9/26/2016 5:51:00 PM
Discover popular, “all-natural” personal care products that contain potentially harmful chemicals.
9/26/2016 8:16:00 AM
Learn how to go from green design theory to practice, with tips ranging from environmentally friendly appliances to water saving techniques and beyond.
9/14/2016 7:44:00 PM
Find simple, natural remedies to keep your sinuses healthy.
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.
8/26/2016 10:45:00 AM
Discover how your favorite outdoor gear, from tents to puffy jackets, could be damaging your health and the environment.
8/23/2016 11:01:00 AM
Avoid these common baby skin products that contain potentially harmful chemicals.
8/18/2016 2:16:00 PM
Discover popular, “all-natural” personal care products that contain potentially harmful chemicals.
8/11/2016 7:00:00 AM
Discover popular, “all-natural” personal care products that contain potentially harmful chemicals.
8/8/2016 4:02:00 PM
This gorgeous Florida getaway features fun retro interior design, a sustainable seafood restaurant, and low-waste operating principles.
8/2/2016 10:19:42 AM
From DIY sidewalk chalk to getting rid of slugs in the garden, discover unexpected uses for eggshells.
8/1/2016 12:16:00 PM
Use this guide to discover the health benefits of mustard greens, chard, collards and other healthy leafy greens.
7/13/2016 10:48:00 AM
When considering your family vacation options, consider these resorts, which are turning Florida into a green tourism destination.
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.
7/6/2016 11:22:05 AM
Consider these options for saving energy, money and the planet.
6/23/2016 3:14:00 PM
Keep your kitchen as nature-friendly as your cooking, from eco-friendly home appliances to non-toxic house cleaners and beyond.
6/14/2016 2:56:00 PM
While planning your summer family activities, consider these yoga and mindfulness exercises for children to help them make the most of their time outdoors.
6/9/2016 3:39:00 PM
When it comes to redecorating your home, try these tips for making environmentally-sound choices, from sustainable hardwood flooring to monitoring VOC levels in your paint and more.
6/9/2016 11:39:00 AM
Learn alternative uses for refined sugar, including a simple sugar scrub, cleaning a coffee grinder, and more.
5/11/2016 7:00:00 AM
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.
5/6/2016 9:36:00 AM
Encourage bonding and celebrate Mom by doing yoga with kids for a fun Mother's Day activity.
4/27/2016 4:27:00 PM
Try this yoga technique with children to encourage emotional resilience.
4/19/2016 1:34:00 PM
The ongoing development of eco-friendly technology and healthy workplace innovations can be profitable for big businesses.
4/14/2016 12:43:00 PM
Take a stand against the mainstream, pollution-heavy fashion industry with ethical alternatives and brands.
3/3/2016 11:46:00 AM
Invest in beauty products that are working to minimize waste and deliver quality, eco-friendly products from Vineyard Hill Naturals.
2/26/2016 9:32:00 AM
Prepare a meal in 20 minutes or less with this delicious vegan pizza recipe.
2/23/2016 8:56:00 AM
Discover four essentials oils that have been proven to help with focus and concentration.
2/11/2016 12:36:00 PM
Find eco-friendly products to add romance and luxury to your Valentine’s Day plans.
2/10/2016 9:05:00 AM
Brown recluses and black widows are some of the most common, poisonous spiders we find in our homes. Learn how to distinguish them from their less deadly family members.
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.
1/29/2016 8:25:00 AM
Please the peanut butter and chocolate lovers in your life with a luscious, vegan mousse recipe.
1/7/2016 12:13:00 PM
A recent study from Carnegie Mellon University has suggested that plant-based diets could be more harmful for the environment. Learn more and discover ways to maintain your preferred lifestyle with minimal environmental impact.
12/14/2015 3:25:09 PM
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.
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.
12/7/2015 9:51:00 AM
Add any of these practices into your daily beauty routines for an additional boost of stress-reducing, mind-clearing relaxation.
12/3/2015 1:35:00 PM
To many fashionistas, sustainable fibers are becoming fashion essentials, and the fashion industry is jumping on the trend to create products that are just as stylish as their rivals.
11/23/2015 10:13:00 AM
Discover which ingredients to avoid and which to look for when selecting toothpastes, and learn about some of the top natural toothpaste brands currently on the market.
