9/12/2016 11:08:00 AM
Learn all about the work (and work environment) of this natural supplement company.
9/8/2016 2:47:33 PM
Discover a unique vegetable preservation recipe, and learn about agricultural education efforts at a New York farm that's part of the farm to table movement.
9/8/2016 2:09:00 PM
Get your own stash of home-grown oranges by growing your own tree, one of many healthy houseplants that can improve your home and quality of life.
8/17/2016 4:08:00 PM
Follow these tips to keep your kids feeling healthy and ready to learn!
8/16/2016 10:50:00 AM
The MELT method can help eliminate chronic pain in just 10 easy minutes a day.
8/1/2016 3:37:00 PM
Use these tips to organize refrigerator space and clear clutter under the kitchen sink for a more efficient home.
8/1/2016 12:14:00 PM
These different garlics each have unique flavors, growing needs and optimal uses. Discover which one is right for your kitchen.
7/26/2016 3:58:00 PM
These massage balls provide therapeutic relief for diabetes sufferers.
7/19/2016 12:38:00 PM
Try these simple Ayurveda-inspired practices to maintain healthy digestion.
7/15/2016 1:11:00 PM
Invest in quality clothing to guarantee future savings and a timeless wardrobe.
7/12/2016 2:54:00 PM
Check out these yoga-based anxiety and stress management techniques for kids, and help them discover how yoga and mood connect.
6/9/2016 11:32:00 AM
Available in two versions, this simple recipe uses geranium essential oil for skin friendly protection against bugs.
5/20/2016 12:01:00 PM
Keep your skin healthy, hydrated and looking youthful this summer with a few UV-protecting beauty tips and products.
5/10/2016 9:10:00 AM
Discover how regular massages can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce other symptoms of diabetes.
5/5/2016 3:05:53 PM
Ramps, also called wild leeks, are a delicious seasonal ingredient. Learn all about using and wild foraging for this tasty, vitamin-rich veggie.
3/22/2016 7:00:00 AM
Bring a bit of your garden indoors with these seven easy-to-grow herbs.
2/5/2016 9:51:00 AM
Enjoy this hearty lentil soup for a quick, nutritious lunch or dinner.
2/4/2016 3:37:00 PM
Through this informative infographic, discover the biggest sources of energy consumption in your home, and what you can do to save money, including making the switch to energy efficient appliances.
1/25/2016 3:37:00 PM
Discover simple ways to encourage your children to pursue inexpensive hobbies that can help them develop life-long skills, and how to save money on their more expensive endeavors.
1/11/2016 7:00:00 AM
Discover how the simple act of chewing your food well can aid your digestive system in functioning at its best.
12/18/2015 9:27:00 AM
12/8/2015 10:23:00 AM
Check out these luxurious-yet-affordable, all-natural body-care products perfect as a gift for coworkers, kids' teachers and more.
12/7/2015 3:42:00 PM
Find the perfect high-quality, sustainable gifts for anyone on your list this holiday season with these eco-conscious companies and products.
11/25/2015 8:52:00 AM
Cracked or chipped tooth? Oral pain? Find out when you should see a dentist to treat common, but unexpected dental dilemmas.
10/23/2015 8:00:00 AM
Warming vegetable soups are perfect for casual dinners or quick lunches during fall and winter.
10/16/2015 8:00:00 AM
Serve a traditional-tasting pâté during the holidays with this delicious Vegetarian “Liver” recipe.
10/14/2015 7:30:00 AM
In the wake of Volkswagen’s faked emissions tests, the option of truly eco-friendly transportation may seem like a fantasy. Discover how you can help lower emissions to help protect the environment and human life.
10/8/2015 12:00:00 PM
Add these tips, toys and products to your regular pet care routine to keep your furry friends on the path to optimum health.
10/2/2015 11:59:00 AM
Avocado salad makes a deliciously simple lunch, light suppers or first course for dinner parties.
9/30/2015 4:20:33 PM
Try this delicious, plant-based version of a classic cool-weather comfort food.
9/14/2015 4:12:00 PM
Make bedtime easier by creating an inviting atmosphere for your little ones with these tips for creating a routine and cozy, comfortable beds.
9/11/2015 11:24:00 AM
These fancy stuffed peppers are the perfect, easy meal for any holiday.
8/28/2015 5:00:00 AM
The risk of produce contamination is now more than 80 percent. Follow these tips to safely wash and enjoy your nutritional fruits and vegetables.
