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Freelance writer and natural beauty expert Kim Wallace feeds her lip balm addiction with Brew, a new natural lip balm from Skincando Luxe.
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.
Many beauty products contain harmful chemicals, but figuring out which are the worst can be difficult. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence clues you in to the top five chemical ingredients to avoid when buying summer skin care products, and helps you learn about a few natural alternatives.
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.
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
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.
Are certified organic products worth the price and peace of mind? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tests out USDA organic shampoo and body cleanser.
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
Take care of yourself with our picks for natural personal care products.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews all-natural, vegan Hurraw! lip balm's new Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm and Tinted Cinnamon Lip Balm.
Conventional deodorants contain aluminum and other chemicals linked to cancer, elevated estrogen levels and other health problems. Witch hazel provides an effective and economical natural deodorant alternative.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
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.
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.
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.
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren reviews her favorite brand of organic tea, Choice Organic Teas.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil. Get 20 percent off this product until July 31, 2009.
Scheckter’s Organic Beverages introduces Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy, a natural, vegetarian-approved organic energy drink.
These refreshing Numi Organic Tea libations are perfect as we look ahead to the warmer months.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares a variety of organic beers and tips on how to green your beer drinking.
Mystic Masala offers Ayurveda-based candles, soaps, and body products made from sustainable herbs and fair trade methods in Nepal.
Eschew the chemicals in conventional body care and instead make your own products with household ingredients. These three DIY beauty recipes will make your home into your personal spa.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tests out a new, USDA organic sesame teriyaki sauce from Organicville. The sauce inspired her to make a delicious chicken chow mein stir fry for dinner.
SheaMoisture expands on their Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Collection with two new products formulated with organic ingredients to heal and soothe delicate baby skin.
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.
Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème controls frizz and adds shine to straight hair without the use of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors and dyes.
Try our editor’s picks for five skin-care solutions that are sure to give you a healthy complexion.
With more than 32 designs to choose from, you’re sure to find an organic cotton throw pillow for your home’s décor from Wabisabi Green’s EcoArt pillow collections.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Numi has created the Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection ($19.99 - $24.99). A handsome, sustainable bamboo box holds a premium sampling of Numi’s innovative, artisanal and delicious organic pu-erh teas — the perfect introduction to this innovative line.
Fusing green science with time-honoured beauty rituals, Bionée provides certified organic beauty and personal care products for new mothers and babies.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new foaming natural body wash from HollyBeth's Natural Luxury.
This year marked the inaugural natural beauty pop-up event, A Night For Green Beauty. The event featured enthusiastic green beauty bloggers and fabulous green beauty brands. Here I've compiled a handful of green beauty products that caught my eye from companies La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom, H. Gillerman Organics and Ilia.
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
This year at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, three new natural products stood out from the rest in the event's annual "Best of the West." Discover a new way to soothe the skin with ozonated oil, a new dipable snack option for kids, and new product to help you fall asleep faster.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace spots a great deal! Send in your old lipstick to Lavera, a natural cosmetics company, and Lavera will send you a $10 coupon to purchase a new, natural lipstick online!
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Badger Headache Soother Mind Balm, which helps clear sinuses with eucalyptus and peppermint oils while calming your senses with a light touch of lavender.
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
Urban Moonshine will introduce its new certified organic Energy Tonic at Natural Products Expo West, the industry’s largest event taking place on March 8th.
Imperial Cat has once again expanded its brand of high-quality, eco-friendly cat products to include new holiday themed Scratch 'n Shapes.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
If you’re looking for a healthy and eco-friendly dog shampoo that smells great, then look no further than Olive Bubble + Squeak Herbal Dog Shampoo. This shampoo is USDA approved organic, 100 percent biodegradable and bottled in recyclable plastic.
Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus takes a look at the fundamental differences between organic and conventional farming practices for insight into choosing healthier food.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews another natural shampoo in her natural shampoo series: Yes To Tomatoes Tempting Tomato Volumizing Shampoo.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
The launch of Oakley’s first pair of eco-friendly shades keeps Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson on her search for sustainable sunglasses.
