Impress guests by preparing rose desserts. Toss edible rose petals into custards, tea cakes, scones, cookies and ice cream, or make one of our reader-submitted recipes: Lavender Cookies with Rose Water Frosting and Muhallabiyeh.
Some people are not a fan of drinking "boring" water, despite how good it is for you. Add herbal flair to water with this simple infusion recipe.
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
Support aging skin with mature skin essentials from John Masters Organics.
Natural Home editorial intern Andrea Olsen demonstrates how to add some feminine details to an outfit by crafting a floral necklace.
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
Jessica talks about the eco-challenge of avoiding bottled water.
We use more water than we need in our homes every day. If you’re curious to know how much water your own home might be wasting, check out this infographic on U.S. residential water consumption from eLocal.com.
As recently discussed on The Dr. Oz Show, watercress is high in iodine and rich in many essential vitamins and nutrients. Eat several servings a week to boost skin health, promote healthy thyroid function and help prevent cancer.
Upcycling and recycling company Terracycle introduces three new garden accessories made from recycled materials.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
Hundreds of disease-causing chemicals could be lurking in your tap water thanks to outdated federal laws.
HINT Inc., maker of the leading unsweetened flavored water, introduces HINT FIZZ unsweetened flavored sparkling water nationwide.
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
To address consumers' growing desire to save money and be environmentally conscious, GE is launching GeoSpring, the first hybrid electric ENERGY STAR-qualified water heater manufactured in the U.S.
Filtering tap water instead of buying plastic bottles helps my family’s carbon footprint—and bottom line.
The Start A Lie campaign challenges the idea of truth in advertising while targeting the bottled water industry.
Laurel chronicles the tale of her hot water heater meltdown—and the quest to get a tankless water heater.
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.
Rose hips are an excellent addition to many soaps and skin care products. Learn why.
Kneipp Healthy Feet Cooling Foot Gel gives a tingly relief to tired feet.
A new bulletin (A-151) describing the full line of Bell & Gossett lead-free potable water products is now available at www.bellgossett.com.
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!
Sigg apologizes for BPA-lined bottles and offers a bottle-exchange program.
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
Atrazine, a common herbicide that can cause birth defects, washes off crops and lawns and makes its way to our drinking water supply. Atrazine levels in our water supply are highest between the months of April and July, especially in the Midwest.
Moisturizing your face with botanical oils is a centuries-old practice from ancient Rome that is becoming popular once again. Check out three facial oils that I love using right now.
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
Who says Meatless Monday has to be boring? Try this creamy roasted cauliflower soup recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner.
Simple rosemary mayonnaise makes an exceptional sandwich spread.
When I saw Susan Belsinger's book about roses on the International Herb Association website, I was thrilled. She was kind enough to allow me to share this Rose Vinegar recipe from her "The Roses in Your Vinegar" article.
Discover your next project in the herb garden, starting with rose hips and ending with an invigorating herbal tea.
If you’re looking for that perfect reusable bottle, check out ALEX. Not only is this water bottle BPA-free and made from premium grade 304 stainless steel, but it also twists apart in the middle, making clean-up a cinch.
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.
Enter Natural Home’s Go Solar Giveaway to win a solar hot water heating system from Sunward.
True Natural expands its anti-aging lineup with the all-new Rose Anti-Aging system, providing dry and mature skin with the best care possible.
Our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs have been named the 2008 Green Business of the Year in Coop America’s People’s Choice competition. We offer them our heartiest congratulations.
Lemon Verbena Lady continues her exploration of Shakespeare and the herbal flowers and herbs from his plays for a reader of The Herb Channeler. Also she updates some additional seed catalogs.
You should try the Lemon Verbena Lady's version of a Certo recipe for Herbed Garlic Jelly.
Rosemary is an aromatic perennial herb native to the Mediterranean that has many uses. This guest blogger loves to use it as a hair rinse. Learn more.
You don't need a Christmas tree to decorate for the holidays. Here are three herb-friendly and space-saving alternatives to make your home look classic.
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but the concoctions we find on store shelves are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. In this recipe, fresh herbs add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
Try this classic Thanksgiving side dish with a yummy fresh herbal taste.
Fire up the grill with these four delicious herbs. Also see some great grilling recipes.
Bobble water bottles come with a built-in, replaceable carbon filter to produce great-tasting water on-the-go.
Levaqua’s OneTouch™ Digital Showerheads help consumers conserve water, while simultaneously providing a spa-quality shower experience.
