Ibis Bay: An Eco-Friendly Resort

This gorgeous Florida getaway features fun retro interior design, a sustainable seafood restaurant, and low-waste operating principles.

Green Nutrition

Use this guide to discover the health benefits of mustard greens, chard, collards and other healthy leafy greens.

Why Businesses are Going Green

The ongoing development of eco-friendly technology and healthy workplace innovations can be profitable for big businesses.

5 Tips for Building a Green Home

Save money on utilities and reduce your home's environmental footprint by making it eco-friendly with low-flow water fixtures, energy saving lightbulbs and other measures.

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Summer is great for relaxing, sunshine and bountiful harvests. Put your extra peaches, or any other kind of fruit, to good use with this great, easy cobbler recipe.

DIY Pillows: How to Refresh Old Pillows

The three Rs—reduce, reuse and recycle—take on a whole new meaning when you think of creative ways to use things you have around the house to make something new. Learn how to refresh sad pillows, and even make new do-it-yourself ones, out of existing items you have lying around the house.

7 Simple Ways to Practice Eco-Friendly Driving

There’s more to eco-friendly driving than choosing a fuel-efficient or hybrid car. Consider implementing these simple practices to make your driving habits a little bit greener.

The Making of a Homesteader

Learning how to be a homesteader and become self-sufficient starts when you're young—long before you realize you’re even learning!

5 Ideas for an Eco-Bedroom

Go green in the bedroom with these simple ideas for creating an affordable eco-friendly haven.

10 Fun Facts About Solar Energy

Solar energy use continues to climb by 20 percent every year. Learn more about this amazing clean energy by checking out these 10 fun facts about solar energy.

2 Simple Green Living Ideas for Beginners

If you are looking for simple ways to turn your home into a healthy oasis, look no further. Green living expert Christa O’Leary shares the two most important ways you can create lasting habits of change.

5 Quick-Fix Foods

Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.

5 Herbs for Healthy Hair

When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.

10 Ways to Reuse Your Cosmetic Containers

Don’t throw out that old makeup compact! Repurpose and reuse it. Here are the top ten upcycled projects you can do with cosmetic containers whether you’re an expert crafter or not.

Rosemary Lamb Chops Recipe

Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.

5 Favorite Handmade Gift Shops

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.

5 Green Beauty Products from A Night of Green Beauty

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.

B Corps: The "B" stands for Benefit

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.

Adventures at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Part 2

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.

Biophilic Design in a Pennsylvania Home

Architect and land planner Helena van Vliet incorporates biophilic design principles into her renovated house to create a home connected to nature.

10 Natural Remedies for Allergies

Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.

It Will Never Rain Roses: 6 Spring Gardening Tips

Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!

6 Homemade Cleaner Recipes

Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.

5 Green Myths

Think going green is difficult, expensive, time-consuming or not worth the effort? Think again as you check out these five myths about going green.

7 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs

Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.

Discovering the Purslane Plant, Part 3

In this third part of our guest blogger's purslane plant profile, she shares three delicious purslane-infused recipes, including a purslane pesto, a wild-greens salad and a summer soup.

Adventures in Eco-Friendly Wedding Planning

American weddings can be some of the most extravagant, wasteful events in the world. I’ll post to this blog over the next year as I search for fabric flowers, recycled paper stationery, fabric for my wedding gown and more. Suggestions appreciated!

Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.

Spicy Pickled Asparagus Recipe

Instead of eating it all now, learn how to pickle asparagus with this easy Spicy Pickled Asparagus recipe and save some for later in the season! Your future self will thank you.

Aroma Naturals Introduces New Butterx Lip Care

Aroma Naturals is thrilled to introduce its new Butterx Lip Care line of all-natural lip balms packed with nourishing antioxidants, moisturizing nutrients and other natural ingredients.

Garden Inspiration: Pinterest Finds

Don’t let winter get you down! Look ahead to warmer months and find some garden inspiration with these beautiful garden images.

Zero-Waste Holiday Decor for the Home

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.

Every Herb Has a Story: Herbs for Inflammation

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.

Transformation Tuesday: Trash Turned Giftwrap

Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.

Potted Herb Plants: The Easy Gift that Keeps on Giving

Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.

Have A Greener Holiday Season

This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.

Fight Colds and Flu with Green Tea

Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.

Tasty Homemade Granola Recipe

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.

Soup Season: Carrot Soup

Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.

Good Pizza Parlors in the Seattle Area

Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her likes and dislikes of homemade pizza and some of her favorite pizza parlors in the Seattle area.

Easy Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

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.

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

Rid your home of pesky fruit flies with this simple, nontoxic, homemade fruit fly trap.

Eco-Friendly PopUp Houses Ready to Assemble

The PopUp House from House Port, Inc. embodies the definition of model green home as it utilizes sustainable methods, not only within the structure of the dwelling, but also within the interior of the home.

5 Foods to Eat for Ulcer Relief

A healthy diet plays an important role in healing a peptic ulcer. Try these five foods to relieve pain and naturally treat an ulcer.

DIY Tiki Torches

Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.

Dreams of a Backyard Bedroom

If the heat is getting you down—and out of your comfortable sleeping—take your bedroom outside and let Mother Nature cool you while you slumber.

8 Great Micro-Houses

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.

Green Festival Seattle!

Jessica invites readers to visit her at the upcoming Green Festival in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.

Decorate Your Outdoors!

It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.

