SheaMoisture looks to help women capture their individuality with The Art of Color.
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.
Perfect Seasonal Styles with Peter Lamas Naturals’ "Hold Me" and "Repair Me"
Vitamin D helps support the immune system and the hormones that regulate mood and sleep.
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.
KC has got her hands on another great cookbook: The Culinary Institute of America: The New Book of Soups.
Aquifer depletion, rising temperatures, population increase and ethanol production are conspiring to send grain prices soaring and could lead to a world food crisis, Earthwatch Institute president Lester Brown predicts.
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.
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.
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.
Host a holiday party without worrying about litter box odor — or harsh chemicals — with Swheat Scoop.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse Here Sonya gets ready for a busy week of subcontractors for the NewenHouse kit home. The interior of the home is nearing completion!
Watch Rachel Maddow as she celebrates the return of Angostura bitters with two fabulous recipes and a fun story concerning its shortage this past winter.
Most Americans believe that cleaning products are required to list ingredients on labels. They're not. But Whole Foods is taking matters into its own hands with a color-coded rating system that holds manufacturers accountable for green claims.
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
The Sacred Seeds Sanctuary in Costa Rica, provides an opportunity to help endangered plants adapt to and thrive in changing climate conditions.
On Thursday, March 10, our friends from the American Botanical Council hosted their annual ABCelebration. During the reception, three important people were recognized for their tremendous work in the herbal industry.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated under the slab of the NewenHouse prototype home and the importance of air sealing to achieve Passive House certification.
Sonya Newenhouse describes the roof truss system and air-tight barrier between the second floor and the roof for the Passive House NewenHouse Kit Home.
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses the southern-facing 17-inch-deep windowsills of her Passive House-certified home to grow seedlings.
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.
During farm tours at Finca Luna Nueva, an organic farm and resort in Costa Rica,, guests learn about the biodynamic preparations and compost that feed the vibrant, tasty produce they eat for dinner. The resort is connecting tourists to their food.
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.
These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
Mountain Rose Herbs has debuted new sustainable tea packaging made from 100 percent recycled newspaper and compostable non-GMO plant cellulose.
Laundry detergent manufacturer reduces plastic by 66 percent in new easier-to-recycle bottles made from recycled cardboard and newspaper.
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated the perimeter of her model Passive House slab and installed an EPS foam frost skirt around the slab for cold climate construction.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the framing process and how she finds opportunities for borrowed light in the inner walls of the NewenHouse kit home.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes building the 12-inch remote Larsen Truss wall, which, combined with the OSB air barrier, will create a 16-inch-thick insulated wall system for the NewenHouse kit home.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the super-insulated, sustainable and small NewenHouse kit home she's planning to bring to market in 2012. The prototype, being built in Viroqua Wisconsin, is striving for LEED Platnium and Passive House certifications.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how and why the Passive House conference inspired her to change the NewenHouse kit home's design to meet Passive House certification.
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes moving into the first NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
Sonya Newenhouse discusses some of the issues with synthetic gypsum drywall and documents the steps she will take to avoid electromagnetic fields in her new house.
Here Sonya describes moving into the the NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test (reaching an amazing score of .51 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals)and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
Here Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses her southern facing 17 inch deep window sills to grow seedlings. She also notes that their electrical bill for February in the furnace free home was only $11 -- $8 of which was service fees.
This year marked the inaugural natural beauty pop-up event, A Night For Green Beauty. The event featured enthusiastic green beauty bloggers and fabulous green beauty brands. Here I've compiled a handful of green beauty products that caught my eye from companies La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom, H. Gillerman Organics and Ilia.
Columbia University's Earth Institute will hold an informational session on its Sustainability Management program on February 10.
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.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the HRV (heat recovery ventilation) unit and insulation installation for the NewenHouse Kit Home.
I made a New Year’s resolution about being really regular with my blog entries.
Happy New Year! This year I’m happily going to my friends’ house to ring it in. If you’re hosting the New Year’s Eve party this year, start 2010 out right by keeping it green.