11/11/2015 3:35:00 PM
Give your pocketbook a break with these simple ways to lower your energy costs and stay comfortable this winter.
11/5/2015 7:00:00 AM
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!
11/3/2015 9:25:00 AM
As consumer desire for sustainable products continues to increase, take a look at these four companies that have already made it their mission to meet the demand for eco-friendly goods.
10/20/2015 10:00:00 AM
Shipping container homes are the biggest trend in sustainable architecture of today. Discover the innovative solutions they offer for green and off-grid living.
10/15/2015 8:00:00 AM
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.
10/6/2015 12:44:00 PM
Cleanse, hydrate and nourish your skin with Dr. Hauschka’s skin-care line. Guest blogger and holistic health practitioner Shar Veda shares her beauty secret for healthy, younger-looking skin.
8/31/2015 7:00:00 AM
Start adding sustainability into your daily routine with these tips for sourcing eco-friendly furniture, hair care and more.
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.
8/24/2015 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.
8/10/2015 11:39:00 AM
Start loving the skin you’re in! Follow this fun, five-step summer skin care routine from Shar Veda to get glowing, flawless skin from head to toe.
7/30/2015 10:40:00 AM
Most businesses could be a little more eco-conscious. Start small with these simple steps toward making your business greener.
7/20/2015 4:25:00 PM
Enlist healing essential oils to relieve pain, improve respiration, repel insects and more.
7/10/2015 7:00:00 AM
Serve fresh asparagus smothered in a creamy vegan hollandaise sauce as a delectable side dish for any meal.
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.
5/29/2015 10:30:00 AM
Meaty Portobello mushrooms give this vegan stroganoff recipe all the flavor and texture of the traditional version.
5/7/2015 7:00:00 AM
Go green in the bedroom with these simple ideas for creating an affordable eco-friendly haven.
5/6/2015 7:00:00 AM
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.
4/29/2015 12:15:00 PM
For anyone who attempts to start their own homestead, there will be hurdles to overcome. Keep these five simple tips in mind when it comes to growing your own food, raising livestock and transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle.
4/23/2015 2:53:00 PM
Living in a high-efficiency home can be a bit of an adjustment. Follow these four expert tips to make the transition go more smoothly.
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.
4/3/2015 11:52:00 AM
Put together an elegant dessert quickly with this recipe for a Ginger Chocolate Mousse Pie.
3/30/2015 7:00:00 AM
To boost the indoor air quality of new homes, turn to these two common, energy-efficient ventilation strategies.
3/27/2015 10:13:00 AM
Add spring color and crunch to meals with this light, refreshing asparagus salad.
3/18/2015 2:46:00 PM
Typically viewed as a male problem, hair loss can be an emotional time for women who experience it. Discover potential causes and treatments available for female hair loss.
3/2/2015 7:00:00 AM
A primer to using lavender essential oil to reduce stress, relax and get better sleep!
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.
2/11/2015 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.
2/2/2015 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.
1/12/2015 8:00:00 AM
If the greeting cards you received over the holidays are too pretty to toss, turn to these simple reuse solutions! From homemade photo albums to DIY gift tags, we’ve got you covered.
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.
12/8/2014 11:28:00 AM
Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.
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.
10/30/2014 8:00:00 AM
Our partner ePantry offers a convenient, affordable, eco-friendly delivery service for green household essentials.
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.
10/7/2014 2:57:00 PM
Similar to exercise, inactivity can impact the structure of our brains and increase the risk for heart disease.
10/7/2014 2:54:00 PM
Learn more about the variety of bee products and how they are harvested.
10/1/2014 10:26:00 AM
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
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.
8/14/2014 8:00:00 AM
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
8/13/2014 10:51:00 AM
Building a tiny home from an old camper trailer brought a sense of community when family and friends pitched in to help.
8/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
In Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, high-performance houses experience much more comfortable temperatures with little electric output.
7/22/2014 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.
7/15/2014 2:37:00 PM
See how one blogger made the decision to build a tiny house and her plans to build it herself.
5/29/2014 12:00:00 PM
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.
4/2/2014 2:36:00 PM
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.
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.
2/12/2014 11:54:00 AM
Reclaimed furniture can add a rustic yet elegant touch to your home. Find out why you should choose reclaimed over new and how to incorporate it in your home.
