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3/14/2011
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
7/8/2008
Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.
1/31/2011
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
6/4/2010
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
5/11/2009
Discover magazine (one of my non Herb Companion faves) features a magnified (by a scanning electron microscope) image of a strawberry (Fragaria spp.). Check it out it's really cool.  The make up of the fruit is clearly visible, with the seeds looking like boulders
10/13/2008
For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.
6/1/2012
Banish blemishes and balance skin with The Bearberry Collection by John Masters Organics.
7/19/2011
Saturday morning brings adventures with an overflowing dishwasher, pesky puppy and pretty sunflowers.
5/23/2011
A good layer of environmentally friendly mulch such as eucalyptus, pine bark or cocoa hulls will discourage weeds, keep soil up to 10 degrees cooler and help prevent plant disease. What's your favorite green mulch?
4/18/2012
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
10/2/2009
President Obama plans to help earn the White House LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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.
6/17/2010
Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your herb garden. Also, try my recipe for Lavender Lemonade.
11/23/2011
Wrigley, a giant in the chewing gum industry, has received approval from the FSA to use magnolia bark extract in future products.
1/31/2011
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.    
3/31/2011
Used for everything from curing headaches, sores and snakebites to attaining mystical foresight and thwarting bad spirits, white sage is an extremely culturally valuable herb.
1/21/2011
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
4/19/2011
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
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.
6/21/2011
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.
2/10/2011
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
3/23/2009
The Obamas plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
1/18/2011
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
10/6/2010
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will place solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011.
3/23/2009
Michelle Obama's new organic White House vegetable garden is the first of its kind since World War II. I spoke with a friend who was at the scene as students from a local elementary school broke ground Friday, which was the first day of spring. Find out what the new "First Herbs of the United States" are.
12/21/2011
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
2/22/2012
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
7/18/2011
With temperatures heating up, the one thing most people forget to consider is their skin. Rather than buying expensive, name-brand products full of artificial and synthetic chemicals, treat your skin with these five healing herbs. 
10/31/2011
White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.
2/17/2011
Discover the tantalizing and aromatic flavors of teas from around the world with some of our guest blogger's favorite blends.
11/8/2012
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
2/28/2011
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
1/21/2009
Weigh in as Natural Home collects reader and contributor suggestions on "greening the White House."
7/28/2011
We think that we know our herbs, and exactly what they do. However, there are also those herbs with a mysterious past. Here are five of the weirdest herbs we’ve found that might be hiding in a garden near you.
10/31/2012
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
5/12/2008
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
9/21/2011
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
4/19/2010
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
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.
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.
11/11/2011
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
6/24/2010
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
2/16/2011
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
10/5/2011
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County.
8/21/2014
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
7/31/2014
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
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!


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