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7/19/2016
Try these simple Ayurveda-inspired practices to maintain healthy digestion.
7/15/2016
Invest in quality clothing to guarantee future savings and a timeless wardrobe.
7/12/2016
Check out these yoga-based anxiety and stress management techniques for kids, and help them discover how yoga and mood connect.
6/9/2016
Available in two versions, this simple recipe uses geranium essential oil for skin friendly protection against bugs.
5/20/2016
Keep your skin healthy, hydrated and looking youthful this summer with a few UV-protecting beauty tips and products.
5/10/2016
Discover how regular massages can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce other symptoms of diabetes.
5/5/2016
Ramps, also called wild leeks, are a delicious seasonal ingredient. Learn all about using and wild foraging for this tasty, vitamin-rich veggie.
3/22/2016
Bring a bit of your garden indoors with these seven easy-to-grow herbs.
2/5/2016
Enjoy this hearty lentil soup for a quick, nutritious lunch or dinner.
2/4/2016
Through this informative infographic, discover the biggest sources of energy consumption in your home, and what you can do to save money, including making the switch to energy efficient appliances.
1/25/2016
Discover simple ways to encourage your children to pursue inexpensive hobbies that can help them develop life-long skills, and how to save money on their more expensive endeavors.
1/11/2016
Discover how the simple act of chewing your food well can aid your digestive system in functioning at its best.
12/8/2015
Check out these luxurious-yet-affordable, all-natural body-care products perfect as a gift for coworkers, kids' teachers and more.
12/7/2015
Find the perfect high-quality, sustainable gifts for anyone on your list this holiday season with these eco-conscious companies and products.
11/25/2015
Cracked or chipped tooth? Oral pain? Find out when you should see a dentist to treat common, but unexpected dental dilemmas.
10/23/2015
Warming vegetable soups are perfect for casual dinners or quick lunches during fall and winter.
10/16/2015
Serve a traditional-tasting pâté during the holidays with this delicious Vegetarian “Liver” recipe.
10/14/2015
In the wake of Volkswagen’s faked emissions tests, the option of truly eco-friendly transportation may seem like a fantasy. Discover how you can help lower emissions to help protect the environment and human life.
10/8/2015
Add these tips, toys and products to your regular pet care routine to keep your furry friends on the path to optimum health.
10/2/2015
Avocado salad makes a deliciously simple lunch, light suppers or first course for dinner parties.
9/30/2015
Try this delicious, plant-based version of a classic cool-weather comfort food.
9/14/2015
Make bedtime easier by creating an inviting atmosphere for your little ones with these tips for creating a routine and cozy, comfortable beds.
9/11/2015
These fancy stuffed peppers are the perfect, easy meal for any holiday.
8/28/2015
The risk of produce contamination is now more than 80 percent. Follow these tips to safely wash and enjoy your nutritional fruits and vegetables.
8/27/2015
After one family built a home they loved in Belfast, Maine, they soon realized it was using too many resources to heat. Here’s what they learned when they transitioned to a more efficient, net-zero home.
8/25/2015
Discover how organic bamboo bedding can help your child sleep better, experience fewer allergy symptoms and make your life a little bit easier.
8/24/2015
If you don’t grow a garden or raise your own animals, finding great deals on food can sometimes be a challenge. Learn how you can save money and still eat great with these tips for finding the best deals on food.
8/19/2015
Just because your garden’s gotten away from you, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Learn how to use the flowers from your overgrown veggie garden around the house.
8/17/2015
Use this simple recipe to quickly preserve your spring and summer vegetables—no canning required.
7/31/2015
Do you consider yourself an herbal brainiac? Then test your knowledge of medicinal herbs in this fun quiz.
7/27/2015
Discover how this healthful beverage can enhance your health and beauty routine.
7/21/2015
Stay healthy during the dog days of summer with this roundup of useful ideas and products, including better sunscreen, smart eye protection, chemical-free insect repellent and more.
7/8/2015
Nourish dry and damaged hair and tame pesky flyaways with a luxurious blend of argan, jojoba and baobab oil in this botanical hair oil from Badger.
6/25/2015
Introduce your little ones to the benefits of herbs and natural remedies early in life with these herbs that are great for kids.
6/1/2015
A healthy balance of whole, organic foods that include grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fluids make up a diet perfect for runners, from hobby enthusiasts to marathon athletes.
5/20/2015
There are several medicinal plants that are not only fun to grow, but also have beneficial properties that can boost skin health. Nourish and hydrate dry, dull skin, prevent breakouts and fight aging with the natural remedies provided by these five plants.
