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3/9/2010
This Saint Patrick's Day, make Irish stew that has many surprising herbs and spices.
3/5/2012
Enjoy this blogger's favorite holiday with a healthier version of fish & chips.
2/3/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace picks out her favorite Linda and Harriet stationery to use as Valentine's Day cards.
3/8/2012
Daylighting systems company Solatube offers facts about daylight in conjunction with Daylight Saving Time.
12/19/2011
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.
3/20/2013
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova works with her children to turn the heaps of candy they collected at the St. Patrick’s Day parade into homemade art projects.
7/1/2010
July is National Berry Month! Kick off the start of this month—and celebrate our nation's independence—with this recipe for Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes, courtesy of Driscoll's.
7/16/2010
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
6/25/2010
The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, expected to pass this summer, offers rebates for windows, doors, skylights, window films and storm windows and doors.
12/14/2011
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
12/28/2011
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
11/15/2011
This winter wreath welcomes visitors and wafts a wonderful scent
3/14/2013
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
5/25/2011
Gardening can make a difference! Across the country, people are building rain gardens to filter contaminants and ease overburdened stormwater systems. Here's how to build a rain garden in 10 easy steps.
5/12/2010
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.
4/14/2011
Tearing out wall-to-wall carpet is one of the healthiest things you can do. Dress up the scuffed wood floor underneath using plant-based paint and stencils. You'll never miss the rug.
6/13/2011
After years of caving to the chemical industry, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has delcared formaldehyde—common in particleboard, plastics and textiles—a known human carcinogen.
5/22/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson is attending the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies and reporting on rural economic development strategies.
9/24/2013
Guest blogger Marcela De Vivo shares six ways that eating healthy can help you ace your exams.
9/26/2013
Good stock is an important base to flavoring a lot of recipes. Learn how to make your own chicken stock at home with these instructions.
5/25/2010
These tiny, sweet strawberries are hard to find but perfect for any home gardener. Enter for a chance to win strawberry seed packets.
2/29/2012
Solatube International, the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs), announces its new line of decorative fixtures, called Glass Distractions.
1/12/2009
That sage (ahem!) advice is from the Wall Street Journal Online, in an article about how small investments in buying seeds can reap large returns in the coming year.
3/16/2011
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers solutions to thermal bridging.
7/20/2010
The art of healing our bodies with herbs is a new fascination in Erin McIntosh's life. Learn more about her journey on the path to herbalism.
1/10/2011
As Passive House Institute standards up the ante, USA Today’s "Best Green Homes of 2010" list reflects Americans’ desire for affordability, efficiency and style.
1/21/2013
Easily extend your growing season with a cold frame, a simple enclosure with a transparent lid.
10/25/2010
If you’re looking for that perfect reusable bottle, check out ALEX. Not only is this water bottle BPA-free and made from premium grade 304 stainless steel, but it also twists apart in the middle, making clean-up a cinch.
9/7/2011
Diabetes affects 25.8 percent of citizens in the United States. Learn how to avoid becoming just another statistic.
12/28/2010
 Apartment Therapy compiles a list of the best places to score vintage, retro and gently used items, from coast to coast.  
4/13/2010
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
10/24/2011
Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Thrift stores offer cheap goodies that you can pull together to create the ultimate ensemble. To get started, check out these four Halloween costume ideas crafted from thrift-store finds.
6/10/2011
Tea, salt, vodka, corn starch—even ketchup and mayonnaise—can be used to get your entire house clean. No kidding.
7/12/2010
In partnership with the Department of Energy, Chevrolet offers free home charging stations to 4,400 owners of its newest electric car, the Volt.
7/13/2010
Staycations, a vacation taken at home or in-town, are a smart way to save money, reduce travel emissions and support your local economy. Follow these tips for a great staycation!
3/25/2013
Texas artist Sandra Stevens has always been crazy about cows. Today she creates cow paintings for Western art lovers.
2/19/2014
Have you ever wondered about the difficulties of starting a compost bin? Check out our recommendations and suggestions for composting as well as its benefits for your garden.
3/1/2011
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
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
2/27/2009
Weatherizing your home saves you money. Just a few simple changes can greatly reduce the amount of energy your home requires to stay comfortable. Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence fills you in on how to weatherize your home and collect stimulus money.
1/27/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence looks forward to good, green building news for 2009.
4/2/2012
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
8/29/2011
Going meatless is a breeze when corn is at its late-summer best and the garden is bursting with squashes. Southwestern calabacitas is a delicious, hearty summer stew that makes the most of this bountiful season.
