Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
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!
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
bambu creates modern goods for the kitchen and home, created from renewable materials, including bamboo and cork.
It's easy to make your own air freshener spray. You'll avoid chemicals and delight in the fresh smell.
Though used like timber, bamboo is a grass that self-propagates as it spreads underground via a network of rhizomes. A white oak tree takes 120 years to grow to maturity; bamboo takes three-and-a-half to seven years.
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
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.
Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.
J Clay Pottery features all your favorite foodie items—mugs and plates to bowls and sake sets—in all-natural clay and nature-inspired colors.
Sharing the love of cooking with children is a wonderful way to get kids in the kitchen and introduce to them the simple pleasures of life from kneading bread to chopping carrots to create a delicious and healthy meal.
Design your dining room with patterned placemats from Amenity. Made of organic cotton and hemp, these placemats come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your room.
Smooth, tangy, full of flavor, it just takes a few minutes to whip this up for spreading on focaccia or roasted chicken.
A kitchen garden offers many benefits beyond saving money.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reveals some alternative uses for this citrus fruit.
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
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.
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
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?
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
Clutter taking over? Organize your kitchen with these decluttering tips and storage solutions.
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
Instead of buying store-bought and possibly toxic cleaning agents, give these nontoxic homemade cleaners a try.
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
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!
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.
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.
Tea towels are the perfect accessory to add life to your kitchen. Wipe your hands on them, or hang them up as décor. Hammocks & High Tea's collection of tea towels features global prints in rich colors.
My parents’ customers reused their containers to buy honey in bulk. Now I reuse jars to store all kinds of foods.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley finds healthy road trip snacks.
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors—in your own backyard.
Try this recipe for a tasty, healthy and versatile salad.
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
This marinade not only tenderizes meats and chicken, but it also has a wonderful zesty taste that is easy to get hooked on!
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
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.
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise.
Jessica's favorite green gifts for the upcoming holiday season are stylish and eco-friendly.
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Homemade Household Cleaners resource app. Make your own natural cleaners with this easy guide.
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.
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.
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean—without chemicals.
Most Americans believe that cleaning products are required to list ingredients on labels. They're not. But Whole Foods is taking matters into its own hands with a color-coded rating system that holds manufacturers accountable for green claims.
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
You don't have to spend a fortune and buy nasty chemicals to run your dishwasher. Whip up powdered or liquid dishwasher detergent in minutes--and don't forget to add essential oil. You'll get a dose of aromatherapy while your dishes get clean.
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
Follow these tips to banish clutter and increase your efficiency, from your home office to your garage.
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz bakes her first batch of organic cupcakes from scratch.
Hova Design’s FabricPots makes indoor gardening easier.
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
Patters and personality galore, Plover Organic’s organic cotton bedding and kitchen textiles add just the right amount of spice to your green home decor.
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
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!
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
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.
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.
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
Alka-Seltzer can give your cleaning routine a little extra fizz. Try it for unclogging drains and cleaning toilets.
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.
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious.
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove narrows down her choices of Energy Star-rated appliances for her LEED-certified home in Tennessee.
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.