4/21/2015
Enjoy the benefits of gardening with these cheap ideas that will help you save money and produce more of your family’s food.
4/10/2015
Keep your kitchen storage containers lean and kind with these options that won’t leach chemicals into your food.
4/10/2015
If you don’t get enough healthy bacteria in your diet, consider high-quality supplements.
4/6/2015
Dr. Ruhge’s mini-guide to fitness will guarantee you can fit your daily workout into any hectic schedule.
3/12/2015
Discover which items you use on a daily basis are most likely to be covered in germs.
3/5/2015
Eliminate foul, unwanted personal odors with natural odor eaters such as activated charcoal.
2/20/2015
Mushroom-Nut Burgers are full of flavor and just as hearty as any meat-based burger you’ve ever had.
2/17/2015
Get ready for planting and picking with fun, useful garden gear.
2/17/2015
Try one or more of these smart kitchen storage ideas to add comfort, convenience and style to small-space kitchens.
2/16/2015
Before handing your kid a gadget just to shut him up, learn about the long-term effects electronic media can have on a kid’s brain, as well as their overall development.
2/11/2015
Not only is aloe a low-maintenance plant to grow at home near a windowsill, it has a multitude of handy uses, from treating burned skin and sanitizing hands to aiding digestion.
2/3/2015
Martial arts training can help with weight loss and improved mobility. Discover how this fitness regimen could benefit you and pick up a few tips for success.
2/2/2015
Super energy-efficient homeowner Sarah Lozanova answers some of the most common questions she has received from friends and family about her high-performance house.
1/28/2015
Commercial toothpastes and gels are not the only way to keep your mouth and teeth fresh and clean. Try these home remedies for healthy teeth and gums without the risky chemicals.
1/15/2015
This Vegan German Chocolate Cake is just as decadent and satisfying as the classic dessert.
1/9/2015
There are myriad perks to turning your home into a net-zero living space. Learn how to find energy independence with these high-performance home tips.
12/19/2014
Getting kids outdoors in the winter can often prove challenging. Try these fun and creative activities to get your kids outside and connected to the natural world.
12/9/2014
Use these easy storage solutions to keep every room in your home organized and clutter-free.
12/3/2014
Find winter comfort in a high-performance house. With a heat recovery ventilation system you can more-efficiently heat your home.
11/21/2014
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing with sausage, sage, cranberries and walnuts is a delicious and simple addition to any Thanksgiving table.
10/22/2014
After a year with her family spent in a high-performance home, one blogger shares the joys of living in a home that offers low utility bills, energy independence, comfort, lasting memories and much more.
10/16/2014
Get your garden in shape this fall, and have some fun in it, with these fun and innovative fall garden ideas we've collected on our Pinterest page.
10/9/2014
Consider bringing the health benefits of tea into your meals with these smart techniques and recipes for cooking with tea.
10/8/2014
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
10/7/2014
Manage and reduce holiday stress by focusing on the gift of joy.
9/16/2014
Omega-3s are important to brain health, reduce inflammation and are essential to reducing risk of chronic diseases. Boost your intake of this essential nutrient by turning to these good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
8/27/2014
Getting kids outdoors can sometimes prove challenging. Help your kids lead a happier, healthier life with these six inventive outdoor activities.
8/14/2014
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
8/4/2014
In Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, high-performance houses experience much more comfortable temperatures with little electric output.
7/31/2014
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
7/24/2014
Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
7/22/2014
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
4/30/2014
See how a mother of two young boys saves money on groceries while eating mainly fresh, organic food.
3/13/2014
Minimize the appearance of dull, aging skin with Larenim Mineral's anti-aging serum, Youth Bloom Gel.
2/20/2014
For an extra burst of energy in the morning, indulge in this citrus-scented Sun Shower body scrub from The Orange Owl.
2/14/2014
The Geothermal Exchange Organization provides geothermal heat pumps to help reduce heating costs during this brutal winter.
2/14/2014
A local community supported agriculture farm in Midcoast Maine offers a sustainable lifestyle for members of the Belfast Ecovillage.
1/23/2014
Bringing gemstones into your home can add beauty, and some believe they offer healing benefits, too. Find out how to incorporate beautiful gems and stones into your home and life.
1/10/2014
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
12/27/2013
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
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.
11/27/2013
Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.
11/25/2013
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
11/22/2013
Fresh, easy and festive, this Cranberry Orange Salsa recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Its crimson red color makes it a dazzling holiday appetizer!