Recycled DIY Dog Bed

Build a sustainable dog bed out of recycled T-shirts or newspapers. When placed in a revamped end table, it makes a nice piece of doggie furniture, too.

Green Your Life: Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a sandwich staple that you can easily make at home. It takes just minutes to make and you can experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations.

Natural Products Expo West 2011: Fresh Ideas for Change

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.

A Green Home: Repurposed Clothing: Skirt into Shirt

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.

IPad - for a Green Home?

An overview on how the IPad and new apps relating to home automation can help you save energy through better control of heating and cooling, lights, window coverings, irrigation and security systems. The leading systems providers each have IPad apps

A Green Home: Green Investing

Put your money where your principals are—supporting eco-conscious living projects. Invest in green companies to make a greater impact on our environment.

Healthy, Green Design: The Man Cave

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. 

Facial Oil: Kaylala No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum

Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.

A Green Home: Pillowcase Pegboard

A pillowcase and foam board are all you need for a simple, cheap and environmentally friendly way to organize notes and lists in this project.

Green Your Life: DIY Repurposed Bird Feeders

The weather outside is frightful, and feeding birds is so delightful. All it takes to make one of these great bird feeders is a dip in the recycling bin, bird seed and a little creativity. 

Green Your Life: How to Dry and Dehydrate Food

Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.

A Green Home: Naked Christmas Tree

Get creative with your Christmas tree! Save the forests, skip the plastic greenery and really go green this holiday with a different kind of tree.

Green Your Life: Bottle Cutting 101

Whether you’re searching for unique gifts for loved ones or just need a little snow day entertainment, look no further than a bottle cutting kit. It may sound complicated, but a little patience and a steady hand are all it takes to master this useful art. 

Green Your Life: Homemade Baba Ganoush

Celebrate the end of eggplant season with a plate of homemade baba ganoush. Follow this simple recipe and you’ll be on your way to a yummy appetizer or a scrumptious side dish.

Green Your Life: Pick Your Own Apples

Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.

Make it Green: How to Repurpose Old Picture Frames

I’m no stranger to moving. As a recent college graduate, I’ve moved four times in five years. After the hassle of packing, hauling and lifting all of my stuff, the part of a move that I look forward to the

Natural Remedies for Clearing Up Acne

Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.

Green Your Life: Adventures in Container Gardening

If you can’t build your dream garden just yet, container gardening is a great alternative. Check out these tips for homemade fertilizer and soil retention, and learn how to repurpose common plastic containers into handy individual gardens.

Green Your Life: Repurpose Your Extra Glass

Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.

5 Foods to Eat for PMS Relief

Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.

Green Your Life: Homemade Frozen Dog Treats

They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothing. Surprise your pup with these easy and delicious homemade frozen treats to keep him cool in the heat.

Eco-Friendly Dorm Room Checklist

Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares resources, tips and essential eco-friendly items for a college dorm room.

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.

Green Summer: Practice Safe Swimming

Chlorine has been linked to skin and eye irritation, and now asthma. Take these steps to help prevent chlorine’s negative effects on the body.

Natural Sunscreen: Elemental Herbs Sunscreen

Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Elemental Herbs sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide to block the sun’s rays and herbal ingredients to moisturize and heal skin.

Green Travel: Eco-Friendly Road Trip

Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz helps her family plan an eco-friendly road trip complete with a hybrid car, organic snacks and energy-efficient hotels.

A Greener Earth Day

Editorial intern Amanda Thompson takes a step-by-step look at her daily activities to see just how environmentally friendly she really is.

Immune Boosters: Elderberry, Echinacea, Garlic and Oregano

The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.

Green Your Exercise Routine

Exercising is good for you—but what about for the environment? Getting your workout fix outdoors, using retrofitted or energy-efficient machines and buying sustainable workout gear will lessen your carbon footprint by pounds of CO2 a day.

Eco-Friendly Hostels: A Responsible and Affordable Choice

Money may be tight, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your spring break vacation. Hostelworld.com’s Eco-Friendly hostels offer an affordable option that allows you to maintain green habits even while traveling.

Sustainable Wood: Where is the Wood We Want?

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.

Greenwashing in Green Marketing: A Rising Trend

Audi’s “green police” Super Bowl commercial reflects a growing trend in marketing as companies target a more environmentally-conscious audience.  But buyer-beware; greenwashing is also on the rise.

Harvesting Rainwater

Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove considers rainwater cistern options for harvesting rainwater at her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED standards.

5 Green Beauty Resolutions

Make 2010 your healthiest year yet. Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her five green beauty resolutions for a naturally beautiful new year!

Shopping for Salvaged Home Building Materials

Salvaged products can be attractive components of a new home. Salvaged materials help save resources and money while adding distinctive features. One source of salvaged materials, Habitat Home Stores, also supports housing development for low-income families.

Green Fashion: First World Trash

Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reviews First World Trash’s bags and purses made from recycled materials.

Phoenix Light Rail System

Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how Phoenix, Arizona, made green travel easier with its light rail system.

Green Travel: Fall Foliage on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Enjoy beautiful fall foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stay in a green bed and breakfast, visit the eco-friendly Blue Ridge Parkway Destination and Visitor Center, or indulge in a number of outdoor activities.

Finding Eco-Friendly Engagement and Wedding Rings

Jessica searches for eco-friendly engagement and wedding rings and explores a variety of sustainable options, including conflict-free diamonds, recycled diamonds, recycled gold, recycled jewelry, alternative wedding rings, Canadian diamonds and cultured diamonds.