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8/24/2015
If you don’t grow a garden or raise your own animals, finding great deals on food can sometimes be a challenge. Learn how you can save money and still eat great with these tips for finding the best deals on food.
8/19/2015
Just because your garden’s gotten away from you, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Learn how to use the flowers from your overgrown veggie garden around the house.
8/5/2015
The majority of commercial sauces—ketchup, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, salad dressing and more—are made with soybean oil. When you don’t whip up your own sauces, try these five yummy, soy-free options.
7/21/2015
Stay healthy during the dog days of summer with this roundup of useful ideas and products, including better sunscreen, smart eye protection, chemical-free insect repellent and more.
7/8/2015
Invite a variety of wildlife into your garden when you add these elements that are sure to make it a safe and restful sanctuary.
7/6/2015
Get your life back in-sync with these tips for alleviating work burnout.
6/10/2015
Create effective workouts with these tips that will reduce time spent at the gym and still boost results.
5/22/2015
Satisfy everyone in the family with this complete vegan menu perfect for your Memorial Day get-together.
5/18/2015
There’s more to eco-friendly driving than choosing a fuel-efficient or hybrid car. Consider implementing these simple practices to make your driving habits a little bit greener.
5/11/2015
Grow these four easy-to-maintain herbs in your garden to help relieve anxiety naturally.
4/10/2015
If you don’t get enough healthy bacteria in your diet, consider high-quality supplements.
4/9/2015
Earth Day, which started as a grassroots environmental awareness movement, is now celebrating its 45th anniversary.
4/6/2015
Dr. Ruhge’s mini-guide to fitness will guarantee you can fit your daily workout into any hectic schedule.
3/18/2015
Typically viewed as a male problem, hair loss can be an emotional time for women who experience it. Discover potential causes and treatments available for female hair loss.
12/9/2014
Use any of these no-frills solutions to fit in time to care for your body.
12/9/2014
Forget starting from scratch each evening: End weeknight menu madness with this wholesome meal-plan hack.
11/28/2014
Our menstrual cup comparison looks at two leading reusable feminine hygiene brands: Diva Cup and Lunette. Make an informed decision about which is right for you and start your journey to zero-waste living and a life free from worry, even during "that time of the month."
10/13/2014
Knowing if a plant is invasive, exotic, or native can save you a lot of time and trouble in your garden. In this article, Master Gardener, Stephanie Montalvo will explain the differences and give you tools to figure out if a plant is good or bad for your garden.
10/8/2014
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
10/7/2014
Manage and reduce holiday stress by focusing on the gift of joy.
10/7/2014
All it takes is a few deliberate and creative tweaks to turn our living space into a healthful, stress-free environment. Follow these 10 simple solutions to do just that.
9/16/2014
Omega-3s are important to brain health, reduce inflammation and are essential to reducing risk of chronic diseases. Boost your intake of this essential nutrient by turning to these good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
8/14/2014
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
7/31/2014
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
4/22/2014
Skip these foods for a better mood, better energy and better overall mental health.
4/2/2014
Buying used clothes can be fun, affordable, and eco-friendly. Remember the benefits of consignment clothes shopping the next time you’re ready to buy new clothes.
2/27/2014
Consider the environment when choosing deck materials. Here’s a breakdown of your options.
1/28/2014
Retired financial manager Rex Gardner of Nashville, Tennessee, returned to the piano after an absence of 35 years and wound up playing in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2007.
1/21/2014
Get inspired with these fun and unique apartment gardening ideas.
1/3/2014
Make your home feel like new again with these five home improvement ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
12/13/2013
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.
12/6/2013
Constantly buying pads and tampons can add up to a very large bill, inevitably costing women a lot of money. Cut down on expenses and save money by switching to reusable menstrual products.
11/8/2013
One blogger revels in the many ways that reusable cloth pads have changed her life.