11/21/2013
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
11/8/2013
Spice up your Meatless Monday with a recipe borne out of fresh produce at the farmers market. Blogger Jennifer Rose uses local acorn squash and baby kale to make a delicious vegetarian meal.
9/26/2013
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
9/19/2013
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
9/18/2013
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
9/17/2013
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova talks about the advantages of downsizing to a small home as her family moves to Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage.
8/23/2013
The origin story of CARE packages offers a deeper appreciation for the power of generosity and providing comfort to those in need or college students away from home for the first time.
8/19/2013
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.
8/16/2013
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) lurks in many citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks.
7/31/2013
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
7/29/2013
Lisa’s Organics brings farmers market freshness to the dinner table with their serve-in-minutes frozen veggie line.
7/11/2013
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.
7/10/2013
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.
7/5/2013
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
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.
5/13/2013
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
3/27/2013
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
2/28/2013
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
2/28/2013
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
2/14/2013
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
1/29/2013
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
1/14/2013
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini documents her journey to becoming a successful urban farmer in Los Angeles.
12/20/2012
Trouble with unsightly varicose veins? Try these herbal solutions and natural home remedies for varicose veins.
12/17/2012
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
12/4/2012
Paula’s Choice introduces its Earth Sourced collection—a line of natural and vegan skin-care products.
11/6/2012
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.
10/26/2012
Indulge in your own therapeutic treatment with SheaMoisture’s Bath Soaks that help relieve pain, congestion, muscle aches and dry skin ailments.
10/26/2012
The KangerHanger Pouch Bag from The Green Garmento serves multiple uses, making it the ultimate reusable bag and eliminating the need for plastic dry cleaning bags.
10/16/2012
Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.
8/20/2012
John Masters Organics has you covered (literally) with its line of citrus and vanilla-scented body wash, body lotion and hair treatment.
7/26/2012
Scheckter’s Organic Beverages introduces Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy, a natural, vegetarian-approved organic energy drink.
6/27/2012
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
6/25/2012
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are made from a plant-based resin called Ingeo.
6/19/2012
GoodBelly has added two new flavors, Tropical Orange and Pink Grapefruit, to its line of probiotic drinks and launched a new on-the-go probiotic coconut water.
6/1/2012
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
5/25/2012
Don't overlook the health impacts of the container when shopping for healthier premade beverages.
5/23/2012
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
5/21/2012
Skip the hair dryer this summer with products from John Masters Organics for easy, air-dry styling.
5/15/2012
Exposure to UV rays can permanently damage and prematurely age eyes. Protect your eyes from UV radiation with these tips.
4/25/2012
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
4/25/2012
Feeling plugged up? Relieve constipation with these natural laxatives and home remedies for constipation.
4/20/2012
In the first in a series of posts on the most important chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A)exposure to developing babies.
4/19/2012
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.
4/18/2012
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
4/13/2012
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
4/11/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares how she built her home's front porch from salvaged wood—and how she finds beauty in flawed materials.
4/10/2012
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!
4/10/2012
Repurpose Compostables announces the release of their plant-based, compostable clear cups for cold beverages and heat-resistant cutlery.
4/5/2012
Sit down with Brian Patton, author of "The Sexy Vegan Cookbook" and executive chef at Vegin' Out, to learn about being vegan and eating healthy.
4/2/2012
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
3/26/2012
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
3/21/2012
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.
3/15/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson considers quality over quantity, slow homes and creating something beautiful.
3/14/2012
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
3/12/2012
Conventional over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen carry risks such as internal bleeding, liver toxicity and increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
3/9/2012
Although each home is different, these five keys to good entryway design will help you create a personalized, functional space.
3/8/2012
Readers vote on which varieties of heirloom vegetables they’d be most interested in learning how to grow.
3/1/2012
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.
3/1/2012
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
2/29/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers advice on how to incorporate reclaimed materials into home design without the end result looking like "junk."
2/26/2012
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
2/24/2012
Ditch the toxins in conventional laundry products. Keep your clothes clean with the best natural laundry detergent!
2/23/2012
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
2/22/2012
The Recharge Mower Ultralite is a Cordless Lithium-powered push mower that weighs under 35 pounds.
2/22/2012
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
2/17/2012
Transform old luggage into fun, functional furniture with these four suitcase crafts.
2/16/2012
Deconstruction, breaking down houses bit-by-bit, is a great way to find free building materials to build small low-cost homes.