One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.
Pangea Organics Hand and Body Lotion goes on smoothly, leaves hands moisturized and comes in four unusual scents.
America's Best Organics introduces American-made gift box.
Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.
A recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey found that demand for luxury products is waning. In contrast, manufacturers are seeing an increased emphasis on both accessibility/universal design and renewable materials. Essentially, homeowners are shying away from expensive (and usually unnecessary) products that add little actual value to their home, concentrating instead on features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability.
A survey by the Shelton Group, a Tennessee-based advertising firm, reveals why energy-efficient products are flying off the shelves during this tough economic time.
Give your locks the love they deserve with these five best natural shampoos, handpicked by the Mother Earth Living editors.
Trade your unhealthy conventional potato chips in for one of our picks for best organic chips.
Show your skin just how much you care this Valentine’s Day and treat it to organic rose products from John Masters Organics.
Coyuchi introduces new organic cotton bedding that reflects the softer look of spring.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
John Masters Organics offers hair care enriched with essential oils. Read the review!
Didn’t get your beauty rest? No need to fear, new eyelight serum is here.
The origin story of CARE packages offers a deeper appreciation for the power of generosity and providing comfort to those in need or college students away from home for the first time.
We found the best lip balm for winter. Read our review!
Lisa’s Organics brings farmers market freshness to the dinner table with their serve-in-minutes frozen veggie line.
Natural Home editorial intern Amanda Thompson talks about the benefits her family has seen from keeping a small organic food garden.
John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Lotion lightweight and fragrance-free formula makes it a must-have for those with sensitivities to fragrance.
John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray is great for recreating beach hair or getting a tousled look.
The Mother Earth Living editors pick their top five favorite natural lip balms.
An organic cotton and wool body pillow goes a long way to help relieve pregnancy back pain.
Check out Vaska Laundry Care's line of environmentally-friendly clothing care products, now available at Target Stores nationwide.
LG Electronics unveiled a new energy-efficient bottom-freezer refrigerator at the Maison & Object living design exhibition in Paris. The product, which uses linear compressor technology to save energy, was named the best example of an eco-chic product at the exhibition.
Energy-monitoring devices won big at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City.
Upcycling company TerraCycle is partnering with FritoLay North America to keep old chips bags out of landfills and turn them into new consumer products.
SheaMoisture looks to help women capture their individuality with The Art of Color.
The Global Organic Textile Standards certify organic fabrics from start to finish. The GOTS database lists certified facilities and importers, making it easy to find truly organic fabric.
Simply Organic Black Pepper is now available in a reusable tin that features a triple-use closure that allows users to sprinkle, spoon or pour the pepper.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence is ready to shop for eco-friendly, organic cotton Loomstate clothing at Target this spring.
Balanced Guru announces cruelty-free, certified organic powder face mask.
Give your skin care routine a boost with Eve Organics organic products.
Support aging skin with mature skin essentials from John Masters Organics.
The Herbalista begins her search for pictue perfect skincare. Herbs can keep your skin healthy and glowing and John Masters Organics combines rose and aloe to create a useful toning mist that the Herbalista uses to get a head start to each and every morning.
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?
Using certified-organic ingredients, these products from John Masters Organics help naturally resolve the most stubborn problems.
Banish blemishes and balance skin with The Bearberry Collection by John Masters Organics.
Skip the hair dryer this summer with products from John Masters Organics for easy, air-dry styling.
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at www.bellgossett.com.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
PriscillaWoolworth.com makes conscious shopping easier by selling a variety of green household products and fair trade items from around the world.
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
If you still want to do everything you can to make your home healthy—for your family and the planet—take a look at how you clean. Like it or not, we have to clean our homes on a regular basis. Natural Home offers lots of great ideas for making your own healthy, natural cleaning solutions—or look to some of the great green solutions now available at your grocery store.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its first certification program for bio-based products will make it easier for consumers to identify biodegradable, renewable, recyclable and environmentally safe products.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
Check out our favorite garden products to help you enjoy gardening this spring.