1/31/2011
Pebbles, rocks and stones are beautiful, natural materials that add beauty and a very classic look to any style design. 
4/4/2011
Nearly 20 years ago, Robert Laporte began experimenting with building a house using straw and Iowa's excellent clay. In the process, he discovered what makes a home's soul.
11/19/2008
If you heard me on Martha Stewart Radio this morning, I talked about healing burns with herbs, calendula, and getting enough sleep during the holidays. Curious about some of the topics I talked about? Here are links to more information about these topics.
2/18/2009
Prepare your body and mind for delivery with prenatal yoga poses and delicious red raspberry and nettle tea.
5/6/2011
A few jayhawks planted a medicinal garden at the University of Kansas.
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.
7/11/2011
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
2/24/2011
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
5/12/2010
Following a disastrous investigation into the Energy Star program’s certification process, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency are making major changes, including scrapping automated approval and requiring stricter lab results.
5/3/2010
Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May. 
2/18/2011
Simple to make, this stone bath mat is a treat for your feet.
3/16/2012
The path to a sustainable New York City will involve covering much of the urban space with food farms and gardens.
10/19/2011
Since Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.) is the state flower of Oregon, we thought it would be nice to spend a little time telling you about the Pacific Northwest's best kept secret.  
11/14/2011
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
6/10/2009
A solar-powered cooker made out of cardboard boxes, which aims to reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and the spread of water-borne diseases, took home the first prize at the Climate Change Challenge.
3/22/2011
An affordable prototype home helps revitalize a blighted Syracuse, New York, neighborhood--and could be the city home of the future.
6/10/2010
Clotheslines are the most energy-efficient—but not always the most practical--drying option. Levi Strauss’s Care to Air contest offers $10,000 for innovations that would improve or replace the clothesline.
11/25/2008
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
10/25/2011
Learn to grow stevia, a healthy, all-natural sweetener, at home.
4/1/2011
Reacting against the built-for-resale mentality that's destroying our modern homes' liveability, Slow Home Studio offers a path to a more satisfying home.
2/6/2012
The borage plant (Borago officinalis) is a tall herb with hairy foliage, blue starshaped flowers and many useful properties. Whether you use it for healthy, tasty greens, a medicinal herb or a companion plant for your strawberries and tomatoes, you’ll be happy you planted borage.
11/30/2011
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
10/10/2011
Future Foam recycles Nike Grind, salvaged scraps from old Nike Shoes, into StepAhead carpet cushion.
6/14/2011
When the dining table is laden down with mail, laptops and other clutter, the entire house feels messy. Follow these seven steps to keep your dining table free of detritus. (Set it for dinner right after breakfast, if you have to.)
5/25/2011
The Reincarnated McMansion Project aims to tear down one inefficient, climate-insensitive suburban house and replace it with two small, green, handcrafted homes.
5/12/2008
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
3/23/2009
Dani shares her spring break adventures and explains how you can stay green, even on vacation.
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.  
7/31/2012
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
1/5/2012
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
5/20/2013
Ever wondered: what is teff? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with a recipe for teff stew.
2/18/2010
Learn more about herbal cures and causes of nosebleeds.
4/21/2009
Honeybees are the best of friends for blooming fruit trees flowers, and herbs, such as apricot, cherry, members of the daisy family, lavender, oregano and sage. We’ve known that bees
3/30/2009
I have to admit it: I’m full of beans when it comes to gardening. I swore that this year, no really, I was only going to grow a few herbs in pots. And then, the seed catalogs came.
8/10/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence visits Canada's only straw bale winery, Orofino Vineyards.
11/23/2010
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
7/13/2012
Stay focused for work or school with therapeutic-grade essential oils crafted for concentration from 21 Drops.
3/25/2009
Does the Cookie Monster no longer have a sweet tooth? What is he teaching our kids? Learn more.
9/9/2013
B Corps are serious about using business to make the world a better place. Look for the B Corp logo to ensure you're purchasing from a company that cares.
5/14/2013
Ever wondered: what is millet? Discover the history of this ancient grain, plus put it to good use with a millet stir-fry recipe.
3/14/2012
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
7/10/2008
Jessica talks about growing herbs on her townhouse balcony. With rising food prices, growing your own is a great way to save.
11/29/2010
Combine a variety of teas, as well as non-tea ingredients such as spices, flowers, herbs, and dried fruits, to create personal signature tea blends that you can use both for sipping and for cooking.
10/22/2009
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
9/7/2011
Turn castoff shipping pallets into a DIY sofa, daybed, coffee table, headboard or shelving with just a little creativity!
