The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, industry trade associations, and food and beverage manufacturers, has announced that it will cut a combined 1.5 trillion calories from its members' products.
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
Verikira Naturals is a Vegan Cosmetics Organization certified-company that pledges never to use synthetic fragrances, animal byproducts and unnecessary chemicals. What more could you ask for in a beauty brand? Oh yea – it donates 10 percent of its Pink Grapefruit Collection proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation all year long.
NaturalNews readers overwhelmingly chose Monsanto as the world's Most Evil Corporation.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
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.
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
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.
Take some time to focus on your heart health this month.
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
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!
Jessica talks about the importance of healthy, nontoxic, organic mattresses and how much she loves her Land and Sky Rainforest Mattress from The Natural Bed Store.
Vitamin C has been linked to lower cataract risks. To help protect your eyes, get your daily dose of vitamin C with this delicious breakfast smoothie.
The Ecology Center today released new research on toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic and mercury in low-cost children's and adult jewelry.
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.
Natural products research firm Compass Naturals predicts shoppers will get savvy; rebel against chemicals, over-packaging, GMOs and animal cruelty; and grow more of their own food.
Prevent and treat heartburn at home with these natural remedies.
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
Pebbles, rocks and stones are beautiful, natural materials that add beauty and a very classic look to any style design.
Overindulged? Treat your hangover headache with one simple natural hangover remedy: honey.
Amy Mayfield introduces herself to the Herb Companion public.
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
Almost a third of chicken sold in the U.S. is injected with salt water, doubling or tripling the product’s sodium content. The USDA is considering revising its standards for chicken labeling so these products can't be labeled 'natural.'
This smoothie recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of spinach.
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
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).
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious.
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
These three homes--in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina--use passive cooling techniques to eliminate the need for mechanical air conditioning. Check them out and learn a few tricks for reducing--or eliminating--your AC bills this summer.
Prometheus Springs’ capsaicin-spiced elixirs pack the spiciness—and health benefits—of capsaicin into six delicious flavors.
Need a quick way to clean your mouth at the office? Drink a cup of green tea. Studies have shown that green tea fights bacteria in your mouth that might be causing bad breath or gum disease.
High blood sugar levels lead to decreased blood flow to the hippocampus, the part of the brain that forms and stories memories.
Find relief from the discomfort of psoriasis with these herbs, lifestyle tips and general home remedies for psoriasis.
With a little know-how, you can avoid mosquito bites this summer.
Warmer winters in Canada and the northern United States are extending the length of the ragweed pollen season—bad news for allergy sufferers.
Recent studies find that many public bathrooms contain soap dispensers with bacteria-infected soap.
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
A new study from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford finds that 15 minutes of laughter increases pain tolerance.
Samples of sushi tuna collected from restaurants and supermarkets around the country were found to have higher than recommended levels of mercury, according to a study from Rutgers University.
New research reveals the least and most obese states in America, with Colorado and West Virginia taking the top and bottom slots.
I’m finishing up the loose ends on my desk before I head off for Southern California (where I hear it’s raining) and the amazing world of the 2009 Natural Products ExpoWest.
To encourage Americans to get the two and a half hours of exercise a week they need, a group of health experts has developed the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan, which calls for increased funding for bike paths, physical education programs and fitness facilities.
Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.
Feeling plugged up? Relieve constipation with these natural laxatives and home remedies for constipation.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to get the government agency to finalize a law banning triclosan and triclocarban, two chemicals commonly found in antibacterial products.
A new study from the University of Washing found that scented products—including those labeled as organic, natural and green—release toxic chemicals that can harm our health.
The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.
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.
Sort through all the hype over dietary fat with this Fit Fat Guide from Dr. Christopher Mohr.
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
Navitas Naturals is adding Blueberry Hemp to their award-winning line of organic Navitas Power Snacks. Blueberry Hemp Navitas Power Snacks provide a diversity of the most nutrient-dense organic superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.
This holiday season, Nordic Naturals is proud to promote the ‘Buy One, Pass it On’ campaign, which seeks to provide Ultimate Omega products to veterans and soldiers, both stateside and abroad.
Light pollution can interfere with your body’s ability to sleep through the night. Get a better night’s sleep by reducing light pollution in your bedroom and getting in sync with natural cycles.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
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.