John Masters Organics Shine On keeps your hair soft and shiny.
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.
A kitchen garden offers many benefits beyond saving money.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews natural face scrub from Jurlique.
Tame frizz with this botanical-rich leave-in conditioning mist from John Masters Organics.
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.
John Masters Organics has you covered (literally) with its line of citrus and vanilla-scented body wash, body lotion and hair treatment.
From August 4 to 6, Plover Organic will discount its non-sale items to 50 percent off. Plover sells organic cotton quilts, duvets, sheets and crib bedding.
3Girls Holistic announces the launch of 100 percent organic and wild-harvested products designed for young girls.
I’m finishing up the loose ends on my desk before I head off for Southern California (where I hear it’s raining) and the amazing world of the 2009 Natural Products ExpoWest.
The Natural Resources Defense Council sues the FDA to get triclosan and triclocarban, synthetic hormone-disrupting chemicals that are bad for our health and the environment, out of personal-care products.
Great shampoo from Dr. Hauschka.
A recent visit to Salon Di Marco in Lawrence, Kansas has made me rethink the way I take care of my hair.
Hipcycle.com offers new upcycled products for spring 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.
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.
Americans equate products made in the USA with sustainability and often choose American-made products over other options, a study finds.
Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.
Soothe and relax achy limbs with four different Kneipp Arnica products that are ideal for use when feeling sore or after strenuous activities.
Cleaning can be calming, but nauseous-smelling products aren't as lovely as using herbs or "green" alternatives. Learn more about herbal cleaning.
A new study from the University of Washing found that scented products—including those labeled as organic, natural and green—release toxic chemicals that can harm our health.
The Barr-Co. collection is made from natural ingredients and is hand crafted in St. Louis, Missouri.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson bakes her first gluten-free cake using Pamela’s Products baking mix.
Learn more about the variety of bee products and how they are harvested.
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.
Coyuchi’s baby items, which include bedding, blankets, clothing, and bath basics are made from 100% organic cotton, which feature low-impact dyes and a nontoxic production process, perfect for sensitive skin.
Lisa’s Organics, the maker of a line of certified organic vegetable frozen side dishes, has combined the highest-quality veggies with chef-inspired sauces that go from freezer to dinner plate in just five minutes.
Whole Foods Market commits to verifying it products as free of genetically modified organisms. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains the grocer's commitment to providing natural and organic products.
Brighten up your bathroom with lively organic cotton shower curtains from Amy Butler, VivaTerra and West Elm. Say goodbye to plain white curtains!
While I’m by no means a wine aficionado, I do consider myself a wine enthusiast—and my enthusiasm does not discriminate against wine that comes in boxes. Though I may avoid some boxed wines that remind me of early college, boxed
Heather Pyle of CalNaturale explains how she balances traditional winemaking practices with innovative initiative in organic winemaking.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
Conventional bedding is full of toxic chemicals that outgas while you sleep. Don’t settle for a chemical-laden bed—win an organic bedroom from Lifekind!
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
Buying 'natural' cereal could get you a bowl full of GMOs. To keep genetically modified ingredients off your family's table, buy organic.
'Organic farmers have the right to raise our organic crops without the threat of invasion by Monsanto's genetic contamination and without harassment by a reckless polluter. Beginning today, America asserts her right to justice and pure food.'
New nature-inspired brand AFFINA announces the launch of its Seaweaves line of 100 percent certified organic cotton towels
Buying local sustainable food is now as close as the nearest Wal-Mart.
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.
Rush Bowls are an all-natural blend of fruit and other natural ingredients frozen to perfection and served with a package of organic granola or gluten-free topping.
Taza Chocolate introduces a new 87% dark chocolate bar to the Stone Ground line – the Taza 87% Bolivian Stone Ground Chocolate Bar.
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
Organic Essence now offers lip balms in biodegradable, compostable eco-tubes.
Organic cotton fabric leaders Harmony Art and Organic Cotton Plus have received Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS certification.
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.
