The fourth annual Earth Hour is Saturday between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Turn off the lights and take a stand against climate change!
Natural Home editor in chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence suggests some tasty, eco-conscious recipes and tips for your Earth Day celebration.
This year Earth Day turns 40 and focuses attention to building a global clean energy economy.
Nanotechnology has profound effects for the commercial industry, but nanoparticles can be harmful to the environment and human health.
Gather your friends to host a party or just enjoy the quiet as you turn off the lights for one hour to show your love for the planet.
Only 43 percent of Americans know what smart grid technology is, and of those, 70 percent don’t really understand how it works, according to a survey released today.
Get your friends together for a good time for little to no cost with these four swap party ideas.
Despite the nervousness many parents may feel about allowing their child use a smartphone, research shows that this tool can be beneficial, from improving cognitive abilities to teaching social skills.
Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art connects environmental needs with social justice practices to show various cultures’, generations’ and societies’ approaches to sustainability.
International eco-artist David Trubridge designs furniture, lighting and home accessories that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also environmentally responsible.
Despite their widespread use, nanoparticles are not well classified, regulated or even understood. Fortunately, the FDA is signaling a turn toward more accurate classification and rules for their use.
Turn out the lights. Light the candles. Tomorrow night (March 28) from 8:30-9:30 (in your time zone) is Earth Hour.
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.
Healthy home advocates are concerned that wireless power and gas meters, which are being installed in homes across the country, could release dangerous radiation.
Take some time to focus on your heart health this month.
I confess: It's Friday, the sun is shining, it feels like summer, and the Little Discovery Channel Promo That Could is pretty much playing on a loop on my desktop.
Try these tips to green a birthday celebration.
Easily extend your growing season with a cold frame, a simple enclosure with a transparent lid.
A new study shows that low-sodium diets may increase risk of heart-related problems for some people.
Martial arts training can help with weight loss and improved mobility. Discover how this fitness regimen could benefit you and pick up a few tips for success.
Chronic exposure to noises such as traffic can have serious side effects. Find out how noise pollution is affecting your health—and how you can reduce noise at home.
The 2009 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado, displayed innovative and beautiful eco-friendly sculptures.
If you heard me on Martha Stewart Radio this morning, I talked about healing burns with herbs, calendula, and getting enough sleep during the holidays. Curious about some of the topics I talked about? Here are links to more information about these topics.
Designer David Stark creates furniture and room accessories from discarded packing materials for West Elm’s newest store.
Natural Home editorial intern Dani Hurst shows you how to throw a grand green graduation party.
Green artist Yuken Teruya uses shopping bags, empty toilet paper rolls, old to-go bags and discarded pizza boxes as a canvas for his beautiful and insightful art.
Environmental activist and musician Jack Johnson spreads the importance of taking care of the land through the Curious George soundtrack and his Kokua Foundation.
La Chanh Nguyen's eco-friendly designs are changing the function common household items. Her process is simple; she deconstructs an object and recreates it with a green purpose and function.
Check out this interesting art! Plein air artist Susan Bell transforms manure from her horses into animal sculptures that decompose in your yard.
Artemisia absinthium, more commonly known as wormwood, is a bitter herb with many medicinal purposes. It is also an attractive plant in the landscape. Learn more about it.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
Consumers are intrigued by smart grid technology, but they need a lot more information and better tools before they'll participate.
The Boulder, Colorado, green-building program will get a makeover for its second year.
A year-long study in Oklahoma found that consumers who used energy-tracking technology and pricing plans that let them analyze their usage can cut their consumption in half.
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
Maintaining good heart health doesn’t have to be a chore! Incorporate these three steps into your life to have some fun while keeping your heart healthy.
Take a photographic tour of Finca Bella Vista, a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.
Chado-En tea company will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its special cherry blossom tea to Japanese relief efforts.
Midwest Living designers give the Smart Home at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry a green makeover that features zero-VOC paint, furniture made from recycled steel and reclaimed wood, and other planet-friendly home decor.
Love the taste of buttery super market rolls? Replicate the flavor at home with this homemade buttery rolls recipe.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
Mercury levels in fish have no affect on heart health, researchers say.
Buying local sustainable food is now as close as the nearest Wal-Mart.
Earth Day, which started as a grassroots environmental awareness movement, is now celebrating its 45th anniversary.
Embroidery artist Jenny Hart, founder of the online embroidery store Sublime Stitching, has taken an age-old needlework tradition and jazzed it up.
Editorial intern Amanda Thompson takes a step-by-step look at her daily activities to see just how environmentally friendly she really is.
Guest blogger Tracy Herz reflects on the beauty of Canaan Valley, West Virginia while she figures out what green products would be best to complement her green condo remodel.
Matt ponders when the line of respect is crossed when critiquing friends' non-green habits.