A survey finds that 53 percent of Americans plan to make a green New Year’s resolution in 2010.
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.
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
A recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey found that demand for luxury products is waning. In contrast, manufacturers are seeing an increased emphasis on both accessibility/universal design and renewable materials. Essentially, homeowners are shying away from expensive (and usually unnecessary) products that add little actual value to their home, concentrating instead on features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability.
A survey by the Shelton Group, a Tennessee-based advertising firm, reveals why energy-efficient products are flying off the shelves during this tough economic time.
Throw a green New Year's eve party with these tips for decor, food and more.
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
Planting heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds is a great way to help preserve endangered plant varieties--and the planet's very ecosystem.
Chicago and New York City vie to be the first to pass a green food resolution.
MIT students have developed an outdoor rocking lounge chair that doubles as a solar charging station, recasting power generation as an integrated and distributed public activity.
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.
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits New York City and discovers the New York Botanical Garden.
Live 2015 to the fullest by cultivating these eight healthy habits. With these mindful New Year’s resolutions you are sure to make this year your year.
Take some pressure off resolutions season by choosing “world improvement” instead of just “self-improvement”. Add a green resolution to your list this year.
Looking for more information on natural beauty and organic skin car? Check out these blogs!
NOTE We never trade products for mentions in our blogs or our published magazine. We do receive free samples and will mention them only if we like the product or find it especially effective. A few years ago a friend
Our menstrual cup comparison looks at two leading reusable feminine hygiene brands: Diva Cup and Lunette. Make an informed decision about which is right for you and start your journey to zero-waste living and a life free from worry, even during "that time of the month."
Make 2010 your healthiest year yet. Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her five green beauty resolutions for a naturally beautiful new year!
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
A visit to The Cloisters medieval museum and gardens in New York City reminds the Lemon Verbena Lady just how close gardens an art are related.
Don't know what to do to be greener in 2009? Here's a few things Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace will be committing or recommitting herself to for the next calendar year.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems rely on the earth’s constant underground temperature of 45 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable indoor climates. The technology works in any size or style home, in nearly any setting on earth.
The path to a sustainable New York City will involve covering much of the urban space with food farms and gardens.
An affordable prototype home helps revitalize a blighted Syracuse, New York, neighborhood--and could be the city home of the future.
Check out Vaska Laundry Care's line of environmentally-friendly clothing care products, now available at Target Stores nationwide.
Energy-monitoring devices won big at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City.
LG Electronics unveiled a new energy-efficient bottom-freezer refrigerator at the Maison & Object living design exhibition in Paris. The product, which uses linear compressor technology to save energy, was named the best example of an eco-chic product at the exhibition.
Upcycling company TerraCycle is partnering with FritoLay North America to keep old chips bags out of landfills and turn them into new consumer products.
Ken Ruck wants to build a fully self-sustaining earthship on New York's Lower East Side.
HerbKits.com has an array of products for the newly-competitive indoor herb garden lifestyle. Read my review of how these kits "stack up".
The best defense against potential hazards in products you like? Be responsible.
Most days I just don't have time to make breakfast. It's the most important meal, though, so usally it's a Larabar and juice for me. I like Larabars because the ingredient list is short and they are delicious. My favorite bar, the Apple Pie , is just dates, walnuts, unsweetened apples, almonds, raisins, and cinnamo
Although Angostura bitters may be short in supply, they're not short on flavor.
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.
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
Sales of antibiotics for domestic food animals increased 6.7 percent in the last year, while meat production increased just 1.3 percent.
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at www.bellgossett.com.
Many beauty products contain harmful chemicals, but figuring out which are the worst can be difficult. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence clues you in to the top five chemical ingredients to avoid when buying summer skin care products, and helps you learn about a few natural alternatives.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
Check out our favorite garden products to help you enjoy gardening this spring.
These refreshing Numi Organic Tea libations are perfect as we look ahead to the warmer months.
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
If you still want to do everything you can to make your home healthy—for your family and the planet—take a look at how you clean. Like it or not, we have to clean our homes on a regular basis. Natural Home offers lots of great ideas for making your own healthy, natural cleaning solutions—or look to some of the great green solutions now available at your grocery store.
