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Honeydrop Beverages’ new “Buy a Bottle – Save a Bee” campaign will help save the threatened bee population, as a percentage of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to community beekeeper partners.
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
Be smart about buying honey with our tips on what to look for.
Learn fun facts about bees and their use in symbols and myths, and join the Great Bee Count to help save the disappearing bees.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
Instead of buying your friends gifts for the holidays this year, save money and lighten your impact on the planet by making homemade gifts. These ideas will get you started.
Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.
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.
The United States imports more than $2.2 trillion worth of products from 150 countries every year. That's just crazy, given all the benefits that buying locally can bring to both consumers and communities.
Worker B is returning to their beekeeping roots and adding raw honey to their collection of products.
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
The Start A Lie campaign challenges the idea of truth in advertising while targeting the bottled water industry.
Filtering tap water instead of buying plastic bottles helps my family’s carbon footprint—and bottom line.
Sweet Beginnings, an urban apiary on an undeveloped strip of land near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, provides employment to former convicts and produces raw honey and a line of all-natural honey-based skincare products.
Whether you’re searching for unique gifts for loved ones or just need a little snow day entertainment, look no further than a bottle cutting kit. It may sound complicated, but a little patience and a steady hand are all it takes to master this useful art.
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
Jessica talks about the eco-challenge of avoiding bottled water.
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
Bulk food sales rose 15 percent in 2009 and are expected to keep growing through 2010. That will keep a lot of packing out of the landfill.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm from Bubble and Bee Organic.
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.
MyEmissionsExchange.com stimulates the economy and combats global warming by paying registered users for reducing their energy use.
Weatherizing your home saves you money. Just a few simple changes can greatly reduce the amount of energy your home requires to stay comfortable. Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence fills you in on how to weatherize your home and collect stimulus money.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Turn out the lights. Light the candles. Tomorrow night (March 28) from 8:30-9:30 (in your time zone) is Earth Hour.
Honeybees are disappearing fast, and nobody really knows why. One way you can help yourself and the bees is to try the classic Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Five percent of the sales from the balm will go to CCD research.
Sigg apologizes for BPA-lined bottles and offers a bottle-exchange program.
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.
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.
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.
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
The new Microsoft Hohm application makes it easy to track your energy use and provides simple recommendations to save energy and money.
Summer marks the start of buzzing AC units, but this doesn’t have to waste energy or drain your wallet. By accessing the energy leaks in your home with a simple energy audit, you’ll save money on utility bills. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how to perform a home energy audit.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
Homeowners and renters who made five or more energy-efficient improvements found satisfying savings, a new study finds.
Tips and techniques for proper burning and storage of beeswax candles
The Natural Resources Defense Council is teaming up with popular country, bluegrass and folk musicians, including Dave Matthews and Patty Loveless, for Music Saves Mountains—a one-night fundraising event to end mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachians.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
Turn your idle household items into makeshift vases. Natural Home guest blogger Margie Monin Dombrowski shows you how.
Levi's jeans brand introduces its Waste>Less denim collection made from recycled bottles as the next chapter in its sustainable design initiative.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares a variety of organic beers and tips on how to green your beer drinking.
Modern research suggests that beer, considered medicinal in many ancient cultures, may have some health benefits after all.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hopsital in Boston found that drinking one to two glasses of beer, wine or spirits a day can help women keep off extra weight.
Creamy, delicious Parsnip Flan with Roasted Beets takes advantage of the last of the stored winter vegetables. Pair it with fresh spring greens for a wonderful spring meal.
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
Using herbs and food to dye Easter eggs gives them beautiful, earthy color--without scary chemicals. And it's surprisingly easy.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
This holiday season, Nordic Naturals is proud to promote the ‘Buy One, Pass it On’ campaign, which seeks to provide Ultimate Omega products to veterans and soldiers, both stateside and abroad.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
Honeybees are the best of friends for blooming fruit trees flowers, and herbs, such as apricot, cherry, members of the daisy family, lavender, oregano and sage. We’ve known that bees
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.
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey from the book The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook (Quarry Books, 2009) by Kim Flottum.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace explains how to recycle your empty cosmetics containers.
Decorating with materials that would otherwise be considered junk can bring pops of life and color to your home’s style. Check out these bottle cap crafts for a fun way to decorate with junk!
Light up the night on Valentine’s Day with eco-friendly soy and beeswax candles. These candles have fewer toxins and less soot, making them a healthier option for a green Valentine’s Day.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
Beaverton Foods’ Inglehoffer organic mustards will now sport a green cap to make the organic line easily identifiable from the original line.
Praised for being equal parts function and fashion, the heritage brand SIGG Switzerland is proud to present the new 2012 collection of water bottles.
Bobble water bottles come with a built-in, replaceable carbon filter to produce great-tasting water on-the-go.
PURE Glass Bottle is a new portable re-usable glass drinking bottle designed with SafeShell technology to make it shatter-resistant.
DIY inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, even discarded materials we consider trash. These projects show you how versatile plastic bottles can be.
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
Prevent and relieve poison ivy, poison oak, bug bites and bee stings with these herbs.
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
Readers vote on whether they'd be most interested in learning to make hard cider, apple wine, mulled wine, ginger beer, eggnog or amaretto at home.
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!
Two new federal programs, the Home Energy Scoring program and the PowerSaver program, make it easier for homeowners to save energy.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares exciting information about the Google PowerMeter, a new device that helps homeowners find ways to reduce their electric bills.
Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.
Save money and energy by ditching the dryer and air drying your clothes instead.
Make herbal salves and lip balms, condition leather, polish metal and create stunning works of art with beeswax.
Widely-recognized candle maker Yankee Candle introduces an all-natural, 100 percent soy wax candle collection.
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.
A new natural lip balm, Chicken Poop, makes its way onto my lips.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace learns that FSC certification isn't just for green building supplies.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
Concerned about GMOs in your family's food? Take action.
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
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.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
This bee-friendly body-care product from the Savannah Bee Company is a great winter product. Read on to learn why you should use the Royal Jelly Body Butter to moisturize and hydrate your skin.
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
Jessica shares a vegetarian trend she's noticed everywhere lately: Pan-Fried Veggie Cakes!
Don't overlook the health impacts of the container when shopping for healthier premade beverages.
Brand views her work, process and personal philosophy as the product of a mini ecosystem.
Reed diffusers are a great way to fill your home with the fresh, healing scents of essential oils—but they're pricey. You can save a bundle by making your own using repurposed bottles and plant stalks.
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
Guest blogger Mike Samsel provides an overview on how the iPad and new apps relating to home automation can help you save energy through better control of heating and cooling, lights, window coverings, irrigation and security systems.
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
Jessica talks about abandoning conventional wedding traditions in favor of saving money and resources, creating a more sustainable wedding.
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.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
Natural Home assistant editor reviews USDA-certified organic natural lip balm from Yes To Carrots.
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Beyond Organic Skincare Detoxifying Cleanser is best for dry skin because it is packed with uber-moisturizing ingredients.
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!
Even something as little as conditioning your hair can help save thousands of acres of rainforest.
Conserve your iPod’s energy with these eco-friendly tricks.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
The Mother Earth Living editors pick their top five favorite natural lip balms.
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
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.