NXP's wifi light bulb would allow homeowners to turn LED and compact fluorescent lights on and off from anywhere, using any Internet-enabled device. Some say it's the first step toward building 'smart' computer-controlled homes. Do we need this?
Green is Universal and Etsy's The Art of Reuse Contest is a gold mine for DIY home project ideas. My favorite pays homage to Audrey Hepburn's ahead-of-its-time sofa made from an old clawfoot bathtub in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I’m no stranger to moving. As a recent college graduate, I’ve moved four times in five years. After the hassle of packing, hauling and lifting all of my stuff, the part of a move that I look forward to the
Adding art to your walls doesn’t have to cost a fortune, particularly with these environmentally friendly options that involve reusing old frames and supporting local artists. See for yourself with a peek at the Green Rookie’s recent art finds.
These tips mined from the second issue of Mother Earth News, published in 1970, will make your housekeeping more enjoyable and efficient. Mother has always known best.
Jessica gives an update on her townhouse greening: a recycling center, cardboard art, and upgraded lighting and bathroom fixtures.
The spicy flavor of 'Spicy Globe' basil adds a unique taste to many sauces and fresh fruit desserts. Try my delicious 'Spicy Globe' Blackberry Tart.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
This February marks American Heart Health month—discover 10 super heart-health tips from nutrition expert Jonny Bowden.
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, oatmeal offers many health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
In honor of Earth Day, the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance has teamed up with Anthropologie to create unique window display art made from recycled corks.
Hawthorn herb can help support your heart and prevent coronary heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
Finding used art can brighten your garden without emptying your pocketbook.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
Last October, President Obama filled us all with hope when he announced he would install solar panels on the White House by this spring. The panels haven't materialized, and the White House isn't talking. Call Obama and find out what's up.
Target Red Shop offers Lulan Artisans’ fair trade clutch bags to help build better lives for weavers in southeast Asia and end human trafficking.
Lack of interest threatens ClimateSmart, a program that helps PG&E customers in California offset their carbon emissions, is about to be cut.
We all know that carbon dioxide emissions are a major cause of global warming. Now, we can pinpoint exactly where the problem is concentrated.
Keep your kitchen storage containers lean and kind with these options that won’t leach chemicals into your food.
While federal regulators fiddle, Wal-Mart bans controversial flame retardants from its shelves. Will more retailers follow suit?
Start your morning off right with this breakfast smoothie recipe packed with a serving of fruits and vegetables.
Be smart about buying honey with our tips on what to look for.
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
Natural Home guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews certified-organic fabrics from Harmony Art.
Summer's here, but the solar panels that President Obama promised to install on the White House this spring aren't. Today the administration announced that it's still working out the details. We'll just have to wait.
Modern research suggests that beer, considered medicinal in many ancient cultures, may have some health benefits after all.
Add protein and whole grains to your menu with this hearty red quinoa salad recipe.
Take the guesswork out of planting with the new ZIP-code tailored When to Plant app from Mother Earth News magazine.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
Avoid germs by knowing which public places and objects, from public bathrooms to grocery stores, contain the highest number of germs.
Cocoa supplements can be a great way to protect your heart and ward off many heart and age-related diseases.
Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
A few herbal lessons from The Urban Herbalist.
A recent study tested the effects that tart cherry juice has on fibryomyalgia patients and discovered marginal benefits in patient's muscle strength.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares some tips for avoiding artificial coloring in children's food products.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova works with her children to turn the heaps of candy they collected at the St. Patrick’s Day parade into homemade art projects.
Texas artist Sandra Stevens has always been crazy about cows. Today she creates cow paintings for Western art lovers.
Try these small tips to cut out unhealthy foods without missing on the fun.
In an effort to inspire others to participate in environmental and social activism, The Timberland Company named Wyclef Jean, a Grammy-award winning musician and humanitarian, one of its seven Earthkeepers Heroes.
Going to be in the Seattle area the first weekend in June? Then join us at the Mother Earth News Fair, a fun, family-friend event focused on sustainability.
Manage and reduce holiday stress by focusing on the gift of joy.
Blogger Laurie Dickson is blogging from the Living Future "unconference" in Portland, Oregon, this weekend. Living Future is devoted to promoting innovative green design that focuses on real solutions for real planetary problems.
Plan your next neighborhood potluck with these helpful tips.
Start living simple with help from our January/February 2014 issue. From learning to crochet to making your own compost, we have the tools you need to live the good life.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains the environmental significance of September 25, 2009, which is Earth Overshoot Day.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
Check out my latest radio segment on Mother Earth News Radio with Andrea Ridout and Dan Lepinski. I share a bit of the history of chai including hints for making the perfect cup.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace chats with HGTV green building expert Carter Oosterhouse about simple ways to green your home.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm made from Earth Sisters Herbals. The natural lip balm is made from beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e and soy oil.