PriscillaWoolworth.com makes conscious shopping easier by selling a variety of green household products and fair trade items from around the world.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren reviews her favorite brand of organic tea, Choice Organic Teas.
Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème controls frizz and adds shine to straight hair without the use of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors and dyes.
Take care of yourself with our picks for natural personal care products.
In the South we bring in the new year eating black-eyed peas. You should try my pie—it might even bring you luck wherever you live!
Washington, D.C., Nevada and New Mexico see the most LEED-certified green building per capita in 2010.
These pickled figs are sweet and slightly tangy, perfect for steak, Portabella mushrooms, cheese or ice cream.
If you find your back hurting while gardening, or if it’s just too hard on the knees to bend down for weeding, there’s a product you need to try out: The Wearable Gardening Stool.
If you're not tech-savvy, gifts kids’ll like are hard to come by. If you don’t want to waste your money on some electrical gadget that’ll likely be outdated the day after you buy it, check out these fun, garden terrariums. They even come in different themes!
It's time for fall gardening, indoor gardening and spring preparation. In preparation, do you know which products to choose and which to lose? Check out my picks for the best autumn gardening products! Part I.
Finally, the Top Four Autumn Gardening Products are revealed! See my top picks of the best items for a fun fall of indoor gardening. Part II.
You've probably seen this product in the endless issues of SkyMall, but let me just tell you, the AeroGarden is every bit as cool as it looks! Also read the history behind, "Mary, Mary quite contrary ..."
I don't know about you guys, but this time of year can be rough. As in your skin. It's cold outside, you are busy getting everything ready for the upcoming holidays, and maybe you haven't gotten in the habit of
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.
If night sweats are causing you to lose sleep and costing you more on your air-conditioning bill, consider a Bedfan.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
Learn about the food sovereignty movement and what it means to you.
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
A new discovery is leading the way to production of opiate painkillers in labs instead of poppy fields.
Love it or hate it, everyone has an opinion about cilantro. It's bold appeal becomes overwhelming for some. Let's just chalk it all up to genetics.
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
At the start of a new year, make a resolution to clear your spice cupboard of old herbs and spices.
The chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi) is mostly grown for decorative purposes, but it also has a history of medicinal treatments.
When the Lemon Verbena Lady visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens during her NYC vacation she quickly learned that timing is everything when it comes to herbal travels.
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species.
Erin McIntosh enjoyed a weekend exploring Western holistic medicine at the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference located at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú, New Mexico.
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
A hot (literally) exercise trend is sweeping the nation. Learn more about hot yoga here.
Apartment Therapy's annual Small Cool contest, featuring homes of less than 1,000 square feet, is a gold mine for smart ideas that make tiny spaces elegant, graceful and liveable.
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
Kate and Jeff are building their off-the-grid dream near Taos, New Mexico. As they build themselves a small straw bale house and make do with a few solar panels, they're realizing how little they really need.
A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a chance to revisit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2013, getting a chance to finally see the newly renovated Herb Garden.
Get inspired with these 10 New Year’s Resolutions you can make to help yourself, humanity, and the planet.
Designed as a shotgun-style house for natural ventilation, the Alligator House was designed and built as part of the rehousing effort in post-Katrina New Orleans.
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.
This seven-serum set from ORGO Beauty is great for aging skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Enriched with a number of relaxing and healing ingredients, Erbaviva’s Relax Body Lotion is a great body-care product to store on the office desk.
Free of aluminum and other nasty ingredients, this citrus-rich deodorant stick from Primal Pit Paste smells amazing, isn’t hard to apply and works well.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
Cleaning can be calming, but nauseous-smelling products aren't as lovely as using herbs or "green" alternatives. Learn more about herbal cleaning.
Hipcycle.com offers new upcycled products for spring 2012
Soothe and relax achy limbs with four different Kneipp Arnica products that are ideal for use when feeling sore or after strenuous activities.