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Cleaning floors can be a bummer. Brighten up with our two recipes for clean floor success. Learn how to turn old towels into eco-friendly cloth towels for your Swiffer and try our homemade floor cleaner recipe.
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
The signs of a carpet beetle or moth infestation can be as small as a few holes in a favorite shirt. These herbal repellents and preventative sachets will protect your favorite fabrics.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
A recent study found detectable levels of PBDEs and HBCDs, two flame retardant chemicals, in common foods. Butter and fish topped the list.
Green your oral hygiene routine with toothbrushes made from recycled yogurt containers by Preserve. Each toothbrush’s package doubles as a return envelope, so when you’re finished with the brush, mail it back to keep up the recycling process.
You don’t have to abandon your love for herbs to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. Keep herbal knowledge at your fingertips with the new iPhone and iPod Touch application “Natural Cures.”
Plant German chamomile and grow your own natural first aid and body care supplies.
After being diagnosed with dry eye syndrome, KC is determined to find safe, natural, herbal relief.
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a likely carcinogen commonly used to line non-stick cookware, also lines the inside of microwave popcorn bags.
Phosphate levels in soda have risen dramatically in the last 20 years, and new research finds that too much phosphate intake can quicken the aging process and shave years off our lives.
Avoid germs by knowing which public places and objects, from public bathrooms to grocery stores, contain the highest number of germs.
Chronic exposure to noises such as traffic can have serious side effects. Find out how noise pollution is affecting your health—and how you can reduce noise at home.
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
Aroma Naturals is thrilled to introduce its new Butterx Lip Care line of all-natural lip balms packed with nourishing antioxidants, moisturizing nutrients and other natural ingredients.
Give your locks the love they deserve with these five best natural shampoos, handpicked by the Mother Earth Living editors.
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.
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.
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
Starting in 2012, the FDA will require sunscreens to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, have a minimum SPF of 15, and remove all references to “waterproof” on their labels.
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, oatmeal offers many health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
Unused and expired medications are difficult to recycle. Participate in National Take-Back Day this Saturday for an easy, safe way to dispose of old pills.
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
MegaFood’s line of immunity-boosting supplements, including vitamin D3, a daily multivitamin and a probiotics blend, support good immune health.
Zemco Industries, a division of Tyson, has recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogens, a deadly foodborne bacteria, from Walart stores across the nation.
A recent study found that consuming dairy products with the probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri can help reduce abdominal fat in overweight people.
Sleeping fewer than seven hours a night will cause your body to hold onto fat and lose muscle mass, but sleeping for a full night will help your body to burn fat.
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.
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.
Exercise can boost mental health and help relieve depression as part of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change’s natural approach to treating depression.
What we eat throughout the day affects how we sleep at night. Try these five foods to help you sleep better at night.
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.
BPA is everywhere, but with a little know-how you can effectively cut this dangerous chemical from your life. Follow these five steps to avoid contact with BPA.
Our bones need a variety of nutrients to keep them healthy. Make sure you're meeting the recommended amounts!
Your liver works hard every day, eliminating toxins and pollutants from your body. Give your liver some TLC with these tips for natural liver cleansing.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
A new study links diet soda to increased risk of fatal cardiac problems, while a health group connects caramel coloring in soda to cancer.
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Vitamin D promotes good bone, immune system and mental health. Want to boost your intake of this essential nutrient? Add these good sources of vitamin D to your diet!
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
Kneipp Healthy Feet Cooling Foot Gel gives a tingly relief to tired feet.
One Herb Companion intern shares her New Year's commitment to improved health habits with food, activities and herbs.
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!
Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoes.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.
Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Get rid of canker sores faster by turning to homemade mouth rinses, probiotics and other natural home remedies for canker sores.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Elemental Herbs sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide to block the sun’s rays and herbal ingredients to moisturize and heal skin.
Conventional sunscreens aren't as effective—or as safe—as you might think. From false claims to partial protection, here are 5 scary reason why conventional sunscreens aren't the best choice.
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
These powerhouse herbs are great for runners. They act as natural energy enhancers, improve stamina and endurance, heal aches and pains and improve circulatory health.
