Guest blogger Faith Moser shares the pros and cons of using stevia as a sugar substitute.
Freekeh Foods is a fun, delicious way to add more whole grains to your family's diet.
Try guest blogger Jennifer Robins coconut flour pancakes recipe for a breakfast treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!
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.
Love the pumpkin spice latte? Then try this dairy-free, sugar-free pumpkin spice latte recipe that calls for real pumpkin—not just flavoring!
Organic Architect's Eric Corey Freed shows designers what green really means during Dining by Design, a charity event featuring tabletop installations in New York.
These delicious, healthful cookies are made with almond meal, coconut oil, dark chocolate chips and maple syrup.
Loaded with coconut, banana, carrot, cinnamon and zero refined sugar, this coconut banana carrot cake recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
Guest blogger Heidi Cardenas commits to a 100 percent recycling program and discusses the good—and free—things that can come from that.
Grow your own fresh supply of fragrant perennial flowers this year to scent your life and use as cut flowers, for crafts, and in natural personal care treatments.
Use this simple recipe to preserve fresh tomatoes as freezable stewed tomatoes.
Crispy Green Crispy Fruit are made from 100-percent freeze-dried fruit with no additives or preservatives and are full of delicious fresh fruit taste. FruitziO snacks combine the wholesomeness of fresh fruit with a pinch of cane sugar.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
As summer dwindles down to a close, you may be left standing in your garden or kitchen thinking "Now what?" Preserve herbs with our expert tips: dry, freeze, pickle and pack them to continue enjoying your favorite herbs well into the winter.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
High blood sugar levels lead to decreased blood flow to the hippocampus, the part of the brain that forms and stories memories.
Undo summer’s damage with S.O.A.P.’s new Brown Sugar Souffle Body Scrub.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Treat your skin to the wonderfully delicious scent of vanilla with this luxurious vanilla sugar scrub from Garden Apothecary.
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
Serve up these tasty gluten-free muffins and get your morning off to a great start.
Discover which items you use on a daily basis are most likely to be covered in germs.
Whip up this batch of chocolate and coconut granola for a grain-free granola recipe that’s packed with healthful nuts and seeds.
Use any of these no-frills solutions to fit in time to care for your body.
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.
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, oatmeal offers many health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Mix and match these ingredients for simple skin care that will keep you glowing all winter.
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.
I make the cookie-of-the-month for my brother-in-law, and he loves it.
Tessemae’s All Natural announces the release of its line of gluten-free salad dressing and marinades.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares five laundry tips (including a homemade natural fabric softener) for cling- and chemical-free clothing.
Banish bad moods by eating right, exercising and changing your daily habits. Follow these five steps to improve your mood!
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!
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Slough off dead winter skin with homemade skin scrubs. Try one of these recipes that use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Give your palate a break from heavy holiday food with this Crunchy Wild Rice Salad Recipe with Citrus Dressing from guest blogger Stephanie Meyer.
Ever wondered: what is amaranth? Learn the history of this ancient grain, plus put it to good use with a recipe for savory amaranth fritters.
This moist French yogurt cake recipe is gluten-free and super simple.
Swap conventional flour with a gluten-free blend in this sweet crepes recipe.
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.
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.
Gone Studio, a design company offering post-petroleum products for the home and office, launches Greensleeve, its 100-percent petroleum-free iPad case made with zero-energy manufacturing.
For every purchase of one its PVC-, phthalate- and BPA-free bamboo toothbrushes, Smile Squared donates a toothbrush to a child in need.
PURE Glass Bottle is a new portable re-usable glass drinking bottle designed with SafeShell technology to make it shatter-resistant.
These gluten-free snacks are ideal for a light breakfast or pre-workout snack.
derma e win “Grocery Headquarters” magazine Selling Wellness Trailblazer Award for the fourth time.
Celebrate a technology-free Sabbath with a jug of organic wine, a loaf of homemade bread and handmade candles. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone?
Fracking, buying American, GMOs and unplugging topped the green news this week.
Avoid the headache and stress of dealing with a pest infestation by watching for these simple signs of pests before they wreak havoc.
Use these easy storage solutions to keep every room in your home organized and clutter-free.
Please kids of all ages with these healthy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Leafy spring greens add lively color and substance to this vegan stuffed shells recipe.
Avoid these three common mistakes in to help ensure your efforts of DIY pest control actually work.