2/15/2012
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
2/14/2012
To address consumers' growing desire to save money and be environmentally conscious, GE is launching GeoSpring, the first hybrid electric ENERGY STAR-qualified water heater manufactured in the U.S.
2/13/2012
Looking for inspiration for meat-free meals? Try these three of my favorite sources of vegetarian meal recipes.
2/10/2012
BPA is a dangerous chemical found in canned foods and polycarbonate plastic. Avoid it by following these easy steps.
2/8/2012
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
2/6/2012
The borage plant (Borago officinalis) is a tall herb with hairy foliage, blue starshaped flowers and many useful properties. Whether you use it for healthy, tasty greens, a medicinal herb or a companion plant for your strawberries and tomatoes, you’ll be happy you planted borage.
2/6/2012
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
2/6/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares her plans for Blackbird Studio, a 333-square-foot she plans to build.
2/3/2012
Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.
1/31/2012
A Detroit neighborhood garden demonstrates how citizens can work together to reclaim rundown sections of their cities and benefit their entire community.
1/29/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel offers landscaping tips for those with a black thumb looking to start a new garden bed, plant a live fence or grow outdoors.
1/26/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers inspiration to anyone wanting to build their own home from salvaged materials.
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
1/20/2012
Clutter taking over? Organize your kitchen with these decluttering tips and storage solutions.
1/17/2012
Elizabeth Richardson lays out her plan for building her own salvaged home.
1/16/2012
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
1/10/2012
Fish oil supplements are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which do an amazing array of wonders for the body. Just check out these health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids!
1/5/2012
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
12/28/2011
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
12/22/2011
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
12/22/2011
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
12/21/2011
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.
12/21/2011
The Mother Earth Living editors pick their top five favorite natural lip balms.
12/19/2011
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
12/17/2011
Do you understand how herbs work? We profile dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a medicinal Chinese herb with high vitamin and mineral content along with many beneficial phytochemicals.
12/16/2011
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).
12/12/2011
A comforting herb-baked macaroni makes for a simple meal on a short winter night.
12/11/2011
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
12/8/2011
Jovial Foods’ new line of organic, artisan European-style cookies are made with nutritious einkorn flour for a healthier, lower-calorie dessert.
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
12/7/2011
Learn to make delicious, hearty, from-scratch, whole-grain hamburger buns with this easy recipe.
12/7/2011
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
12/7/2011
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
12/6/2011
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
12/5/2011
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
11/30/2011
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
11/28/2011
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
11/21/2011
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.
11/17/2011
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.
11/17/2011
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
11/17/2011
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.
11/14/2011
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
11/8/2011
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
11/7/2011
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
11/2/2011
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.
11/1/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
10/31/2011
White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.
10/26/2011
Because of one company's generosity, a pack of endangered wolves in Oregon may have a chance at survival.
10/24/2011
A night in turns culinary delight with delicious pumpkin sage risotto made with local pumpkin and homegrown sage.
10/19/2011
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
10/17/2011
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
10/14/2011
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.
10/13/2011
In celebration of National Non-GMO Month, Nature’s Way releases an infographic to help explain the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
10/12/2011
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.
10/10/2011
Lemon Verbena Lady has many herbal favorites in the herb garden. The sages were particularly beautiful this season. See some of her favorite salvias and try a recipe for your holiday dinners using the sage that is popular for Thanksgiving.
10/6/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
10/5/2011
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County.
10/5/2011
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
9/30/2011
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
9/29/2011
Start decreasing your reliance on store-bought, pre-packaged foods by preserving produce at the peak of the season. Try this easy recipe for homemade sauerkraut and enjoy this season’s cabbage crop all year.
9/25/2011
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2007 Signaterra Three Blocks Red.
9/21/2011
Honeydrop Beverages’ new “Buy a Bottle – Save a Bee” campaign will help save the threatened bee population, as a percentage of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to community beekeeper partners.
9/21/2011
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.   
9/21/2011
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
9/9/2011
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.
9/7/2011
Diabetes affects 25.8 percent of citizens in the United States. Learn how to avoid becoming just another statistic.
8/31/2011
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.
8/24/2011
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.
8/24/2011
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
8/23/2011
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
8/17/2011
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.
8/17/2011
Derma e Scar Gel helps naturally reduce the appearance of old and new scars, stretch marks and minor burns.
8/16/2011
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
8/16/2011
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.
8/15/2011
Avoid germs by knowing which public places and objects, from public bathrooms to grocery stores, contain the highest number of germs.
8/9/2011
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
8/9/2011
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.
