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Discover the true meaning behind ecotourism and how the industry has evolved over the years.
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
Some cruises are creating eco-friendly policies to reduce pollution.
The Barr-Co. collection is made from natural ingredients and is hand crafted in St. Louis, Missouri.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren offers tips on how to take eco-friendly car trips
Buying carbon offsets for flying is one way to green your travels.
The Lemon Verbena Lady makes a visit to an herbal Peruvian clinic & botanical garden in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
Natural Home editorial Intern Samantha Schwartz reveals her top three stylish, eco-friendly suitcases under $200.
Stay at an eco-friendly hotel while on vacation.
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.
One doctor decides to make a cross-country journey to promote natural healing and health.
I wish you could experience the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Blooming wisteria drapes over rows of trellised classical columns and flowering fruit trees shimmer in the breeze.
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 Lemon Verbena Lady describes her 20th wedding anniversary trip to the Loire Valley in France and shares her search for unusual herbs.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds a lovely vegetable and herb garden at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in South Beach, Florida.
During her recent visit to England, our Lemon Verbena Lady explored the historic gardens on the grounds of London's Fulham Palace.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds herb garden design inspiration in Port Murray, New Jersey.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her travels to the historic Chelsea Physic Garden, an apothecary herb garden in the heart of London.
Take a trip across the pond with the Lemon Verbena Lady to discover a 300-year-old garden.
Visit an herb festival this season for fun new herbal inspirations.
Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, but it may not be as eco-friendly as you think. Reevaluate your camping methods. How green are they really?
Enjoy beautiful fall foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stay in a green bed and breakfast, visit the eco-friendly Blue Ridge Parkway Destination and Visitor Center, or indulge in a number of outdoor activities.
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.
The Lemon Verbena Lady had the opportunity to visit the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdon. During her time at the show she took in the sights and smells of the show, and met up with Jekka McVicar, the herb queen herself.
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.
Editorial intern Amanda Thompson is heading to Egypt after college graduation, and discusses ways to make her trip an Earthy-friendly one.
Staycations, a vacation taken at home or in-town, are a smart way to save money, reduce travel emissions and support your local economy. Follow these tips for a great staycation!
Rancho Margo in Costa Rica's Arenal district is a self-sufficient farm and intentional community that sends guests home with a new sense of what's possible in sustainable living.
Money may be tight, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your spring break vacation. Hostelworld.com’s Eco-Friendly hostels offer an affordable option that allows you to maintain green habits even while traveling.
A former international flight attendant shares her secrets to staying healthy and happy while flying.
Located near mountains, beaches and the rainforest, Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica offers guests comfort, natural beauty and a host of eco-friendly options that earned the resort a four-leaf rating from the Certification in Sustainable Tourism program.
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
The Herb Channeler visits the Arboretum Trompenburg in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and finds a movable herbal feast among the trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials.
Check out Vaska Laundry Care's line of environmentally-friendly clothing care products, now available at Target Stores nationwide.
SheaMoisture looks to help women capture their individuality with The Art of Color.
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.
Visits to a local college market where they sell herbs and the local salsa man making his sauces and selling his garlic.
Costa Rica's hospitable climate nurtures the most amazing produce, from hearts of palm to starfruit.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence reviews the sustainably minded Fairmont Hotels.
Finca Exotica is ideal for travelers who want to immerse themselves in the Osa Peninsula's bounty and learn about permaculture and sustainable building.
At Luna Lodge, a quiet resort and spa on the Osa Peninsula, pampers and educates guests about living sustainably.
Follow along as we journey to Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, where sustainable development, organic agriculture and ecotourism are thriving.
Lurie Garden is a popular tourist attraction in Chicago during the day, but a secret escape at night.
KC visits a quaint restaurant called 909 Coffee & Wine while on a family vacation in Burien, Washington.
This Montana ranch goes beyond the basic amenities of green hotels and offers visitors a carbon neutral, sustainable experience in the Rocky Mountains.
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense council lists 25 national parks at risk from climate change.
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.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren reviews her favorite brand of organic tea, Choice Organic Teas.
The Houstonian and Hilton Americas Houston offer guests luxury and comfort in green-outfitted accommodations. From intensive recycling programs to energy management systems, these hotels help you to stay green while visiting Houston, Texas.
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.
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy.
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.
A highlighted tour of the 76th annual meeting and Educational Conference of the Herb Society of America.
Learn more about La Plaza Cultural community garden in New York City; create a recycled garden at home.
Native Kansas plants are being researched in this project, launched by environmental studies faculty members at the University of Kansas to promote traditional ecological knowledge.