Exposure to UV rays can permanently damage and prematurely age eyes. Protect your eyes from UV radiation with these tips.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hopsital in Boston found that drinking one to two glasses of beer, wine or spirits a day can help women keep off extra weight.
Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects with natural insect repellents.
Stopping rumination, or dwelling on negative thoughts, can help relieve depression. Find alternative ways to fill your time—and stay happier!
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.
Sleep deprivation and depression go hand-in-hand. Improve your overall health and find relief from depression by maintaining a consistent sleep schedule.
Fight computer eyestrain with herbs and minerals that naturally improve vision and fight age-related macular degeneration.
Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
Maintaining good heart health doesn’t have to be a chore! Incorporate these three steps into your life to have some fun while keeping your heart healthy.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Diet affects mood. While an unhealthy diet can take its toll on our mental health, a healthy diet can make you feel happier. Try these five foods for mood!
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
For a natural cleanse, try detox herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric and more.
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.
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
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!
Omega-3 supplements, one component of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program's natural approach to treating depression, can help relieve symptoms of depression.
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
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.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.
Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
Up to 75 percent of antibacterial products carry triclosan and triclocarban, hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect brain and nervous system development.
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
The Total Omega Orange-Cream Swirl from Barlean’s Organic Oils combines flaxseed oil, borage seed oil and fish oil to provide a balanced source of Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Better yet? Its sweet orange-cream flavor makes taking your daily supplements fun!
Looking for a safe way to treat common pet maladies naturally? This article outlines some common herbs and their uses.
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
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.
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that can help.
Want to improve your memory? These natural memory enhancers can help you out: ginkgo biloba, magenisum, blueberry juice, rhodiola and fish oil.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Badger Sunscreen. This natural sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays using zinc oxide and an array of organic ingredients.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
Give your immune system a boost with Berries for Life BerryImmune supplement, which combines the powers of elderberry, cranberry and beta-glucan.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Purple Prairie Botanicals SunStuff natural sunscreen lotion. SunStuff uses zinc oxide to provide SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Yard full of dandelions? Harvest and cook these weeds to enjoy their many health benefits.
Stinging nettles may sound intimidating, but once you get past their prickly exterior this classic spring weed offers many health benefits.
Fast-growing chickweed can soothe respiratory ailments, relieve skin conditions and aid weight loss.
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.
Lisa’s Organics, the maker of a line of certified organic vegetable frozen side dishes, has combined the highest-quality veggies with chef-inspired sauces that go from freezer to dinner plate in just five minutes.
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
Giving fruit as a reward for potty training was successful with my niece and healthier than candy, even the natural kind.
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
New research is suggesting that a mere single serving of fatty food per day could have major health implications in the long run.
Rush Bowls are an all-natural blend of fruit and other natural ingredients frozen to perfection and served with a package of organic granola or gluten-free topping.
Going green on your lunch break is an easy way to show Mother Nature you really care. Dani delves into the art of greening your afternoon eats.
As nursery renovation begins, Jessica is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options.
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
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.
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
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.
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's one that many of us fill with sugars and empty carbs. Start the day off right with this recipe for healthy blueberry bran muffins, courtesy of Driscoll's.
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
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.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
Treat seasonal depression with bright light therapy, one tenant of the Therpeutic Lifestyle Change's program.
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
The foods you’re eating could be chipping away at your bone density. Find out which four foods and drinks are eating away at your bones.
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
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.
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.
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.
Adding recipes like this Vegan Cheesy Lasanga to your meal plan could do more than please your taste buds; it could also save your life.
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
EU's ban of five chemicals commonly used in building materials will 'shake up the industry,' Healthy Building Network official predicts.
How to stay healthy when you eat at a restaurant four or more times per week.
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson explores furniture, fabric and flooring options for those with children and pets.
Express yourself by decorating a blank wall with eco-friendly wall treatments and low-VOC paints.
A man’s room, or “man cave” is a private dwelling that a man can use to hang out with his buddies, watch tv, play games, etc. It can be decorated in a masculine fashion. There are some great natural products for this room.
Skip the hardy snacks that Super Bowl parties usually provide by replacing them with these great, healthy finger snacks. Trust us, no one will complain.