10/8/2013
It's no secret that a woman's metabolism slows down as she approaches menopause. Instead of unrealistically eliminating carbohydrates from your diet, think along the lines of a moderate carbs diet.
9/18/2013
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
8/14/2013
With 65 properties in Oregon and Washington, McMenamins historic hotels are a must-see if you’re traveling to the Portland area.
8/12/2013
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
8/2/2013
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
7/26/2013
Take care of poison ivy the old-fashioned way, with herbs from nature. Jewelweed is an excellent treatment for poison ivy. Use this herbal wonder to make a natural salve.
7/23/2013
Keep sebum production in check, purify complexion, calm irritation and provide hydration with natural skincare products from Elemental Herbology.
7/12/2013
This Intensive Spot Treatment from Santalia is gentle on skin with plenty of acne-fighting power, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
3/29/2013
Find relief from the discomfort of psoriasis with these herbs, lifestyle tips and general home remedies for psoriasis.
12/26/2012
Choosing the ideal products for your skin type can get complicated. Take the guesswork out of your beauty routine and get a head start on clean skin in 2013 with Elemental Herbology’s NEW Starter Kits.
12/21/2012
Vermont Natural Coatings, manufacturer of high performance naturally derived whey-based wood finishes, recently introduced new Heirloom Wipe-On PolyWhey, a durable, safe furniture finish with the look and feel of traditional hand rubbed finishes.
11/28/2012
John Masters Organics introduces a new men’s collection, featuring 2-in-1 products that provide men with quick and easy grooming essentials for a painless two-step routine.
11/27/2012
Organix-South has expanded its TheraNeem Skin Care Line with the introduction of Triple Neem Care Ointment, a great alternative to Neosporin.
11/1/2012
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.
10/26/2012
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.
8/15/2012
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
7/19/2012
Using certified-organic ingredients, these products from John Masters Organics help naturally resolve the most stubborn problems.
7/4/2012
Save water, time and money on your landscape with beautiful drought-tolerant ornamental grasses.
5/16/2012
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
4/18/2012
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
3/29/2012
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
3/14/2012
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
3/7/2012
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
3/5/2012
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
2/22/2012
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
2/16/2012
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
2/15/2012
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
2/15/2012
The NeoCell line of nutricosmetics is designed to nourish the body with essential healthy nutrients to enhance beauty from the inside out.
2/3/2012
Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.
1/19/2012
Here’s a roundup of great tips and resources for planning all your food preservation duties in advance.
1/18/2012
This spring garden festival will provide herb enthusists with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and more, all grown from local farms and greenhouses.
1/16/2012
Everybody’s looking for the cure to cancer. When will it be found and where will it come from? A new herb has recently emerged as a possible new treatment for cancer. If you’ve never heard of guinea hen weed, read this now.
1/13/2012
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
1/13/2012
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
1/10/2012
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!
12/15/2011
Give your immune system a boost with Berries for Life BerryImmune supplement, which combines the powers of elderberry, cranberry and beta-glucan.
12/14/2011
If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.
12/8/2011
Fill your tree with homemade Christmas ornaments this year. Check out these Christmas ornament crafts, found on Pinterest!
12/7/2011
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
12/6/2011
This holiday season give yourself and your loved ones the gift of natural mood enhancement, improved skin, nails and hair, and overall kidney support with Canfo Natural Products NoWorries, BeautifyMe and NoStone.
12/1/2011
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
10/31/2011
I love skin care products that have multiple uses. Not only do they stretch your savings, but they offer skin care customization. This multipurpose skin care tea treats nearly all skin types and tastes delicious, too. 
10/31/2011
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
10/25/2011
Here Sonya describes moving into the the NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test (reaching an amazing score of .51 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals)and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
10/24/2011
Vitamin D promotes good bone, immune system and mental health. Want to boost your intake of this essential nutrient? Add these good sources of vitamin D to your diet!
