Welcome to Momscape's Natural and Organic Living Channel. 

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Aromatherapy Ideas - Easy Ways to Use Essential Oils in Your Home
Aromatherapy made easy. Seven easy, practical uses for essential oils in the home. Plus, how to find quality essential oils at a discount.

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BetterWorld Books
Save on books and fund global literacy projects at the same time.

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Ethical Bean Coffee
Each bag of beans tells its own story, from farm to cup.

Natural Hair Treatments
Rejuvenate your hair without chemicals or expensive products. Here's how.

Lavender Home Spray - 2 Recipes
Bring the therapeutic aroma of lavender into your home. Here are two recipes for Lavender Home Spray.

How to Make Your Own Natural Incense

Natural Treatments for Diaper Rash

Bagged Salad - How safe is it?

Green Colleges
Tips for finding an eco-friendly college or university, as well as a list of the top 10 green colleges in America.

Natural (Chemical-Free) Ways to Keep Your Houseplants Healthy

Best Houseplants - Choose these houseplants for cleaner air

How to Use the Internet to Find the Best Deals


From Momscape's Favorite Things blog
- Goodbyn Lunchbox
Swearing off plastic sandwich bags might be easier than you think. Here are three innovative ecofriendly lunch containers.


Slow Food: Join the Movement
The basic ethos of the movement concerns buying food in season and locally. It concerns supporting local economies and eating food that is simple, fairly traded, and good for your body. If you think this might be something you’d like to join or contribute to, here are a few basic tenets of the slow food movement to get you started. 

Time Saving Tips for Making Baby Food

Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

BPA-Free Baby Bottles: What You Need to Know
As a parent of young children, it seems as though every time I turn on the news or pick up a paper, there's something new to worry about. Now it seems researchers are linking BPA to everything from ADHD to cancer. Meanwhile, more than 95 percent of the bottles currently on the market contain the chemical, which can leech into the contents of the bottle and into a child's digestive system. Do you need to be concerned about BPA - and what can you do to protect your baby's health?


Travelocity's Green Directory:
Featuring Green Hotels so you can travel responsibly!


What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is a new buzzword that a lot of people hear, but few understand. The fact is, you can make a difference with your purchasing power. One of the first steps is to learn how fair trade impacts the global marketplace.


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What is Fair Trade Certified?
Fair Trade Certified™ products directly support a better life for farmers and farm workers in the developing world through fair prices, community development and environmental stewardship. Through Fair Trade, small farmer organizations market their own harvests through direct, long-term contracts with international buyers, learn how to manage their businesses and compete in the global marketplace.


Eco-Friendly Ideas for the Office
Read eco-friendly and green ideas for the office, plus savings and promotions from ecofriendly office suppliers.


Eating Strategically to Save the Planet
"By eating strategically, we can reclaim our streams, our food, and our future. Here’s my take on the top five organic food choices a pregnant woman can make for the sake of her baby and the health of the planet."by Dr. Alan Greene, author of Raising Baby Green.

Feeding Your Green Baby
Making your own organic baby food is a great gift to give the environment and your baby. Here are some tips to creating healthy homemade meals for baby.


Interview Questions for a Pediatrician
Knowing what questions to ask can help you find the right pediatrician for your family. Dr. Alan Greene, author of Raising Baby Green, gives some questions you may want to ask to gauge physicians’ thoughts on things green.


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Go Green with Eco-Friendly Clothing at SierraTradingPost.com!
Sierra Trading Post understands that when protecting the environment your choice matters. Shop for eco-conscience products made of materials such as organic cotton, soy fiber, and bamboo to make a positive impact on the planet.strong>


Natural Anti-Inflammatories
Are there any foods that help alleviate muscle stiffness, aches, and pains? Clinical nutritionist and author Kymythy Schultze gives us some ideas for natural anti-inflammatories.
 

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Healthy Meals (and Snacks) for Kids
It can be tough to feed kids, especially if they are finicky. Here are some creative tips to help you make sure your kids get a dose of nutrition in each meal.


The Environmentally Friendly Laundry Room
Eco friendly laundry tips from Dr. Alan Green, author of Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Baby Care


Green Remodeling: What Makes a Room Green?
Every change you make in the green direction is a positive step, so whether you make one small change or redo the entire room “green,” you’re contributing to the green movement and giving your child a healthier home.
Here, six characteristics of an ecofriendly room.