Vermont Natural Coatings, manufacturer of high performance naturally derived whey-based wood finishes, recently introduced new Heirloom Wipe-On PolyWhey, a durable, safe furniture finish with the look and feel of traditional hand rubbed finishes.
3Girls Holistic announces the launch of 100 percent organic and wild-harvested products designed for young girls.
Americans equate products made in the USA with sustainability and often choose American-made products over other options, a study finds.
The Natural Resources Defense Council sues the FDA to get triclosan and triclocarban, synthetic hormone-disrupting chemicals that are bad for our health and the environment, out of personal-care products.
Great shampoo from Dr. Hauschka.
Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.
A recent visit to Salon Di Marco in Lawrence, Kansas has made me rethink the way I take care of my hair.
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.
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.
Fusing green science with time-honoured beauty rituals, Bionée provides certified organic beauty and personal care products for new mothers and babies.
The Barr-Co. collection is made from natural ingredients and is hand crafted in St. Louis, Missouri.
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 editorial intern Kirsten Hudson bakes her first gluten-free cake using Pamela’s Products baking mix.
Learn more about the variety of bee products and how they are harvested.
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
Starting a worm composting system from your kitchen scraps is easy – and what better time to discover the disturbing art, than the Halloween season? Read what you can do with 8,000 red wigglers …
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.
Lucky are we, that now we have several soiless options for growing herbs indoors, and many of them are very effective. The Power Plant Mini, from Prepara, in my opinion, is not among them. Read my review of this hydroponic product ...
Patsy Bell Hobson reviews Doug Oster's book, Tomatoes Basil Garlic, which captures the simple pleasures of growing and cooking your garden's most versatile veggies.
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!
Cocoa supplements can be a great way to protect your heart and ward off many heart and age-related diseases.
Prometheus Springs’ capsaicin-spiced elixirs pack the spiciness—and health benefits—of capsaicin into six delicious flavors.
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.
John Masters Organics offers hair care enriched with essential oils. Read the review!
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.
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.”
After suffering second degree burns, one co-worker tries our favorite herbal salves and creams and experiences miraculous results.
One blogger revels in the many ways that reusable cloth pads have changed her life.
This fish tank is filled with plants like you've never seen before.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds herb garden design inspiration in Port Murray, New Jersey.
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before. You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
This bee-friendly body-care product from the Savannah Bee Company is a great winter product. Read on to learn why you should use the Royal Jelly Body Butter to moisturize and hydrate your skin.
Toss this lotion from Benecos Natural Beauty in your purse for well-moisturized hands wherever you are.
Treat yourself to an at-home manicure with nontoxic nail polishes from Scotch Naturals, a company that creates more than 40 different nail polishes with their eco-friendly, water-based formula.
Tame frizz with this botanical-rich leave-in conditioning mist from John Masters Organics.
Give your locks the love they deserve with these five best natural shampoos, handpicked by the Mother Earth Living editors.
Treat your skin to the wonderfully delicious scent of vanilla with this luxurious vanilla sugar scrub from Garden Apothecary.
Prevent dry, cracked heels with this clove-scented Cracked Skin Relief Crème from derma e.
This Intensive Spot Treatment from Santalia is gentle on skin with plenty of acne-fighting power, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Cure your winter doldrums with this uplifting Lemon Verbena Hand Cream from Vineyard Hill Naturals.
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.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
A recent recall of grape tomatoes may also affect supermarket salad products.
USDA tests have discovered pesticide residue on a large majority of cilantro samples, including products not approved for use on the herb.
Evidence of fenugreek seeds contaminated with E. coli leads to a recall of teas and dietary supplements in the EU.
A summertime symbol, the firefly, is slowly disappearing from nature. Read how you can help prevent this from happening.
Buying local sustainable food is now as close as the nearest Wal-Mart.
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.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
People on both coasts of the U.S. are worried about Japan's leaking radiation entering their food supply—but is there really cause for concern?
Doctors have created a 'Peanut Patch' that will potentially treat the effect of peanut allergies.
In light of the recent natural disasters in Japan, two woman are asking herbalist to ban together to help protect a few lives and donate herbal supplies for an organization called Herb for Japan.