6/11/2010
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
12/26/2013
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
3/31/2011
The United States Postal Service is set to issue 29-cent Herbs postcard stamps in five designs. Check them out here.
7/11/2011
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
11/30/2010
Does stress or anxiety keep you jittery during the day and awake all night? Check out the benefits of passionflower for a calming rest.
11/13/2009
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program reached a major milestone this week when it qualified its 1 millionth Energy Star home.
1/17/2012
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
10/29/2010
Get a creative nightstand without spending a lot of money by repurposing thrift store finds and old items around the house into functional but cheap bedside tables.
1/23/2014
Bringing gemstones into your home can add beauty, and some believe they offer healing benefits, too. Find out how to incorporate beautiful gems and stones into your home and life.
5/21/2012
Skip the hair dryer this summer with products from John Masters Organics for easy, air-dry styling.
3/30/2011
Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème controls frizz and adds shine to straight hair without the use of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors and dyes.
8/24/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest styling tools from Pure Heat Tools. The Pure Heat Tools Wet-to-Dry Flat Iron is lightweight, made of recycled materials and is minimally packaged in recycled cardboard.
3/11/2011
Kidney stones affect many Americans. Here are some herbal remedies to help stop them.
3/17/2014
Find home office furniture for your office space without spending a fortune with these tips.
12/16/2008
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
2/16/2012
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.
4/12/2010
Looser standards and self-certification have led to a market flooded with Energy Star appliances—many with questionable qualifications.
2/28/2013
Practice zero-waste gardening by donating your garden’s excess produce to local food pantries or other community organizations.
12/17/2009
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
6/18/2014
There’s no getting around it, jobs can be tough. Here are some all natural ways to stay healthier, relieve stress and feel better while on the job.
7/9/2010
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds runway-inspired eco-clothing for $50 and less.
11/16/2010
Sun-Maid’s Quick Side Dish Stuffing combines raisins with warm pecans, stuffing mix and chopped vegetables for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
11/19/2010
These pancakes are tasty and decadent for a frosty fall morning.
8/2/2013
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
5/17/2012
A Tulikivi soapstone fireplace and cook stove complement the off-grid lifestyle of a Montana man and his Earthship home.
12/6/2010
This easy-to-make edible centerpiece, courtesy of Driscoll's, will keep your footprint light and your home less cluttered with holiday decorations this holiday season.
11/2/2009
With its new clothing tags, Levi’s encourages consumers to donate unwanted clothes to Goodwill.
7/14/2011
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
6/8/2011
The only one rule for wabi-style flowers? Strive for a natural look, with seasonal blooms and branches arranged as they are in the field. Let go of perfection. Your "arrangement" is a humble admission that we can't improve on nature.
3/19/2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council is teaming up with popular country, bluegrass and folk musicians, including Dave Matthews and Patty Loveless, for Music Saves Mountains—a one-night fundraising event to end mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachians.
1/18/2012
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
5/30/2012
Reduce stress with these three fabulous annuals. These herbs for stress relief are easy to grow and can help treat other health ailments.
5/10/2010
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
2/24/2011
With no building experience but a lot of determination, Gary Zuker built an 800-square-foot straw-clay home on the shores of Lake Travis in Texas--for $40,000.
3/12/2009
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.
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.
5/9/2012
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
11/3/2011
An amazing, off-the-grid Welsh hobbit house was built in less than four months and for less than $5,000.
11/24/2010
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
4/22/2010
This year Earth Day turns 40 and focuses attention to building a global clean energy economy.
4/22/2009
Natural Home editor in chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence suggests some tasty, eco-conscious recipes and tips for your Earth Day celebration.
7/21/2009
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic. 
7/14/2011
Victoria Gazely lives in a 650-square-foot homesteader's cabin built by a man who didn't need closets. She's found five great ways to stash her stuff without renovating—and her solutions work for anyone who needs to hide a few things.
3/4/2011
Clearing out life's detritus is an important first step when spring cleaning. Follow these tips to make clutter-free, organized living possible.
1/20/2012
Clutter taking over? Organize your kitchen with these decluttering tips and storage solutions.
8/2/2012
After picking out colors and a design theme, guest blogger Erica Binns turns her attention to finding eco-friendly wedding invitations and stationery for her green wedding.
3/25/2010
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.
9/9/2009
The latest Herb Society cookbook is by the St. Louis Herb Society. Learn more about it.
6/21/2011
 Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
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.
