My Eco Lips
Eco Lips now offers [My] Eco Lips, a website that gives consumers the power to create a custom lip balm exactly the way they want it in just a few simple steps.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews Eco-Lips' natural lip balm.
Mystic Masala offers Ayurveda-based candles, soaps, and body products made from sustainable herbs and fair trade methods in Nepal.
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.
EcoSet consulting company helps Target and other corporations cut down on garbage and carbon during commercial production.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson is attending the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies and reporting on rural economic development strategies.
EcoLogo, North America’s largest environmental standard and certification mark, is initiating standards for eco-friendly pool and spa chemicals.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova talks about the advantages of downsizing to a small home as her family moves to Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage.
MyEmissionsExchange.com stimulates the economy and combats global warming by paying registered users for reducing their energy use.
The Canadian government’s ecoENERGY program stops giving financial assistance for energy-efficient home improvements.
A study released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September found lead in lipstick at much higher levels than those discovered by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in a 2007 study.
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.
In Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, high-performance houses experience much more comfortable temperatures with little electric output.
Discover the true meaning behind ecotourism and how the industry has evolved over the years.
A local community supported agriculture farm in Midcoast Maine offers a sustainable lifestyle for members of the Belfast Ecovillage.
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.
Link up with your favorite magazine via Facebook, MySpace or YouTube to get the most out of your Natural Home experience.
Follow along as we journey to Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, where sustainable development, organic agriculture and ecotourism are thriving.
'Tis the season for dry chapped lips. Did you know that your lips do not have oil glands? Because of this, it’s very important to make sure they are protected especially if you plan on being outdoors in harsh weather or wind. Discover what helps chapped lips.
Herbs might not be the first thing that come to mind when you start considering ways to save money, but they actually can be a great help in cutting costs while boosting health, flavor and the general deliciousness of life.
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
Carving pumpkins is an age old tradition, but why do we do it? Learn its origins.
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.
Conventional flooring and wallpaper products contain high levels of toxic chemicals, an Ecology Center study finds.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains the environmental significance of September 25, 2009, which is Earth Overshoot Day.
The resin taken from the bark of this tropical tree can help relieve inflammation, stiffness and joint pain.
The economic stimulus package that President Obama signed last month provides $20 billion for investment in a greener economy.
Bryan Welch's book, Beautiful and Abundant, provides a framework for understanding and evaluating ecotourism's impact on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace spots a great deal! Send in your old lipstick to Lavera, a natural cosmetics company, and Lavera will send you a $10 coupon to purchase a new, natural lipstick online!
In this update on nursery renovations, Jessica shares her progress on re-wiring, installing windows, insulation and new drywall.
As world food prices hit a record high, follow these tips for reducing your grocery bill while still eating well.
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.
Throughout human history people have used herbs to protect themselves against lightning strikes.
A new study from the Ecology Center found traces of lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalates and hazardous flame retardants in gardening products—and that chemicals in hoses leach into water.
The Ecology Center today released new research on toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic and mercury in low-cost children's and adult jewelry.
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
As farmers markets open across the country, here are 10 good reasons to get out and support your local farmers. (The freshest seasonal food is just a part of it.)
That sage (ahem!) advice is from the Wall Street Journal Online, in an article about how small investments in buying seeds can reap large returns in the coming year.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace explains how to recycle your empty cosmetics containers.
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
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.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four dangerous ingredients to avoid when choosing safe makeup as well as some of the products in her beauty bag.
Editor in Chief, K.C. Compton, discovers a new cookbook that she has fallen in love with. What are your favorite cookbooks?
I've never thought of myself one to carry on the family tradition of farming - but now that I have the opportunity to raise chickens within city limits, I am going to give it a shot! Read about how I'm getting started in urban chicken farming. And please, send me suggestions!
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace recounts her two weeks without paper towels.
This plant in K.C. Compton's back yard might not be a record-breaking sunflower, but it's a tall, tall specimen.
Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowers—they're safe around house pets, they come in a multitude of colors and shapes and ... they're edible?! Read more.
As state and local governments are scrambling to ban salvia divinorum, Editor-in-chief K.C. Compton defends the 900 other salvia species.
What is more fun than digging in the dirt? Or better yet, playing in the mud? Our guest blogger Marguerite Dunne muses about gardening with children and how wonderful it is to introduce them to this fun and beneficial pastime. (There's always something to do in the garden!)
Not often in this life do we get to experience perfection—and to know at the time that we are. Recently, I had an absolutely, unabashedly, undeniably perfect evening, complete with family, friends, fabulous food, good wine and an impeccable setting.
I know an awful lot about plants. I know precious little about cooking. Could the old adage be true? Does any good relationship have a gardener and a chef?
With these black flowers in your garden, it's easier to make a spooky bouquet.
