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Go green in the bedroom with these simple ideas for creating an affordable eco-friendly haven.
Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.
Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
Texas artist Sandra Stevens has always been crazy about cows. Today she creates cow paintings for Western art lovers.
This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
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.
In this update on nursery renovations, Jessica shares her progress on re-wiring, installing windows, insulation and new drywall.
An organic cotton and wool body pillow goes a long way to help relieve pregnancy back pain.
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.
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!
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.
To give your bedroom a boost, consider new paint suited to your personality. AFM Safecoat's Ayurveda Essence line allows you to choose colors based on your dosha, or personality type, within Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal system.
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
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.
Unearthed Paints, a start-up paint company, aims to change the industry by offering biodegradable, vegan and 100 percent VOC-free paints with full disclosure of ingredients.
Wabi-sabi is sinewy, flecked browns and yellowed greens, the myriad stone and moss shades, a slate-gray cloud’s washed violet underside. Like nature, wabi-sabi paints in multidimensional swatches that are never what they appear to be.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
Barter markets--great big swap meets where you can trade what you don't want for things that you do--have become commonplace in Spain and are spreading throughout Europe. This video shows why we may want to start those over here.
Guest blogger Christine Wilson shares another snapshot of her new master bedroom's wall color, painted with VOC-free paint.
Guest blogger Christine Wilson reviews Olympic's Premum Paint line.
Stinging nettles may sound intimidating, but once you get past their prickly exterior this classic spring weed offers many health benefits.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
Guest blogger Kim Wallace finds four shades of turquoise for her living room accent wall from Olympic Paint and Stain’s “Colors of Inspiration” paint color swatch booklet, which is filled with 1,200 zero-VOC interior paint colors.
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
The Council of Better Business Bureaus National Advertising Division recommends that Sherwin-Williams modify or discontinue advertising claims that its “Harmony” paint line is completely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Try these five herbs to ease winter aches.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
Express yourself by decorating a blank wall with eco-friendly wall treatments and low-VOC paints.
Refresh the exterior of your house with a coat of YOLO Colorhouse paint inspired by the landscape around it.
Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.
Black cherry juice is a delicious way to help sore muscles heal naturally.
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals traces of lead and other heavy metals in children’s face paints.
Cool your inflamed muscles the healthy way with turmeric.
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
Herbs such as arnica, capsaicin and ginger relieve KC's aching muscles after a painful car crash.
For a quick (and inexpensive) burst of color, nothing beats painting the walls. Here’s why it’s worthwhile to make the paint you use low-VOC.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley takes a look at the Marrakesh House, the new sustainable home of filmmaker Chris Paine.
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.
Garlic, saffron and parsley take me straight to the Mediterranean.
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.

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