8/3/2011
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
8/3/2011
GE Lighting’s full line of light-emitting diode (LED) GE Energy Smart incandescent replacement bulbs are anticipated to be on store shelves within the next 16 months.
8/2/2011
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
8/1/2011
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
8/1/2011
Chamomile is both easy to grow and useful for treating various health problems.
7/28/2011
We think that we know our herbs, and exactly what they do. However, there are also those herbs with a mysterious past. Here are five of the weirdest herbs we’ve found that might be hiding in a garden near you.
7/26/2011
The solar powered RainPerfect pump system is a great way to harvest the rain that does fall and recycle it to help your gardens and lawns stay hydrated and rejuvenated.
7/22/2011
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.
7/21/2011
New research has found yet another benefit to adopting the vegetarian lifestyle.
7/21/2011
Staying physically active as you age may help ward off memory loss.
7/21/2011
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
7/19/2011
Saturday morning brings adventures with an overflowing dishwasher, pesky puppy and pretty sunflowers.
7/19/2011
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!
7/19/2011
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
7/15/2011
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
7/12/2011
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
7/12/2011
Researchers add another item to the long list of health problems caused my secondhand smoke.
7/8/2011
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.
7/7/2011
Pangea Organics Hand and Body Lotion goes on smoothly, leaves hands moisturized and comes in four unusual scents.
7/5/2011
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
7/5/2011
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
6/30/2011
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
6/30/2011
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
6/21/2011
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.
6/16/2011
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
6/15/2011
ALŌ Drink blends are made with real aloe vera pulp and juice straight from the aloe vera plant - never reconstituted from powder.
6/13/2011
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
5/24/2011
Whether you're worried about the effects of aging or just looking to be healthier every day, the food you eat should be a top consideration.
5/18/2011
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
5/18/2011
In her new book, Micro-Green: Tiny Houses in Nature, Mimi Zeiger profiles 36 creative, innovative small dwellings that represent a 'new, rich architectural typology.' Here are eight great examples to start fueling your fantasies.
5/15/2011
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.
5/13/2011
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
5/12/2011
Whether you're worried about your synthetic chemical intake or simply want to save some money, making your own herbal toothpaste or powder can be a simple change.
5/9/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
5/7/2011
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
5/6/2011
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
4/25/2011
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.
4/15/2011
One herb lover gets a chance to write her very own blog for her favorite herb magazine, The Herb Companion.
4/12/2011
A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
4/12/2011
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.
4/11/2011
When stacks of mail, cards and school pictures start taking over your kitchen table or refrigerator, wage war with this project to keep it all organized and unclutter your life.
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.
3/31/2011
The United States Postal Service is set to issue 29-cent Herbs postcard stamps in five designs. Check them out here.
3/31/2011
Used for everything from curing headaches, sores and snakebites to attaining mystical foresight and thwarting bad spirits, white sage is an extremely culturally valuable herb.
3/28/2011
Have a skirt with a tear or a stain? Don't compost it - re-make it! A few simple cuts and stitches and you can re-purpose your worn out wardrobe into a new closet full of new fashions. Start by turning a skirt into a halter top.
3/21/2011
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
3/16/2011
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers solutions to thermal bridging.
3/16/2011
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
3/15/2011
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
3/9/2011
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.
3/7/2011
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
3/2/2011
DiggersList, city-by-city home improvement classifieds, has expanded its website to bring its services to homeowners and contractors across the country.
3/1/2011
On February 21, 2011, herb grower and author Thomas DeBaggio died in his sleep. Learn more about this important herbalist.
2/24/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull finally discovers the beauty of smoothies—and shares four recipes for homemade concoctions!
2/22/2011
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
2/17/2011
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
2/11/2011
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
2/10/2011
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
2/10/2011
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
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.
1/31/2011
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.
1/28/2011
Try these five herbs to ease winter aches.
1/26/2011
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
1/25/2011
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
1/25/2011
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
1/24/2011
Keep your storage off the floor and decorate your home using birdcages.
1/14/2011
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to use more green products, check out Twist’s line of amazing sponges. Not only are they biodegradable, but they’re also free of dyes and made from all-natural, plant-based materials.
1/13/2011
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
1/6/2011
Germinate your favorite parsley indoors this winter to get a head start on spring gardening. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
1/4/2011
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
12/30/2010
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
12/30/2010
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
12/23/2010
The Yube modular furniture system makes organizing simple and stylish for every room in the home.
12/22/2010
Seeking out social support, whether from friends and family, a support group or talk therapy, can help overcome depression as part of a natural treatment plan.
