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7/20/2010
The art of healing our bodies with herbs is a new fascination in Erin McIntosh's life. Learn more about her journey on the path to herbalism.
11/29/2011
In the down real-estate market, more people are choosing to renovate rather than relocate. Use these tips to create a customized home that supports your lifestyle.
11/8/2012
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
10/14/2008
Are certified organic products worth the price and peace of mind? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tests out USDA organic shampoo and body cleanser.
5/21/2009
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. 
11/20/2009
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.
10/12/2011
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
5/13/2010
Our newest blogger discusses the role of adaptogenic herbs as they help the body deal with the effects of stress.
7/11/2011
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
10/12/2010
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
8/30/2011
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.
10/19/2011
Since Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.) is the state flower of Oregon, we thought it would be nice to spend a little time telling you about the Pacific Northwest's best kept secret.  
2/14/2011
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.  
2/16/2012
Hawthorn herb can help support your heart and prevent coronary heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
9/28/2011
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
11/30/2010
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
1/4/2011
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
7/9/2011
Freelance writer and natural beauty expert Kim Wallace feeds her lip balm addiction with Brew, a new natural lip balm from Skincando Luxe.
8/19/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
9/10/2009
Mystic Masala offers Ayurveda-based candles, soaps, and body products made from sustainable herbs and fair trade methods in Nepal.
11/30/2011
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.
11/7/2013
Eschew the chemicals in conventional body care and instead make your own products with household ingredients. These three DIY beauty recipes will make your home into your personal spa.
6/24/2014
Take care of yourself with our picks for natural personal care products.
8/5/2011
LittleFootprint Lighting has announced the availability of its high quality, high performance HeronLED Personal Task Light for corporate and home office environments.
1/10/2012
Scientific research now supports many of the traditional applications of this plant, including treating respiratory health problems and healing wounds.
12/19/2011
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
4/22/2010
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.
8/31/2010
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.
5/4/2011
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.
6/7/2011
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.
10/4/2010
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
12/6/2013
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.
8/24/2010
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.
5/18/2009
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.


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