8/27/2015 5:00:00 AM
After one family built a home they loved in Belfast, Maine, they soon realized it was using too many resources to heat. Here’s what they learned when they transitioned to a more efficient, net-zero home.
8/25/2015 7:00:00 AM
Discover how organic bamboo bedding can help your child sleep better, experience fewer allergy symptoms and make your life a little bit easier.
8/24/2015 7:00:00 AM
If you don’t grow a garden or raise your own animals, finding great deals on food can sometimes be a challenge. Learn how you can save money and still eat great with these tips for finding the best deals on food.
8/19/2015 12:25:00 PM
Just because your garden’s gotten away from you, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Learn how to use the flowers from your overgrown veggie garden around the house.
8/17/2015 5:00:00 AM
Use this simple recipe to quickly preserve your spring and summer vegetables—no canning required.
7/31/2015 4:23:38 PM
Do you consider yourself an herbal brainiac? Then test your knowledge of medicinal herbs in this fun quiz.
7/27/2015 7:00:00 AM
Discover how this healthful beverage can enhance your health and beauty routine.
7/21/2015 10:11:00 AM
Stay healthy during the dog days of summer with this roundup of useful ideas and products, including better sunscreen, smart eye protection, chemical-free insect repellent and more.
7/8/2015 5:00:00 AM
Nourish dry and damaged hair and tame pesky flyaways with a luxurious blend of argan, jojoba and baobab oil in this botanical hair oil from Badger.
6/25/2015 7:00:00 AM
Introduce your little ones to the benefits of herbs and natural remedies early in life with these herbs that are great for kids.
6/1/2015 6:00:00 AM
A healthy balance of whole, organic foods that include grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fluids make up a diet perfect for runners, from hobby enthusiasts to marathon athletes.
5/20/2015 10:54:00 AM
There are several medicinal plants that are not only fun to grow, but also have beneficial properties that can boost skin health. Nourish and hydrate dry, dull skin, prevent breakouts and fight aging with the natural remedies provided by these five plants.
4/21/2015 9:31:00 AM
Enjoy the benefits of gardening with these cheap ideas that will help you save money and produce more of your family’s food.
4/10/2015 4:58:00 PM
Keep your kitchen storage containers lean and kind with these options that won’t leach chemicals into your food.
4/10/2015 12:25:00 PM
If you don’t get enough healthy bacteria in your diet, consider high-quality supplements.
4/6/2015 7:00:00 AM
Dr. Ruhge’s mini-guide to fitness will guarantee you can fit your daily workout into any hectic schedule.
3/12/2015 7:00:00 AM
Discover which items you use on a daily basis are most likely to be covered in germs.
3/5/2015 12:37:00 PM
Eliminate foul, unwanted personal odors with natural odor eaters such as activated charcoal.
2/20/2015 11:20:00 AM
Mushroom-Nut Burgers are full of flavor and just as hearty as any meat-based burger you’ve ever had.
2/17/2015 9:13:00 AM
Get ready for planting and picking with fun, useful garden gear.
2/17/2015 8:00:00 AM
Try one or more of these smart kitchen storage ideas to add comfort, convenience and style to small-space kitchens.
2/16/2015 7:00:00 AM
Before handing your kid a gadget just to shut him up, learn about the long-term effects electronic media can have on a kid’s brain, as well as their overall development.
2/11/2015 11:11:00 AM
Not only is aloe a low-maintenance plant to grow at home near a windowsill, it has a multitude of handy uses, from treating burned skin and sanitizing hands to aiding digestion.
2/3/2015 10:47:00 AM
Martial arts training can help with weight loss and improved mobility. Discover how this fitness regimen could benefit you and pick up a few tips for success.
2/2/2015 7:00:00 AM
Super energy-efficient homeowner Sarah Lozanova answers some of the most common questions she has received from friends and family about her high-performance house.
1/28/2015 7:00:00 AM
Commercial toothpastes and gels are not the only way to keep your mouth and teeth fresh and clean. Try these home remedies for healthy teeth and gums without the risky chemicals.
1/15/2015 10:32:00 AM
This Vegan German Chocolate Cake is just as decadent and satisfying as the classic dessert.
1/9/2015 3:44:00 PM
There are myriad perks to turning your home into a net-zero living space. Learn how to find energy independence with these high-performance home tips.
12/19/2014 3:11:00 PM
Getting kids outdoors in the winter can often prove challenging. Try these fun and creative activities to get your kids outside and connected to the natural world.
