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10/8/2009
Your fresh cut flowers will last longer if you give natural preservatives a try.
11/30/2010
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
8/11/2011
Growing invasive peppermints is not always a bad thing!
11/9/2010
Whether you’re searching for unique gifts for loved ones or just need a little snow day entertainment, look no further than a bottle cutting kit. It may sound complicated, but a little patience and a steady hand are all it takes to master this useful art. 
1/17/2012
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
4/18/2014
Skips the hazardous commercial varieties and opt for one of these five natural air freshener options.
8/21/2009
We found this cute garden decor and insist you take a look!
3/25/2010
We found this cute garden decor idea and insist you take a look!
11/24/2010
This herb cupcake is calorie-free and so darn cute!
3/23/2009
Green artist Yuken Teruya uses shopping bags, empty toilet paper rolls, old to-go bags and discarded pizza boxes as a canvas for his beautiful and insightful art.
11/7/2011
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
4/7/2009
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
7/16/2009
Many air fresheners can emit toxic chemicals; however, potted chrysanthemums are natural and safe deodorizers.
1/20/2010
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
1/12/2011
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious. 
5/1/2008
Fresh asparagus inspires fresh spring dishes.
8/28/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
8/11/2010
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz plans for healthy eating in the Grinnell College dining hall.
1/28/2011
These growing strategies will help any beginning herb garden. Discover which herbs are easiest to grow from seed, which are easily propagated from division, and which are easily grown from cuttings.
8/16/2010
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
3/7/2011
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
2/20/2008
An article in Oprah says it's the fresh herbs that make the difference.
5/2/2012
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
7/20/2010
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
4/14/2010
We found another cute garden decor idea. Check it out!
12/20/2010
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Look no further! This adorable gift from the garden is inexpensive, easy to make and enriched with sentiment, courtesy of our good friends at Botanical Interests.
4/15/2010
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
10/29/2009
With these black flowers in your garden, it's easier to make a spooky bouquet.
6/1/2009
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
3/24/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
2/16/2011
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
8/20/2008
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
12/6/2013
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
6/24/2008
Delicious recipe with blueberries and cantaloupe
6/1/2009
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
2/7/2011
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
10/12/2010
Turmeric, a curcumin-containing spice commonly used in Indian curry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to cure a number of ailments. Discover the health benefits of turmeric!
4/1/2011
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
12/20/2010
Instead of buying your friends gifts for the holidays this year, save money and lighten your impact on the planet by making homemade gifts. These ideas will get you started.
2/19/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her tips for arranging silk flowers.
2/12/2012
Silk flowers are one way to get the pop of color with flowers and not have the plants die on you. Here's how to incorporate silk flower arrangements into your house.
2/17/2012
Grow your own fresh supply of fragrant perennial flowers this year to scent your life and use as cut flowers, for crafts, and in natural personal care treatments.
2/24/2011
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
5/5/2011
You could spend a fortune on flowers from faraway for Mom—but why? This sweet bouquet made from fresh-picked flowers and flea market finds is cuter than anything FTD could deliver. This one's great for weddings and graduation parties, too.
11/12/2012
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
6/8/2011
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.
8/9/2012
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.
7/22/2010
Gazpacho is a perfect summertime treat. Cold and refreshing, this blackberry gazpacho recipe is a fruity variation of the traditional Spanish soup that makes for a stunning appetizer or side dish.
6/13/2011
Serve seasonal fruit kebabs with a delicious, homemade raspberry fruit dip!
1/4/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explores a new concept in farmer's markets—a floating farmer's market in Seattle's South Lake Union area.
6/22/2009
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
10/16/2013
TropiClean, a company that strives to perpetually innovate the finest products, packing, marketing and management in the pet industry, is gearing up for the launch of their new dental treats.
8/11/2010
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.
2/4/2010
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
5/24/2013
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
5/21/2013
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
12/9/2010
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
10/14/2011
As summer dwindles down to a close, you may be left standing in your garden or kitchen thinking "Now what?" Preserve herbs with our expert tips: dry, freeze, pickle and pack them to continue enjoying your favorite herbs well into the winter.
8/4/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
4/4/2011
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.
9/21/2010
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
10/28/2010
Don’t just throw away pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Did you know pumpkin seeds are a very nutritious snack? And now you can use them in a fresh basil pesto.
12/13/2010
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
3/25/2011
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
4/16/2012
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
2/7/2011
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
6/18/2010
Besides composting, eggshells have many great uses both in the garden and in the home. Natural Home guest blogger KyLynn Hull details how to reuse eggshells.
11/11/2010
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
4/18/2012
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
6/22/2010
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
7/1/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her newfound love for farm-fresh eggs after experiencing rich, nutritious eggs at DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California.
7/20/2012
Pamper yourself with herbal skin care tips. These three flowers lend themselves to fragrant homemade skin-care products that work great, are easy to make and are cost effective.


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