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Campbell’s Soup Company announces that will phase out use of the toxic chemical BPA from its soup can linings.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! These seven foods are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants to protect your heart.
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
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.
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
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.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
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.
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!
This dish gives you the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without all of the fat and sodium.
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
Mother Earth offers many natural energizers that wake you up without compromising your health.
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents.
One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.
In the third in a series on potential toxins to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers associated with use of retinol in skin products.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it! It's easy.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
Create storage and design interest in your home by repurposing existing areas with built-in seating and other furniture.
Gone are the days when I longed to present my home to guests filled with everything bright, shiny and new. My taste is now an eclectic blend of vintage and new.
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
On the run? Try one of these on-the-go snacks that are both healthful and handy.
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
It appears that taking daily capsules of aged garlic extract (AGE) and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can slow—and may even reverse—the progression of atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty plaque in the coronaries, within this at-risk population.
EuroPharma, Inc. has now released a nighttime version, Curamin PM, for those who need support for restful sleep.
Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, a global leader in herbal medicines (sold in the U.S. as dietary supplements), and personal care products, has pledged to plant one tree for every person who visits any of their trade show booths in 2011.
Hemp seed is a powerful source of protein, omega-3, vitamins & minerals, and has a delicious nutty flavor!
With new warnings that children under six years of age should not be given cough syrups, what is a parent to do when their child needs something that’s safe and that really works? In a study at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Medicine, researchers found that honey may hold the answer.
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
Super Bowls don't have to leave you in a stuffed, sleepy stupor. Snack on this layered bean dip recipe instead.
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
Recycled glass can make a stunning addition to your home. Discover recycled glass countertops, tiles and mosaics for your home.
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Superbowl festivities.
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.
Great shampoo from Dr. Hauschka.
One small brown bat can eat several thousand insects each night. Install a bat house and invite them to feast in your yard.
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.
Perfect Seasonal Styles with Peter Lamas Naturals’ "Hold Me" and "Repair Me"
It's easy to make your own air freshener spray. You'll avoid chemicals and delight in the fresh smell.
The newest articles of Natural Home are in. See what's inside.
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
Air pollution abounds in our homes and businesses, but many air purification systems are not safe to use. Try cleaning your indoor air with plants.
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
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.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
Spice up your holiday recipes with the warm spicy notes of Bhakti Chai concentrate in classic pecan pie, cozy egg nog and festive spiced nuts.
Ward off iron-deficiency anemia by eating a healthy supply of iron-rich vegan foods.
Reserveage Organics’ line of cocoa superfruit products featuring CocoaWell wins Natural Foods Merchandiser Editor’s Choice Award at Natural Products Expo West.
Bed bugs are taking over America. You can prevent them naturally.
Swine flu may or may not be the pandemic that cable newscasters are proclaiming - but why take chances? This most recent health scare is yet another reminder that eating local, organic food - preferably raised by a source you know and trust - is just a smart thing to do.
Homeowners beware. Your drywall could be poisoning your home. Officials believe that since 2001, drywall imported from China has contained high levels of sulfur that could be leaking into homes and other buildings.
A new report issued by The Lancet, an international medical journal, says global warming and climate change will create health risks for billions of people worldwide.
A Consumer Reports study finds high BPA levels in Del Monte, Progresso, Campbell’s, Annie’s Homegrown, Eden Foods and Vital Choice canned foods.
Building homes using dangerous and impactful industrial chemicals--in the name of energy efficiency--is not sustainable or ecological, a green building veteran says. His Health-Based Building model is an important step forward for green design.
If you are having trouble sleeping, try these herbal solutions.
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
These refreshing Numi Organic Tea libations are perfect as we look ahead to the warmer months.
Red Roses by BeesWork is a natural lip balm and natural lip tint that gets its color from the alkanet root and its softness from rosehips and evening primrose oil.
U.S. energy consumers will rely more on natural gas and renewables and less on imports in 2011. Coal remains dominant.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reveals some alternative uses for this citrus fruit.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
Derma e Scar Gel helps naturally reduce the appearance of old and new scars, stretch marks and minor burns.
Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème controls frizz and adds shine to straight hair without the use of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors and dyes.
Looking for more information on natural beauty and organic skin car? Check out these blogs!