Momscape's Guide to Natural Cleaning Products
Whether you want to help the environment, create a healthier home for your family and pets, or you just want to save a few bucks -- homemade, natural cleaning products are the way to go. We've provided a few trusted recipes in every cleaning category we could think of, plus we'll give you tips on how to use, dispense, and store each cleaner. Includes recipes for Natural Air Fresheners, Basic All-Purpose Cleaners, Furniture Polish, Laundry Detergent, Stain Removers, Metal Cleaners and Polishes, Carpet Cleaners, Floor Cleaners, Pet Stain Removal.


Stop Junk Mail
Eight things you can do today to dramatically reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. Mother Earth will thank you.


Ten Natural Beauty Recipes
From the Beach Sand Foot Rub to the Homemade Lotion and Soothing Apricot-Almond Body Scrub, these ten natural beauty recipes are as simple as they are luxurious.


Budget Organics
Many of us would love to go "all organic" with their food choices, but that can be a pricey proposition. Here's how to prioritize your organic food purchase. 


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Fresh Baby Food On-the-Go
Families are always on the go, whether it’s off to daycare everyday or to visit friends and family once in a while. Here are some strategies to help you prepare for your baby’s meals on the go.

Momscape's Herb Guide
Don't know your evening primrose from your echinachea? Here's a short course in 10 of the most popular herbs and essential oils.

Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Seven great ways to get your "5-a-day."

Brown Bag Lunch Ideas 
Nine healthy ideas for avoiding packed lunch boredom. 

Healthy Weight-Loss Articles

Global Warming Action Kit
Eliminate the production of 22,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions with Gaiam's new Global Warming Action Kit. 

Natural Living Product Reviews

Seventh Generation Cleaning and Paper Products 

Tushies Diapers

Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diapers

Dr. Bonner's Soap

ECover Cleaning Products 

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Cleaning Products Line

Fun Snacks for Kids 
How do you keep snacks exciting and fun? Here are ten healthy and fun ideas. 
How to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables: 6 Easy Tips 
Here's a common struggle that most moms face at one time or another: getting kids to eat vegetables. Here are some fun and easy ways to get your kids to eat their veggies. 

51 Easy, Eco-Friendly Ways You Can Help Protect the Environment
Choose what is comfortable for you and your family from these eco-ideas, and you will have done something important to grow a greener world. It's the little things that count...

How Many Calories to Lose Weight? 
How to ensure adequate nutrition without inviting deprivation. Here's how to calculate your daily caloric needs for weight loss.  

Eating for Energy
Quick tips for managing your mood with food.

Omega 3 Sources
Discover food sources of omega 3

Organic Mattresses and Organic Bedding
Articles and information to help you make the best choice in organic mattresses and organic bedding. Includes information on choosing an organic mattress, the lowdown on natural latex mattresses, organic sheets and bedding, and more.

Organic Fair Trade Coffee
The concepts of Organic and Fair Trade are very important to building (rebuilding) a sustainable society. The good news is that the certifications are not mutually exclusive and actually complement each other nicely.

Organic Eating - Why bother? 
by Heather Dominick
The modern denaturing of foods through massive refining and chemical treatment deeply affects their energy qualities, making them devoid of the exact boost that we should be getting from our food. Here, top five reasons to shop and eat organic foods. 

What is Organic Food? 
by Jeremy Pickle
 In the United States, all farms or products claiming to be "certified organic" must be guaranteed by a USDA-approved independent agency to be meeting these guidelines.

What is Organic Farming? 
by Jeremy Pickle
Organic farming is the production of food using all natural methods - avoiding all synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms. Its core philosophy is that of sustainability or 'zero impact'. The organic farmer seeks to leave the earth in its' natural state after the harvest...


What is Sustainable Coffee - and how does it affect my Wake Cup? 
by Mike Valentine
Confusion over marketing terms in Gourmet Coffee is discussed in this review of sustainable coffee and its variants, including "Fair Trade", "Organic", "Eco-Friendly", "Shade-Grown" and "Certified Sustainable." 

Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care 
by Chip Phelan
There is a growing recognition, that the expanding suburban landscape is having a negative environmental impact. Trends toward ecological landscaping and organic lawn care are lessening the detrimental effects of these designs. Many landscape designers are recommending native plant species, and even golf course managers are moving toward organic methods.