10/14/2011
Jessica expounds on the concept of "Cures in Your Cupboard" from the September/October 2011 issue with a few additional natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.
10/6/2011
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
10/5/2011
People with pale skin may have more troubles than being unable to get a summer tan, a new study suggests.
9/30/2011
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.  
9/28/2011
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
9/28/2011
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
9/1/2011
Bonded Logic, Inc., a leading manufacturer of insulation products, announced that Menards, a home improvement chain in the Midwest, will carry UltraTouch Denim Insulation.
8/19/2011
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
8/17/2011
Derma e Scar Gel helps naturally reduce the appearance of old and new scars, stretch marks and minor burns.
8/16/2011
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
8/9/2011
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
8/9/2011
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies helps parents find safer and affordable school supplies for their children.
8/8/2011
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
8/4/2011
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
8/3/2011
GE Lighting’s full line of light-emitting diode (LED) GE Energy Smart incandescent replacement bulbs are anticipated to be on store shelves within the next 16 months.
8/2/2011
A new study finds that people who take vitamins for a decade do better on certain memory tests that those who don’t take vitamins.
7/19/2011
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
7/18/2011
Taking into account production, processing, consumption and disposal, the Environmental Working Group found that if everyone in the U.S. gave up meat or cheese one day a week for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 7.6 million cars off the road.
7/12/2011
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
7/11/2011
In Bethel, New York, a developer that has specialized in large luxury homes is building modest houses to appeal to a younger crowd--more anecdotal evidence that smaller homes are here to stay.
6/28/2011
Oregon's Wild Harvest Immuni Tea is packed full of many beneficial medicinal herbs that can help with the prevention and treatment of dozens of ailments from constipation to headache relief.
6/28/2011
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
6/27/2011
Cocoa supplements can be a great way to protect your heart and ward off many heart and age-related diseases.
6/21/2011
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.
6/20/2011
This smoothie recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of spinach.   
6/17/2011
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.
6/16/2011
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
6/14/2011
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
6/14/2011
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
6/13/2011
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
6/13/2011
Kansas City's 18Broadway project is a superb example of how to capture and store rainwater to grow food in the heart of downtown.
6/10/2011
Tea, salt, vodka, corn starch—even ketchup and mayonnaise—can be used to get your entire house clean. No kidding.
6/9/2011
People with Alzheimer's and other dementias can benefit in many ways from gardening and being in the garden.
6/1/2011
The therapeutics of gardening and gardens have been known since ancient times. Health care professionals acknowledge this and have been putting it to practice for two-hundred years in this country. Horticultural therapy is good for the whole person.
6/1/2011
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
5/27/2011
Cut old milk jugs into the shape of your choice, rough them up with sandpaper and string them together to make surprisingly pretty window shades that offer privacy while letting the sun shine in.
5/25/2011
Diet affects mood. While an unhealthy diet can take its toll on our mental health, a healthy diet can make you feel happier. Try these five foods for mood!
5/23/2011
Packaged brownies sold as dietary supplements with added melatonin raise health concerns from the public.
5/23/2011
The Sacred Seeds Sanctuary in Costa Rica, provides an opportunity to help endangered plants adapt to and thrive in changing climate conditions.
5/23/2011
'Green' cleaning products are awash with misleading labels and false claims. Always look for a third-party certification to assure you're buying the healthiest, most environmentally friendly cleaners.
4/29/2011
Celiac disease affects more than 3 millions Americans, and yet there is no FDA regulation to monitor gluten-free foods. Discover how you can help fight for a FDA regulation.
4/29/2011
As the use of supplements and vitamin increase in the U.S., they are under scrutiny in other parts of the world.
4/25/2011
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.
4/22/2011
Soothe and soften your feet with this DIY natural spa treatment.
4/12/2011
A study of 26,000 women living near a DuPont factory in West Virginia found that as levels of PFOS rose, levels of estrogen decline, putting exposed women at risk for early menopause and other related conditions.