2/7/2014 3:15:00 PM
Give homemade gifts for the ones you love with these herbal crafts for Valentine's Day, including tussie-mussies and potpourri.
12/13/2013 2:40:00 PM
Be inspired by these eco-friendly Christmas gift wrapping ideas that are fun, easy, and decorative ways to wrap your holiday gifts this season.
12/6/2013 1:26:00 PM
Constantly buying pads and tampons can add up to a very large bill, inevitably costing women a lot of money. Cut down on expenses and save money by switching to reusable menstrual products.
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.
12/5/2013 3:09:00 PM
This Maple-Mustard Chicken recipe is a one-pan wonder and perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
11/27/2013 4:08:00 PM
Relieve stress, boost spirits and get relaxed with these aromatherapy crafts for the holidays, including an herbal bath bag and a simmering citrus potpourri.
11/8/2013 11:59:00 AM
One blogger revels in the many ways that reusable cloth pads have changed her life.
10/30/2013 4:11:00 PM
Eco Lips now offers [My] Eco Lips, a website that gives consumers the power to create a custom lip balm exactly the way they want it in just a few simple steps.
10/30/2013 1:32:00 PM
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
10/16/2013 2:06:00 PM
TropiClean, a company that strives to perpetually innovate the finest products, packing, marketing and management in the pet industry, is gearing up for the launch of their new dental treats.
10/8/2013 4:13:00 PM
It's no secret that a woman's metabolism slows down as she approaches menopause. Instead of unrealistically eliminating carbohydrates from your diet, think along the lines of a moderate carbs diet.
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.
9/13/2013 1:59:00 PM
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
8/19/2013 9:23:00 AM
Think having a green home is out of your price range? Here are some easy, realistic ideas to create an eco-friendly living space that might actually save you money!
8/16/2013 3:36:00 PM
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) lurks in many citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks.
8/16/2013 9:40:00 AM
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces its limited edition Lips and Lashes gift set for the holiday season.
7/17/2013 1:56:00 PM
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.
7/15/2013 3:29:00 PM
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
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.
6/26/2013 9:21:00 AM
Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.
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.
4/25/2013 12:07:00 PM
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
4/24/2013 11:14:00 AM
Every time you take out your wallet, you have an opportunity to change lives or support causes you believe in. Here's how to vote with your wallet.
4/24/2013 10:13:00 AM
Ever wondered: what is kamut? Learn the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this Kushari recipe.
4/22/2013 3:54:00 PM
Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus takes a look at the fundamental differences between organic and conventional farming practices for insight into choosing healthier food.
3/29/2013 3:55:00 PM
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!
3/14/2013 3:09:00 PM
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
3/7/2013 10:23:00 AM
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova details her excitement about raising her children in a multi-generational ecovillage once her family moves to the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Maine.
2/28/2013 2:37:00 PM
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
2/19/2013 4:33:00 PM
After its exploding popularity in the late 19th century, echinacea was widely researched. Since then, numerous echinacea benefits have been discovered. Try these two simple echinacea remedies to fight the common cold.
2/19/2013 11:47:00 AM
Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.
2/8/2013 1:51:00 PM
It was once stated by ethnobotanist Melvin Gilmore that echinacea was used as a remedy for more ailments than any other plant, and it's not hard to understand why. The history behind this versatile coneflower is rich in remedies and medicinal uses. Read on to learn more about the history of echinacea.
2/5/2013 12:03:00 PM
One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.
1/29/2013 2:27:00 PM
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
1/24/2013 11:20:00 AM
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
1/17/2013 10:38:00 AM
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards offers a cookbook review of "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.
1/11/2013 4:36:00 PM
Grow mushrooms to help improve garden soil.
12/26/2012 11:49:00 AM
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova explains the benefits of raising kids in cohousing communities such as the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage her family is moving into.
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.
12/13/2012 4:18:00 PM
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
12/11/2012 2:50:00 PM
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
12/11/2012 2:47:00 PM
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.
12/5/2012 10:52:00 AM
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.
11/12/2012 4:03:00 PM
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
11/7/2012 4:13:00 PM
Young Austin, Texas, baker Kendall Melton studied theater but chose to become a baker instead.
11/1/2012 4:41:00 PM
In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents.