Praised for being equal parts function and fashion, the heritage brand SIGG Switzerland is proud to present the new 2012 collection of water bottles.
The World Community Grid uses grid technology and idle computers to power environmental and humanitarian research projects.
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
The EPA will regulate perchlorate and other toxic chemicals--but you may want to consider water filters in the meantime.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural sunscreen from Pratima. Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen features zinc oxide and is SPF 30.
Uncover what colorful, fragrant flowers make up the London 2012 victory bouquets during this summer's Olympic Games.
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
The Herb Society of America will honor the rose this year at its annual spring symposium.
Because of one company's generosity, a pack of endangered wolves in Oregon may have a chance at survival.
This Mother’s Day, treat her to a selection of luxurious, all-natural Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products that are ideal for new moms, moms-to-be and their babies.
Mountain Rose Herbs has debuted new sustainable tea packaging made from 100 percent recycled newspaper and compostable non-GMO plant cellulose.
Everyone needs balance in life. Whether or not scent plays a role in keeping you calm and balanced is up to each individual, but when I get a whiff of Golden Earth chakra oils, I feel relaxed.
The Herbalista begins her search for pictue perfect skincare. Herbs can keep your skin healthy and glowing and John Masters Organics combines rose and aloe to create a useful toning mist that the Herbalista uses to get a head start to each and every morning.
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.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
Spice up your Meatless Monday with a recipe borne out of fresh produce at the farmers market. Blogger Jennifer Rose uses local acorn squash and baby kale to make a delicious vegetarian meal.
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
The Lemon Verbena Lady describes her 20th wedding anniversary trip to the Loire Valley in France and shares her search for unusual herbs.
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but store-bought concoctions are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. This recipe incorporates fresh herbs, which add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
Ponca City, Oklahoma, gathering draws more than 20,000 visitors.
I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also known to our blog friends as The Lemon Verbena Lady.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits the VanDusen Botanical Garden's herb garden and finds that it doesn't take a lot of room to have a fragrant and flavorful herb garden.
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
This facial cleanser is packed with botanicals and is great for daily use.
Find even more aromatherapy crafts for the holidays in this second post from the Lemon Verbena Lady.
GoodBelly has added two new flavors, Tropical Orange and Pink Grapefruit, to its line of probiotic drinks and launched a new on-the-go probiotic coconut water.
Made from recycled aluminum and stainless steel, MasterShield Gutter Protection can protect gutters from falling debris and inclement weather and can earn a home LEED points.
The Sun-Mar composting toilet uses a first-of-its-kind technology to deliver a pollution-free and sanitary product that can save owners up to 27 percent in water costs.
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
Could a poisonous plant used by ancient colonizers to hurt be used by modern dermatologists to help?
Enter the Go Solar Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a solar powered hot water system valued at over $10,000.
The symposium will feature a special guest lecturer, informational herbal workshops and a special garden tour.
Made with soy wax and 100% essential oils, Hammocks & High Tea’s new candles are housed in reusable gold textured ceramic containers and offered in three scents.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Elemental Herbs sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide to block the sun’s rays and herbal ingredients to moisturize and heal skin.
Our guest blogger from Texas, Cynthia Meredith, cleans out her herb beds to make way for thyme, chamomile, lovage and other herb plants.
With all of the rain, the Lemon Verbena Lady has found the perfect time to prune the herbs in her herb garden.
These growing strategies will help any beginning herb garden. Discover which herbs are easiest to grow from seed, which are easily propagated from division, and which are easily grown from cuttings.
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
Made from repurposed shipping containers and recycled steel, based on Prius engineering, with a gray water system and a living roof, this Mojave Desert residence and workplace is a prototype for low-cost prefab kit houses everywhere.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
Mountain Rose Herbs new line of Epicurean Organic seasoning blends are worth a try. The Herbs De Provence and the West Indies Rub are wonderful for seasoning prawns and most seafood.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
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.
Join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she visits some community gardens in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to get you ready for this year's gardening season.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
Located near mountains, beaches and the rainforest, Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica offers guests comfort, natural beauty and a host of eco-friendly options that earned the resort a four-leaf rating from the Certification in Sustainable Tourism program.
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
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.
Pamper yourself with herbal skin care tips. These three flowers lend themselves to fragrant homemade skin-care products that work great, are easy to make and are cost effective.
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
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.
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
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.
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!