Packaged brownies sold as dietary supplements with added melatonin raise health concerns from the public.
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
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.
New research reveals the least and most obese states in America, with Colorado and West Virginia taking the top and bottom slots.
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.
'Organic farmers have the right to raise our organic crops without the threat of invasion by Monsanto's genetic contamination and without harassment by a reckless polluter. Beginning today, America asserts her right to justice and pure food.'
Take a photographic tour of Finca Bella Vista, a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.
Washing your hair daily is way too often. Learn what you should do instead.
As state and local governments are scrambling to ban salvia divinorum, Editor-in-chief K.C. Compton defends the 900 other salvia species.
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.
Have you ever wondered how much saffron you should use in a recipe. We have the answer.
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.
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
These tips mined from the second issue of Mother Earth News, published in 1970, will make your housekeeping more enjoyable and efficient. Mother has always known best.
SheaMoisture expands on their Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Collection with two new products formulated with organic ingredients to heal and soothe delicate baby skin.
Since 2005, the USDA has been certifying organic beauty products, but it has no control over the production and labeling of cosmetics and personal-care products—which is the exact problem the Organic Consumers Association wants to remedy with its “Coming Clean” campaign.
At the Herb Companion we are passionate about the well being of humans and animals alike, and we think it is important that our readers are informed of the cruelties of animal testing in the cosmetics industry, the availiable alternatives, and ways to fight back.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
John Masters Organics introduces a new men’s collection, featuring 2-in-1 products that provide men with quick and easy grooming essentials for a painless two-step routine.
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.
The GoodGuide, a website and iPhone application, offers consumers comprehensive reviews of the health, environmental and social impacts of more than 75,000 products.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares a variety of organic beers and tips on how to green your beer drinking.
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.
Tips and techniques for proper burning and storage of beeswax candles
Use these eco-friendly tools to clean up your cleaning routine.
With more than 32 designs to choose from, you’re sure to find an organic cotton throw pillow for your home’s décor from Wabisabi Green’s EcoArt pillow collections.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Research into the potential causes of obesity doesn't lead exclusively to a poor diet and lack of exercise: Environment and exposure to endocrine disruptors can also play a role in weight gain.
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!
Moisturizing your face with botanical oils is a centuries-old practice from ancient Rome that is becoming popular once again. Check out three facial oils that I love using right now.
For an extra burst of energy in the morning, indulge in this citrus-scented Sun Shower body scrub from The Orange Owl.
Minimize the appearance of dull, aging skin with Larenim Mineral's anti-aging serum, Youth Bloom Gel.
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
Buying the right produce, using the best cookware and storing leftovers properly will result in a safe and delicious meal for your family and friends.
The new USDA guidelines about sodium intake may be daunting, but it is possible to lower your salt consumption and still have delicious herbal meals.
Beware of certain produce if you're pregnant. Some pesticides may affect your growing child.
A new study shows that low-sodium diets may increase risk of heart-related problems for some people.
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.
Misunderstanding of the “use-by” or “sell-by” date on products (not the same as an expiration date) leads to tons of food waste each year.
Michelle Obama's new organic White House vegetable garden is the first of its kind since World War II. I spoke with a friend who was at the scene as students from a local elementary school broke ground Friday, which was the first day of spring. Find out what the new "First Herbs of the United States" are.
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
RSVP for the Bee-a-thon on July 16 to learn about the role of bees in our lives and what we can do about the challenges they face today.
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.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
At 92, Lane Furneaux has been working for more than 30 years to educate the people of Dallas on the culinary and health benefits of herbs.
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
Modern-day lore and magical herbs are being put to political use by Romanian witches.
Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.
A recent study tested the effects that tart cherry juice has on fibryomyalgia patients and discovered marginal benefits in patient's muscle strength.
According to Physorg.com, about 26 percent of herbs and 20 percent of spices sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria. Read more.
Coffee may be more beneficial to your health than previously thought. A new study explains the connection of coffee and decrease in stroke risk among women.
Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
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.
Kids who chew gum at school perform better on standardized tests, new research suggests.
Cargill has announced one of the largest meat recalls in history. Learn if you are at risk.
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
Get all the information about how to protect yourself from the latest listeria outbreak.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
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.
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
As the use of supplements and vitamin increase in the U.S., they are under scrutiny in other parts of the world.
Take the guesswork out of planting with the new ZIP-code tailored When to Plant app from Mother Earth News magazine.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
Check out my latest radio segment on Mother Earth News Radio with Andrea Ridout and Dan Lepinski. I share a bit of the history of chai including hints for making the perfect cup.
If you've been keeping up with this year's Winter Olympics, you may have noticed the strange bouquets being handed out to Olympians. Learn more about them.
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
Interested in Kate Middleton's elegantly understated royal wedding bouquet? We've got the inside scoop.
Going to be in the Seattle area the first weekend in June? Then join us at the Mother Earth News Fair, a fun, family-friend event focused on sustainability.
Sweet Beginnings, an urban apiary on an undeveloped strip of land near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, provides employment to former convicts and produces raw honey and a line of all-natural honey-based skincare products.
Citing breaches of contract and “good faith,” Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut has announced that it is cutting ties with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), no longer allowing the branch to certify Passive Houses in the U.S.
The Frugal Foodie Cookbook (Viva Edtions, 2009) offers excellent recipes and tips for the everyday cook. Here's a recipe for Roasted Garlic, Spinach, and Feta Pizza.
Spelt Right Baking creates bagels, artisan breads and pizza dough using spelt, an ancient and nutritious grain.
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.
If you're looking for an indoor garden that keeps animals away and requires little space, the Woolly Pocket is right for you!
Poo-Pourri spray claims it can eliminate stinky bathroom odors. The Garden Gnome finds out if it really works.
This book is packed with 20 intricate designs, charts, gardening tips and tricks and conventional wisdom passed down through the years.
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.
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
Many Americans have insomnia. Try these herbal remedies to reset your sleeping schedule.
Try these alternative aromatherapy products for long lasting relaxation.
Want to learn more about aromatherapy? There's an app for that!
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Give your skin care routine a boost with Eve Organics organic products.
Give your immune system a boost with Berries for Life BerryImmune supplement, which combines the powers of elderberry, cranberry and beta-glucan.
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.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
Sibu Beauty’s Nourishing Facial Cream is made with antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn oil, perfect for protecting and repairing skin.
This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
Read this Herbalista's review on the Pomegranate Green Tea shampoo and conditioner from Organix and learn just how green it really is.
The Herbalista begins her search for pictue perfect skincare. Herbs can keep your skin healthy and glowing and John Masters Organics combines rose and aloe to create a useful toning mist that the Herbalista uses to get a head start to each and every morning.
Getting back in shape to prepare for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure requires exercise and healing salves for aching joints. Try these natural remedies when soothing your aching muscles.
Gardener’s All Natural Hand Balm with Shea Butter by SunFeather Natural Soap Company ($9) is a delectable combination of olive oil and shea butter scented with lavender, lemon and ginger essential oils.
Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.
This facial cleanser is packed with botanicals and is great for daily use.
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
If you’re on the lookout for a vegan hair care product that garners the same results as high quality salon products, you’re in luck. Emmett Cooper Haircare is just that.
Looking for a healthful beverage? Try these new blends from Choice Organic Teas.
Boost your immune system with KC's delicious chicken immunity soup recipe, made with Avena Botanicals' Immune Soup mix.
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.
Constantly buying pads and tampons can add up to a very large bill, inevitably costing women a lot of money. Cut down on expenses and save money by switching to reusable menstrual products.
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 reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Badger Headache Soother Mind Balm, which helps clear sinuses with eucalyptus and peppermint oils while calming your senses with a light touch of lavender.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace 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 natural shampoo California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo and Body Wash.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
Concentrated milk protein, also known as milk protein concentrate or MPCs, is a dry, high-protein additive that is largely unregulated.
