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.

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.

3 DIY Pantry Staples

Avoid preservatives and thickeners with these easy-to-make pantry staples.

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.

Memorial Day Menu: Vegan BBQ

Satisfy everyone in the family with this complete vegan menu perfect for your Memorial Day get-together.

Are Crock-Pots Energy Efficient?

Can you craft delicious home cooked meals without eating up a ton of energy? Discover whether your slowly cooked Crock-Pots are any more energy efficient than stove top or oven cooking.

How to Make Your Own Chicken Stock

Good stock is an important base to flavoring a lot of recipes. Learn how to make your own chicken stock at home with these instructions.

Behold the Miracle of the Earth: 8 Healthy Living Tips

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!

6 Homemade Cleaner Recipes

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

10 Homemade Holiday Gifts

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

11 Uses for Salt

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

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.

DIY: Easy, Homemade Terrariums

One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.

15 Uses for Olive Oil

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! 

17 Uses for Lemons

Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!

DIY: Homemade Lip Tint

Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.

Last Minute Gift: Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts

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.

Try This Out: Infusing Spirits at Home

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!

20 Uses for Vinegar

Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.

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.

Salvia Apiana: Growing White Sage

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.

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.

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.

Natural and Homemade Deodorants

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

Mango Ice Cream Recipe

This recipe for homemade mango ice cream has the creamy goodness of ice cream and the refreshing taste of sherbet.  Grab a spoon and dig in!

Can Toxins in Beauty Products Cause Obesity?

Research into the potential causes of obesity doesn't lead exclusively to a poor diet and lack of exercise: Environment and exposure to endocrine disruptors can also play a role in weight gain.

Herbal Gifts for Mother's Day

Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.

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.

Naturally Glowing Skin 101, Part 2: Skin Care Basics

Naturally healthy skin need not be a daunting, complex task. It can be a delightful ritual using natural ingredients found in your own home. The important first step is to simplify your beauty routine. Learn about the five necessities.

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.

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.

Make Your Own Compost Bin

Making your own compost bin is simple. Compost bins are great for disposing kitchen scraps to make fresh, rich compost for your garden.

New Year, New Cleaning Methods

Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.