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip glaze and natural lip gloss from mineral makeup company, Monave.
Though used like timber, bamboo is a grass that self-propagates as it spreads underground via a network of rhizomes. A white oak tree takes 120 years to grow to maturity; bamboo takes three-and-a-half to seven years.
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the makers of Botox to place a “black-box” warning on its packaging. An update on the harmful toxins found in Botox.
Trouble getting pregnant? Consider these fertility-boosting herbs for both men and women.
Garlic is a fantastic health food. Amy Mayfield, editor of The Herb Companion, gives a great recipe using garlic.
Connect with herbal artisans and vendors to ask questions and purchase homemade organic products on Poppy Swap.
California Baby Super Sensitive products have a naturally scentless formula that’s super safe for sensitive skin.
A former international flight attendant shares her secrets to staying healthy and happy while flying.
Guest blogger Marcela De Vivo shares six ways that eating healthy can help you ace your exams.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concerns about how BPA affects infants’ and children’s health. Studies have shown that BPA can affect reproduction, development, metabolism and behavior in children.
Though it reuses a waste material, fly ash concrete contains traces of mercury and other chemicals from coal-burning power plants. Do you want that in your home?
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
Herbal Choice Mari’s vegan, organic, natural hand and body lotions are naturally scented with plant-based oils.
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."
Choosing the ideal products for your skin type can get complicated. Take the guesswork out of your beauty routine and get a head start on clean skin in 2013 with Elemental Herbology’s NEW Starter Kits.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo and Body Wash.
Buying 'natural' cereal could get you a bowl full of GMOs. To keep genetically modified ingredients off your family's table, buy organic.
When a group of graduation students began designing a home on the Navajo reservation in southeast Utah, they knew keeping it cool in the desert would be an issue. Their innovative solution—a Windcatcher—is the first of its kind in the area.
As we watch the devastation's aftermath in Japan, the world will learn valuable lessons from a culture that reveres service to others, deep acceptance and community.
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins explains the ways in which we are increasingly removed from the deeper rhythms and cycles and flow of our source.
The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies offers scientific backing to herbal and natural medicine.
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
A recent recall of grape tomatoes may also affect supermarket salad products.
Who needs to make a trip to the grocery store when you can make these tasty cheesy crackers at home?
Gray skies and frigid temperatures can leave you feeling down in the dumps. Here are a few ways to brighten your day even when the sun is nowhere in sight.
Use fresh herbs to treat anxiety instead of potentially harmful drugs.
Mercury levels in fish have no affect on heart health, researchers say.
A new study finds that people who take vitamins for a decade do better on certain memory tests that those who don’t take vitamins.
I recently came across a new website, Fight Germs Now. The site’s primary focus is to alleviate concern about the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. However, I’d like to scream from the rooftops, “Antibacterial soaps aren’t necessary!”
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
K.C. Compton's introductory blog on What Works ...
A recent study theorizes that core body temperature might play a vital role in getting the sleep you need.
Mistletoe (Viscum album) may be useful for more than just snagging kisses. According to a recent study it may help the battle against bowel cancer.
Do you think marijuana should be legalized? Why? Answer the question in our comments section below to join the conversation.
What are the benefits of being vegetarian? Answer these questions as you honor World Vegetarian Day on October 1.
Washing your hair daily is way too often. Learn what you should do instead.
Although I’m not a mother, I find myself worrying about my future children’s health. What are your children eating for lunch at their schools?
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
A recent visit to Salon Di Marco in Lawrence, Kansas has made me rethink the way I take care of my hair.
This Monday at Herb Companion HQ, we all showed up with sniffles. I can feel it coming on ... my nose is twitchy, my shoulders are achy, and my throat is scratchy. Learn how I treated this cold with herbs.
The fight against obsesity continues; the Dietary Guidelines for Americans unveiled its new dietary guidelines. Learn what the guidelines say and what that means for America.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Mugwort, an herb that was once used as a charm used against evil spirits, treatment toward alleviating digestion and a preventative solution for tired feet, is also an herb that has been used to induce vivid dreams.
Buying local sustainable food is now as close as the nearest Wal-Mart.
Don’t hold your breath - stop hiccups the herbal way.
Natural herbs and supplements such as blackcurrant and ginseng can give your athletic performance a boost.