10/31/2012 5:13:00 PM
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
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.
8/15/2012 2:52:39 PM
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
8/13/2012 12:18:09 PM
Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, shares a recipe for Teriyaki Tofu Kebabs, perfect for a neighborhood block party or backyard cookout.
8/10/2012 3:46:03 PM
Finding adorable and eco-friendly nursery decor is easy! It's narrowing down the options that is the hard part. Check out this sustainable, handmade nursery decor for a healthy, great-looking nursery.
8/6/2012 5:00:07 PM
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
7/27/2012 1:52:29 PM
Soothe and relax achy limbs with four different Kneipp Arnica products that are ideal for use when feeling sore or after strenuous activities.
7/26/2012 12:14:06 PM
What is more fun than digging in the dirt? Or better yet, playing in the mud? Our guest blogger Marguerite Dunne muses about gardening with children and how wonderful it is to introduce them to this fun and beneficial pastime. (There's always something to do in the garden!)
7/25/2012 5:06:30 PM
The fireweed plant is a showy herb native to the northern hemisphere. Use it to make a deliciously sweet Fireweed Jelly or a tea useful in treating constipation.
7/20/2012 11:18:55 AM
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.
7/18/2012 9:08:57 PM
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
7/13/2012 8:07:50 AM
Stay focused for work or school with therapeutic-grade essential oils crafted for concentration from 21 Drops.
7/11/2012 3:06:51 PM
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
7/4/2012 5:24:23 PM
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
6/26/2012 11:19:00 AM
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
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.
6/11/2012 7:15:40 PM
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
6/6/2012 3:55:18 PM
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
6/6/2012 9:57:00 AM
This guide to food labels will help you decode nutrition and sustainability claims on all kinds of food packaging.
5/30/2012 2:50:58 PM
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
5/30/2012 8:27:33 AM
For every purchase of one its PVC-, phthalate- and BPA-free bamboo toothbrushes, Smile Squared donates a toothbrush to a child in need.
5/29/2012 4:01:15 PM
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
5/23/2012 4:12:12 PM
Protect eyes from the sun this summer with a cool pair of shades. Read on to find your perfect pair of sunglasses.
5/23/2012 2:18:14 PM
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
5/16/2012 4:00:25 PM
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
5/15/2012 4:40:51 PM
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares six recipes for homemade salad dressings, including favorites like Ranch, Caesar and Thousand Island.
5/15/2012 12:17:38 PM
Summit Chemical’s Mosquito Bits naturally kill fungus gnats using the biological control BTI.
5/9/2012 4:10:26 PM
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
5/9/2012 11:02:49 AM
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
5/9/2012 10:32:57 AM
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
4/25/2012 4:43:17 PM
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
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 12:31:08 PM
This Mother’s Day, treat her to a selection of luxurious, all-natural Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products that are ideal for new moms, moms-to-be and their babies.
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.
4/18/2012 4:03:03 PM
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
4/18/2012 12:09:38 PM
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
4/18/2012 11:16:28 AM
The dandelion is one of the most hated weeds in America, but also the mostly widely used wild green in the world. Learn how this herb was used historically, how it can treat many ailments, such as liver diseases and eczema, and how to make a dandelion omelet.
4/16/2012 9:29:36 PM
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.
4/16/2012 8:08:29 PM
Here Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses her southern facing 17 inch deep window sills to grow seedlings. She also notes that their electrical bill for February in the furnace free home was only $11 -- $8 of which was service fees.
4/16/2012 8:08:00 PM
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses the southern-facing 17-inch-deep windowsills of her Passive House-certified home to grow seedlings.
4/16/2012 4:15:40 PM
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
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 12:16:00 PM
Grow chervil this spring for a mild gourmet flavor.
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!
4/6/2012 12:26:14 PM
Colman’s Mustard is excited to show Americans about ways that they can incorporate traditional and authentic British foods into their Olympic viewing parties.
4/5/2012 3:38:54 PM
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
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.
3/27/2012 12:48:36 PM
From a homemade furniture polish to a skin and hair conditioner, olive oil has many uses around the home. Just check out these 15 uses for olive oil!
3/7/2012 2:25:47 PM
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
3/5/2012 4:47:55 PM
Enjoy this blogger's favorite holiday with a healthier version of fish & chips.