12/9/2014 9:06:00 AM
Use these easy storage solutions to keep every room in your home organized and clutter-free.
12/3/2014 3:00:00 PM
Find winter comfort in a high-performance house. With a heat recovery ventilation system you can more-efficiently heat your home.
11/21/2014 9:57:00 AM
This gluten-free cornbread stuffing with sausage, sage, cranberries and walnuts is a delicious and simple addition to any Thanksgiving table.
10/22/2014 10:04:00 AM
After a year with her family spent in a high-performance home, one blogger shares the joys of living in a home that offers low utility bills, energy independence, comfort, lasting memories and much more.
10/16/2014 9:38:00 AM
Get your garden in shape this fall, and have some fun in it, with these fun and innovative fall garden ideas we've collected on our Pinterest page.
10/9/2014 8:00:00 AM
Consider bringing the health benefits of tea into your meals with these smart techniques and recipes for cooking with tea.
10/8/2014 4:46:00 PM
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
10/7/2014 3:13:00 PM
Manage and reduce holiday stress by focusing on the gift of joy.
9/16/2014 12:06:00 PM
Omega-3s are important to brain health, reduce inflammation and are essential to reducing risk of chronic diseases. Boost your intake of this essential nutrient by turning to these good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
8/27/2014 2:38:00 PM
Getting kids outdoors can sometimes prove challenging. Help your kids lead a happier, healthier life with these six inventive outdoor activities.
8/14/2014 8:00:00 AM
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
8/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
In Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, high-performance houses experience much more comfortable temperatures with little electric output.
7/31/2014 8:00:00 AM
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
7/24/2014 8:00:00 AM
Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
7/22/2014 4:55:00 PM
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
4/30/2014 3:50:00 PM
See how a mother of two young boys saves money on groceries while eating mainly fresh, organic food.
3/13/2014 4:49:00 PM
Minimize the appearance of dull, aging skin with Larenim Mineral's anti-aging serum, Youth Bloom Gel.
2/20/2014 10:53:00 AM
For an extra burst of energy in the morning, indulge in this citrus-scented Sun Shower body scrub from The Orange Owl.
2/14/2014 2:49:00 PM
The Geothermal Exchange Organization provides geothermal heat pumps to help reduce heating costs during this brutal winter.
2/14/2014 12:08:00 PM
A local community supported agriculture farm in Midcoast Maine offers a sustainable lifestyle for members of the Belfast Ecovillage.
1/23/2014 11:32:00 AM
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.
1/10/2014 4:14:00 PM
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
12/27/2013 10:33:00 AM
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
12/6/2013 9:12:00 AM
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
11/27/2013 3:32:00 PM
Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.
11/25/2013 4:53:00 PM
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
11/22/2013 2:37:00 PM
Fresh, easy and festive, this Cranberry Orange Salsa recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Its crimson red color makes it a dazzling holiday appetizer!
11/21/2013 12:48:00 PM
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
11/8/2013 12:37:00 PM
Spice up your Meatless Monday with a recipe borne out of fresh produce at the farmers market. Blogger Jennifer Rose uses local acorn squash and baby kale to make a delicious vegetarian meal.
9/26/2013 1:55:00 PM
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
9/19/2013 10:50:00 AM
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
9/18/2013 9:48:00 AM
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
9/17/2013 11:02:00 AM
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova talks about the advantages of downsizing to a small home as her family moves to Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage.
8/23/2013 4:03:00 PM
The origin story of CARE packages offers a deeper appreciation for the power of generosity and providing comfort to those in need or college students away from home for the first time.
8/19/2013 4:22:00 PM
More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.
8/16/2013 3:36:00 PM
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) lurks in many citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks.
7/31/2013 4:47:00 PM
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
7/29/2013 12:27:00 PM
Lisa’s Organics brings farmers market freshness to the dinner table with their serve-in-minutes frozen veggie line.
7/11/2013 2:30:00 PM
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.
7/10/2013 12:29:00 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.
7/5/2013 12:05:00 PM
Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.
5/24/2013 10:05:00 AM
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
5/21/2013 3:23:00 PM
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
5/13/2013 12:15:00 PM
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
3/27/2013 2:42:00 PM
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
2/28/2013 2:37:00 PM
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
2/28/2013 10:09:00 AM
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
2/14/2013 12:37:00 PM
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
1/29/2013 2:27:00 PM
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
1/14/2013 12:32:00 PM
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini documents her journey to becoming a successful urban farmer in Los Angeles.