RSVP for the Bee-a-thon on July 16 to learn about the role of bees in our lives and what we can do about the challenges they face today.
Add shredded paper to compost, use as mulch or seed-starting pots to add beneficial nutrients to your garden.
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.
Have you ever wondered about the difficulties of starting a compost bin? Check out our recommendations and suggestions for composting as well as its benefits for your garden.
Get inspired with these fun and unique apartment gardening ideas.
Strongly influenced by wabi-sabi's principles, the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement railed against 'the swinish luxury of the rich,' ornamental excess and the poverty of people who lacked creativity.
Two new federal programs, the Home Energy Scoring program and the PowerSaver program, make it easier for homeowners to save energy.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
A new study links diet soda to increased risk of fatal cardiac problems, while a health group connects caramel coloring in soda to cancer.
Fall is a wonderful time to connect back to nature. Enjoy these inspiring leaf art activities for all ages and get connected again.
When my former boss suggested we photograph my annual summer solstice party, I quietly panicked and then got busy. Borrow some of our ideas for celebrating the longest day of the year--lavishly or lazily.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
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!
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoes.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.
While corporate progress toward sustainability may seem agonizingly slow, GreenBiz editors found plenty to cheer about in 2010--and believe 2011 will be a banner year for green initiatives.
In this update on nursery renovations, Jessica shares her progress on re-wiring, installing windows, insulation and new drywall.
Re-Nest's list of its favorite Etsy stores makes navigating the handmade goods shopping site easier to navigate.
Fight common ailments with these seven herbs for health and wellness.
Landscape designer Alma Hecht turned a tiny house into a welcoming home and studio with cozy outdoor 'rooms' that extend her living space.
Existing homes that are certified as “green” sold for 30 percent more than homes without such a designation, according to an analysis of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan region released today by Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource. Newly constructed homes with a sustainability certification sold for 8 percent more than non-certified homes.
This result continues a four-year trend in which new homes with third-party certification for sustainable construction and energy performance have consistently sold for more than newly constructed homes that had not been certified. The term 'certified home' includes homes that received an Earth Advantage New Homes, ENERGY STAR, or a LEED for Homes designation, or a combined Earth Advantage/ENERGY STAR certification.
Happy New Year! This year I’m happily going to my friends’ house to ring it in. If you’re hosting the New Year’s Eve party this year, start 2010 out right by keeping it green.
In the wake of a study that shows access to public transportation is crucial to lowering carbon footprint, the Smarter Cities Project names the top regions for smart transit.
The Organic Exchange released the 2007-2008 Organic Cotton Market Reports—and the top 10 list contains a few surprises. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about these organic cotton retailers.
As Passive House Institute standards up the ante, USA Today’s "Best Green Homes of 2010" list reflects Americans’ desire for affordability, efficiency and style.
Fearing a sugar shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would defy a District Court judge's ban on Roundup Ready sugar beets.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture deems Roundup Ready alfalfa safe, leaving organic crops vulnerable to contamination and paving the way for more superweeds.
A recent study by German carpet company suggests that its Cradle-to-Cradle-certified carpet might actually improve indoor air quality.
Here are some highlights from my workshop, "Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies" at the Mother Earth News Fair. Throw away your chemical cleaners and get your home sparkling the healthy way!
Increase your time spent in nature with these easy ideas for creating indoor-outdoor living spaces.
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, from a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now. It's foraging season!
Sixty-one percent of Americans say they understand our nation's energy issues, but more than half have never heard the term 'smart grid.' We have a lot to talk about.
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.
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.
Avocado, the main ingredient in guacamole, contains many vitamins and minerals that do a body good.
Natural Home has been invited to decorate rooms in Blair House, the President’s guest house that hardly anyone ever gets to see, and the U.S. State Department’s Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, DC in the first-ever Magazine Holiday Design Showcase, a partnership between the U.S. State Department and the Magazine Publishers of America.
After weeks of planning (and a little bit of panicking), the Natural Home team finishes decorating the Blair House and State Department for the holidays with a selection of fair trade, artisan-made items that benefit our planet and its citizens.
Jessica Kellner's recent trip to three green conferences in San Francisco yielded some great conversations and fun lessons.
Spelt Right Baking creates bagels, artisan breads and pizza dough using spelt, an ancient and nutritious grain.
Jessica invites readers to visit her at the upcoming Green Festival in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
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.
While it's almost impossible to completely avoid GMOs, you can minimize your exposure by eating organic and knowing which products are the worst offenders.
Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.
Tomato-growing enthusiasts can now grow tomatoes in any climate - indoors, with all of the taste of home garden summertime tomatoes.
Organic cotton fabric leaders Harmony Art and Organic Cotton Plus have received Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS certification.