The Organic Exchange released the 2007-2008 Organic Cotton Market Reports—and the top 10 list contains a few surprises. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about these organic cotton retailers.
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
Brew up a cup of refreshing iced tea with organic varieties from Numi Organic Tea.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
The GoodGuide, a website and iPhone application, offers consumers comprehensive reviews of the health, environmental and social impacts of more than 75,000 products.
At the Herb Companion we are passionate about the well being of humans and animals alike, and we think it is important that our readers are informed of the cruelties of animal testing in the cosmetics industry, the availiable alternatives, and ways to fight back.
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.
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
Tips and techniques for proper burning and storage of beeswax candles
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
Use these eco-friendly tools to clean up your cleaning routine.
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.
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.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Reach for these taste-tested, healthy granola bars next time you need a snack.
Palmpring introduces its line of hpyo-allergenic, 100 percent organic coconut fiber and natural latex mattresses to health-conscious Americans.
Beware of certain produce if you're pregnant. Some pesticides may affect your growing child.
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
A 30-acre organic and biodynamic farm is the beating heart of the thriving 1,000-acre Serenbe community near Atlanta. As more developers integrate agriculture into suburbia, the joys and benefits of farming are becoming available to everyone.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest natural shampoo from luxurious beauty company Caudalie.
Organix-South has expanded its TheraNeem Skin Care Line with the introduction of Triple Neem Care Ointment, a great alternative to Neosporin.
Popular fertilizers and mulches can be dangerous to our furry family members. Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses ways to make sure your lawn and garden are pet-friendly.
Natural Home guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews certified-organic fabrics from Harmony Art.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews Eco-Lips' natural lip balm.
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore gets creative when the raised beds she orders for her garden are too deep.
Beaverton Foods’ Inglehoffer organic mustards will now sport a green cap to make the organic line easily identifiable from the original line.
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
Use spirulina or wheat grass instead of iffy chemical dyes to turn your beer green this St. Patrick's Day.
Nourish Organic Citrus Stick Deodorant may be the best deodorant I have ever used. Unlike conventional deodorants, Nourish is 100 percent natural—with no trace of aluminum in its ingredient list—and is USDA organic.
With reports stewing of some women suffering chemical reactions after wearing Victoria's Secret bras possibly laced with formaldehyde, the quest for organic fabrics as an industry standard continues.
Jessica talks about the importance of healthy, nontoxic, organic mattresses and how much she loves her Land and Sky Rainforest Mattress from The Natural Bed Store.
The Natural Home and Garden offices have been overflowing with lotion recently In preparation for a product roundup in our September October 2011 issue, we called in lotions from more than half a dozen companies. With almost two dozen scents
Our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs have been named the 2008 Green Business of the Year in Coop America’s People’s Choice competition. We offer them our heartiest congratulations.
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
Jessica discusses her inability to locate eco-friendly bridesmaid dresses made from sustainable materials.
The Obamas plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
A study released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September found lead in lipstick at much higher levels than those discovered by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in a 2007 study.
See how a mother of two young boys saves money on groceries while eating mainly fresh, organic food.
These gluten-free snacks are ideal for a light breakfast or pre-workout snack.
Follow these tips for using essential oils to make your own organic perfumes.
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
Dig into the season with our favorite organic gardening tips and tricks to grow your own bounty.
Add shredded paper to compost, use as mulch or seed-starting pots to add beneficial nutrients to your garden.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles.
If there’s a tea aficionado on your gift list this year, look no further than Numi Organic Teas for one-stop shopping.
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a new line of natural baby products from leading baby products powerhouse Johnson's. The Johnson's Natural line provides eco-conscious moms natural baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion and more.
Moisturize and soothe your sunburned skin with Badger’s Bali Balm. This USDA-certified organic balm contains shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to moisturize your sun-parched skin and lavender and blue tansy to soothe and heal any sunburns.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo and Body Wash.
Rejuvenate sun-drenched skin with soothing Almond Blossom products from Kneipp.
In its ongoing search for sources of high-quality botanicals, the organic spice experts at Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ recently established a working partnership with tea growers in South Africa.