12/20/2012 2:37:00 PM
Trouble with unsightly varicose veins? Try these herbal solutions and natural home remedies for varicose veins.
12/17/2012 12:44:00 PM
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.
12/4/2012 10:58:00 AM
Paula’s Choice introduces its Earth Sourced collection—a line of natural and vegan skin-care products.
11/6/2012 4:43:00 PM
Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.
10/26/2012 1:38:00 PM
Indulge in your own therapeutic treatment with SheaMoisture’s Bath Soaks that help relieve pain, congestion, muscle aches and dry skin ailments.
10/26/2012 1:15:00 PM
The KangerHanger Pouch Bag from The Green Garmento serves multiple uses, making it the ultimate reusable bag and eliminating the need for plastic dry cleaning bags.
10/16/2012 3:45:00 PM
Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.
8/20/2012 12:22:53 PM
John Masters Organics has you covered (literally) with its line of citrus and vanilla-scented body wash, body lotion and hair treatment.
7/26/2012 11:03:45 AM
Scheckter’s Organic Beverages introduces Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy, a natural, vegetarian-approved organic energy drink.
6/27/2012 8:18:45 AM
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
6/25/2012 8:19:39 AM
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are made from a plant-based resin called Ingeo.
6/19/2012 8:39:20 AM
GoodBelly has added two new flavors, Tropical Orange and Pink Grapefruit, to its line of probiotic drinks and launched a new on-the-go probiotic coconut water.
6/1/2012 4:09:13 PM
Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition. Find relief with these natural home remedies for diarrhea.
5/25/2012 3:51:02 PM
Don't overlook the health impacts of the container when shopping for healthier premade beverages.
5/23/2012 2:18:14 PM
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
5/21/2012 12:22:17 PM
Skip the hair dryer this summer with products from John Masters Organics for easy, air-dry styling.
5/15/2012 2:07:11 PM
Exposure to UV rays can permanently damage and prematurely age eyes. Protect your eyes from UV radiation with these tips.
4/25/2012 3:33:36 PM
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
4/25/2012 9:08:49 AM
Feeling plugged up? Relieve constipation with these natural laxatives and home remedies for constipation.
4/20/2012 4:12:25 PM
In the first in a series of posts on the most important chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A)exposure to developing babies.
4/19/2012 12:25:13 PM
ThermaCell’s Outdoor Lantern can simultaneously be used as a mosquito repellent and light, making it a great choice for the patio, cottage or camping.
4/18/2012 4:03:03 PM
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
4/13/2012 5:06:00 PM
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
4/11/2012 12:44:46 PM
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares how she built her home's front porch from salvaged wood—and how she finds beauty in flawed materials.
4/10/2012 3:46:00 PM
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!
4/10/2012 1:31:23 PM
Repurpose Compostables announces the release of their plant-based, compostable clear cups for cold beverages and heat-resistant cutlery.
4/5/2012 11:04:58 AM
Sit down with Brian Patton, author of "The Sexy Vegan Cookbook" and executive chef at Vegin' Out, to learn about being vegan and eating healthy.
4/2/2012 12:22:46 PM
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
3/26/2012 11:59:38 AM
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
3/21/2012 9:59:00 AM
Sodas cause abnormal weight gain and are laced with unpleasant ingredients like brominated vegetable oil and BPA. Need a reason to stop drinking soda? We’ll give you six.
3/15/2012 12:57:59 PM
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson considers quality over quantity, slow homes and creating something beautiful.
3/14/2012 1:51:16 PM
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
3/12/2012 12:33:48 PM
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.
3/9/2012 9:33:38 AM
Although each home is different, these five keys to good entryway design will help you create a personalized, functional space.
3/8/2012 10:51:09 AM
Readers vote on which varieties of heirloom vegetables they’d be most interested in learning how to grow.
3/1/2012 12:19:37 PM
Urban Moonshine will introduce its new certified organic Energy Tonic at Natural Products Expo West, the industry’s largest event taking place on March 8th.
3/1/2012 11:19:20 AM
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
2/29/2012 1:10:00 PM
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers advice on how to incorporate reclaimed materials into home design without the end result looking like "junk."
2/26/2012 10:36:56 PM
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
2/24/2012 3:19:00 PM
Ditch the toxins in conventional laundry products. Keep your clothes clean with the best natural laundry detergent!