The 10 Project Green Search finalists head to Hollywood for the final round of the eco-modeling competition.
Project Green Search is looking for eco-conscious models to participate in its green modeling competition.
Jessica discusses the many challenges she faced in attempting to choose eco-friendly wedding dresses and suits.
It's easy to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle at home. But what about when you're traveling for work or play? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace goes into detail about her stay at an eco-friendly hotel in San Francisco.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace confesses her eco-sins.
Money may be tight, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your spring break vacation. Hostelworld.com’s Eco-Friendly hostels offer an affordable option that allows you to maintain green habits even while traveling.
Stay at an eco-friendly hotel while on vacation.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares several lines of eco-friendly bathing suits that won’t break your bank.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds runway-inspired eco-clothing for $50 and less.
Go green this winter to prepare for your spring garden. You can easily create a beautiful garden by reusing normal household items.
Entertain your feline friends with a homemade catnip toy.
A highlighted tour of the 76th annual meeting and Educational Conference of the Herb Society of America.
Herbs such as arnica, capsaicin and ginger relieve KC's aching muscles after a painful car crash.
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.
Ever had trouble growing rosemary outdoors, or getting it to survive past winter? Want to learn everything you need to know about growing gardenias? Find answers to the toughest questions and watch your plants return next spring with these simple steps.
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.
Ladybugs are a simple, cheap and effective means of destroying an aphid infestation that just won't go away.
With fall rain comes weedy crops. Learn more about Texas rain and it what it's doing to Herb Companion reader, Cynthia Meredith's, garden.
Got some mint? Try some of these easy-to-make recipes for smooth, rich, dark chocolate mint truffles and candied mint leaves. You'll never wonder what to do with mint again.
Like herbs, evergreen trees have a powerful fragrance, some even with medicinal properties, and with a few simple steps, you can find the perfect tree to keep safe from fire and fresh throughout the holidays.
Artemisia absinthium, more commonly known as wormwood, is a bitter herb with many medicinal purposes. It is also an attractive plant in the landscape. Learn more about it.
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
Soapwort is growing well for Cynthia Meredith, our guest blogger from Texas.
Perhaps the more fitting expression would be, a watched seed never sprouts. But with this clever time lapse camera from Brinno, a great product for this spring, you can see your garden grow from day one until the first snow!
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.
Garlic does best if planted in the late fall and early winter. If you can find a sunny spot with a foot of soil, you can plant garlic.
Mixing ergonomic structure with a functional, innovative design makes the Radius NRG line my favorite gardening tool set on the market. And not to sound too much like a salesman (I don't work on commission) they are now available from The Herb Companion.
One herb gardener decides to fill one of her garden beds with spinach, nasturtiums and minutina.
Someone in your family always says, “Work smarter, not harder,” and that’s true. Here are seven smarter - not harder - tips from the second part of my outdoor gardening’s easy-do’s- and don’ts.
America's Best Organics introduces American-made gift box.
Cosentino announces the launch of its new ECO Countertop line of recycled countertops.
Upcycled clothing company Looptwork abandons the traditional clothing-manufacturing model to create eco-friendly clothing and accessories repurposing abandoned materials .
Jessica begins planning an eco-friendly wedding ceremony and reception. She will be writing about finding green wedding supplies, carbon-conscious wedding food and eco-friendly wedding clothing.
American weddings can be some of the most extravagant, wasteful events in the world. I’ll post to this blog over the next year as I search for fabric flowers, recycled paper stationery, fabric for my wedding gown and more. Suggestions appreciated!
Are you going to be in the LA-area this weekend? Hit up Eco Gift Festival for good, green shopping.
International eco-artist David Trubridge designs furniture, lighting and home accessories that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also environmentally responsible.
bambu creates modern goods for the kitchen and home, created from renewable materials, including bamboo and cork.
Natural Home editorial Intern Samantha Schwartz reveals her top three stylish, eco-friendly suitcases under $200.
Jessica searches for eco-friendly soy wedding candles and offers sources.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares resources, tips and essential eco-friendly items for a college dorm room.
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
Handmade from start to finish, Michelle Prosek’s jazzy art glass adds an eco-modern element to any room. Find her unique glass art in her Etsy shop.
The United Nations named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. Celebrate this super grain with Alter Eco's Royal Quinoa line.
Be inspired by these eco-friendly Christmas gift wrapping ideas that are fun, easy, and decorative ways to wrap your holiday gifts this season.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
Natural Home guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews green home decor from MIO.
Jessica discusses the features eco-readers might like to see on websites.
Designer David Stark creates furniture and room accessories from discarded packing materials for West Elm’s newest store.
Gina gives her dog a chance to try out some eco-friendly pet products from Olive Green Dog.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace contemplates greening her dry cleaning. Is it possible?
