Benefits of Bee Balm
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm from Bubble and Bee Organic.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Prairie Essence Herbal Garden Lip Balm, a natural lip balm made from a blend of rosemary and herb essential oils.
Learn fun facts about bees and their use in symbols and myths, and join the Great Bee Count to help save the disappearing bees.
Red Roses by BeesWork is a natural lip balm and natural lip tint that gets its color from the alkanet root and its softness from rosehips and evening primrose oil.
Honeybees are disappearing fast, and nobody really knows why. One way you can help yourself and the bees is to try the classic Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Five percent of the sales from the balm will go to CCD research.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm made from Earth Sisters Herbals. The natural lip balm is made from beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e and soy oil.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews USDA-certified organic natural lip balm from Yes To Carrots.
A new natural lip balm, Chicken Poop, makes its way onto my lips.
Make herbal salves and lip balms, condition leather, polish metal and create stunning works of art with beeswax.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
The Mother Earth Living editors pick their top five favorite natural lip balms.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
Sweet Beginnings, an urban apiary on an undeveloped strip of land near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, provides employment to former convicts and produces raw honey and a line of all-natural honey-based skincare products.
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews all-natural, vegan Hurraw! lip balm's new Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm and Tinted Cinnamon Lip Balm.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
Tips and techniques for proper burning and storage of beeswax candles
Honeydrop Beverages’ new “Buy a Bottle – Save a Bee” campaign will help save the threatened bee population, as a percentage of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to community beekeeper partners.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
Modern research suggests that beer, considered medicinal in many ancient cultures, may have some health benefits after all.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares a variety of organic beers and tips on how to green your beer drinking.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hopsital in Boston found that drinking one to two glasses of beer, wine or spirits a day can help women keep off extra weight.
Drinking beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, which can help prevent dementia.
Creamy, delicious Parsnip Flan with Roasted Beets takes advantage of the last of the stored winter vegetables. Pair it with fresh spring greens for a wonderful spring meal.
Using herbs and food to dye Easter eggs gives them beautiful, earthy color--without scary chemicals. And it's surprisingly easy.
Bubble and Bee’s Unscented Organic Lip Balm provides thick, rich moisture for dry, chapped lips with just three simple ingredients.
A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey from the book The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook (Quarry Books, 2009) by Kim Flottum.
Honeybees are the best of friends for blooming fruit trees flowers, and herbs, such as apricot, cherry, members of the daisy family, lavender, oregano and sage. We’ve known that bees
RSVP for the Bee-a-thon on July 16 to learn about the role of bees in our lives and what we can do about the challenges they face today.
Be smart about buying honey with our tips on what to look for.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
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.
Light up the night on Valentine’s Day with eco-friendly soy and beeswax candles. These candles have fewer toxins and less soot, making them a healthier option for a green Valentine’s Day.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews Eco-Lips' natural lip balm.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tries a new vegan, natural lip balm from Herbs of Grace.
Readers vote on whether they'd be most interested in learning to make hard cider, apple wine, mulled wine, ginger beer, eggnog or amaretto at home.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
Freelance writer and natural beauty expert Kim Wallace feeds her lip balm addiction with Brew, a new natural lip balm from Skincando Luxe.
Give your lips a hint of color with a tinted lip balm from the Yes to Carrots Color Balm line.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace learns that FSC certification isn't just for green building supplies.
Widely-recognized candle maker Yankee Candle introduces an all-natural, 100 percent soy wax candle collection.
Bee stings can cause pain and swelling. Treat your bee stings naturally with these home remedies.
Prevent and relieve poison ivy, poison oak, bug bites and bee stings with these herbs.
Concerned about GMOs in your family's food? Take action.
Fearing a sugar shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would defy a District Court judge's ban on Roundup Ready sugar beets.
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
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.
Instead of buying your friends gifts for the holidays this year, save money and lighten your impact on the planet by making homemade gifts. These ideas will get you started.
