10 Homemade Holiday Gifts

This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.

7 Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40

In need of an earth-conscious gift that won’t put a dent in your wallet? Check out these seven eco-friendly gifts—all under $40.

Eco-Candles from Aroma Naturals

While other candle companies are still adding synthetic fragrances to their candles and claiming to be natural, Aroma Naturals candles are made from 100 percent pure plant aromas and natural vegetable waxes (VegePure).

New Soy Wax Candles from Hammocks & High Tea

Made with soy wax and 100% essential oils, Hammocks & High Tea’s new candles are housed in reusable gold textured ceramic containers and offered in three scents.

Get Crafty with Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kits

A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.

Green Your Fourth of July Party

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.

Post-Wedding: Sneak Peek

Jessica offers a sneak peek of her biodegradable wedding, which featured recycled glassware, handmade decor, recycled paper table runners, biodegradable plates and cups and soy candles.

Biodegradable Wedding Reception

Jessica explains how she achieved an entirely biodegradable wedding reception with bamboo disposable plates, biodegradable plastic cups and soy candles.

Beauty Review: Thymes

Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.