5 Safe Beauty Product Alternatives

Looking for clean alternatives to commercial cosmetics? Check out this guide for great natural anti-wrinkle creams, non-toxic cosmetics and more.

6 Ways to Improve Home Air Quality

Make your home a place to relax and truly breathe easy with these tips, from cleaning air filters to vacuuming effectively and beyond.

Build a DIY Coffee Station

Get your morning started right with this woodworking project, and create a space for all your coffee-making supplies.

5 Handy Kitchen Tools

These helpful items make it easy to reduce food waste and make homemade healthy food.

Natural Insect Repellent Recipe

Available in two versions, this simple recipe uses geranium essential oil for skin friendly protection against bugs.

10 Household Essentials for Eco-Moms

Whether you consider yourself an eco-mom or you’re looking for a smart gift for one, these essentials will keep any green household running smoothly.

The Immune Benefits of Elderberry

A high antioxidant food rich in vitamins A, B and C, elderberry is a tasty natural medicine that can be used in a variety of forms.

12 Natural Ways to Ease Anxiety

Discover simple solutions for frequent anxiety, including proper sleeping cycles, relaxation breathing and more.

Brigit True Organics Line Awarded Organic Certification

Organic Soaps And Balm LCC, the Charlottesville-based, woman-owned manufacturer of organic olive oil based skincare products, was recently awarded certification as a USDA National Organic Program (NOP) certified organic handler and producer.

5 Reasons to Plant a Burning Bush

Although burning bushes are non-native and invasive, when cared for properly these versatile plants can add interest to garden landscapes.

Preventing Female Hair Loss

Female hair loss has many causes, including stress-induced alopecia and the overuse of chemicals on hair. Learn how to avoid some common female hair loss causes, and restore your locks.

Using Honey for Health

Honey has long been known as an at-home remedy, but not all honey is created equal. Learn what types are best for treating a sore throat, aiding sleep and more.

5 Great Natural Body-Care Gifts

Check out these luxurious-yet-affordable, all-natural body-care products perfect as a gift for coworkers, kids' teachers and more.

5 Relaxing Beauty Routines

Add any of these practices into your daily beauty routines for an additional boost of stress-reducing, mind-clearing relaxation.

Green Your Skin-Care Routine with Raw Honey

Whether you keep your own bees or source locally-produced bee products, add raw honey to your winter skin-care routine to keep a healthy glow with fresh, moisturized skin.

Cleaning Tricks for a Chemical-Free Bathroom

Baking soda and vinegar, simple household ingredients, can be used to effectively clean your bathroom. Try them in these four applications to create a chemical-free space.

3 Must-Have Beauty Products for Fall and Winter

Perk up your beauty routine this season with these simple, must-have beauty products. Guest blogger Shar Veda shares her favorites—all of which would make excellent holiday gifts!

Natural Remedies for Motion Sickness

A great vacation can quickly become unpleasant if you suffer from motion sickness. Add natural remedies, such as ginger chews, herbal teas and more, to your holistic travel medicine kit to keep symptoms at bay.

Have Your Pumpkin and Eat It Too

Add essential vitamins and minerals with these creative ideas for adding healthful pumpkin to your autumn routine.

6 Ways to Stop a Migraine in its Tracks

Migraines can be inconvenient and, at times, debilitating. Discover simple ways to naturally manage migraine pain with essential oils, herbal remedies and more.

Choosing Healthy Beauty Products

Don’t sacrifice your health for beauty when you can have both! Learn which ingredients are best to avoid and why, plus find a short review for a tinted lip balm and organic foundation that will keep your beauty routine on point.

4 Eco-Cleaning Chores for Fall

Tackle these four essential fall cleaning chores to make your home more efficient and comfortable for winter.

3 Tips on How to Make Bedtime Easier

Make bedtime easier by creating an inviting atmosphere for your little ones with these tips for creating a routine and cozy, comfortable beds.

5 Natural Deodorants That (Really) Work

Ditch antiperspirants loaded with suspected carcinogens and find effective, natural options with this array of hard-working, editor-tested under-armor.

5 Natural Remedies for Healthy, Nourished Skin

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 Herbs for Anxiety

Grow these four easy-to-maintain herbs in your garden to help relieve anxiety naturally.

5 Ideas for an Eco-Bedroom

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

4 Unusual Perfume Alternatives

If you’re on a tight budget, or just in a pinch and need a quick dab of perfume, try one of these unusual perfume alternatives.

Adorn Your Home with Natural Decor

Minimize indoor pollutants, protect your health and live in style with these ideas for incorporating eco-friendly, natural décor into your home.

Home Remedies for Healthy Teeth and Gums

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.

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.

8 Ways to Overcome Shyness

Don't let shyness rule your child's life--try these tips to overcome shyness and let yourself be happier.

Natural Remedies for Puffy Eyes

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, making it more susceptible to irritation. Beat looking tired with these natural remedies for puffy eyes.

5 Ways to Get Healthy, and Stay There

Adopting a healthy lifestyle—and keeping it—doesn’t happen overnight. Use these expert tips to build the foundation of life well-lived.

5 Ways to Boost Indoor Air Quality

Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.

Good Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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.

A New Favorite Sugar

Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.

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.

Natural Remedies for Asthma

Prevent and relieve asthma attacks by turning to natural remedies for asthma, including an anti-inflammatory diet and hydrotherapy.

Natural Product Review: Scotch Naturals Nail Polish

Treat yourself to an at-home manicure with nontoxic nail polishes from Scotch Naturals, a company that creates more than 40 different nail polishes with their eco-friendly, water-based formula.