Our guest blogger Marguerite Dunne wonders what will happen to the people in Haiti, their gardens and their herbs.
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.
In its ongoing search for sources of high-quality botanicals, the organic spice experts at Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ recently established a working partnership with tea growers in South Africa.
True Natural’s Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen line receives Natural Products Association Certification.
Freelance writer and natural beauty expert Kim Wallace feeds her lip balm addiction with Brew, a new natural lip balm from Skincando Luxe.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Bubble and Bee’s Unscented Organic Lip Balm provides thick, rich moisture for dry, chapped lips with just three simple ingredients.
Give your lips a hint of color with a tinted lip balm from the Yes to Carrots Color Balm line.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares tips for greening your summer charcoal barbecue parties.
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo from EO.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Lavera Baby and Children Sun Milk.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new foaming natural body wash from HollyBeth's Natural Luxury.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Herbal Remedies resource app. This guide makes herbal health simple by breaking down 20 herbs you should know and 20 health concerns you probably want to know more about.
There are lots of reasons to eat less meat, or even none at all, but have you ever considered whether your dog could be vegan?
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Guest blogger Jenn Leonard shares her experience with natural lawn nutrition service, Bio Green.
John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Lotion lightweight and fragrance-free formula makes it a must-have for those with sensitivities to fragrance.
It’s getting colder, and even those of us with oily skin are starting to notice dry patches and flakes on our face. Fight dry facial skin with these natural skin care tips.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
Natural beauty is as close as the kitchen. Check out these seven foods for skin—as well as some homemade beauty treatments you can make from them.
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.
Rue is an interesting addition to the flower garden, a useful herb, and an attractive houseplant. You won’t regret growing rue.
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
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.
Made from 100 percent bamboo charcoal, Moso Bags are a fragrance free, non-toxic, and eco-friendly air purifier.
EnviroSAND is a stabilized joint sand that is specially designed for use with paving stones.
Bio S.I. Technology’s Lawn and Garden Formula can help you improve soil for a better garden or lawn.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Numi has created the Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection ($19.99 - $24.99). A handsome, sustainable bamboo box holds a premium sampling of Numi’s innovative, artisanal and delicious organic pu-erh teas — the perfect introduction to this innovative line.
Palmpring introduces its line of hpyo-allergenic, 100 percent organic coconut fiber and natural latex mattresses to health-conscious Americans.
SheaMoisture's hand and body scrubs are now available in six "flavors," including Olive and Green Tea, Argan Oil and Raw Shea, and Lemongrass and Ginger.
Host a holiday party without worrying about litter box odor — or harsh chemicals — with Swheat Scoop.
True Natural expands its anti-aging lineup with the all-new Rose Anti-Aging system, providing dry and mature skin with the best care possible.
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm made from Earth Sisters Herbals. The natural lip balm is made from beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e and soy oil.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews Eco-Lips' natural lip balm.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tries a new vegan, natural lip balm from Herbs of Grace.
The Natural Home and Garden offices have been overflowing with lotion recently In preparation for a product roundup in our September October 2011 issue, we called in lotions from more than half a dozen companies. With almost two dozen scents
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares some tips for avoiding artificial coloring in children's food products.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean—without chemicals.
Does the huge task of cleaning windows leave you feeling overwhelmed? Follow these six simple steps—using inexpensive materials you already have around the house—to get your windows sparkling and streak-free.
Highlights from the 'Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies' workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair: How to use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
The Joy of Green Cleaning is a fantastic resource with recipes to clean everything from grout to sheepskins.
Our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs have been named the 2008 Green Business of the Year in Coop America’s People’s Choice competition. We offer them our heartiest congratulations.
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
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.
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins comments on the relationships of our family and community and natural world.
Architect and land planner Helena van Vliet incorporates biophilic design principles into her renovated house to create a home connected to nature.
Decorating with mirrors is an easy way to increase your home’s natural light, make small rooms feel bigger, and improve your home’s interior without spending a fortune.
A new natural lip balm, Chicken Poop, makes its way onto my lips.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest natural shampoo from luxurious beauty company Caudalie.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new natural exfoliating mask, Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator.