12/20/2010
Treat seasonal depression with bright light therapy, one tenant of the Therpeutic Lifestyle Change's program.
12/20/2010
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
12/20/2010
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.
12/17/2010
Sleep deprivation and depression go hand-in-hand. Improve your overall health and find relief from depression by maintaining a consistent sleep schedule.
12/16/2010
Stopping rumination, or dwelling on negative thoughts, can help relieve depression. Find alternative ways to fill your time—and stay happier!
12/16/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
12/15/2010
Exercise can boost mental health and help relieve depression as part of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change’s natural approach to treating depression.
12/14/2010
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
12/9/2010
If you are shopping for the holidays, consider dropping off a box of donations too. Recycling goods to be re-sold is just as important as recycling them into new materials.
12/3/2010
Omega-3 supplements, one component of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program's natural approach to treating depression, can help relieve symptoms of depression.
11/30/2010
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
11/23/2010
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
11/23/2010
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
11/22/2010
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
11/18/2010
Try this classic Thanksgiving side dish with a yummy fresh herbal taste.
11/15/2010
With a little do-it-yourself effort, wooden shutters found at flea markets and antique stores can turn into shelves, room dividers and other home décor.
11/12/2010
The benefits of sage essential oil are endless—it can be used as a home remedy for dandruff, an herbal acne treatment, a natural stress reliever and more.
10/29/2010
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.
10/26/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
10/21/2010
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
10/20/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
10/19/2010
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
10/19/2010
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
10/19/2010
The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!
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!
10/6/2010
Learn more about Salvia coccinea, also known as hummingbird sage or autumn sage, due to its great show of fall flowers. It's a beautiful, ornamental herb that you'll treasure forever.
10/6/2010
Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.
10/5/2010
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
10/4/2010
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
9/23/2010
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
9/17/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove shares the lessons she learned building her now completed green home.
9/14/2010
I’m no stranger to moving. As a recent college graduate, I’ve moved four times in five years. After the hassle of packing, hauling and lifting all of my stuff, the part of a move that I look forward to the
9/9/2010
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
9/2/2010
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
8/30/2010
When you are overwhelmed by the big picture or aggressive herbs take over, focus on smaller herbal vignettes.
8/27/2010
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.
8/24/2010
Baskets make great storage, helping you to reduce clutter around the house. Add a touch of character and culture to your home’s décor with a fair trade storage basket.
8/23/2010
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.
8/18/2010
One of my favorite herbs from Hort Couture is Salvia officinalis ‘La Crema’, a fragrant, variegated sage that is currently thriving in my Zone 6 garden. Learn more about this brand with style.
8/12/2010
Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.
8/11/2010
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz plans for healthy eating in the Grinnell College dining hall.
8/6/2010
Hormone fluctuations the week before your period can lead to cramps, bloating fatigue and mood swings. Prevent PMS symptoms by monitoring your diet and avoiding these six foods.
8/5/2010
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
7/27/2010
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
7/23/2010
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
7/21/2010
Spelt Right Baking creates bagels, artisan breads and pizza dough using spelt, an ancient and nutritious grain.
7/19/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull reviews her seafood past along with a couple shellfish recipe from her Pacific Northwest family.
7/8/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares a vegetable juice recipe.
7/7/2010
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
7/6/2010
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
7/2/2010
Jessica discusses the eco-profile of the soy candles, recycled glassware, recycled-content paper and vintage and handmade wedding decor.
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.
7/1/2010
If you have sensitive skin, be careful when you cut back your angelica; it may result in contact dermatitis.
6/29/2010
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
6/28/2010
Fight computer eyestrain with herbs and minerals that naturally improve vision and fight age-related macular degeneration.
6/11/2010
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
6/9/2010
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.
6/8/2010
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at www.bellgossett.com.
6/4/2010
Could you have an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or orthorexia? Learn the differences between normal and harmful behaviors around food and weight. 
6/2/2010
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.
5/27/2010
Kathy Amen was excited to share photos of her home with The Herb Companion. She has been inspired to plant more herbs and build a greenhouse for them out of salvaged windows.
5/27/2010
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.
5/21/2010
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!
5/14/2010
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.
5/13/2010
Our newest blogger discusses the role of adaptogenic herbs as they help the body deal with the effects of stress.
5/12/2010
Garden walks, wooded paths, natural sandy beaches and glacial lake waters abundant in restorative and healing minerals provide an experience not to be missed at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge.