Jessica posts the photos of the Adele Wechsler "Flora" sustainable wedding dress she tried on for her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Natural Home guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews certified-organic fabrics from Harmony Art.
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).
Editorial intern Andrea Olsen finds environmentally friendly, recycled-paper notebooks that don’t scrimp on style.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz searches for the greenest school supplies.
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."
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's "Sunshine" sustainable wedding gown from her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace learns that FSC certification isn't just for green building supplies.
Jessica discusses her experience as a judge at the Lighting for Tomorrow energy-efficient lighting design competition.
Environmental activist and musician Jack Johnson spreads the importance of taking care of the land through the Curious George soundtrack and his Kokua Foundation.
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.
Jessica discusses her inability to locate eco-friendly bridesmaid dresses made from sustainable materials.
Natural Home editorial intern Dani Hurst provides tips on how to be a greener cook.
The 2009 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado, displayed innovative and beautiful eco-friendly sculptures.
Levaqua’s OneTouch™ Digital Showerheads help consumers conserve water, while simultaneously providing a spa-quality shower experience.
La Chanh Nguyen's eco-friendly designs are changing the function common household items. Her process is simple; she deconstructs an object and recreates it with a green purpose and function.
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's "Magnolia" sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears the Puridee Danielle sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Green your back to school shopping with Pentel’s Recycology line, featuring pens and pencils made from recycled plastic.
Jessica shares her sustainable wedding food find after locating eco-minded caterers in the Kansas City area.
Jessica wears Puridee's Rebecca sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Puridee's Sarah sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Learn how to make soap from scratch using eco-friendly materials and herbs.
The launch of Oakley’s first pair of eco-friendly shades keeps Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson on her search for sustainable sunglasses.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz looks for green Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds eco-friendly, stylish sandals for the summer season.
Jessy Rushing explores a fun, locally owned nursery called Diggin' It in Texas.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
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.
The new Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Formula SPF 40 blends in clear for the ultimate in safe sun protection.
With festivals such as the Blanco Lavender Festival, the Texas lavender industry is a constantly growing industry. Learn how to find a lavender that grows best in your Texas home.
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
The beautiful weather in Texas allows guest blogger Cynthia Meredith to prepare for winter.
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.
Well, much to my delight, we had rain this week! Two inches fell yesterday and it's raining lightly now as I write. I couldn't be more pleased. Read more.
It is still very hot here in my part of Texas. Day after day the temperature reaches 100 degrees or above with no rain. I was in town this morning and two people stopped me to ask how to keep their plants alive in this weather. Here is my advice.
Try these Texan tips for planting herbs in the fall.
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
In the final installment of my series "7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening", I help you explore some simple yet effective tips to grow and propagate healthy plants, scare away pests and learn which common plants may be hazardous to your health.
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.
When you write for a blog called The Garden Gnome, you tend to get a lot of wacky things many of that make great holiday gifts. Among my favorite is the new book and guide to life, How To Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
Our “Herb 911” series is back! With new herbs to cover, get ready to have your questions about dying herbs answered.
A plastic knife will open those weighty bags of potting soil or top soil faster than most pricey garden gadgets.
This year, The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members is being held in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Save time, money and backache with a few of these tips from the first leg of my series on outdoor gardening’s easy do's and don’ts.
Terrariums are easy to make and a great way to incorporate nature into any room.
Until this year our newest guest blogger thought loofahs were a sea sponge. Wrong! While visiting California she came across The Luffa Farm in Nipomo, California. Discover what's so great about growing a luffa gourd!
Try saving seed from a few of your garden favorites this year. The number of seeds sold in the seed catalogs decreases every year. Saving seed may save that particular variety from extinction.
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
For some, the cold winter months may bring many ‘a’ merry moment. But for the sympathetic gardener, the humbugs start as the plants begin die. Bring your garden indoors this fall with help from your own personal gardening expert – the EasyBloom.
Herb gardening and natural health products are featured at the annual Expo East in Boston.
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.
It's October and purslane is growing abundantly in Texas gardens. Learn more about this herb and discover a Cucumber-Purslane Yogurt Salad.
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Saturday morning brings adventures with an overflowing dishwasher, pesky puppy and pretty sunflowers.
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.
These plants are less stressed and have begun to bloom now that the weather has finally cooled down.
When you are overwhelmed by the big picture or aggressive herbs take over, focus on smaller herbal vignettes.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
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.
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz helps her family plan an eco-friendly road trip complete with a hybrid car, organic snacks and energy-efficient hotels.
Our guest blogger from Texas, Cynthia Meredith, cleans out her herb beds to make way for thyme, chamomile, lovage and other herb plants.