2/22/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove explains why she chose Southern Forest Initiative-certified wood for the framing lumber of her sustainable Tennessee home that she is building to LEED Platinum standards.
6/14/2011
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
5/18/2010
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.
11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
8/19/2008
John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray is great for recreating beach hair or getting a tousled look.   
4/16/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady searches for herb farms across the United States that can be visited to buy herbs for spring herb gardens. Most of these herb farms are destinations you can enjoy with your family.
4/16/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds even more great herb farms to buy herbs for your herb garden in this second installment of Herb Farms A-Z. Take an adventure to an herb farm near you. It will lift your herbal spirits!
5/10/2010
The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, which passed the House on May 5, would provide $6 billion in rebates to homeowners who make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes.
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.
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.
4/19/2011
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
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.
7/13/2009
Radio host for the WTBQ's The Urban Herbalist, Marguerite Dunne discusses Michael Jackson's death and the good and bad health protocols with herbs and with drugs.
7/10/2009
Prevent and relieve poison ivy, poison oak, bug bites and bee stings with these herbs.
6/17/2011
This small project could gain you big time savings. Simply screw a few hooks inside a pretty cigar box, give it a knob and hang it near the door. Never search for lost keys again!
3/7/2012
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
8/18/2011
Citing breaches of contract and “good faith,” Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut has announced that it is cutting ties with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), no longer allowing the branch to certify Passive Houses in the U.S. 
4/7/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council may revise its LEED rating system standards, which currently award points only to Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood products.
12/8/2010
The U.S. Green Building Council singles out the Forest Stewardship Council as the only trusted wood certifier.
9/30/2011
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
9/23/2010
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
4/22/2010
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
10/14/2009
Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.
11/11/2009
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.  
9/3/2009
Try using aromatherapy to reconnect with family and friends.
5/18/2011
Inspired by back-to-the-landers Scott and Helen Nearing, Kate NaDeau grows her own food and enjoys the simple pleasures of seasonal living in her handbuilt stone cottage in Maine. She is the epitome of good wabi-sabi living.
12/8/2009
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
9/15/2009
Learn how to cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder using aromatherapy.
7/14/2011
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
7/7/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
4/1/2009
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.
6/1/2011
During farm tours at Finca Luna Nueva, an organic farm and resort in Costa Rica,, guests learn about the biodynamic preparations and compost that feed the vibrant, tasty produce they eat for dinner. The resort is connecting tourists to their food.
10/15/2010
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
6/9/2011
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
7/27/2010
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
8/9/2012
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for eco-friendly stationery with a hunt for wedding thank-you notes and silk flowers for her green wedding.
4/7/2011
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
1/18/2011
Create storage and design interest in your home by repurposing existing areas with built-in seating and other furniture.
8/17/2011
Gone are the days when I longed to present my home to guests filled with everything bright, shiny and new. My taste is now an eclectic blend of vintage and new.
11/3/2011
Recycled holiday cards from Paperworks Studio are not just great for the planet—they provide jobs for people with disabilities.
2/6/2012
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares her plans for Blackbird Studio, a 333-square-foot she plans to build.
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.
1/18/2012
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
7/1/2010
Guest blogger, Randy Buresh, knowns that life can be stressful. He provides a list of herbs to help you relax.
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.
12/16/2010
Stopping rumination, or dwelling on negative thoughts, can help relieve depression. Find alternative ways to fill your time—and stay happier!
3/15/2011
A California architect gives a 1920s cabin more space and better views--without disturbing the riparian area it sits on.
3/25/2011
Turn empty oatmeal and salt containers into pretty storage canisters--in a snap.
4/11/2011
When stacks of mail, cards and school pictures start taking over your kitchen table or refrigerator, wage war with this project to keep it all organized and unclutter your life.
12/16/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
9/9/2011
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
6/18/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
5/31/2011
When a fire destroyed their home and office near San Luis Obispo, Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper seized the opportunity to build the off-the-grid straw bale home of their dreams. Their comfortable compound now houses two other families as well.
4/25/2011
Kate and Jeff are building their off-the-grid dream near Taos, New Mexico. As they build themselves a small straw bale house and make do with a few solar panels, they're realizing how little they really need.
9/1/2009
Thrift store finds have limitless uses if you look beyond their original purpose.
3/31/2010
This year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Check out the highlights.
3/29/2012
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares the pros and cons of using stevia as a sugar substitute.
5/12/2011
One beginning gardener is growing oregano, basil, cilantro and stevia this spring.
8/16/2011
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.
1/31/2011
Cree's new dimmable LED bulb emits a warm, incandescent-like color.