BuildingGreen’s 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products list includes a low-flow toilet, composite decking, a high-performing wall system and other products that conserve energy and resources.
The Herb Companion is partnering with Poppy Swap, a new online herbal marketplace, to bring you a free herbal product of your choice.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
Roux Maison Detergens are now available in Sweet Tea and Ambrosia.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to get the government agency to finalize a law banning triclosan and triclocarban, two chemicals commonly found in antibacterial products.
Up to 75 percent of antibacterial products carry triclosan and triclocarban, hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect brain and nervous system development.
Re-Nest's list of its favorite Etsy stores makes navigating the handmade goods shopping site easier to navigate.
A new study finds that showerheads contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria.
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.
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
Check out these eco-friendly garden products that were designed by Northern California gardeners.
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collection.
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to its environmental marketing guidelines would make it more difficult for marketers to make false green claims for their products.
PRIMAVERA skin care has just made its U.S debut and is quickly raising the bar in the field of natural and organic skin care.
Graco, one of the nation’s largest children’s products manufacturers, has committed to banning the use of four of the most toxic chemical flame retardant chemicals from its 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.
A new study from the Ecology Center found traces of lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalates and hazardous flame retardants in gardening products—and that chemicals in hoses leach into water.
Enjoy an herb garden no matter where you live or the time of the year by starting your own indoor garden system. With these starter tools it is simpler than ever.
Tired of those cheap cardboard car air fresheners that are ugly and have a fake, overpowering odor? Try this easy solution.
True Natural’s Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen line receives Natural Products Association Certification.
This charitable foundation cleans up coasts, employs impoverished communities, turns discarded items into new products and uses the funds from sales to help alleviate environmental issues such as whaling and support social issues such as education, conservation and development initiatives in poor communities.
The Corn Refiners Association is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup on food labels to corn sugar.
NOTE We never trade products for mentions in our blogs or our published magazine. We do receive free samples and will mention them only if we like the product or find it especially effective. A few years ago a friend
If you use cast-iron cookware, try this indispensable tool—a stainless-steel mesh scrubber.
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."
Learn which natural facial scrubs are good for you and the environment.
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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.
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are made from a plant-based resin called Ingeo.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces its limited edition Lips and Lashes gift set for the holiday season.
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Concentrated milk protein, also known as milk protein concentrate or MPCs, is a dry, high-protein additive that is largely unregulated.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson is attending the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies and reporting on rural economic development strategies.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz plans for healthy eating in the Grinnell College dining hall.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a green gardening series on Biodynamic farming based on her trip to DeLoach Vineyards in Sonoma, California. She details the meaning of Biodynamic farming and a field preparation called horn silica 501.
Guest blogger Jenn Leonard shares her experience with natural lawn nutrition service, Bio Green.
One Degree Organic Foods announces the launch of its sprouted, vegan cereal line featuring 100 percent traceable ingredients.
Navitas Naturals is adding Blueberry Hemp to their award-winning line of organic Navitas Power Snacks. Blueberry Hemp Navitas Power Snacks provide a diversity of the most nutrient-dense organic superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture deems Roundup Ready alfalfa safe, leaving organic crops vulnerable to contamination and paving the way for more superweeds.
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!).
Give the grocery store a rest and try some fresh local food options. Check out the nearest farmer's market, or look into joining a CSA.
Bubble and Bee’s Unscented Organic Lip Balm provides thick, rich moisture for dry, chapped lips with just three simple ingredients.
PRIMAVERA organic airsprays naturally scent your home using essential oils.
Spice up chilly nights with this meat-free reciepe chickpea and tomato curry, courtsey of Muir Glen.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz bakes her first batch of organic cupcakes from scratch.
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
This is the first of a series of blogs about construction of a LEED Platinum-certified home on an organic farm in middle Tennessee.
Rishi Tea will be donating a portion of its sales from its Organic Unity Herbal Tea to the National Yoga Month organization.
Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with eco-friendly, organic products.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm from Bubble and Bee Organic.