4/8/2011
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.
4/1/2011
Rain chains are a smart, good-looking way to collect rainwater from your roof—but they can be pricey. You can make your own for next to nothing. Give your house a little bling.
3/30/2011
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
3/30/2011
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.
3/24/2011
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. The leading systems providers each have IPad apps
3/18/2011
Kriste Misiak and her family won our Ultimate Garden Giveaway, receiving farm equipment and tools for all of their farming needs.
3/14/2011
While giving her small home a deep green retrofit, designer Tracy Parker finds that reclaimed wood flooring is grounding and gorgeous.
3/11/2011
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
3/11/2011
Put your money where your principals are—supporting eco-conscious living projects. Invest in green companies to make a greater impact on our environment.
3/11/2011
Coffee may be more beneficial to your health than previously thought. A new study explains the connection of coffee and decrease in stroke risk among women.
3/9/2011
While federal regulators fiddle, Wal-Mart bans controversial flame retardants from its shelves. Will more retailers follow suit?
3/3/2011
Think you're safe because you're buying BPA-free plastic? A study has found endocrine-disrupting chemicals in 70 percent of plastic products--even those without BPA.
3/2/2011
DiggersList, city-by-city home improvement classifieds, has expanded its website to bring its services to homeowners and contractors across the country.
3/2/2011
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
2/25/2011
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.
2/24/2011
The new USDA guidelines about sodium intake may be daunting, but it is possible to lower your salt consumption and still have delicious herbal meals.
2/24/2011
Location near public transportation and walkability are as important as green materials and design in creating a green home, study finds.
2/23/2011
Last year saw the biggest jump in CO2 emissions from power plants ever. Texas, Florida and Ohio lead the pack.
2/21/2011
An unpublished British study says that plastic bags are a greener option than paper or cloth--but only if you don't make the most of your reusable bags.
2/21/2011
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
2/18/2011
Treat your dry, itchy throat this winter with these herbal remedies
2/18/2011
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.
2/15/2011
British scientists have found that many pesticides--including those commonly found in food and 16 that were previously considered safe--disrupt male hormones.
2/9/2011
During national bedbug summit, health experts urge thorough cleaning and heat as the best prevention and cure for the nasty pests.
2/8/2011
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
2/7/2011
The most popular supplements are fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10. Learn more about their health advantages. 
2/7/2011
The Council of Better Business Bureaus National Advertising Division recommends that Sherwin-Williams modify or discontinue advertising claims that its “Harmony” paint line is completely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
2/7/2011
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.
2/4/2011
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.
2/3/2011
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
2/2/2011
The EPA will regulate perchlorate and other toxic chemicals--but you may want to consider water filters in the meantime.
1/31/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture deems Roundup Ready alfalfa safe, leaving organic crops vulnerable to contamination and paving the way for more superweeds.
1/18/2011
Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.
12/30/2010
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
12/23/2010
MegaFood’s line of immunity-boosting supplements, including vitamin D3, a daily multivitamin and a probiotics blend, support good immune health.
12/22/2010
Seeking out social support, whether from friends and family, a support group or talk therapy, can help overcome depression as part of a natural treatment plan.
12/20/2010
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Look no further! This adorable gift from the garden is inexpensive, easy to make and enriched with sentiment, courtesy of our good friends at Botanical Interests.
12/20/2010
Treat seasonal depression with bright light therapy, one tenant of the Therpeutic Lifestyle Change's program.
12/17/2010
Sleep deprivation and depression go hand-in-hand. Improve your overall health and find relief from depression by maintaining a consistent sleep schedule.
12/16/2010
Stopping rumination, or dwelling on negative thoughts, can help relieve depression. Find alternative ways to fill your time—and stay happier!
12/16/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
12/15/2010
Exercise can boost mental health and help relieve depression as part of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change’s natural approach to treating depression.