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
Aroma Naturals is thrilled to introduce its new Butterx Lip Care line of all-natural lip balms packed with nourishing antioxidants, moisturizing nutrients and other natural ingredients.
This bee-friendly body-care product from the Savannah Bee Company is a great winter product. Read on to learn why you should use the Royal Jelly Body Butter to moisturize and hydrate your skin.
Jessica shares a vegetarian trend she's noticed everywhere lately: Pan-Fried Veggie Cakes!
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
Beyond Organic Skincare Detoxifying Cleanser is best for dry skin because it is packed with uber-moisturizing ingredients.
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Badger Headache Soother Mind Balm, which helps clear sinuses with eucalyptus and peppermint oils while calming your senses with a light touch of lavender.
This easy-to-grow herb has a wide array of medicinal uses and is a favorite for summer salads and teas.
We found the best lip balm for winter. Read our review!
Don’t let your lips dry up this winter season, take a few tips and pointers from Janice Cox and make your own lip gloss and soothing balms.
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a common spice that was considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago, has a very rich history.
There are both benefits and risks to drinking milk substitutes instead of cow’s milk.
Enjoy the taste and health benefits of cherries!
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
Here we go back in time to see beliefs and folk uses surrounding Stinging Nettle, how it is most commonly utilized by herb lovers today, along with flower essence information, my own personal favorite uses for this stinging European native, and references for further information.
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Pruning your mints, lemon balm and oregano will help them grow back more lush than ever.
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.
Gardener’s All Natural Hand Balm with Shea Butter by SunFeather Natural Soap Company ($9) is a delectable combination of olive oil and shea butter scented with lavender, lemon and ginger essential oils.
Organic Essence now offers lip balms in biodegradable, compostable eco-tubes.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
Many Americans have insomnia. Try these herbal remedies to reset your sleeping schedule.
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
Milk thistle, which has a long history of safe and effective medicinal use dating back thousands of years, is medicinally valued for supporting healthy liver function.
Since Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.) is the state flower of Oregon, we thought it would be nice to spend a little time telling you about the Pacific Northwest's best kept secret.
These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
Eating spinach regularly has benefits for your entire body.
Discover the benefits of shea butter, the featured beauty ingredient in our Whipped Shea Butter Skin Cream.
The health benefits of kale are greater than
those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness
and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
Arnica cream, ointment, tincture or salve can relieve muscle and joint pain.
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Every herb has a story, and that of licorice begins with its reputation as a “sweet herb.” Plants are put on this earth to provide nourishment and healing benefits. Licorice is one of those unique and special plants that does both.
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
Even something as little as conditioning your hair can help save thousands of acres of rainforest.
Store this natural beauty balm from Medicine Mama's Apothecary somewhere so it's easy to grab. This balm soothes an array of skin woes, so it's fit for travel.
Herbal tincture brings deep sleep -- and shuts down the internal early-morning conversation.
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
Stand against animal testing with certified cruelty-free cosmetics and homemade lip balms and lotions.
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
Black Cohosh, one of the early Native Americans' favorite medicinal plants, contains many benefits that can help you live a healthier life.
A new study found that it may not matter what kind of pet allergy sufferers keep around the house—their allergies may still prevail.
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
Corn silk, the fine, silky growth at the tops of corn cobs, is a soothing diuretic for irritation of the bladder, urethra, kidneys and prostate.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
Moisturize and soothe your sunburned skin with Badger’s Bali Balm. This USDA-certified organic balm contains shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to moisturize your sun-parched skin and lavender and blue tansy to soothe and heal any sunburns.
'Tis the season for dry chapped lips. Did you know that your lips do not have oil glands? Because of this, it’s very important to make sure they are protected especially if you plan on being outdoors in harsh weather or wind. Discover what helps chapped lips.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
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.
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
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!
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.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
A reader's request leads Lemon Verbena Lady into exploring the works of William Shakespeare for some of the herbal flowers and herbs of Elizabethan England. There is so much that there had to be a second act.