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits Jekka McVicar's Herb Farm outside of Bristol, England during Herb Farm Open Days in early September.
A restaurant heads to the rooftops for eco-friendly gardening.
The Herb Society of America hosted an open house to celebrate its newly constructed headquarters in Kirkland, Ohio. Check out the photos.
Erin McIntosh spent a weekend in July filled with community herbalism in the Oregon countryside.
On a recent trip to Puerto Rico, guest blogger Marguerite Dunne made sure she found a wise woman, a root woman and a healer with whom she could discuss the ethnobotany of the area.
It's easy to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle at home. But what about when you're traveling for work or play? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace goes into detail about her stay at an eco-friendly hotel in San Francisco.
Finca Bella Vista in Costa Rica, a community of sustainable treehouses in the jungle canopy, connected by zip lines and suspension bridges, is an Ewok Village come to life.
To build Finca Exotica, a sustainable resort on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, the owners took advantage of plentiful native bamboo, kept the footprint small and let buildings unfold organically.
Bryan Welch's book, Beautiful and Abundant, provides a framework for understanding and evaluating ecotourism's impact on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
Barbara Bourne’s exquisite photos capture Costa Rica’s lush Osa Peninsula, where Luna Lodge and Finca Exotica are showing guests how exquisite sustainable living can be.
At Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica's southern Arenal district, guests get a true farm-to-table culinary and educational experience.
Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica’s verdant San Carlos agricultural region is a dynamic, living example of permaculture and biodynamic farming, where every being is part of a system that nurtures the body and the soul.
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
The Lemon Verbena Lady searches for herb farms across the United States that can be visited to buy herbs for spring herb gardens. Most of these herb farms are destinations you can enjoy with your family.
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds even more great herb farms to buy herbs for your herb garden in this second installment of Herb Farms A-Z. Take an adventure to an herb farm near you. It will lift your herbal spirits!
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.
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.
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.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.
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.
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.
My herbie radar goes into overdrive during this time of year and I’m on the prowl for celebrations of all things herbal. How fortunate to know about the Herb Fest in Beaumont, Texas—my old stompin’ grounds.
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.
From Colorado to California, these green ski resorts are some of the most environmentally focused ski resorts in the U.S.
At the start of a new year, make a resolution to clear your spice cupboard of old herbs and spices.
Fond memories of an anniversary trip to France and the beautiful Chateau de Villandry inspires the Lemon Verbena Lady to advocate kitchen gardens. Not only do they attract beautiful insects but they also spice up your summer meals.
Family vacations to natural botanical gardens offer just as much all-ages fun without the hassle of crowds or pollution common at most amusement parks. Visit one of the oldest and largest botanical institutions in the United States: The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. See photos here!
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits New York City and discovers the New York Botanical Garden.
During her England vacation, the Lemon Verbena lady visited with Jekka McVicar and enjoyed front row seats during one of her hands-on herbal lessons.
Prevent jet lag, motion sickness, colds and the flu while traveling with these herbal remedies.
Garden walks, wooded paths, natural sandy beaches and glacial lake waters abundant in restorative and healing minerals provide an experience not to be missed at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge.
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.
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.
Because of one company's generosity, a pack of endangered wolves in Oregon may have a chance at survival.
Luna Lodge, on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, relies on hydro power.
Jessica talks about her recent trip to the Washington D.C. Green Festival and other locations the Natural Home crew will be visiting this fall and winter.
Finca Luna Nueva's Sacred Seeds Sanctuary is a living laboratory to nurture tropical and native species through the next 10 years of climate change.
With 65 properties in Oregon and Washington, McMenamins historic hotels are a must-see if you’re traveling to the Portland area.
This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!
Ponca City, Oklahoma, gathering draws more than 20,000 visitors.
This year, The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members is being held in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee.
During day two at The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members we stopped for breakfast at the Centennial herb garden.
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
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.
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
The Lemon Verbena Lady continues her search for more great herb catalogs and herb farms to visit either in person or online.
The symposium will feature a special guest lecturer, informational herbal workshops and a special garden tour.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how Phoenix, Arizona, made green travel easier with its light rail system.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Looking for more information on natural beauty and organic skin car? Check out these blogs!
If you use cast-iron cookware, try this indispensable tool—a stainless-steel mesh scrubber.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
Our experts share some of their favorite natural cleaning finds.
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
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.
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.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
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.
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.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz helps her family plan an eco-friendly road trip complete with a hybrid car, organic snacks and energy-efficient hotels.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.