6/17/2009
One restaurant owner in Chicago relies on local farms for outstanding in-season herbs and other produce.
4/20/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
4/27/2009
Transforming Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson’s space started with an empty living room, and now it slowly resembles a livable space with seating. After buying a used love seat and ottoman, she recovers both so they match the room’s theme.
6/17/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment. 
10/5/2010
During her England vacation, the Lemon Verbena lady visited with Jekka McVicar and enjoyed front row seats during one of her hands-on herbal lessons.
7/24/2014
Try tasty recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
7/21/2011
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
6/30/2011
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
3/14/2012
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
8/20/2008
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
12/5/2011
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
3/17/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove picks natural, native sandstone to use in her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED Platinum standards.
12/5/2012
When seeking out natural flooring materials such as hardwood, bamboo, cork and natural stone for your home, consider the pros and cons of each option.
3/27/2012
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
2/13/2013
An easy appetizer and party favorite, baked garlic with rosemary and blue cheese tastes great spread on slices of crusty baguette.
12/12/2012
Give your palate a break from heavy holiday food with this Crunchy Wild Rice Salad Recipe with Citrus Dressing from guest blogger Stephanie Meyer.
1/6/2011
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson explores furniture, fabric and flooring options for those with children and pets.
2/15/2011
A man’s room, or “man cave” is a private dwelling that a man can use to hang out with his buddies, watch tv, play games, etc. It can be decorated in a masculine fashion. There are some great natural products for this room. 
2/18/2013
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
3/25/2011
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
4/4/2012
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
8/18/2009
If you’re an herbie, then chances are you love tea. But did you know that your herbs also enjoy tea? Discover the benefits of compost tea and learn how to use it in your garden.
4/29/2011
Erin McIntosh shares a great recipe for a unique nettle biscuit.
4/8/2011
Stinging nettles may sound intimidating, but once you get past their prickly exterior this classic spring weed offers many health benefits.
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
7/14/2010
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
7/15/2011
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
6/26/2012
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
8/20/2010
A recent study found that consuming dairy products with the probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri can help reduce abdominal fat in overweight people.
2/10/2012
Organic cotton fabric leaders Harmony Art and Organic Cotton Plus have received Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS certification.
1/7/2011
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller pinpoints areas where unconditioned air could be leaking into or out of homes.
7/8/2011
A well-known member of the mint family, peppermint has been used since ancient times to treat a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, skin irritations and more.
4/6/2010
Ginger is a natural remedy for many stomach ailments: nausea, menstrual cramps, indigestion and more. Ginger also eases tired muscles and may help lower cholestrol.
3/9/2011
Yard full of dandelions? Harvest and cook these weeds to enjoy their many health benefits.
7/15/2012
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
9/11/2013
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.
5/24/2011
Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.
7/26/2011
Cinnamon is full of health benefits. It protects from health problems such as infections, heart disease, migraines and arthritis, and it even helps boost your brain function.
9/22/2009
A recent study theorizes that core body temperature might play a vital role in getting the sleep you need.
10/4/2013
Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.
5/13/2010
Our newest blogger discusses the role of adaptogenic herbs as they help the body deal with the effects of stress.
7/11/2011
Bilberries can help you maintain your eye health.
10/12/2010
Did you know that fenugreek was once used in embalming mummies? Explore the history and benefits of fenugreek around the world.
8/30/2011
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
2/14/2011
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.  
2/16/2012
Hawthorn herb can help support your heart and prevent coronary heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
6/24/2011
This home in the Florida Keys stays cool by capturing prevailing breezes and taking advantage of passive cooling techniques such as open, screened walls and a reflective roof.
5/26/2011
These three homes--in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina--use passive cooling techniques to eliminate the need for mechanical air conditioning. Check them out and learn a few tricks for reducing--or eliminating--your AC bills this summer.
4/15/2013
Join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she visits some community gardens in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to get you ready for this year's gardening season.
8/13/2013
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
1/20/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove narrows down her choices of Energy Star-rated appliances for her LEED-certified home in Tennessee.
5/28/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
4/13/2009
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
2/18/2011
A new study links diet soda to increased risk of fatal cardiac problems, while a health group connects caramel coloring in soda to cancer.
2/14/2012
Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!
5/21/2008
Jessica discusses her experience as a judge at the Lighting for Tomorrow energy-efficient lighting design competition.
10/16/2008
Guest blogger Tracy Herz juggles greenspeak 101 while considering what products and certifications she will use in her West Virginia condo remodel.
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.