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.
ThermaCell’s Outdoor Lantern can simultaneously be used as a mosquito repellent and light, making it a great choice for the patio, cottage or camping.
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.
Paula’s Choice introduces its Earth Sourced collection—a line of natural and vegan skin-care products.
LOVE NATURE NYC’s line of bath, body and home products helps create an experience that nurtures and connects the mind, body and soul.
A Tulikivi soapstone fireplace and cook stove complement the off-grid lifestyle of a Montana man and his Earthship home.
Mother Earth News Radio recently interviewed Jim May, the first person to bring Stevia rebaudioside into the United States. Stevia is known most for its naturally sweet leaves. Listen to the interview here.
Flavonoids in cocoa can decrease blood pressure, improve circulation and lower cholesterol.
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
Want to know all the ways herbs can benefit your health? Traditional Indian medicine offers herbal healing through your clothes and sheets.
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
Stinging nettles may sound intimidating, but once you get past their prickly exterior this classic spring weed offers many health benefits.
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Zemco Industries, a division of Tyson, has recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogens, a deadly foodborne bacteria, from Walart stores across the nation.
Kick-start your immune system and combat arthritis and high cholestorol with this spicy rhizome.
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
That sage (ahem!) advice is from the Wall Street Journal Online, in an article about how small investments in buying seeds can reap large returns in the coming year.
Brand views her work, process and personal philosophy as the product of a mini ecosystem.
The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!
Reduce stress with these three fabulous annuals. These herbs for stress relief are easy to grow and can help treat other health ailments.
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
There is nothing better for building community than gathering your friends and neighbors for a soup party. Here are five ideas to help you plan yours.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest styling tools from Pure Heat Tools. The Pure Heat Tools Wet-to-Dry Flat Iron is lightweight, made of recycled materials and is minimally packaged in recycled cardboard.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
Everyone needs balance in life. Whether or not scent plays a role in keeping you calm and balanced is up to each individual, but when I get a whiff of Golden Earth chakra oils, I feel relaxed.
The Soap Kitchen Tea Tree Wake Up is an olive oil-based soap with palm, coconut and tea tree oils that soothe irritated, inflamed skin
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
Terrariums are easy to make and a great way to incorporate nature into any room.
Enjoy the benefits of gardening with these cheap ideas that will help you save money and produce more of your family’s food.
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! These seven foods are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants to protect your heart.
Finding adorable and eco-friendly nursery decor is easy! It's narrowing down the options that is the hard part. Check out this sustainable, handmade nursery decor for a healthy, great-looking nursery.
An amazing, off-the-grid Welsh hobbit house was built in less than four months and for less than $5,000.
Ken Ruck wants to build a fully self-sustaining earthship on New York's Lower East Side.
Although there are many workshops and classes available that will teach you how to “make your own” medicines and crafts, it's sometimes just as easy as snipping herbs and heading into the kitchen. This article is a quick how-to look on making medicinal oils.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
People living near massive livestock operations may be at risk from the pollution they generate--which is higher in some cases than the nation's most polluted cities.
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
Jovial Foods’ new line of organic, artisan European-style cookies are made with nutritious einkorn flour for a healthier, lower-calorie dessert.
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.
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, industry trade associations, and food and beverage manufacturers, has announced that it will cut a combined 1.5 trillion calories from its members' products.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Elemental Herbs sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide to block the sun’s rays and herbal ingredients to moisturize and heal skin.
Prevent and treat heartburn at home with these natural remedies.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Light pollution can interfere with your body’s ability to sleep through the night. Get a better night’s sleep by reducing light pollution in your bedroom and getting in sync with natural cycles.
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
Transforming Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson’s space started with an empty living room, and now it slowly resembles a livable space with seating. After buying a used love seat and ottoman, she recovers both so they match the room’s theme.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment.
Throw a green New Year's eve party with these tips for decor, food and more.
The symposium will feature a special guest lecturer, informational herbal workshops and a special garden tour.
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.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
Ditch that extra-large tub of heavily buttered popcorn from your local movie theater for one of these delicious, nutritious natural popcorn products.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
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.
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
Turmeric, a curcumin-containing spice commonly used in Indian curry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to cure a number of ailments. Discover the health benefits of turmeric!
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reviews the importance of fat and its crucial role in the body. Stephanie explains why trans fats are toxic, why saturated fats are necessary and why low-fat diets don't work.
Need to save money on Valentine’s Day gifts this year? Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares six simple ideas for homemade gifts to give your sweetheart.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
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.
Pamper yourself with herbal skin care tips. These three flowers lend themselves to fragrant homemade skin-care products that work great, are easy to make and are cost effective.
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
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.
In need of an earth-conscious gift that won’t put a dent in your wallet? Check out these seven eco-friendly gifts—all under $40.
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.