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Discover which ingredients to avoid and which to look for when selecting toothpastes, and learn about some of the top natural toothpaste brands currently on the market.
Start adding sustainability into your daily routine with these tips for sourcing eco-friendly furniture, hair care and more.
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing with sausage, sage, cranberries and walnuts is a delicious and simple addition to any Thanksgiving table.
Be inspired by these eco-friendly Christmas gift wrapping ideas that are fun, easy, and decorative ways to wrap your holiday gifts this season.
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.
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.
One blogger revels in the many ways that reusable cloth pads have changed her life.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares six recipes for homemade salad dressings, including favorites like Ranch, Caesar and Thousand Island.
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
Incorporating bright and vivid colors, a variety of textures and scents as well as soothing sounds make gardening for the visually impaired possible,rewarding, relaxing and safe.
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
People with Alzheimer's and other dementias can benefit in many ways from gardening and being in the garden.
The therapeutics of gardening and gardens have been known since ancient times. Health care professionals acknowledge this and have been putting it to practice for two-hundred years in this country. Horticultural therapy is good for the whole person.
Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.
Raising the garden height through raised garden beds to meet a person's physical needs allows for a stress- and strain-free gardening experience.
The Lemon Verbena Lady and her Herbal Companion celebrated Herbfest and the 2011 Herb of the Year, horseradish, at The Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  This was an herbal destination not to be missed.
Getting into the garden for people with disabilities may require careful and creative planning and design to accomodate each person's unique physical needs. Providing safe access is important for physical well-being and enjoying gardening.
Gardening is for everyone, even those with disabilities who think they are unable to. The problem to overcome is how to adapt and make adjustments so hyou can grow your own organic vegetables and herbs.
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.
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
Give your hangers a little pizzazz-and protect your clothing-with this simple project that makes use of worn-out shirts.
On February 21, 2011, herb grower and author Thomas DeBaggio died in his sleep. Learn more about this important herbalist.
An unpublished British study says that plastic bags are a greener option than paper or cloth--but only if you don't make the most of your reusable bags.
For the first time, acclaimed Not So Big House author and architect brings quality-over-quality design to a residential development.
Contributer Susan Belsinger shares her experience with severe eye irritation and a low-cost home herbal cure.
Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to suffer through extreme diets or complicated menus to burn calories. Boost your metabolism with these great tasting herbs that you may already have growing in your kitchen garden.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
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.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
Baskets make great storage, helping you to reduce clutter around the house. Add a touch of character and culture to your home’s décor with a fair trade storage basket.
Americans equate products made in the USA with sustainability and often choose American-made products over other options, a study finds.
Try these spooktacular treats for your Halloween celebration. We've got mummified hot dogs, terrifying punch and much more.
From Colorado to California, these green ski resorts are some of the most environmentally focused ski resorts in the U.S.
Throughout human history people have used herbs to protect themselves against lightning strikes.
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace confesses her eco-sins.
Natural Home intern Dani Hurst explores practical plastic bag alternatives as well as ways to reuse the ones she already has.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it!  It's easy.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
Matt gets a reality check on his reusable bag habit and what needs to be done to really help the environment.
Kim takes on a new eco-challenge at her apartment: Is it possible to keep naturally beautiful and clean without paper towels?

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