homemade ice cream
This recipe for homemade mango ice cream has the creamy goodness of ice cream and the refreshing taste of sherbet. Grab a spoon and dig in!
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
Keep warm with hand-knitted scarves, hats and hand warmers from Icebox Knitting’s two lines of products made from upcycled materials.
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
Use up your herb harvest to whip together this creamy herb dip recipe in under five minutes and serve it as a dip or use it as a spread for your favorite wraps.
Natural Home assistant editror Kim Wallace reviews Organic Shea Butter and White Tea Shave Cream from Ec-Oooh-Chic by Oohlala.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Brew up a cup of refreshing iced tea with organic varieties from Numi Organic Tea.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but store-bought concoctions are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. This recipe incorporates fresh herbs, which add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
It's easy to make your own air freshener spray. You'll avoid chemicals and delight in the fresh smell.
Smothered in a hearty walnut cream sauce this steamed kale recipe is sure to please everyone, even the naysayers.
Garden Girl’s Zippity Do Dah Peppermint Foot Cream packs a light punch when it comes to refreshing and invigorating your feet.
Toss this lotion from Benecos Natural Beauty in your purse for well-moisturized hands wherever you are.
Cure your winter doldrums with this uplifting Lemon Verbena Hand Cream from Vineyard Hill Naturals.
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.
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
Making your own compost bin is simple. Compost bins are great for disposing kitchen scraps to make fresh, rich compost for your garden.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
Getting kids outdoors in the winter can often prove challenging. Try these fun and creative activities to get your kids outside and connected to the natural world.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.
Comfrey is an attractive, easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial that has many uses in the herb garden, landscape and first aid and personal care preparations.
Depth products, created by college sweethearts Tim Schaeffer and Korie Johnson, boast 70 percent organic ingredients (including aloe vera and sunflower) and a working relationship with Camp SEA Lab, a non-profit camp in Monterey Bay, California (one of my favorite areas of the country!).
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
You've probably heard of a BB cream, or at the very least seen one in your supermarket. But what is a BB cream, what does it do, why should you care, and what should you look for if you decide to buy one?
Simple salad dressings provide bursts of herbal flavor to your salad greens.
Who needs to make a trip to the grocery store when you can make these tasty cheesy crackers at home?
Simple rosemary mayonnaise makes an exceptional sandwich spread.
Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
Guest blogger Kim Wallace shares a simple recipe for homemade holiday sangria.
Learn how to make homemade yogurt with this seasonal yogurt recipe.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial 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.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean—without chemicals.
Does the huge task of cleaning windows leave you feeling overwhelmed? Follow these six simple steps—using inexpensive materials you already have around the house—to get your windows sparkling and streak-free.
When Joan King Salwen is invited to speak with Bill and Melinda Gates about The Power of Half, she learns how valuable homemade gifts can be.
Highlights from the 'Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies' workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair: How to use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything.
Conventional household cleaners contain toxic chemicals that could have adverse effects on your health. Learn how to mix up your own homemade cleaners with these suggestions from Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence.
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
Jessica shares her sustainable wedding food find after locating eco-minded caterers in the Kansas City area.
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
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.
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Try one of these three simple but tasty homemade salad dressings the next time you’re in the mood for a lighter lunch or dinner.
Swap out your bottled ranch dressing for this easy and nutritious recipe!
Mayonnaise is a sandwich staple that you can easily make at home. It takes just minutes to make and you can experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her likes and dislikes of homemade pizza and some of her favorite pizza parlors in the Seattle area.
Making granola at home is simple and allows you to customize it to your liking. Experiment with this basic recipe and discover your perfect granola.
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.
Good stock is an important base to flavoring a lot of recipes. Learn how to make your own chicken stock at home with these instructions.
Replace the sugary, salty store-bought version with this wholesome Homemade Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
Start decreasing your reliance on store-bought, pre-packaged foods by preserving produce at the peak of the season. Try this easy recipe for homemade sauerkraut and enjoy this season’s cabbage crop all year.
White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
Light up your Valentine's Day with all natural, herbal homemade candles.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
Because it could cause eye and skin irritation and harm reproductive systems, the Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding it. Baking soda is a solid, safe alternative.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
Make your own all-purpose cleaners, dishwasher detergent and mildew remover with safe, simple ingredients. Ever think you'd be doing dishes with Kool-Aid?
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
Alka-Seltzer can give your cleaning routine a little extra fizz. Try it for unclogging drains and cleaning toilets.
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains—and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
Save money and win your sweetie's heart with a beautifully set table and handmade candy hearts this Valentine's Day.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
I make the cookie-of-the-month for my brother-in-law, and he loves it.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it! It's easy.
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!
Guest blogger Erica Binns travels to Mood Designer Fabrics to find fabric for her homemade wedding dress.
They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothing. Surprise your pup with these easy and delicious homemade frozen treats to keep him cool in the heat.
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
Keep your home clean and your family healthy with these easy tips.
Can you craft delicious home cooked meals without eating up a ton of energy? Discover whether your slowly cooked Crock-Pots are any more energy efficient than stove top or oven cooking.
Craft these DIY Asian-inspired guest soaps to reinvigorate road-weary visitors.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
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!
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.
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.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
Buck’s Biscuits Gourmet Dog Treats are made with organic ingredients and contain no preservatives, making them the perfect, all-natural dog treat for your furry friend.
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.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares six recipes for homemade salad dressings, including favorites like Ranch, Caesar and Thousand Island.
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.
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
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.
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
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!
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
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.
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.
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.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.