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps' fair trade, hemp almond pure castile soaps are a competitive rival to conventional formulas in both moisturizing capabilities and scent.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
My favorite grocery store is the healthiest, how about yours?
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Try these tips to green a birthday celebration.
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).
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore documents the beginnings of her family's organic food garden.
Guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews organic cotton and bamboo luxury blanket company Yumi & Laurie. Find out more details on Yumi & Laurie’s current 50 percent off sale!
Choice Organic Teas is adding four new varieties to its Original line of teas: Premium Korean Green, Decaffeinated Green, Masala Chai and Rooibos Chai.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews USDA-certified organic natural lip balm from Yes To Carrots.
This seed company recycles magazines to package their organic and heirloom seeds.
Natural Home assistant editror Kim Wallace reviews Organic Shea Butter and White Tea Shave Cream from Ec-Oooh-Chic by Oohlala.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo from EO.
Beyond Organic Skincare Detoxifying Cleanser is best for dry skin because it is packed with uber-moisturizing ingredients.
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2007 Signaterra Three Blocks Red.
With all the wonderful products that walk across our desks here at Natural Home, here are a few that have stood out during the holiday season. Grab these last-minute gifts for your friends, family, or even yourself. And remember: Green is not just for the holidays. Any of these products would be great year round.
Jessica talks about growing herbs on her townhouse balcony. With rising food prices, growing your own is a great way to save.
Enter Numi Organic Tea's "Create Numi's Next Signature Blend" contest for a chance to create the company's next tea blend and win a trip to San Francisco.
Canadian-based RawFoodz launches with a line of organic, raw vegan salad dressings.
Not only is neem oil beneficial as a bio-pesticide, but it can actually enrich garden soil. Discover the benefits of neem oil for your garden!
There is something special about finding the perfect soap. Learn more about which soap is ideal for your long-term skin health.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
When choosing summer sunglasses, look for products that are both stylish and environmentally friendly. Eco-conscious companies iWood and Kayu both offer trendy lines of sunglasses made using sustainable materials and methods. These sunglasses also offer 100 percent protection from harmful ultraviolet rays that can damage eyes.
Stand against animal testing with certified cruelty-free cosmetics and homemade lip balms and lotions.
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.
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.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
On Thursday, March 10, our friends from the American Botanical Council hosted their annual ABCelebration. During the reception, three important people were recognized for their tremendous work in the herbal industry.
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.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
My favorite experience at the Natural Products Expo West was the 6th Annual FIG Media Luncheon, hosted by the Fresh Ideas Group. This year, the panelists discussed how to pave the road for a healthier future.
Keep things sexy with all-natural, non-toxic ‘XTC Get Wet,’ the first personal lubricant of its kind.
Store this natural beauty balm from Medicine Mama's Apothecary somewhere so it's easy to grab. This balm soothes an array of skin woes, so it's fit for travel.
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
Jovial Foods’ new line of organic, artisan European-style cookies are made with nutritious einkorn flour for a healthier, lower-calorie dessert.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
Even something as little as conditioning your hair can help save thousands of acres of rainforest.
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.
Herbal Choice Mari’s vegan, organic, natural hand and body lotions are naturally scented with plant-based oils.
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.
Concerned about Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops and genetic engineering of our food? Let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack know.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural body wash from Kathy's Family.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Yes To Cucumbers Natural Glow Facial Towelettes.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
SheaMoisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Soufflé (Gel) with Agave Nectar and Flax Seed is an effective, easy-to-rinse-out, no buildup, light-weight and all-natural alternative to other curl defining styling aids on the market.
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.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four dangerous ingredients to avoid when choosing safe makeup as well as some of the products in her beauty bag.
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
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!
Mountain Rose Herbs new line of Epicurean Organic seasoning blends are worth a try. The Herbs De Provence and the West Indies Rub are wonderful for seasoning prawns and most seafood.
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her newfound love for farm-fresh eggs after experiencing rich, nutritious eggs at DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz helps her family plan an eco-friendly road trip complete with a hybrid car, organic snacks and energy-efficient hotels.