Natural Product Review: ORGO 7 Serums

This seven-serum set from ORGO Beauty is great for aging skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.

Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.

Nordic Naturals Gives Back to Troops

This holiday season, Nordic Naturals is proud to promote the ‘Buy One, Pass it On’ campaign, which seeks to provide Ultimate Omega products to veterans and soldiers, both stateside and abroad.

SheaMoisture Revamps Body Scrubs

SheaMoisture's hand and body scrubs are now available in six "flavors," including Olive and Green Tea, Argan Oil and Raw Shea, and Lemongrass and Ginger.

The Benefits of Neem Oil for the Garden

Not only is neem oil beneficial as a bio-pesticide, but it can actually enrich garden soil. Discover the benefits of neem oil for your garden!

Make Your Own Reed Diffuser Oil

Try your hand at making your own reed diffuser oil. This fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals.

How to Make a Ginger Compress

Relieve sore muscles using ginger. Learn how to make a ginger compress in this video from Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner.

The Importance of Organic Sunscreen

Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.

Dietary Fat 101

Sort through all the hype over dietary fat with this Fit Fat Guide from Dr. Christopher Mohr.

Natural Sunburn Remedies

Soothe sunburned skin with an easy-to-make cold compress, pure aloe vera or other natural sunburn remedies.

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.

3 Facial Oils I Love

Moisturizing your face with botanical oils is a centuries-old practice from ancient Rome that is becoming popular once again. Check out three facial oils that I love using right now.

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!

3 New Natural Products from Expo West 2013

This year at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, three new natural products stood out from the rest in the event's annual "Best of the West." Discover a new way to soothe the skin with ozonated oil, a new dipable snack option for kids, and new product to help you fall asleep faster.

6 Homemade Cleaner Recipes

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

7 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs

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

Numi Announces Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Numi has created the Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection ($19.99 - $24.99). A handsome, sustainable bamboo box holds a premium sampling of Numi’s innovative, artisanal and delicious organic pu-erh teas — the perfect introduction to this innovative line.

Natural Home Remedies for Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.

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.

5 Health Benefits of Grapes

Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!

Foods for Eye Health

Protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts with these foods for eye health.

Natural Home Remedies for Gout

Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.

4 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoes.

The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists

The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.

11 Uses for Salt

Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!

6 Health Benefits of Beets

Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!

Natural Home Remedies for Pink Eye

Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!

9 Uses for Epsom Salt

Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.

Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

Exposure to UV rays can permanently damage and prematurely age eyes. Protect your eyes from UV radiation with these tips.

Boxed Wine 101: Interview with Heather Pyle, CalNaturale

While I’m by no means a wine aficionado, I do consider myself a wine enthusiast—and my enthusiasm does not discriminate against wine that comes in boxes. Though I may avoid some boxed wines that remind me of early college, boxed

6 Uses for Sugar

Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.

7 Health Benefits of Asparagus

Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!

6 Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda

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.

Is Your Toothpaste Safe?

Conventional toothpaste is loaded with fluoride, SLS, triclosan and other chemicals. Learn the dangers of fluoride and explore the world of natural toothpastes!

The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Painkillers

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.

New Blueberry Hemp Navitas Power Snacks

Navitas Naturals is adding Blueberry Hemp to their award-winning line of organic Navitas Power Snacks. Blueberry Hemp Navitas Power Snacks provide a diversity of the most nutrient-dense organic superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.

Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.

5 Health Benefits of Pears

Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!

9 Anti-Aging Herbs

Anti-aging herbs such as ginkgo, bilberry and turmeric can improve memory, ease arthritis and treat other ailments caused by aging.

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.

Antibacterial Foods and Herbs

Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!

6 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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!

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).

Natural Remedies for Relieving Anxiety

If you suffer from bouts of anxiety, there’s no need to panic—or pop a prescription pill. Try these natural remedies for relieving anxiety.

Witch Hazel as a Natural Deodorant

Conventional deodorants contain aluminum and other chemicals linked to cancer, elevated estrogen levels and other health problems. Witch hazel provides an effective and economical natural deodorant alternative.

5 Health Benefits of Eating Carrots

Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, carrots offer many health benefits, from maintaining healthy eyes to reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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.

17 Uses for Baking Soda

Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.

Dancing Deer Voted America’s Best Brownie

Based on a "Brownie Blind Taste Test" recently conducted, Dancing Deer's all-natural, baked-from-scratch brownies won the taste test battle by a wide margin.

Good Sources of Vitamin D

Vitamin D promotes good bone, immune system and mental health. Want to boost your intake of this essential nutrient? Add these good sources of vitamin D to your diet!

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.

Feel-Good Friday: More Cures in Your Cupboard

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.

4 Health Benefits of Eating Walnuts

Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.

4 Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.

7 Cleansing Foods for a Natural Detox

Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.

4 Health Benefits of Eating Apples

Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

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

SunRidge Farms Offers New All-Natural Milk Chocolate Treats

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.

Decorating with Mirrors

Decorating with mirrors is an easy way to increase your home’s natural light, make small rooms feel bigger, and improve your home’s interior without spending a fortune.

Natural Home Remedies for Bladder Infections

Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.

EPA Proposes to Restrict Use of Glymes

Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.

Natural and Homemade Deodorants

Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.

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.

9 Beauty and Health Benefits of Yogurt

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!

5 Health and Beauty Benefits of Peppermint

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.

Natural Lotion: Lavera Body Lotion

The Natural Home and Garden offices have been overflowing with lotion recently In preparation for a product roundup in our September October 2011 issue, we called in lotions from more than half a dozen companies. With almost two dozen scents