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Simran Sethi looks back at her New Year's resolution: to nourish herself.
What’s with glycerin? It’s a soap-making byproduct with antibacterial properties, but it’s often made with animal fat derivatives, which isn’t really our thing. So, we figured out how to make our own veggie version with coconut oil, opening up a whole world of kitchen pantry beauty concoctions.
Treat your skin with one of these easy, inexpensive skincare recipes.
Advice on good online plant and animal databases.
Experiments in making an all natural body scrub.
Dog days of summer? Yes, but there is still a lot of the grwoing season left. Protect yourself from the late summer sun with these tried 'n true items ... tested by a gardener who knows more than she'd like to about skin cancer.
The cosmetics industry may have to pay if the Obama administration makes new regulations on the way chemicals are tested.
I made body cream for Mother’s Day presents for my family.
Using up CSA produce is often difficult, but I found a fun and easy way to do it.
Make you own inexpensive, pampering - and edible - homemade face mask with this simple recipe. Enjoy!
emerginC, a leading professional skincare collection, has just launched a natural yet serious results-oriented collection aptly named Scientific Organics.
How to make your own homemade deodorant that really works!
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals traces of lead and other heavy metals in children’s face paints.
A profile of Japanese and American persimmons, excellent trees for the deep south.
As tropical plants go, pineapples are one of the easiest to grow.
Can’t grow temperate berries? Jump into the tropics with these seven amazing fruits.
Change we can believe in? The Obama administration paves the way for more than 300,000 megawatts of coal-fired energy.
Summer skin problems are irritating and embarrassing. Show off your best skin with these inexpensive natural remedies.
Summer fun gives way to windy, cold weather and before you know it, you've got winter dry skin – chapped, red and itchy hands. Use this easy-to-make DIY lotion; it’s a remarkable remedy for dry, cracked hands.
A profile of the wonderfully tough loquat tree.
A look at the wonderful mulberry tree.
Taking a new look at non-native invasives, such as wild yams.
Deep litter coop management keeps chickens happy and healthy, and it’s easier for you.
Many beauty products contain harmful chemicals, but figuring out which are the worst can be difficult. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence clues you in to the top five chemical ingredients to avoid when buying summer skin care products, and helps you learn about a few natural alternatives.
Store-bought deoderants contain aluminum and other harmful substances that find their way into your bloodstream. Try this recipe for natural homemade deodorant that uses baking soda with coconut oil and essential oil to create a effective and safe alternative.
Kick toxic chemicals to the curb and make your own natural lotion using just a few ingredients. Making homemade lotion is an easy, fun and creative process.
The work invovlve in tranforming a house that wastes energy into a house that's 50%-95% more energy efficient is called a "deep energy retrofit." We need to find ways to do more of these to save energy, money and the environment.
In this blog we share someone else's story about old fashioned home made ingenuity concerning deep well pumps that operate without electricity.
Jessica Kellner, editor of Natural Home and Garden Magazine, shares three pregnancy skin care products that will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.