K.C. Compton hones in on the mystery of what variety sunflower is reaching for the sky in her back yard. And also sends kind wishes to the swallowtail butterfly who destroyed her parsley plant.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
The burdock plant has long been that pesky plant that attaches velcro-like pickers to your clothing, but it also has an abundance of health benefits.
Chives are a cool-season, cold-tolerant perennial that love full sun and well-drained soil. Get your chance to grow chives from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveaway. Ends March 7, 2012!
I've had little opportunity to actually test live plants in my tenure with The Herb Companion. So, when DutchGardens.com sent me some of their beautiful tulip and hyacinth varieties, I was excited and impressed! See some results in this photo-blog!
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
Check out these 6 amazing green apps designed to make the planet a better place.
Make your home feel like new again with these five home improvement ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
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.
Ditch the toxins in conventional laundry products. Keep your clothes clean with the best natural laundry detergent!
Guest blogger Erica Binns travels to Mood Designer Fabrics to find fabric for her homemade wedding dress.
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's Sierra sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
Find out who won Project Green Search’s eco-modeling competition.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
Roux Maison Detergens are now available in Sweet Tea and Ambrosia.
Using recycled giftwrap as a table runner makes for an easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY wedding decor project.
From perpetually sunny Orange Country, California, Humble sells extremely eco-conscious home décor accessories featuring designs that will remind you of summer’s past.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reviews First World Trash’s bags and purses made from recycled materials.
Natural Home editorial intern Andrea Olsen demonstrates how to add some feminine details to an outfit by crafting a floral necklace.
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
Hammocks and High Tea designer and founder Karen Young describes the creative process and the steps it takes to create a sustainable home decor line.
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.
Imperial Cat has once again expanded its brand of high-quality, eco-friendly cat products to include new holiday themed Scratch 'n Shapes.
West Paw Design adds two new patterns to its line of Bumper Beds, filled with a material created from reclaimed plastic soda bottles and turned into a soft, durable fill.
Weigh in as Natural Home collects reader and contributor suggestions on "greening the White House."
Organic Essence now offers lip balms in biodegradable, compostable eco-tubes.
Dani Hurst explains how you can celebrate an important Jewish holiday while keeping the planet in mind.
Dani shares her spring break adventures and explains how you can stay green, even on vacation.
Sustainable furniture is made from nontoxic, renewable resources and is a smart choice for reducing environmental impact.
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Patters and personality galore, Plover Organic’s organic cotton bedding and kitchen textiles add just the right amount of spice to your green home decor.
Try these tips to green a birthday celebration.
Made from recycled glass and handcrafted in Pennsylvania, Plates with Purpose helps raise money and awareness for a wide variety of nonprofit partners.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
Unearthed Paints, a start-up paint company, aims to change the industry by offering biodegradable, vegan and 100 percent VOC-free paints with full disclosure of ingredients.
Guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews organic cotton and bamboo luxury blanket company Yumi & Laurie. Find out more details on Yumi & Laurie’s current 50 percent off sale!
Jessica wears Lea-Ann Belter's Sabrina sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
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?
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
After picking out colors and a design theme, guest blogger Erica Binns turns her attention to finding eco-friendly wedding invitations and stationery for her green wedding.
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.
Jessica provides resources for biodegradable cups and sustainable bamboo plates for her green outdoor wedding.
J Clay Pottery features all your favorite foodie items—mugs and plates to bowls and sake sets—in all-natural clay and nature-inspired colors.
Jessica talks about abandoning conventional wedding traditions in favor of saving money and resources, creating a more sustainable wedding.
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a biennial, meaning it takes two years to mature and reproduce. Get your chance to grow parsley from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveawy. Ends April 2, 2012!
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.
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.
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.
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
When choosing summer sunglasses, look for products that are both stylish and environmentally friendly. Eco-conscious companies iWood and Kayu both offer trendy lines of sunglasses made using sustainable materials and methods. These sunglasses also offer 100 percent protection from harmful ultraviolet rays that can damage eyes.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment.
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 builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its first certification program for bio-based products will make it easier for consumers to identify biodegradable, renewable, recyclable and environmentally safe products.
Jessica offers a sneak peek of her biodegradable wedding, which featured recycled glassware, handmade decor, recycled paper table runners, biodegradable plates and cups and soy candles.
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.
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.
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.
Stylish furniture typically doesn’t involve discarded trash—but the designs of Studio Jo Meesters do. Studio Jo Meesters introduces “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces,” a fun collection of furniture pieces made from recycled materials that contain just as much panache
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
Jessica explains how she achieved an entirely biodegradable wedding reception with bamboo disposable plates, biodegradable plastic cups and soy candles.
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.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
An organic cotton and wool body pillow goes a long way to help relieve pregnancy back pain.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses the importance of owning a sustainable wardrobe.
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.
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
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.
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.