Build a DIY Coffee Station

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

How to Refinish a Door

Learn how to make a worn-out door look great again, from removing varnish from wood to fixing rot and applying a new coat of paint.

Creative DIY Home Projects

These items can be found easily at salvage stores and promise unconventional DIY home projects with a big payoff.

3 DIY Pantry Staples

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

DIY Soda Bottle Seed-Starters

Save money and plastic consumption by repurposing old soda bottles into containers and greenhouses for your seedlings.

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.

Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas

Try one or more of these smart kitchen storage ideas to add comfort, convenience and style to small-space kitchens.

15 Uses for Aloe Vera

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.

How to Reuse Christmas Cards

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.

14 Uses for Turmeric

Treasure the golden spice turmeric for its health-boosting properties, as well as its myriad other uses.

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.

Simple Holiday Crafts with Herbs

Get inspired by these simple holiday crafts that use herbs. The Lemon Verbena Lady features her favorite DIY potpourri and spice wreaths, pomander and potpourri.

5 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.

Heading to the Mother Earth News Fair

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.

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.

5 Calming, Handmade Mother's Day Gifts

This Mother's Day, celebrate “Mom” than with the gift of pure relaxation. These five calming handmade Mother's Day gifts will leave her feeling nourished, grounded, peaceful and ready for the daily challenges and triumphs of motherhood.

Self-Reliant Gardening Tips for Spring

This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.

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.

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 Wine Cork Crafts

Upcycle old wine corks into fun yet functional items with these five wine cork crafts.

Building Fairy Gardens For Kids

One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.

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.

Small-Space Garden Projects

Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden

Bottle Cap Crafts for the Home

Decorating with materials that would otherwise be considered junk can bring pops of life and color to your home’s style. Check out these bottle cap crafts for a fun way to decorate with junk!

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.

5 DIY Headboard Ideas

Bored with your headboard? Freshen up your bedroom’s look with one of these DIY headboard ideas.

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.

How to Build a Container Water Garden

Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!

3 Favorite Home Remodeling Blogs

These three great design blogs share inspiration to redecorate our homes on a budget—using rescued and reclaimed items.

DIY: Homemade Lip Tint

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

DIY Gifts for this Holiday Season

DIY gifts are an inexpensive way to give your loved ones personalized gifts this Christmas. Get started with these easy DIY gift ideas.

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.

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.

My Favorite Christmas Thyme Book and Spice Wreaths: Part 2

Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.

My Favorite Christmas Thyme Book and Dried Herb Wreaths: Part 1

Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.

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!

DIY: Multipurpose Skin Care Tea

I love skin care products that have multiple uses. Not only do they stretch your savings, but they offer skin care customization. This multipurpose skin care tea treats nearly all skin types and tastes delicious, too. 

DIY Tiki Torches

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

Gardening With Disabilities: Jump-Start Seedlings Indoors

Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.

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.

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.

Gardening Tips: Easy Indoor Compost

Whether you don't have the space for outdoor composting or you just want to get to work on your gardening preparations as soon as possible, this indoor composting method is a simple way to start.

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. 

Fill Your Home with Fragrant Holiday Decor

Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.

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.

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

5 Things I Love About Valentine's Day

Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.

How To: Pesto Sauce

The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.

Green Rookie: After-Christmas Cleanup

Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more

Holiday Decorating: Herbal Ornaments

Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.

Green Rookie: Sewing Starters

It’s easy to cut back on consumption, reuse great fabrics and add style to your rooms when you tackle basic sewing projects.

Growing Garlic in Minnesota

Ever wonder what herbs fare well in Minnesota? So did one of our readers! Learn the best ways to grow and store garlic along with other cold climate information.

DIY: Herb Labels

Label your plants with this easy project. Using chalkboard paint you’ll never mix up which herbs are which.

DIY: Drying Fresh Herbs

Enjoy your herbs throughout the winter months with these different drying techniques.

7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening, Part 3

In the final installment of my series "7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening", I help you explore some simple yet effective tips to grow and propagate healthy plants, scare away pests and learn which common plants may be hazardous to your health.

Share Your Natural Beauty Tips

Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!

7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening, Part 2

Someone in your family always says, “Work smarter, not harder,” and that’s true. Here are seven smarter - not harder - tips from the second part of my outdoor gardening’s easy-do’s- and don’ts.

How to Make Herb-Infused Honey

Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey with this recipe, adapted from "The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook."

Naturally Clean: How to Get Rid of Closet Moths

The signs of a carpet beetle or moth infestation can be as small as a few holes in a favorite shirt. These herbal repellents and preventative sachets will protect your favorite fabrics.

Naturally Clean: Make Your Own Washable Swiffer

Cleaning floors can be a bummer. Brighten up with our two recipes for clean floor success. Learn how to turn old towels into eco-friendly cloth towels for your Swiffer and try our homemade floor cleaner recipe. 

These Greenies Don't DIY

Guest blogger Tracy Herz contemplates the pros and cons of going forward with a green remodel of her vacation condo in Canaan Valley, West Virginia.

Natural Home Beauty Tips

Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!

Great Natural Pet-Care Tips

The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."