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Enjoy an herb garden no matter where you live or the time of the year by starting your own indoor garden system. With these starter tools it is simpler than ever.
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
Up to 75 percent of antibacterial products carry triclosan and triclocarban, hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect brain and nervous system development.
The Corn Refiners Association is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup on food labels to corn sugar.
Learn which natural facial scrubs are good for you and the environment.
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.
Roux Maison Detergens are now available in Sweet Tea and Ambrosia.
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.
Check out these eco-friendly garden products that were designed by Northern California gardeners.
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.
Imperial Cat has once again expanded its brand of high-quality, eco-friendly cat products to include new holiday themed Scratch 'n Shapes.
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
A 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.
True Natural’s Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen line receives Natural Products Association Certification.
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are made from a plant-based resin called Ingeo.
Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collection.
Graco, one of the nation’s largest children’s products manufacturers, has committed to banning the use of four of the most toxic chemical flame retardant chemicals from its products.
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.
Rejuvenate sun-drenched skin with soothing Almond Blossom products from Kneipp.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces its limited edition Lips and Lashes gift set for the holiday season.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil. Get 20 percent off this product until July 31, 2009.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
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 Prairie Essence Herbal Garden Lip Balm, a natural lip balm made from a blend of rosemary and herb essential oils.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
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.
If you use cast-iron cookware, try this indispensable tool—a stainless-steel mesh scrubber.
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to its environmental marketing guidelines would make it more difficult for marketers to make false green claims for their products.
Re-Nest's list of its favorite Etsy stores makes navigating the handmade goods shopping site easier to navigate.
BuildingGreen’s 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products list includes a low-flow toilet, composite decking, a high-performing wall system and other products that conserve energy and resources.
The Herb Companion is partnering with Poppy Swap, a new online herbal marketplace, to bring you a free herbal product of your choice.
This charitable foundation cleans up coasts, employs impoverished communities, turns discarded items into new products and uses the funds from sales to help alleviate environmental issues such as whaling and support social issues such as education, conservation and development initiatives in poor communities.
A new study finds that showerheads contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
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.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
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!
Turn a boring wall into a vertical garden with The Woolly Wally Pocket. Made of 100% recycled plastic bottles, this hanging planter is the answer for anyone looking for a unique and eco-friendly planter for container gardening.
For puffy eyes there’s nothing better than some good old fashioned cucumber.
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.
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
I read cookbooks like some people read mystery novels or the latest steamy romance. The object of my affections this month is Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians and Meat-lovers Alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker.
The Herb Companion recently discovered One Love Organics—a company that focuses on making four sustainable beauty products. Comment to enter for a chance to win some of their products.
These three health-food bars by Barre comprise of nutritious (and delicious) superfoods. Made with the dancer in mind, these bars are perfect for anyone needing an extra boost of energy while keeping the calorie-count down.
The Yube modular furniture system makes organizing simple and stylish for every room in the home.
Celiac disease affects more than 3 millions Americans, and yet there is no FDA regulation to monitor gluten-free foods. Discover how you can help fight for a FDA regulation.
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
According to the Okinawan diet, those who eat fewer calories just might live longer. Dr. Amber French discusses this study and analyzes how cutting 20 percent of your daily calorie intake might help you lose weight stave off age-related disease.
Native ladybugs are disappearing around the nation. Learn more about how you can help stop this problem.
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
Diethyl phthalate is an ingredient used in many body care products that guest blogger Dawn has concern with. Learn how to use a costemic safety database to find out if your cosmetics are safe or include harmful ingredients.
The sunscreens you use may not offer the amount of protection you need.
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
Beside the fact that the blooming "Corpse Flower" smells like, well, a rotting corpse, it's still quite the event.
Mother Earth News Radio recently interviewed Jim May, the first person to bring Stevia rebaudioside into the United States. Stevia is known most for its naturally sweet leaves. Listen to the interview here.
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
Kroger recently recalled select pet food brands from 19 states. Learn how to protect your pets from contaminants found in store-bought pet food by making your own.
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.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
The original Coke recipe, a closely-guarded secret, is reportedly built on the distinctive flavors of herbal essential oils.