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
Using herbs and food to dye Easter eggs gives them beautiful, earthy color--without scary chemicals. And it's surprisingly easy.
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
Conventional household cleaners contain toxic chemicals that could have adverse effects on your health. Learn how to mix up your own homemade cleaners with these suggestions from Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence.
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils. Heavenly!
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Homemade Household Cleaners resource app. Make your own natural cleaners with this easy guide.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares some natural treatments you can use to care for your sunburn this summer.
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
Skip the chemicals this Easter and naturally color your Easter eggs with herbs and foods.
If you're having trouble falling asleep, try these herbal solutions for insomnia.
Polish nails naturally with safe ingredients like Argan oil.
Follow these tips for using essential oils to make your own organic perfumes.
Popular fertilizers and mulches can be dangerous to our furry family members. Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses ways to make sure your lawn and garden are pet-friendly.
These gluten-free snacks are ideal for a light breakfast or pre-workout snack.
Scientific research now supports many of the traditional applications of this plant, including treating respiratory health problems and healing wounds.
Researchers add another item to the long list of health problems caused my secondhand smoke.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
This holiday season give yourself and your loved ones the gift of natural mood enhancement, improved skin, nails and hair, and overall kidney support with Canfo Natural Products NoWorries, BeautifyMe and NoStone.
Store this natural beauty balm from Medicine Mama's Apothecary somewhere so it's easy to grab. This balm soothes an array of skin woes, so it's fit for travel.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Yes To Carrots natural sunscreen, which contains 10 percent zinc oxide and is free of parabens, petroleum and SLS.
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.
When seeking out natural flooring materials such as hardwood, bamboo, cork and natural stone for your home, consider the pros and cons of each option.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews another natural shampoo in her natural shampoo series: Yes To Tomatoes Tempting Tomato Volumizing Shampoo.
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
A new study shows that low-sodium diets may increase risk of heart-related problems for some people.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
Soba noodles and sesame oil are both high in nutrients that lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making this recipe a must eat.
Cocoa supplements can be a great way to protect your heart and ward off many heart and age-related diseases.
Walking can provide you with countless health benefits, and it's fun too!
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
Women with greater fiber intake are 11 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. Many Americans don’t get enough fiber every day, so here are a few ways to add more fiber to your diet.
Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
Human cases of Swine Influenza, otherwise known as swine flu, may be emerging in the United States. Learn how you can take control of your health with these facts and tips on washing your hands.
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
We found the best lip balm for winter. Read our review!
John Masters Organics offers hair care enriched with essential oils. Read the review!
Does the Cookie Monster no longer have a sweet tooth? What is he teaching our kids? Learn more.
According to TastingTable, black garlic is very trendy with foodies right now.
KC has got her hands on another great cookbook: The Culinary Institute of America: The New Book of Soups.
Natural Home editorial intern Ross Stewart reviews the best new natural, nontoxic men’s shaving products. Find out which natural shaving creams, aftershaves, soaps, shave brushes and razors are the best.
Herbs such as arnica, capsaicin and ginger relieve KC's aching muscles after a painful car crash.
Take advantage of what's in season right now.
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
Which herbs will help keep you energized, focused and possibly in shape? One Herb Companion staffer looks for the answers.
Not too long ago I discovered The Healing Seed, a new company that offers virgin organic hempseed oil body care products. Learn more about this company and hempseed.
If you heard me on Martha Stewart Radio this morning, I talked about healing burns with herbs, calendula, and getting enough sleep during the holidays. Curious about some of the topics I talked about? Here are links to more information about these topics.
Try this tasty antipasto as a substitute for a fattening entrée.
The new USDA guidelines about sodium intake may be daunting, but it is possible to lower your salt consumption and still have delicious herbal meals.
Enjoy the taste and health benefits of cherries!
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
A new report from Food Safety News finds that up to one-third of all honey in the U.S. is illegally imported from China and possibly contaminated with antibiotics and lead.
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
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.
Learn more about blue cohosh's medicinal uses.
Learn more about herbal cures and causes of nosebleeds.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
Prepare your body and mind for delivery with prenatal yoga poses and delicious red raspberry and nettle tea.
Try these three natural coat rinse recipes for your furry friends.
