is a light, refreshing and gentle toner, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.
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.
Conventional toothpaste is loaded with fluoride, SLS, triclosan and other chemicals. Learn the dangers of fluoride and explore the world of natural toothpastes!
Matt and Kelly Grocoff keep cool in Michigan by taking advantage of their 110-year-old home's natural ventilation strategies. It's as easy as opening a couple of strategically placed windows.
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
'Green' cleaning products are awash with misleading labels and false claims. Always look for a third-party certification to assure you're buying the healthiest, most environmentally friendly cleaners.
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?
Alka-Seltzer can give your cleaning routine a little extra fizz. Try it for unclogging drains and cleaning toilets.
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
Gardener’s All Natural Hand Balm with Shea Butter by SunFeather Natural Soap Company ($9) is a delectable combination of olive oil and shea butter scented with lavender, lemon and ginger essential oils.
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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.
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews USDA-certified organic natural lip balm from Yes To Carrots.
Organic Essence now offers lip balms in biodegradable, compostable eco-tubes.
Sibu Beauty’s Nourishing Facial Cream is made with antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn oil, perfect for protecting and repairing skin.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil. Get 20 percent off this product until July 31, 2009.
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Tired of looking tired? Try these home remedies for dark under-eye circles.
Jessica talks about her recent trip to the Washington D.C. Green Festival and other locations the Natural Home crew will be visiting this fall and winter.
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
Choosing natural, environmentally friendly flooring is an easy way to keep your home healthy. Choose natural linoleum, cork, sustainable wood, natural wool carpet or tile.
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
Our Natural Home & Garden cover shoot process has evolved throughout the year. Read a behind-the-scenes take on our covers.
Weigh in as Natural Home collects reader and contributor suggestions on "greening the White House."
Jessica expounds on the concept of "Cures in Your Cupboard" from the September/October 2011 issue with a few additional natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
Rid your home of pesky fruit flies with this simple, nontoxic, homemade fruit fly trap.
Happy May 5th. What are you doing to celebrate? If you’re like me, then today is the day to whip up your favorite tacos, snack on sensational salsa and, most importantly, mix yourself some margaritas. This year, why not try the stevia-sweetened mix Sinless Margarita.
The world's largest garden yields an abundance of fruits and vegetables, some easily recognized, others, a new experience! A mystery herb appeared in our box of organic vegetables this week. What in the world is stevia?
Learn which natural facial scrubs are good for you and the environment.
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
Sleeping fewer than seven hours a night will cause your body to hold onto fat and lose muscle mass, but sleeping for a full night will help your body to burn fat.
If you're tired of trying prescription migraine medications to treat your pain, try these natural remedies.
Want to improve your memory? These natural memory enhancers can help you out: ginkgo biloba, magenisum, blueberry juice, rhodiola and fish oil.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Badger Sunscreen. This natural sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays using zinc oxide and an array of organic ingredients.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
There's more to your zodiac sign than you may think. Embrace your sign with these zodiac-related herbs.
Give your immune system a boost with Berries for Life BerryImmune supplement, which combines the powers of elderberry, cranberry and beta-glucan.
California rolls from supermarket sushi counters contain high fructose corn syrup. You don't have to look hard to find this information; it's listed right on the package!
Exercise can boost mental health and help relieve depression as part of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change’s natural approach to treating depression.
In an effort to help prevent childhood obesity, several health centers in the Northeast are offering low-income families fresh produce vouchers to local farmers’ markets.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Purple Prairie Botanicals SunStuff natural sunscreen lotion. SunStuff uses zinc oxide to provide SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Yard full of dandelions? Harvest and cook these weeds to enjoy their many health benefits.
Fast-growing chickweed can soothe respiratory ailments, relieve skin conditions and aid weight loss.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
What we eat throughout the day affects how we sleep at night. Try these five foods to help you sleep better at night.
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Our bones need a variety of nutrients to keep them healthy. Make sure you're meeting the recommended amounts!
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.
Your liver works hard every day, eliminating toxins and pollutants from your body. Give your liver some TLC with these tips for natural liver cleansing.
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.
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.
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Beyond Coastal Mineral Sunscreen is loaded with vitamins, minerals and moisturizers.
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
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.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
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.
These powerhouse herbs are great for runners. They act as natural energy enhancers, improve stamina and endurance, heal aches and pains and improve circulatory health.
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
Exposure to UV rays can permanently damage and prematurely age eyes. Protect your eyes from UV radiation with these tips.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hopsital in Boston found that drinking one to two glasses of beer, wine or spirits a day can help women keep off extra weight.
Based on a "Brownie Blind Taste Test" recently conducted, Dancing Deer's all-natural, baked-from-scratch brownies won the taste test battle by a wide margin.
Four new all-natural whole grain granolas from Bob’s Red Mill offer hearty options for a healthy diet.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural body wash from Kathy's Family.
This Intensive Spot Treatment from Santalia is gentle on skin with plenty of acne-fighting power, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
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.
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.
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.
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.