12/9/2010
If you are shopping for the holidays, consider dropping off a box of donations too. Recycling goods to be re-sold is just as important as recycling them into new materials.
2/11/2011
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
12/20/2010
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
3/7/2011
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
8/3/2011
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
7/15/2011
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
3/9/2012
Although each home is different, these five keys to good entryway design will help you create a personalized, functional space.
6/9/2011
Medication isn't your only option for allergy relief. Give these at-home remedies a try.
6/16/2010
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
2/1/2011
St. John’s Wort has been used to treat many conditions including depression and stress. Its common name comes from associations with St. John the Baptist.
11/22/2011
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
7/19/2011
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
4/28/2011
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
1/21/2011
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
1/3/2011
Air pollution abounds in our homes and businesses, but many air purification systems are not safe to use. Try cleaning your indoor air with plants.
9/6/2013
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
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.
5/5/2011
Happy May 5th. What are you doing to celebrate? If you’re like me, then today is the day to whip up your favorite tacos, snack on sensational salsa and, most importantly, mix yourself some margaritas. This year, why not try the stevia-sweetened mix Sinless Margarita.
8/4/2010
The world's largest garden yields an abundance of fruits and vegetables, some easily recognized, others, a new experience! A mystery herb appeared in our box of organic vegetables this week. What in the world is stevia?
8/25/2010
Mother Earth News Radio recently interviewed Jim May, the first person to bring Stevia rebaudioside into the United States. Stevia is known most for its naturally sweet leaves. Listen to the interview here. 
3/9/2011
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
5/12/2011
Whether you're worried about your synthetic chemical intake or simply want to save some money, making your own herbal toothpaste or powder can be a simple change.
5/11/2010
Valued for centuries for its fragrance and flavor, cinnamon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Studies have shown that cinnamon can be useful in lowering blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, fighting infections and treating stomach ailments.
10/21/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers an introduction to the Passive House standard, including what makes Passive Houses energy-efficient and how they differ from passive solar homes.
10/20/2010
Follow along as architect Mark Miller takes his energy-efficient design skills to the next level with the Passive House standard.
9/15/2009
Stylish furniture typically doesn’t involve discarded trash—but the designs of Studio Jo Meesters do. Studio Jo Meesters introduces “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces,” a fun collection of furniture pieces made from recycled materials that contain just as much panache
3/15/2012
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
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.
1/4/2011
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
12/11/2011
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
5/19/2010
Jessica explains how she achieved an entirely biodegradable wedding reception with bamboo disposable plates, biodegradable plastic cups and soy candles.
6/27/2011
Feeling claustrophobic? Before you start looking for more space, make the most of what you have by containing clutter, choosing the right furnishings and color schemes, and creating new "rooms" with dividers.
6/23/2010
Do you eat like you spend? Similarities may exist between your relationship to food and your relationship to money. Learn to identify your patterns so you can heal them.
5/19/2009
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
2/11/2011
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
5/2/2011
Give Mom a gift that offers fair wages and opportunity to people and communities in developing countries. There are now more Fair Trade products available than ever.
3/22/2011
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
4/25/2013
This Mother's Day, celebrate “Mom” than with the gift of pure relaxation. These five calming handmade Mother's Day gifts will leave her feeling nourished, grounded, peaceful and ready for the daily challenges and triumphs of motherhood.
5/8/2009
How you spend your money matters more than ever these days. Here’s an easy way to connect with your community and make your dollars count. 
2/8/2010
A recent study found that 63 percent of all couples plan to stay in for Valentine’s Day this year. Celebrating at home will save money and give you the opportunity to use green, healthy products for your day of love.
2/4/2010
Need to save money on Valentine’s Day gifts this year? Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares six simple ideas for homemade gifts to give your sweetheart.
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.
9/30/2009
What are the benefits of being vegetarian? Answer these questions as you honor World Vegetarian Day on October 1.
12/21/2011
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.
4/29/2009
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
8/4/2011
Kids who chew gum at school perform better on standardized tests, new research suggests.
8/1/2011
Women with greater fiber intake are 11 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. Many Americans don’t get enough fiber every day, so here are a few ways to add more fiber to your diet.
8/9/2011
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
7/26/2011
A new study has found that lack of sleep can cause memory loss.
4/22/2011
Beware of certain produce if you're pregnant. Some pesticides may affect your growing child.
9/16/2009
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy. 
11/27/2009
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
2/25/2010
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
8/8/2011
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
11/1/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
1/24/2011
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
7/22/2010
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
11/18/2010
Our newest guest blogger discusses her experience as a naturopathic doctor and shares one of her favorite plants—holy basil.