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions.
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
Flavonoids in cocoa can decrease blood pressure, improve circulation and lower cholesterol.
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
A new study has shown folic acid to play a large role in academic achievements among teens.
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
People with pale skin may have more troubles than being unable to get a summer tan, a new study suggests.
This herb's medicinal use dates back to 400 B.C., and researchers may have found another reason why our anchestors may have been onto something.
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
Wrigley, a giant in the chewing gum industry, has received approval from the FSA to use magnolia bark extract in future products.
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a cilantro recall on a certain brand of the popular herb. Read on to keep your family safe.
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
Allergists are seeing the causes of hay fever are already arriving in the midst of a mild winter.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
Protect eyes from the sun this summer with a cool pair of shades. Read on to find your perfect pair of sunglasses.
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.
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
Jessica invites readers to visit her at the upcoming Green Festival in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Could a poisonous plant used by ancient colonizers to hurt be used by modern dermatologists to help?
The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
Here are some highlights from my workshop, "Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies" at the Mother Earth News Fair. Throw away your chemical cleaners and get your home sparkling the healthy way!
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, from a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now. It's foraging season!
If you’re looking for a healthy and eco-friendly dog shampoo that smells great, then look no further than Olive Bubble + Squeak Herbal Dog Shampoo. This shampoo is USDA approved organic, 100 percent biodegradable and bottled in recyclable plastic.
One way to fight against animal cruelty in the cosmetics industry is to buy from certified cruelty-free companies. Another is to make your own products at home.
Stand against animal testing with certified cruelty-free cosmetics and homemade lip balms and lotions.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
Naturally healthy skin need not be a daunting, complex task. It can be a delightful ritual using natural ingredients found in your own home. The important first step is to simplify your beauty routine. Learn about the five necessities.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
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.
Keep things sexy with all-natural, non-toxic ‘XTC Get Wet,’ the first personal lubricant of its kind.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews another natural shampoo in her natural shampoo series: Yes To Tomatoes Tempting Tomato Volumizing Shampoo.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
Try our editor’s picks for five skin-care solutions that are sure to give you a healthy complexion.
Some of my favorite, effective natural skin care products include a powerfully healing skin cream, a dark-circle-erasing eye cream and a luxurious facial oil.
My favorite experience at the Natural Products Expo West was the 6th Annual FIG Media Luncheon, hosted by the Fresh Ideas Group. This year, the panelists discussed how to pave the road for a healthier future.
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.
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 reviews all-natural, vegan Hurraw! lip balm's new Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm and Tinted Cinnamon Lip Balm.
Mountain Rose Herbs new line of Epicurean Organic seasoning blends are worth a try. The Herbs De Provence and the West Indies Rub are wonderful for seasoning prawns and most seafood.
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.
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
I don't know about you, but its absolutely impossible to keep my feet clean in sandals, my summer staple. So when I stumbled upon Wipe Your Feet by Jamar Labs, I was intrigued.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
If you’re looking for that perfect reusable bottle, check out ALEX. Not only is this water bottle BPA-free and made from premium grade 304 stainless steel, but it also twists apart in the middle, making clean-up a cinch.
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
The symposium will feature a special guest lecturer, informational herbal workshops and a special garden tour.
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
A new study may have found out why it's impossible to just eat one potato chip.
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
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.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies helps parents find safer and affordable school supplies for their children.
SheaMoisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Soufflé (Gel) with Agave Nectar and Flax Seed is an effective, easy-to-rinse-out, no buildup, light-weight and all-natural alternative to other curl defining styling aids on the market.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
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 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.
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.
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
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!
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
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.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
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.
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
Uncover what colorful, fragrant flowers make up the London 2012 victory bouquets during this summer's Olympic Games.
As you combat dry facial skin this winter, consider using a moisturizing face mask, such as Kahina Antioxidant Mask, once a week to treat your skin to an extra dose of high-power hydration.
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
The launch of Oakley’s first pair of eco-friendly shades keeps Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson on her search for sustainable sunglasses.
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.