Learn alternative uses for refined sugar, including a simple sugar scrub, cleaning a coffee grinder, and more.
Find tips for cleaning gemstones, polishing pearls and natural silver polishes that don't involve toxic chemicals.
Tweak your cleaning routine to include these six tips, from professional cleaners, to keep your home looking tidy all the time.
Keep your air compressor working at peak performance with this simple seven step cleaning guide.
Next time you drop spaghetti on your favorite outfit or your kids spill juice on the sofa, try these methods for removing tough stains.
Make the switch to organic bedding to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals, support sustainability and sleep in luxury.
Keep your sink looking shiny and new with these three all-natural tricks for removing stains.
Baking soda and vinegar, simple household ingredients, can be used to effectively clean your bathroom. Try them in these four applications to create a chemical-free space.
Discover simple ways to use essential oils in your home to create a healthy, happy lifestyle and environment.
Tackle these four essential fall cleaning chores to make your home more efficient and comfortable for winter.
Make simple, no-cost tweaks to your laundry room habits to reduce your home’s energy consumption, utility bills and footprint on Earth.
Add these six quick-and-easy organizational goals to your spring cleaning checklist for a happy, decluttered home.
Our experts share some of their favorite natural cleaning finds.
Add nutrient-rich foods to your diet to keep your skin clear and radiant.
Keep your home clean and your family healthy with these easy tips.
Use these eco-friendly tools to clean up your cleaning routine.
Combine spending quality time with your kids and cleaning house. These 11 tips can help you effectively maintain balance by cleaning with your kids.
With the advancements in the solar energy field within the past decade, the implementation of a renewable energy source on a widespread scale has never been more within our societies grasp.
Our partner ePantry offers a convenient, affordable, eco-friendly delivery service for green household essentials.
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
If you use cast-iron cookware, try this indispensable tool—a stainless-steel mesh scrubber.
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
TropiClean, a company that strives to perpetually innovate the finest products, packing, marketing and management in the pet industry, is gearing up for the launch of their new dental treats.
More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.
Keep sebum production in check, purify complexion, calm irritation and provide hydration with natural skincare products from Elemental Herbology.
Overuse of hand sanitizers can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here’s why you should keep hand sanitizer and endocrine disruptors such as triclosan out of the classroom.
Guest blogger Lorraine Halsted shares a list of toxic chemicals in cleaning products commonly found around the house.
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
Paula’s Choice introduces its Earth Sourced collection—a line of natural and vegan skin-care 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.
The KangerHanger Pouch Bag from The Green Garmento serves multiple uses, making it the ultimate reusable bag and eliminating the need for plastic dry cleaning bags.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collection.
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
For a natural cleanse, try detox herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric and more.
From a homemade furniture polish to a skin and hair conditioner, olive oil has many uses around the home. Just check out these 15 uses for olive oil!
Spring clean your home with natural, food-safe Arm and Hammer Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners.
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to detoxify, but with increased exposure to hazards in our environment, there is more of a need to support this process. Learn how to decrease the toxins you take in and increase the toxins you put out.
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
Bio S.I. Technology develops a break-through formula that naturally and effectively cleanses pond water without harm to the environment that thrives in and around it.
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
The Herb Companion recently discovered One Love Organics—a company that focuses on making four sustainable beauty products. Comment to enter for a chance to win some of their products.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
Yard full of dandelions? Harvest and cook these weeds to enjoy their many health benefits.
Soapwort has an array of health benefits. You can grow this herb in your garden and the leafy branches can be used to wash your hair, give your dog a bath or wash laundry.
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.
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious.
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.
If you are shopping for the holidays, consider dropping off a box of donations too. Recycling goods to be re-sold is just as important as recycling them into new materials.
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.
Check out Vaska Laundry Care's line of environmentally-friendly clothing care products, now available at Target Stores nationwide.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Your liver works hard every day, eliminating toxins and pollutants from your body. Give your liver some TLC with these tips for natural liver cleansing.
Atrazine, a common herbicide that can cause birth defects, washes off crops and lawns and makes its way to our drinking water supply. Atrazine levels in our water supply are highest between the months of April and July, especially in the Midwest.
Fishermen hired by BP to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are experiencing health problems such as headaches, dizziness, nausea and breathing problems. The negative side effects are likely due to BP’s failure to provide proper safety equipment.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
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.
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.
This facial cleanser is packed with botanicals and is great for daily use.
It is time, however, to start cleaning up garden beds and preparing for new plants in the garden. If, like me, you've allowed that pesky Coastal Bermuda to invade your beds, now is the time to dig it out. Learn more.
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
Instead of buying store-bought and possibly toxic cleaning agents, give these nontoxic homemade cleaners a try.
A new study finds that showerheads contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reveals some alternative uses for this citrus fruit.
Many air fresheners can emit toxic chemicals; however, potted chrysanthemums are natural and safe deodorizers.
After trying derma e's new skincare product, Very Clear Cleansing Scrub, I soon discovered that tea tree oil may be the best natural disinfectant for my body.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
The signs of a carpet beetle or moth infestation can be as small as a few holes in a favorite shirt. These herbal repellents and preventative sachets will protect your favorite fabrics.
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
Cleaning floors can be a bummer. Brighten up with our two recipes for clean floor success. Learn how to turn old towels into eco-friendly cloth towels for your Swiffer and try our homemade floor cleaner recipe.
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
Washing the dishes is a necessary evil, but it doesn’t have to be a burden on your wallet or the planet. Dani dishes about how to green your dishwashing routine.
Don't know what to do to be greener in 2009? Here's a few things Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace will be committing or recommitting herself to for the next calendar year.
Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.
Cleaning can be calming, but nauseous-smelling products aren't as lovely as using herbs or "green" alternatives. Learn more about herbal cleaning.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace contemplates greening her dry cleaning. Is it possible?
Jessica talks about the eco-challenge of avoiding bottled water.
Kim takes on a new eco-challenge at her apartment: Is it possible to keep naturally beautiful and clean without paper towels?
If you find your back hurting while gardening, or if it’s just too hard on the knees to bend down for weeding, there’s a product you need to try out: The Wearable Gardening Stool.
Tea has a whole library of health benefits. But did you realize it can be essential in a clean home? Read about the battle of tea v. dirt and your best plan of attack.
Beyond Organic Skincare Detoxifying Cleanser is best for dry skin because it is packed with uber-moisturizing ingredients.
Spring landscape clean-up means more compost riches.