8/12/2009
Use these herbs to relieve stress, increase energy and stimulate sleep this school year.
2/16/2011
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
3/12/2012
Conventional over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen carry risks such as internal bleeding, liver toxicity and increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
1/24/2011
Keep your storage off the floor and decorate your home using birdcages.
12/23/2010
The Yube modular furniture system makes organizing simple and stylish for every room in the home.
5/13/2011
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
11/22/2010
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
5/31/2011
There are many natural ways to provide painful sunburn relief.  
4/26/2011
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
3/3/2011
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
12/30/2010
It's important to have accurate information about any herbal remedy you are thinking of using. Dr. Jaclyn Chasse shares her own experience with misleading media representation and clinical studies of St. John's wort.
11/29/2010
If you find yourself suffering from seasonal depression as the weather gets cooler, try these herbal remedies for depression as treatment for seasonal affective disorder.
7/6/2011
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
3/28/2012
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
2/7/2014
Give homemade gifts for the ones you love with these herbal crafts for Valentine's Day, including tussie-mussies and potpourri.
3/21/2011
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.
4/19/2013
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
4/20/2009
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
1/13/2011
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
10/22/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller continues his introduction to the Passive House standard.
11/4/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller details plans for a National Passive House Alliance in the U.S. and shares the activities of current regional Passive House alliances.
1/27/2011
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller shares discusses the lack of energy-efficient, insulated doors in the U.S.
11/18/2010
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller explores high-performance windows, a key element in reaching the Passive House standard.
10/12/2010
Turmeric, a curcumin-containing spice commonly used in Indian curry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to cure a number of ailments. Discover the health benefits of turmeric!
5/19/2009
I wish you could experience the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Blooming wisteria drapes over rows of trellised classical columns and flowering fruit trees shimmer in the breeze.
12/10/2010
Learn how to catch more fish using star anise essential oil. Blogger Dawn Robnett explains why Illicium verum oil with keep the fish nibbling all day.
2/14/2012
To address consumers' growing desire to save money and be environmentally conscious, GE is launching GeoSpring, the first hybrid electric ENERGY STAR-qualified water heater manufactured in the U.S.
6/10/2011
  Existing homes that are certified as “green” sold for 30 percent more than homes without such a designation, according to an analysis of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan region released today by Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource. Newly constructed homes with a sustainability certification sold for 8 percent more than non-certified homes. This result continues a four-year trend in which new homes with third-party certification for sustainable construction and energy performance have consistently sold for more than newly constructed homes that had not been certified. The term 'certified home' includes homes that received an Earth Advantage New Homes, ENERGY STAR, or a LEED for Homes designation, or a combined Earth Advantage/ENERGY STAR certification.  
6/18/2010
The “Cash for Caulkers” home-retrofitting program, known as the Home Star program, is expected to pass the Senate this summer. The bill offers rebates for 13 different types of retrofits, including insulation and air and duct sealing
11/29/2011
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
5/7/2010
Try even more of our favorite, flavorful herb pickling recipes. They only take minutes to make.
8/23/2012
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
7/20/2010
This cooling French tarragon-infused drink can help you quickly beat the summer heat.
1/10/2012
Scientific research now supports many of the traditional applications of this plant, including treating respiratory health problems and healing wounds.
12/19/2011
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
12/13/2010
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
12/21/2010
Recycled glass can make a stunning addition to your home. Discover recycled glass countertops, tiles and mosaics for your home.
5/29/2012
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
9/17/2010
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
11/7/2011
Prevent and treat heartburn at home with these natural remedies.
12/29/2010
If you have a stressed cat, try one of these herbal remedies to soothe the nerves of your furry friend.
10/13/2011
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares her struggles adjusting to life with a toddler and his finicky relationship with food.
2/10/2011
Yesterday, The Herb Companion asked its readers for delicious lavender muffin recipes. Your submissions have made us ecstatic. The following recipes include White Chocolate and Lavender Muffins, and Lavender-Lemon Blueberry Muffins.
2/2/2011
As Offlining urges cyborgs to turn off their Blackberries, Neo-Luddites question technology's exponential encroachment on our lives.
5/8/2009
Blogger Laurie Dickson is blogging from the Living Future "unconference" in Portland, Oregon, this weekend. Living Future is devoted to promoting innovative green design that focuses on real solutions for real planetary problems.
11/4/2011
Plastic we don't recycle ends up in our oceans. Alkaline batteries leak toxins into the air, water and soil when sent to landfills. What if we all took responsibility for recycling common items we use? Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15, 2011, by taking the pledge to recycle more.