3/5/2012 11:04:48 AM
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
2/29/2012 2:53:47 PM
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
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 3:20:23 PM
Allergists are seeing the causes of hay fever are already arriving in the midst of a mild winter.
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.
2/21/2012 12:18:52 PM
Beaverton Foods’ Inglehoffer organic mustards will now sport a green cap to make the organic line easily identifiable from the original line.
2/16/2012 5:01:26 PM
Hawthorn herb can help support your heart and prevent coronary heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
2/15/2012 2:00:21 PM
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
2/15/2012 12:29:06 PM
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
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.
2/12/2012 9:37:27 PM
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
2/10/2012 12:29:58 PM
Organic cotton fabric leaders Harmony Art and Organic Cotton Plus have received Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS certification.
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.
2/6/2012 12:17:52 PM
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces three new formulas to its collection of beloved Body Moisturizers.
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.
2/2/2012 12:11:45 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail.
2/1/2012 2:41:00 PM
Super Bowls don't have to leave you in a stuffed, sleepy stupor. Snack on this layered bean dip recipe instead.
2/1/2012 12:21:01 PM
The Herb Society of America will honor the rose this year at its annual spring symposium.
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!
1/25/2012 1:51:09 PM
A hot (literally) exercise trend is sweeping the nation. Learn more about hot yoga here.
1/23/2012 4:08:37 PM
Try these intriguing Mashed Potato Pancakes next time you have leftovers to use up!
1/22/2012 10:36:46 AM
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel sets out to find easy-to-grow indoor plants that she can successfully keep alive with a black thumb.
1/18/2012 4:12:46 PM
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
1/17/2012 12:51:09 PM
Elizabeth Richardson lays out her plan for building her own salvaged home.
1/17/2012 10:56:08 AM
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
1/16/2012 10:59:30 AM
Innermost House, a 144-square-foot off-grid cabin in Northern California, provides a retreat for Michael Anthony and Diana Lorence to pursue simple living.
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.
1/5/2012 12:26:45 PM
Bookbinder Specialties recently added four new flavors to their line of gourmet, ready-to serve gluten-free soups packaged in resealable glass jars.
1/2/2012 4:46:44 PM
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
12/28/2011 3:45:44 PM
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
12/21/2011 4:29:12 PM
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
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 10:24:26 AM
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
12/20/2011 4:52:07 PM
Follow these three quick, simple steps to take your guest room from lifeless to luxurious.
12/14/2011 4:34:40 PM
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
12/14/2011 3:10:01 PM
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.
12/14/2011 2:00:45 PM
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a cilantro recall on a certain brand of the popular herb. Read on to keep your family safe.
12/14/2011 11:38:48 AM
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.
12/13/2011 2:00:08 PM
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.
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 2:45:21 PM
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate 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 12:10:59 PM
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods announces the availability of three new delicious varieties of Pearl Couscous: Whole Wheat, Natural Pearl and Tricolor Pearl Couscous.
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.
12/5/2011 3:44:00 PM
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
12/2/2011 12:44:04 PM
Medicinal mushrooms can help ward off colds and flus this winter.
12/1/2011 2:30:18 PM
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
11/30/2011 5:05:07 PM
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
11/30/2011 12:31:26 PM
Sip on cherry juice; sleep soundly. Sleeping soundly through the night could be as easy as sipping on some cherry juice.
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.
11/29/2011 5:32:10 PM
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.
11/29/2011 2:25:45 PM
In the down real-estate market, more people are choosing to renovate rather than relocate. Use these tips to create a customized home that supports your lifestyle.
11/29/2011 12:41:00 PM
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
11/23/2011 10:40:14 AM
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
11/22/2011 4:09:58 PM
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
11/22/2011 1:20:42 PM
Misunderstanding of the “use-by” or “sell-by” date on products (not the same as an expiration date) leads to tons of food waste each year.
11/22/2011 11:37:44 AM
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
11/18/2011 12:14:11 PM
In the five months since its launch, Crush 100 percent recycled glass tile from Fireclay Tile has upcycled more than 55,000 pounds of glass from its local environment.
11/16/2011 12:21:39 PM
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
11/16/2011 9:51:19 AM
Alchemy Architects builds its first weeZero, or net-zero weeHouse, in the desert near Moab, Utah.