2/23/2012 11:42:07 AM
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
2/22/2012 12:06:16 PM
The Recharge Mower Ultralite is a Cordless Lithium-powered push mower that weighs under 35 pounds.
2/22/2012 12:00:01 PM
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
2/17/2012 2:58:39 PM
Transform old luggage into fun, functional furniture with these four suitcase crafts.
2/16/2012 1:36:44 PM
Deconstruction, breaking down houses bit-by-bit, is a great way to find free building materials to build small low-cost homes.
2/15/2012 2:00:21 PM
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
2/14/2012 12:10:52 PM
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.
2/13/2012 4:16:07 PM
Looking for inspiration for meat-free meals? Try these three of my favorite sources of vegetarian meal recipes.
2/10/2012 3:46:22 PM
BPA is a dangerous chemical found in canned foods and polycarbonate plastic. Avoid it by following these easy steps.
2/8/2012 12:13:47 PM
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
2/6/2012 2:28:35 PM
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.
2/6/2012 2:17:10 PM
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
2/6/2012 12:23:04 PM
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares her plans for Blackbird Studio, a 333-square-foot she plans to build.
2/3/2012 12:07:00 PM
Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.
1/31/2012 4:07:29 PM
A Detroit neighborhood garden demonstrates how citizens can work together to reclaim rundown sections of their cities and benefit their entire community.
1/29/2012 3:23:58 PM
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel offers landscaping tips for those with a black thumb looking to start a new garden bed, plant a live fence or grow outdoors.
1/26/2012 12:26:25 PM
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers inspiration to anyone wanting to build their own home from salvaged materials.
1/26/2012 10:57:29 AM
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
1/20/2012 10:01:38 AM
Clutter taking over? Organize your kitchen with these decluttering tips and storage solutions.
1/17/2012 12:51:09 PM
Elizabeth Richardson lays out her plan for building her own salvaged home.
1/16/2012 1:17:00 PM
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
1/10/2012 4:01:00 PM
Fish oil supplements are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which do an amazing array of wonders for the body. Just check out these health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids!
1/5/2012 5:32:00 PM
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.
12/28/2011 2:47:11 PM
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
12/22/2011 4:12:42 PM
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
12/22/2011 8:51:59 AM
December 25th is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift this holiday season, make these Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts. This homemade gift is budget-friendly, is quick and easy to make and speaks from the heart.
12/21/2011 3:56:29 PM
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.
12/21/2011 2:40:00 PM
The Mother Earth Living editors pick their top five favorite natural lip balms.
12/19/2011 2:24:47 PM
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
12/17/2011 11:14:00 PM
Do you understand how herbs work? We profile dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a medicinal Chinese herb with high vitamin and mineral content along with many beneficial phytochemicals.
12/16/2011 12:13:30 PM
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).
12/12/2011 3:59:41 PM
A comforting herb-baked macaroni makes for a simple meal on a short winter night.
12/11/2011 7:22:53 PM
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.
12/8/2011 12:54:32 PM
Jovial Foods’ new line of organic, artisan European-style cookies are made with nutritious einkorn flour for a healthier, lower-calorie dessert.
12/7/2011 3:51:05 PM
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
12/7/2011 2:47:00 PM
Learn to make delicious, hearty, from-scratch, whole-grain hamburger buns with this easy recipe.
12/7/2011 12:13:01 PM
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
12/7/2011 10:52:00 AM
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
12/6/2011 1:39:37 PM
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
12/5/2011 4:01:07 PM
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.
11/30/2011 11:14:19 AM
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
11/28/2011 12:11:04 PM
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
11/22/2011 4:09:58 PM
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
11/21/2011 12:03:16 PM
Veggie meatloaf makes for a hearty, delicious entree or side dish perfect for vegetarians and vegans at Thanksgiving. Check out these three varieties: one features chickpeas, one lentils and one vegetarian meat substitute.
11/17/2011 4:43:45 PM
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
11/17/2011 4:09:00 PM
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
11/17/2011 3:00:44 PM
Can't shake that cough? Clear whooping cough from your life with these natural home remedies for the treatment of whopping cough, also known as pertussis.
11/14/2011 4:39:14 PM
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!
11/8/2011 4:46:59 PM
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
11/7/2011 4:07:20 PM
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
11/2/2011 4:13:54 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.
11/1/2011 3:24:29 PM
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
10/31/2011 4:36:51 PM
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.