Keep your kitchen storage containers lean and kind with these options that won’t leach chemicals into your food.
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
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.
Keep things sexy with all-natural, non-toxic ‘XTC Get Wet,’ the first personal lubricant of its kind.
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
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.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
For an extra burst of energy in the morning, indulge in this citrus-scented Sun Shower body scrub from The Orange Owl.
A healthful fall-flavored twist on the classic carrot cake, this recipe for Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with cream “cheese” frosting is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
Spice up chilly nights with this meat-free reciepe chickpea and tomato curry, courtsey of Muir Glen.
Ever wondered: what is millet? Discover the history of this ancient grain, plus put it to good use with a millet stir-fry recipe.
Ever wondered: what is sorghum? Learn the history of this ancient grain and put it to good use with this Curry Carrot Salad recipe.
Ever wondered: what is chia seed? Discover the history of this ancient grain, plus put it to good use with a lemon chia fresca recipe.
Scottish oatcakes are delicious and crispy crackers that taste wonderful with jam. If you’re looking for a gluten-free take on this traditional treat, check out the following recipe courtesy Bob’s Red Mill.
This bright green Dhaniya Chutney recipe makes a great dip for guests who can handle the spice.
Use up your herb harvest to whip together this creamy herb dip recipe in under five minutes and serve it as a dip or use it as a spread for your favorite wraps.
Try this rich, savory, warm spiced acorn squash on a cold day.
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
Sometimes it takes two versions of a banana bread recipe to make a happy family.
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing with sausage, sage, cranberries and walnuts is a delicious and simple addition to any Thanksgiving table.
Top your spaghetti with flavorful, satisfying wheatballs for a quick weeknight meal.
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.
Unearthed Paints, a start-up paint company, aims to change the industry by offering biodegradable, vegan and 100 percent VOC-free paints with full disclosure of ingredients.
Pura Stainless, the global leader in innovative BPA-free stainless steel beverage bottles, announces the addition of a new line of silicone bottle sleeves to its Kiki product line.
One Degree Organic Foods announces the launch of its sprouted, vegan cereal line featuring 100 percent traceable ingredients.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace bakes vegan, gluten-free shortbread cookies for Santa Claus
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.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
In more shocking news about the honey on U.S. store shelves, a Food Safety News study analyzes more than 60 jars of honey and finds that nearly all of them have been ultra-filtered to disguise their potentially tainted and toxic origins.
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
BPA is a dangerous chemical found in canned foods and polycarbonate plastic. Avoid it by following these easy steps.
Going green on your lunch break is an easy way to show Mother Nature you really care. Dani delves into the art of greening your afternoon eats.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson bakes her first gluten-free cake using Pamela’s Products baking mix.
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.
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
Deconstruction, breaking down houses bit-by-bit, is a great way to find free building materials to build small low-cost homes.
Guest blogger Christine Wilson shares another snapshot of her new master bedroom's wall color, painted with VOC-free paint.
Guest blogger Christine Wilson reviews Olympic's Premum Paint line.
Add nutrient-rich foods to your diet to keep your skin clear and radiant.
These tasty, vegan cookie squares make an excellent treat for special occasions or afternoon get-togethers.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
This travel-savvy Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Bar recipe is high in nutrition and rich in great taste.
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.
Stand against animal testing with certified cruelty-free cosmetics and homemade lip balms and lotions.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
Fight computer eyestrain with herbs and minerals that naturally improve vision and fight age-related macular degeneration.
Based on a "Brownie Blind Taste Test" recently conducted, Dancing Deer's all-natural, baked-from-scratch brownies won the taste test battle by a wide margin.
Campbell’s Soup Company announces that will phase out use of the toxic chemical BPA from its soup can linings.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
Get rid of canker sores faster by turning to homemade mouth rinses, probiotics and other natural home remedies for canker sores.
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.
Bookbinder Specialties recently added four new flavors to their line of gourmet, ready-to serve gluten-free soups packaged in resealable glass jars.
John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Lotion lightweight and fragrance-free formula makes it a must-have for those with sensitivities to fragrance.
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
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.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
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.
John Masters Organics Shine On keeps your hair soft and shiny.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to use more green products, check out Twist’s line of amazing sponges. Not only are they biodegradable, but they’re also free of dyes and made from all-natural, plant-based materials.