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!
11/9/2011 12:26:52 PM
Adding houseplants to your home’s décor is an easy, affordable way to enliven your home.
11/9/2011 12:08:30 PM
This dish gives you the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without all of the fat and sodium.
11/3/2011 1:43:39 PM
An amazing, off-the-grid Welsh hobbit house was built in less than four months and for less than $5,000.
11/3/2011 12:34:26 PM
Recycled holiday cards from Paperworks Studio are not just great for the planet—they provide jobs for people with disabilities.
11/2/2011 12:28:39 PM
Learn more about two conferences that could open your mind to the world of herbal medicine.
11/2/2011 11:24:55 AM
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
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.
10/28/2011 10:54:01 AM
Chemicals in conventional hair dye can cause allergic reactions and asthma, and have even been linked to cancer. Keep your beauty regime healthy; naturally dye your hair!
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.
10/25/2011 1:09:27 PM
Here Sonya describes moving into the the NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test (reaching an amazing score of .51 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals)and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
10/25/2011 1:09:16 PM
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes moving into the first NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
10/19/2011 11:11:15 AM
Learn how to be health conscious when your candy cravings start this Halloween.
10/18/2011 4:11:35 PM
The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes the top projects, developers and home builders participating in its LEED program for 2011.
10/17/2011 4:42:56 PM
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
10/17/2011 2:48:05 PM
Jessica shares a vegetarian trend she's noticed everywhere lately: Pan-Fried Veggie Cakes!
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 5:42:53 PM
Chia Seed Drink: Try this deliciously soothing and refreshing cooler recipe made with chia seeds, ripe berries, and hibiscus flowers.
10/12/2011 11:48:31 AM
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
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.
10/10/2011 12:14:19 PM
Future Foam recycles Nike Grind, salvaged scraps from old Nike Shoes, into StepAhead carpet cushion.
10/6/2011 3:55:27 PM
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
10/5/2011 12:26:23 PM
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
9/28/2011 4:37:24 PM
Get all the information about how to protect yourself from the latest listeria outbreak.
9/28/2011 3:49:03 PM
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
9/28/2011 10:37:35 AM
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
9/21/2011 1:06:13 PM
Walking can provide you with countless health benefits, and it's fun too!
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.
9/12/2011 8:35:53 AM
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
9/9/2011 11:26:12 AM
Perched atop a cliff overlooking Montana’s Flathead Lake, this 830-square-foot off-grid cabin steps lightly on its site so as not to disturb osprey nesting in the surrounding forest.
8/26/2011 12:18:20 PM
Rush Bowls are an all-natural blend of fruit and other natural ingredients frozen to perfection and served with a package of organic granola or gluten-free topping.
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.
8/23/2011 9:51:50 AM
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
8/18/2011 10:44:05 AM
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.
8/11/2011 1:33:37 PM
At only 156 square feet and just 4 feet across at its widest, the Keret House in Warsaw, Poland, might just be the skinniest tiny house ever.
8/10/2011 11:30:35 AM
Back to the Roots (BTTR) is collecting 20,000 pounds of coffee grounds each week, cultivating them into a rich substrate from which to grow oyster mushrooms and make grow-it-at-home mushroom kits.
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 8:48:41 AM
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies helps parents find safer and affordable school supplies for their children.
8/4/2011 2:45:20 PM
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
8/4/2011 9:50:55 AM
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
7/29/2011 12:21:00 PM
Designed as a shotgun-style house for natural ventilation, the Alligator House was designed and built as part of the rehousing effort in post-Katrina New Orleans.
7/29/2011 10:32:12 AM
The Herb Companion is partnering with Poppy Swap, a new online herbal marketplace, to bring you a free herbal product of your choice.
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.
7/22/2011 8:52:49 AM
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.
7/19/2011 12:45:34 PM
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
7/14/2011 5:06:42 PM
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse Here Sonya gets ready for a busy week of subcontractors for the NewenHouse kit home. The interior of the home is nearing completion!
7/14/2011 11:25:51 AM
The poisonous plant called giant hogweed is popping up all over the United States. Find out what this means for your safety.
7/11/2011 10:16:27 AM
The miniHome by Sustain Design Studio puts a modern twist on traditional trailer design.
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.
7/6/2011 1:41:33 PM
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
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.