5/10/2010
Ten years ago the Lemon Verbena looked for big herbs that would take up space but still add a punch to the herb garden. Here are the results, ten years later.
5/7/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
4/28/2010
Don’t have extra money to drop on expensive picture frames or fancy artwork? Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses simple ways to spruce up any room in your house at no cost.
4/27/2010
The effect on our environment from discarded dry cell batteries can be catastrophic over time, polluting our world’s ground soil and water supply, resulting in health hazards to humans, plants, and animals; switching to rechargeable batteries has vast environmental benefits.
4/26/2010
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.
4/22/2010
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
4/19/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
4/6/2010
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.
4/2/2010
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.
3/26/2010
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.
3/26/2010
Natural Home guest blogger John Patrick explains why he and his wife, guest blogger Rebecca Selove, designed their sustainable Tennessee farmhouse for passive solar gain and a 5.17-kilowatt photovoltaic system. John and Rebecca are building their sustainable Tennessee farmhouse home to LEED Platinum standards.
3/25/2010
There are many different ways to bake with lavender. Try my suggestions for lavender-infused baked goods, beverages and spice mixes, such as the classic combination of Herbes de Provence.
3/3/2010
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
2/24/2010
The Greener Gadgets competition in New York called on designers and entrepreneurs from around the country to come up with the greenest electronic gadgets around. From toys to tents, they didn’t disappoint.
2/10/2010
Light up the night on Valentine’s Day with eco-friendly soy and beeswax candles. These candles have fewer toxins and less soot, making them a healthier option for a green Valentine’s Day.
2/9/2010
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
1/19/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares how snow has helped her winter herb garden grow.
1/15/2010
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.
1/15/2010
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.
1/12/2010
Sometimes, when people hear what a fan I am of herbal medicine, they immediately decide that this means I’m NOT in favor of Western, high-tech medicine. If you could see my bandaged paw today, you’d see that this is not the case at all.
12/28/2009
I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also known to our blog friends as The Lemon Verbena Lady.
12/28/2009
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.
12/28/2009
Salvaged products can be attractive components of a new home. Salvaged materials help save resources and money while adding distinctive features. One source of salvaged materials, Habitat Home Stores, also supports housing development for low-income families.
12/17/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her favorite holiday cooking recipes with bay laurel, the 2009 Herb of the Year, and other festive herbs.
12/11/2009
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
12/11/2009
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
12/9/2009
In accordance with this meeting of world leaders making decisions about climate change, The Timberland Company, has launched its global campaign, “Don’t Tell Us it Can’t Be Done.” The campaign is designed as a public forum encouraging people from all over the globe to participate in environmental activism by challenging government leaders attending the conference to reduce emissions.
11/25/2009
A Thanksgiving turkey is a staple for most families. But if you don’t eat meat and want some more substance besides starchy side dishes, prepare these delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes this year. 
11/24/2009
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense council lists 25 national parks at risk from climate change.
11/20/2009
Our guest blogger from Texas, Cynthia Meredith, cleans out her herb beds to make way for thyme, chamomile, lovage and other herb plants.
11/9/2009
Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.
10/27/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
10/27/2009
Artist Boris Bally’s edgy, street-smart furniture is made from recycled street signs.
10/21/2009
Keep your hands naturally clean with Burt’s Bees Aloe and Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer. It’s loaded with aloe vera to keep hands soft and kills germs with ethyl alcohol.  
10/16/2009
Try these spooktacular treats for your Halloween celebration. We've got mummified hot dogs, terrifying punch and much more.
10/15/2009
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
10/14/2009
Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.
10/12/2009
Here are some herbal remedies that have specific healing properties for dealing with overcoming sorrow, anger and depression.
10/2/2009
Jessica searches for eco-friendly engagement and wedding rings and explores a variety of sustainable options, including conflict-free diamonds, recycled diamonds, recycled gold, recycled jewelry, alternative wedding rings, Canadian diamonds and cultured diamonds.
9/30/2009
What are the benefits of being vegetarian? Answer these questions as you honor World Vegetarian Day on October 1.
9/29/2009
Here are some tips to help you bring the attractive aroma and classic beauty of scented geraniums indoors.
9/23/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains the environmental significance of September 25, 2009, which is Earth Overshoot Day.
9/3/2009
Try using aromatherapy to reconnect with family and friends.
9/1/2009
Thrift store finds have limitless uses if you look beyond their original purpose.
8/31/2009
Located near mountains, beaches and the rainforest, Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica offers guests comfort, natural beauty and a host of eco-friendly options that earned the resort a four-leaf rating from the Certification in Sustainable Tourism program.