5/5/2011
You could spend a fortune on flowers from faraway for Mom—but why? This sweet bouquet made from fresh-picked flowers and flea market finds is cuter than anything FTD could deliver. This one's great for weddings and graduation parties, too.
3/4/2011
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?
5/13/2011
Celebrate and spread the word about Fair Trade food and products with a World Fair Trade Day breakfast on May 14.
9/23/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains the environmental significance of September 25, 2009, which is Earth Overshoot Day.
2/14/2011
Last week The Herb Companion published two reader recipes after a reader callout for delicious lavender muffin recipes on our Facebook fan page. The following recipes include Luscious Lavender Muffins and Agave Lavender Muffins.
1/9/2013
As our family focuses on nourishing meals and traditions, we’re practicing setting clear intentions. This week, our intention is to continue to bring joy and celebration to family meals, even when life is busy and stressful.
8/22/2012
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.
6/10/2010
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz looks for green Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.
10/16/2011
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares how food affects her culture and family.
8/9/2011
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
7/11/2013
According to the Okinawan diet, those who eat fewer calories just might live longer. Dr. Amber French discusses this study and analyzes how cutting 20 percent of your daily calorie intake might help you lose weight stave off age-related disease.
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.
7/21/2011
New research has found yet another benefit to adopting the vegetarian lifestyle.
7/21/2011
Staying physically active as you age may help ward off memory loss.
8/24/2011
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
8/16/2011
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
10/5/2011
People with pale skin may have more troubles than being unable to get a summer tan, a new study suggests.
7/12/2011
A new study has shown folic acid to play a large role in academic achievements among teens.
3/9/2011
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
3/5/2012
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
10/12/2011
This herb's medicinal use dates back to 400 B.C., and researchers may have found another reason why our anchestors may have been onto something.
3/10/2011
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions. 
11/16/2011
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
11/30/2011
Sip on cherry juice; sleep soundly. Sleeping soundly through the night could be as easy as sipping on some cherry juice.
8/2/2011
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
2/14/2011
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
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.
6/21/2010
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
10/1/2009
The recipe for a well-lit room involves combining energy-efficient bulbs with stylish, sustainable light fixtures.
7/7/2010
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
6/4/2010
Could you have an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or orthorexia? Learn the differences between normal and harmful behaviors around food and weight. 
6/7/2010
Following a diet out of a book means you're just adhering to a set of externally imposed rules. Learn how to listen to your body for direction on what nourishes you.
11/30/2010
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
5/17/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
7/18/2012
Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoes.
11/18/2010
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
12/19/2011
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
2/15/2012
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
8/2/2011
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
5/23/2012
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
2/15/2012
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
4/18/2012
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
5/9/2012
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
11/16/2011
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
2/22/2011
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
7/20/2012
Pamper yourself with herbal skin care tips. These three flowers lend themselves to fragrant homemade skin-care products that work great, are easy to make and are cost effective.
3/11/2011
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
10/13/2011
Making granola at home is simple and allows you to customize it to your liking. Experiment with this basic recipe and discover your perfect granola.
2/4/2010
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
9/23/2010
Unused and expired medications are difficult to recycle. Participate in National Take-Back Day this Saturday for an easy, safe way to dispose of old pills.
1/4/2012
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
2/9/2011
Tell America's largest chocolate company that slave labor and Valentine's Day chocolate don't mix.
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.
5/10/2011
An update of my mother's pasta salad recipe, adding asparagus, tarragon and sorrel for cold pasta salad with hot nutrition and flavor.
4/21/2011
In honor of Earth Day, the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance has teamed up with Anthropologie to create unique window display art made from recycled corks.
11/28/2008
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
2/10/2011
Save money and win your sweetie's heart with a beautifully set table and handmade candy hearts this Valentine's Day.
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.
3/17/2009
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
2/10/2011
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
7/8/2009
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
6/1/2011
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
5/3/2011
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
6/15/2009
Give your dad an herbal-themed gift basket this Father’s Day.
1/23/2013
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
2/4/2011
Light up your Valentine's Day with all natural, herbal homemade candles.
2/6/2014
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
5/26/2010
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
2/17/2011
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
7/12/2011
Researchers add another item to the long list of health problems caused my secondhand smoke.
5/30/2012
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
4/18/2012
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
2/14/2011
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
2/7/2011
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
2/10/2010
Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.
2/2/2011
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
6/24/2010
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.
7/16/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.


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