12/15/2010
Enjoy a warm bath with your own homemade herbal bath treasure bag to soothe dry skin, relieve stress or lift your spirits.
12/3/2010
Omega-3 supplements, one component of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program's natural approach to treating depression, can help relieve symptoms of depression.
11/23/2010
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program offers a natural treatment plan for depression based on basic biological needs.
11/19/2010
At 92, Lane Furneaux has been working for more than 30 years to educate the people of Dallas on the culinary and health benefits of herbs.
11/15/2010
Two new federal programs, the Home Energy Scoring program and the PowerSaver program, make it easier for homeowners to save energy.
10/21/2010
Kathy Amen grows pumpkins straight out of a fairy tale.
10/15/2010
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
10/15/2010
Kathy Amen's Nectarine Oatmeal Cobbler is a great fresh fruit recipe combined with the taste of classic chewy oatmeal cookies.
10/5/2010
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
9/17/2010
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
9/15/2010
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
9/9/2010
Green builder Fred Koch explains his unique strategy for green building in southern California.
8/17/2010
Banish bad moods by eating right, exercising and changing your daily habits. Follow these five steps to improve your mood!
8/12/2010
Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.
8/6/2010
Hormone fluctuations the week before your period can lead to cramps, bloating fatigue and mood swings. Prevent PMS symptoms by monitoring your diet and avoiding these six foods.
8/5/2010
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
7/29/2010
I don't know about you, but its absolutely impossible to keep my feet clean in sandals, my summer staple. So when I stumbled upon Wipe Your Feet by Jamar Labs, I was intrigued.
7/22/2010
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
7/16/2010
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
7/14/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
7/13/2010
The sunscreens you use may not offer the amount of protection you need.
7/9/2010
To meet its goal of making all new buildings carbon-neutral by 2030, the American Institute of Architects introduces an online tool that help designers predict how much energy their buildings will use.
7/7/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
6/29/2010
Guest blogger, Kathy, loves summer because she gets to enjoy canning pickles, which is one of her favorite pastimes.
6/29/2010
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
6/23/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Yes To Carrots natural sunscreen, which contains 10 percent zinc oxide and is free of parabens, petroleum and SLS.
6/14/2010
This year’s Buckminster Fuller Challenge winner is revegetating African grasslands through holistic land management.
6/11/2010
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Purple Prairie Botanicals SunStuff natural sunscreen lotion. SunStuff uses zinc oxide to provide SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB rays.
6/10/2010
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz looks for green Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.
6/8/2010
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.
6/2/2010
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Badger Sunscreen. This natural sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays using zinc oxide and an array of organic ingredients.
6/1/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Lavera Baby and Children Sun Milk.
5/27/2010
Kathy Amen was excited to share photos of her home with The Herb Companion. She has been inspired to plant more herbs and build a greenhouse for them out of salvaged windows.
5/25/2010
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.
5/13/2010
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
5/7/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
5/4/2010
The Total Omega Orange-Cream Swirl from Barlean’s Organic Oils combines flaxseed oil, borage seed oil and fish oil to provide a balanced source of Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Better yet? Its sweet orange-cream flavor makes taking your daily supplements fun!
4/29/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reveals what sunscreen active ingredients are safe and unsafe and recommends resources to find natural sunscreens.
4/28/2010
The Canadian government’s ecoENERGY program stops giving financial assistance for energy-efficient home improvements.
4/27/2010
The effect on our environment from discarded dry cell batteries can be catastrophic over time, polluting our world’s ground soil and water supply, resulting in health hazards to humans, plants, and animals; switching to rechargeable batteries has vast environmental benefits.
4/21/2010
Editorial intern Amanda Thompson takes a step-by-step look at her daily activities to see just how environmentally friendly she really is.
3/10/2010
Exercising is good for you—but what about for the environment? Getting your workout fix outdoors, using retrofitted or energy-efficient machines and buying sustainable workout gear will lessen your carbon footprint by pounds of CO2 a day.