8/31/2009
Conserve your iPod’s energy with these eco-friendly tricks.
8/28/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
8/12/2009
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
7/31/2009
Turn your idle household items into makeshift vases. Natural Home guest blogger Margie Monin Dombrowski shows you how.
7/29/2009
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
7/28/2009
Watch for beneficial ladybugs the next time you rid your garden of tansy.  The Lemon Verbena Lady shares pictures and a short story about tansy, russian sage and ladybugs in her herb garden.
7/27/2009
The Guerilla Gardener finds that his downtown Kansas City guerilla garden has been vandalized. Find out his next plan of action to keep fresh herbs and vegetables growing in downtown Kansas City.
7/23/2009
Spice up classic picnic recipes with herbs from your own garden.
7/22/2009
See which herbs survive the best with little water during a Texas drought.
7/21/2009
Try this recipe for a tasty, healthy and versatile salad.
7/14/2009
As state and local governments are scrambling to ban salvia divinorum, Editor-in-chief K.C. Compton defends the 900 other salvia species.
7/14/2009
The Guerilla Gardener scopes out the site for a guerilla garden in downtown Kansas City.
7/10/2009
Try this tasty antipasto as a substitute for a fattening entrée.
7/10/2009
Use herbs as a homemade remedy for annoying bad breath.  
6/30/2009
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
6/26/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz tours green colleges on the East Coast.
6/24/2009
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise. 
6/24/2009
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
6/22/2009
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
6/17/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment. 
6/17/2009
Soul singer John Legend has teamed up with environmental group Reverb to make his summer tour eco-friendly.
6/16/2009
Ponca City, Oklahoma, gathering draws more than 20,000 visitors.
6/15/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
6/2/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares several lines of eco-friendly bathing suits that won’t break your bank.
5/28/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
5/20/2009
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.
5/19/2009
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
5/7/2009
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
4/29/2009
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
4/27/2009
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.
4/20/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
4/13/2009
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
4/6/2009
We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.
4/1/2009
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.
3/31/2009
This spring, I am dreaming of delicious, beefy summer tomatoes. So I planted some; they're taking over my kitchen as we speak. I love fresh, homegrown tomatoes. And I just can't find delicious tomatoes in stores; even the local, organic market. Not to mention, I'm sick of paying for them! In fact, I'm tired of buying
3/30/2009
I have to admit it: I’m full of beans when it comes to gardening. I swore that this year, no really, I was only going to grow a few herbs in pots. And then, the seed catalogs came.
3/4/2009
Brand views her work, process and personal philosophy as the product of a mini ecosystem.
2/24/2009
Mark Bittman offers solutions for leading a healthier life, starting with what we eat. 
1/22/2009
I'm sure you've seen these nifty little garden tools on TV - the Aqua Globe. Read my review to see what I really think about these As-Seen-On-TV "Wonders."
1/20/2009
A cooking experiment turns into a delicious meal.
1/6/2009
Exercise for health, a New Year’s decision.
1/5/2009
December 26 added a whole new meaning to “Black Friday” as the island of Oahu, Hawaii, was without power for roughly 12 hours starting shortly after sunset at 6:30 p.m.
12/22/2008
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.
12/15/2008
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it!  It's easy.
12/5/2008
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.
12/3/2008
Jessica talks about giving thanks and the Hanna's Lunchbox program, in which a family is donating half the value of their home to starving people in Africa.
12/1/2008
Link up with your favorite magazine via Facebook, MySpace or YouTube to get the most out of your Natural Home experience.
11/28/2008
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
11/25/2008
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
10/15/2008
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.
10/14/2008
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.
10/6/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace recounts her two weeks without paper towels.
9/8/2008
Jessica discusses the process, including several reader surveys, the Natural Home staff goes through to choose each issue's cover.
8/6/2008
Gina takes her first step into sustainable living.
7/24/2008
Jessica discusses the idea that the high cost of going green might be just what the movement needs to move into the realm of "the norm."
7/24/2008
Honeybees are disappearing fast, and nobody really knows why. One way you can help yourself and the bees is to try the classic Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Five percent of the sales from the balm will go to CCD research.
7/8/2008
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.
7/8/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural body wash from Kathy's Family.
7/8/2008
Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.
7/1/2008
Jessica discusses her new car, a Volkswagen Passat, fuel efficiency and her lead foot.
5/7/2008
Great shampoo from Dr. Hauschka.
5/7/2008
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.
4/10/2008
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.


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