10/26/2011 2:32:48 PM
Because of one company's generosity, a pack of endangered wolves in Oregon may have a chance at survival.
10/24/2011 2:44:39 PM
A night in turns culinary delight with delicious pumpkin sage risotto made with local pumpkin and homegrown sage.
10/19/2011 3:13:19 PM
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
10/17/2011 4:42:56 PM
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
10/14/2011 10:36:27 AM
Jessica expounds on the concept of "Cures in Your Cupboard" from the September/October 2011 issue with a few additional natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.
10/13/2011 2:36:46 PM
In celebration of National Non-GMO Month, Nature’s Way releases an infographic to help explain the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
10/12/2011 10:38:58 AM
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.
10/10/2011 6:41:04 PM
Lemon Verbena Lady has many herbal favorites in the herb garden. The sages were particularly beautiful this season. See some of her favorite salvias and try a recipe for your holiday dinners using the sage that is popular for Thanksgiving.
10/6/2011 3:22:19 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
10/5/2011 8:47:39 PM
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County.
10/5/2011 2:19:39 PM
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
9/30/2011 1:09:00 PM
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
9/29/2011 9:15:14 AM
Start decreasing your reliance on store-bought, pre-packaged foods by preserving produce at the peak of the season. Try this easy recipe for homemade sauerkraut and enjoy this season’s cabbage crop all year.
9/25/2011 6:45:25 PM
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2007 Signaterra Three Blocks Red.
9/21/2011 12:15:27 PM
Honeydrop Beverages’ new “Buy a Bottle – Save a Bee” campaign will help save the threatened bee population, as a percentage of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to community beekeeper partners.
9/21/2011 11:49:03 AM
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
9/21/2011 10:14:00 AM
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
9/9/2011 3:57:00 PM
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.
9/7/2011 3:23:26 PM
Diabetes affects 25.8 percent of citizens in the United States. Learn how to avoid becoming just another statistic.
8/31/2011 12:10:17 PM
SunRidge Farms’ All-Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops feature natural premium quality chocolate and real vanilla in a pure cane sugar shell in seven beautiful colors, each of which is naturally derived from vegetable juice.
8/24/2011 12:22:16 PM
SheaMoisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Soufflé (Gel) with Agave Nectar and Flax Seed is an effective, easy-to-rinse-out, no buildup, light-weight and all-natural alternative to other curl defining styling aids on the market.
8/24/2011 9:54:58 AM
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
8/23/2011 9:51:50 AM
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
8/17/2011 2:51:16 PM
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.
8/17/2011 10:45:02 AM
Derma e Scar Gel helps naturally reduce the appearance of old and new scars, stretch marks and minor burns.
8/16/2011 2:04:35 PM
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
8/16/2011 1:23:23 PM
Zephyr’s new range hoods are quieter, more powerful and more energy-efficient with DC Energy Technology, HD LED Bulbs and an Integrated PC Board.
8/15/2011 3:02:54 PM
Avoid germs by knowing which public places and objects, from public bathrooms to grocery stores, contain the highest number of germs.
8/9/2011 2:19:27 PM
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
8/9/2011 9:55:53 AM
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.
8/3/2011 2:26:28 PM
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
8/3/2011 9:44:16 AM
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.
8/2/2011 3:16:05 PM
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
8/1/2011 8:27:22 PM
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
8/1/2011 3:46:34 PM
Chamomile is both easy to grow and useful for treating various health problems.
7/28/2011 11:20:15 AM
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.
7/26/2011 10:17:10 AM
The solar powered RainPerfect pump system is a great way to harvest the rain that does fall and recycle it to help your gardens and lawns stay hydrated and rejuvenated.
7/22/2011 6:22:25 PM
Writer Julia Normand reclaims the weathered wood doors from a Quonset hut on the edge of her Alaska homestead to decorate her living room wall and create a living history memorial to her husband’s family history in fishing.
7/21/2011 3:18:35 PM
New research has found yet another benefit to adopting the vegetarian lifestyle.
7/21/2011 11:01:23 AM
Staying physically active as you age may help ward off memory loss.
7/21/2011 10:48:00 AM
A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.
7/19/2011 3:00:56 PM
Saturday morning brings adventures with an overflowing dishwasher, pesky puppy and pretty sunflowers.
7/19/2011 12:14:00 PM
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!