3/3/2010
President Obama revealed plans for his new Home Star Program, also known as Cash for Caulkers, which will offer rebates for energy-efficient home renovations such as replacing windows, adding insulation and sealing ducts.
2/10/2010
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.
1/15/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove considers rainwater cistern options for harvesting rainwater at her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED standards.
12/29/2009
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
12/28/2009
A Life Cycle Assessment from Ellipsos, a sustainable development strategy firm, suggests that natural Christmas trees generate fewer greenhouse gases per year than artificial trees.
12/24/2009
Natural Home and the Obamas are in sync on fun, waste-reducing holiday projects. Find out more about decoupage ornaments.
12/15/2009
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.
12/11/2009
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
12/9/2009
In accordance with this meeting of world leaders making decisions about climate change, The Timberland Company, has launched its global campaign, “Don’t Tell Us it Can’t Be Done.” The campaign is designed as a public forum encouraging people from all over the globe to participate in environmental activism by challenging government leaders attending the conference to reduce emissions.
12/9/2009
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.  
11/25/2009
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.
11/20/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Ross Stewart reviews the best new natural, nontoxic men’s shaving products. Find out which natural shaving creams, aftershaves, soaps, shave brushes and razors are the best.
11/13/2009
Find out who won Project Green Search’s eco-modeling competition.
11/11/2009
Coal Country exposes the damages to communities and the environment caused by mountaintop-removal coal mining.
10/30/2009
The 10 Project Green Search finalists head to Hollywood for the final round of the eco-modeling competition.
10/28/2009
Sustainable furniture is made from nontoxic, renewable resources and is a smart choice for reducing environmental impact.
10/12/2009
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.  
10/2/2009
Jessica searches for eco-friendly engagement and wedding rings and explores a variety of sustainable options, including conflict-free diamonds, recycled diamonds, recycled gold, recycled jewelry, alternative wedding rings, Canadian diamonds and cultured diamonds.
8/31/2009
Located near mountains, beaches and the rainforest, Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica offers guests comfort, natural beauty and a host of eco-friendly options that earned the resort a four-leaf rating from the Certification in Sustainable Tourism program.
8/21/2009
Project Green Search is looking for eco-conscious models to participate in its green modeling competition.
8/14/2009
Stop forgetting and take these herbs to improve your memory retention.
8/6/2009
Terrariums are easy to make and a great way to incorporate nature into any room.
7/29/2009
Try these tips to green a birthday celebration.
7/10/2009
The launch of Oakley’s first pair of eco-friendly shades keeps Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson on her search for sustainable sunglasses.
7/6/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley examines the successes and failures of the Beddington Zero-Energy Development.
7/6/2009
Colorado residents can now legally catch and store rainwater for landscape irrigation.
7/2/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains a Pew Charitable Trusts study that finds that jobs in the clean energy sector are growing faster than jobs in the fossil fuel industry.
6/18/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
6/11/2009
Reading books from your local public library is a greener alternative to buying new books.
6/9/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares some natural treatments you can use to care for your sunburn this summer.
6/2/2009
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
6/1/2009
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.
6/1/2009
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
6/1/2009
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
5/22/2009
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
5/22/2009
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
5/22/2009
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
5/18/2009
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.
5/4/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson discovers the Apple Recycling Program, which is perfect for her aging PowerBook G4 Apple laptop.  
3/6/2009
John Masters Organics Shine On keeps your hair soft and shiny.
11/28/2008
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
10/1/2008
September ... long month, no? The election frenzy is roiling; the DOW keeps tanking as the $700 billion bailout plan goes to vote in Washington; banks are scared to lend each other money, causing over-leveraged companies to hit a brick wall; the President is on TV telling us that, indeed, there are problems afoot. 
8/11/2008
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
6/18/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
5/6/2008
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.


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