Don’t let your lips dry up this winter season, take a few tips and pointers from Janice Cox and make your own lip gloss and soothing balms.
Many air fresheners can emit toxic chemicals; however, potted chrysanthemums are natural and safe deodorizers.
Learn how to be health conscious when your candy cravings start this Halloween.
Black cherry juice is a delicious way to help sore muscles heal naturally.
The growing incidence of obesity worldwide leaves individuals vulnerable to other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes.
Our standard shampooing practices often leave hair dull and damaged. Benefit from our botanical allies to achieve balance for scalp and hair by using natural herbal rinses.
One blogger revels in the many ways that reusable cloth pads have changed her life.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a new line of natural baby products from leading baby products powerhouse Johnson's. The Johnson's Natural line provides eco-conscious moms natural baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion and more.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Badger Headache Soother Mind Balm, which helps clear sinuses with eucalyptus and peppermint oils while calming your senses with a light touch of lavender.
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural sunscreen from Pratima. Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen features zinc oxide and is SPF 30.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reveals what sunscreen active ingredients are safe and unsafe and recommends resources to find natural sunscreens.
This year at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, three new natural products stood out from the rest in the event's annual "Best of the West." Discover a new way to soothe the skin with ozonated oil, a new dipable snack option for kids, and new product to help you fall asleep faster.
Chemical antibacterials, including triclosan, are health and environmental hazards. You don't have to bring these nasties into your home. Put hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract to work killing germs and disinfect.
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
Make 2010 your healthiest year yet. Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her five green beauty resolutions for a naturally beautiful new year!
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
Not only is neem oil beneficial as a bio-pesticide, but it can actually enrich garden soil. Discover the benefits of neem oil for your garden!
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
ALŌ Drink blends are made with real aloe vera pulp and juice straight from the aloe vera plant - never reconstituted from powder.
Fusing green science with time-honoured beauty rituals, Bionée provides certified organic beauty and personal care products for new mothers and babies.
Tessemae’s All Natural announces the release of its line of gluten-free salad dressing and marinades.
The New Naturals Skincare Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 from Peter Lamas provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
The new Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Formula SPF 40 blends in clear for the ultimate in safe sun protection.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces its limited edition Lips and Lashes gift set for the holiday season.
PRIMAVERA skin care has just made its U.S debut and is quickly raising the bar in the field of natural and organic skin care.
ThermaCell’s Outdoor Lantern can simultaneously be used as a mosquito repellent and light, making it a great choice for the patio, cottage or camping.
Urban Moonshine will introduce its new certified organic Energy Tonic at Natural Products Expo West, the industry’s largest event taking place on March 8th.
With all the wonderful products that walk across our desks here at Natural Home, here are a few that have stood out during the holiday season. Grab these last-minute gifts for your friends, family, or even yourself. And remember: Green is not just for the holidays. Any of these products would be great year round.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm from Bubble and Bee Organic.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Prairie Essence Herbal Garden Lip Balm, a natural lip balm made from a blend of rosemary and herb essential oils.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
Pangea Organics Hand and Body Lotion goes on smoothly, leaves hands moisturized and comes in four unusual scents.
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
This lavender face toner from emerginC is a light, refreshing and gentle toner, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
Conventional deodorants contain aluminum and other chemicals linked to cancer, elevated estrogen levels and other health problems. Witch hazel provides an effective and economical natural deodorant alternative.
Conventional toothpaste is loaded with fluoride, SLS, triclosan and other chemicals. Learn the dangers of fluoride and explore the world of natural toothpastes!
Matt and Kelly Grocoff keep cool in Michigan by taking advantage of their 110-year-old home's natural ventilation strategies. It's as easy as opening a couple of strategically placed windows.
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
'Green' cleaning products are awash with misleading labels and false claims. Always look for a third-party certification to assure you're buying the healthiest, most environmentally friendly cleaners.
Make your own all-purpose cleaners, dishwasher detergent and mildew remover with safe, simple ingredients. Ever think you'd be doing dishes with Kool-Aid?
Alka-Seltzer can give your cleaning routine a little extra fizz. Try it for unclogging drains and cleaning toilets.
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
In the wake of a study that shows access to public transportation is crucial to lowering carbon footprint, the Smarter Cities Project names the top regions for smart transit.