Simply Organic Black Pepper is now available in a reusable tin that features a triple-use closure that allows users to sprinkle, spoon or pour the pepper.
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One Herb Companion staffer describes her recent fascination with ginger candy, including its spicy flavor and benefits for people prone to motion sickness or nausea.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Learn to craft herbal medicine at home or in the wild using the folk method. This informative and useful guide provides helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for making tinctures the traditional way.
When jalapenos take over, what’s a rookie gardener to do? Dry ’em, freeze ’em, smoke ’em, and more.
Do you dream about living in a tiny, super-efficient home but worry about living with less space? This list of reasons for living could help push you off the fence. Dream big, live small!
Learn four ways you can enjoy herbs in your daily life.
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
Small house builder Rich Daniels seeks to cluster 100 homes under 400 square feet in a former sawmill.
Growing invasive peppermints is not always a bad thing!
Give your lips a hint of color with a tinted lip balm from the Yes to Carrots Color Balm line.
Medicines and extracted herbs can be disgusting, even diluted in water. Luckily, there's a trick for those of us who don't want to grimace every time we try and do something healthy for our bodies! Read more ...
Get maximum flavor and brilliant color in a small garden space with peppers.
The American Institute of Architect’s Home Design Trends Survey confirmed what Natural Home predicted in January—Americans are moving to smaller homes.
The first Tiny House Conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 16.
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company founder Jay Shafer teaches Americans how to build efficient homes of less than 1,000 square feet.
After working four jobs to make payments on their larger home, Debra and Gary downsized—to 320 square feet. The family lacks for nothing, and guests are always welcome. 'I've got everything I need,' Debra says. And their $20K house is paid off.
Ryan Mitchell, founder of TheTinyLife.com, is saving up to pay cash for a 130-square-foot home on wheels in North Carolina. He’s seeking perspective, clarity—and a girlfriend who gets it.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
These little loaves are packed full of protein, vegetables and deliciousness!
Color your hair at home with Tints of Nature salon-grade permanent hair color, made with a natural soy base, which mitigates the damage and health risks typically associated with coloring hair.
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
Herbal immune boosters really work.
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.
Swamp Hut is a complex of four 8-by-12-foot huts surrounding a deck with a fireplace. This an off-the-grid, light-on-the-land summer getaway could easily be replicated in your favorite vacation spot.
Perched atop a cliff overlooking Montana’s Flathead Lake, this 830-square-foot off-grid cabin steps lightly on its site so as not to disturb osprey nesting in the surrounding forest.
This tiny kit home—less than 90 square feet—is energy-independent and so well-designed that you'd never miss the space.
This 433-square-foot floating home on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, feels spacious and airy on the inside.
At only 156 square feet and just 4 feet across at its widest, the Keret House in Warsaw, Poland, might just be the skinniest tiny house ever.
Made from bamboo, wood and grass seed, this tiny house could be our future.
Building a tiny home from an old camper trailer brought a sense of community when family and friends pitched in to help.
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.
Please your spicier side with Muir Glen's recipe for savory Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers.
Americans are turning to smaller, affordable housing. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence looks into this trend.
While many indications point to house size shrinking in America, National Public Radio reports that the McMansion is far from dead.
This year readers were concerned about bedbugs and greenwashing, and everyone wants to know more about smaller homes.
Garden Girl’s Zippity Do Dah Peppermint Foot Cream packs a light punch when it comes to refreshing and invigorating your feet.
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
The original weeHouse prefabricated kit house is 435 efficiently designed square feet and comes with everything you need to live well. Need more space? You can snap together two or more of the modules to satisfy your needs.
This 275-square-foot cabin on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Ontario provides its owners with a comfortable vantage point for watching sunsets and enjoying nature.
Innermost House, a 144-square-foot off-grid cabin in Northern California, provides a retreat for Michael Anthony and Diana Lorence to pursue simple living.
Built from a recycled shipping container, the 160-square-foot Surfshack uses folding, moveable panels and smart design to fit all the creature comforts of home into a durable, weather-proof frame, creating a home-away-from-home on the Washington coast for an avid surfer.
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.
The miniHome by Sustain Design Studio puts a modern twist on traditional trailer design.
In Costa Rica, all the elements are in place for a Slow Food revolution. Check out the organic bounty--and enjoy a delicious gourmet take on a traditional native dish.
All too soon the winter months will be here, which is more reason to explore ways to preserve this vibrant and medicinal food to have on hand all year long.
As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
Create your own secret ingredient chili recipe.
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
See how one blogger made the decision to build a tiny house and her plans to build it herself.
We asked our readers to share their tiny homes: The only criteria was that they be 1000-square-feet or less. Gain inspiration with these small homes from our community of readers who love their tiny homes.
Designed to be a comfortable, modern home with a minimum impact on the environment, the Cube generates its own energy and proves that you don't have to sacrifice creature comforts to live in a small space.
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.
Try your hand at making your own reed diffuser oil. This fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
Whether you're worried about your synthetic chemical intake or simply want to save some money, making your own herbal toothpaste or powder can be a simple change.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
In her new book, Micro-Green: Tiny Houses in Nature, Mimi Zeiger profiles 36 creative, innovative small dwellings that represent a 'new, rich architectural typology.' Here are eight great examples to start fueling your fantasies.
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.
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
Keep your storage off the floor and decorate your home using birdcages.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.