7/19/2011 11:26:47 AM
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
7/15/2011 1:28:26 PM
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
7/12/2011 12:27:27 PM
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
7/12/2011 10:35:52 AM
Researchers add another item to the long list of health problems caused my secondhand smoke.
7/8/2011 3:28:00 PM
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.
7/7/2011 10:27:30 AM
Pangea Organics Hand and Body Lotion goes on smoothly, leaves hands moisturized and comes in four unusual scents.
7/5/2011 12:42:00 PM
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
7/5/2011 10:32:21 AM
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
6/30/2011 2:51:00 PM
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
6/30/2011 11:26:36 AM
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
6/21/2011 11:23:17 AM
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
6/16/2011 12:48:53 AM
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
6/15/2011 1:40:11 PM
ALŌ Drink blends are made with real aloe vera pulp and juice straight from the aloe vera plant - never reconstituted from powder.
6/13/2011 9:27:47 AM
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
5/24/2011 3:07:41 PM
Whether you're worried about the effects of aging or just looking to be healthier every day, the food you eat should be a top consideration.
5/18/2011 10:42:26 AM
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
5/18/2011 12:00:00 AM
In her new book, Micro-Green: Tiny Houses in Nature, Mimi Zeiger profiles 36 creative, innovative small dwellings that represent a 'new, rich architectural typology.' Here are eight great examples to start fueling your fantasies.
5/15/2011 10:41:32 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady and her Herbal Companion celebrated Herbfest and the 2011 Herb of the Year, horseradish, at The Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This was an herbal destination not to be missed.
5/13/2011 5:53:52 PM
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
5/12/2011 2:26:36 PM
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.
5/9/2011 5:47:27 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
5/7/2011 8:54:22 AM
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
5/6/2011 3:35:07 PM
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
4/25/2011 10:32:42 AM
I read cookbooks like some people read mystery novels or the latest steamy romance. The object of my affections this month is Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians and Meat-lovers Alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker.
4/15/2011 12:09:49 PM
One herb lover gets a chance to write her very own blog for her favorite herb magazine, The Herb Companion.
4/12/2011 4:42:13 PM
A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
4/12/2011 3:23:13 PM
A study of 26,000 women living near a DuPont factory in West Virginia found that as levels of PFOS rose, levels of estrogen decline, putting exposed women at risk for early menopause and other related conditions.
4/11/2011 5:21:59 PM
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.
4/4/2011 3:12:05 PM
My favorite experience at the Natural Products Expo West was the 6th Annual FIG Media Luncheon, hosted by the Fresh Ideas Group. This year, the panelists discussed how to pave the road for a healthier future.
3/31/2011 3:00:00 PM
The United States Postal Service is set to issue 29-cent Herbs postcard stamps in five designs. Check them out here.
3/31/2011 2:46:03 PM
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.
3/28/2011 5:55:28 PM
Have a skirt with a tear or a stain? Don't compost it - re-make it! A few simple cuts and stitches and you can re-purpose your worn out wardrobe into a new closet full of new fashions. Start by turning a skirt into a halter top.
3/21/2011 1:31:02 PM
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
3/16/2011 1:46:21 PM
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller offers solutions to thermal bridging.
3/16/2011 10:18:13 AM
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
3/15/2011 4:39:25 PM
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
3/9/2011 9:35:52 AM
Soapwort has an array of health benefits. You can grow this herb in your garden and the leafy branches can be used to wash your hair, give your dog a bath or wash laundry.
3/7/2011 10:14:14 AM
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
3/2/2011 11:21:20 AM
DiggersList, city-by-city home improvement classifieds, has expanded its website to bring its services to homeowners and contractors across the country.
3/1/2011 1:45:00 PM
On February 21, 2011, herb grower and author Thomas DeBaggio died in his sleep. Learn more about this important herbalist.
2/24/2011 10:07:16 AM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull finally discovers the beauty of smoothies—and shares four recipes for homemade concoctions!
2/22/2011 3:58:10 PM
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.
2/17/2011 2:37:17 PM
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
2/11/2011 10:38:52 AM
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
2/10/2011 3:56:36 PM
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
2/10/2011 3:16:26 PM
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
2/7/2011 10:54:51 AM
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
1/31/2011 11:23:20 AM
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.
1/28/2011 4:01:00 PM
Try these five herbs to ease winter aches.
1/26/2011 4:35:11 PM
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
1/25/2011 4:20:51 PM
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
1/25/2011 2:49:30 PM
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.