Royal Jelly Body Butter
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.
Learn more about the variety of bee products and how they are harvested.
Discover the benefits of shea butter, the featured beauty ingredient in our Whipped Shea Butter Skin Cream.
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.
'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.
Perfect for fall and full of flavor, this butternut squash soup recipe is a great example of an easy meal made with delicious whole foods.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
Interested in Kate Middleton's elegantly understated royal wedding bouquet? We've got the inside scoop.
Warm your tummy with this elegant butternut bisque.
If the DEA can't tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, says a former Kentucky governor, how can it distinguish between powdered sugar and cocaine? Hempsters: Plant the Seed is a must-see movie that gives pro-hemp activists a voice.
This Meatless Monday, whip up a batch of Julia Butterfly Hill's Top Anything Sauce, made with peanut or almond butter, and make a meal out of fresh veggies and quinoa.
Erin McIntosh shares a great recipe for a unique nettle biscuit.
If you're tired of trying prescription migraine medications to treat your pain, try these natural remedies.
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
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.
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.
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
For environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill, food is a delicious and healthy form of activism. Whip up her delicious vegan lasagna to celebrate Meatless Monday—and enjoy!
During her afternoon walk, one blogger stumples upon a breathtaking plant with an ugly name that catches her eye with its unique beauty.
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.
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
As summer dwindles down to a close, you may be left standing in your garden or kitchen thinking "Now what?" Preserve herbs with our expert tips: dry, freeze, pickle and pack them to continue enjoying your favorite herbs well into the winter.
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Readers vote on whether making pasta, bread or butter sounds like the most fun, and which project seems easiest.
Learn how to use leftover basil from your summer harvest to create delicious scented basil jellies.
You should try the Lemon Verbena Lady's version of a Certo recipe for Herbed Garlic Jelly.
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
Beat the heat and try this summer-friendly Lemon Verbena Jelly recipe.
Get a jump start preserving basil with these three inspiring ideas.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Emily Baby & Adult Skin Soother foot lotion.
When Joan King Salwen is invited to speak with Bill and Melinda Gates about The Power of Half, she learns how valuable homemade gifts can be.
Launching October 2011, new Heal Everything Balm from Miracle Skin Transformer works fast to soothe burns, cuts, bug bites, and other minor skin irritations.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
K.C. Compton hones in on the mystery of what variety sunflower is reaching for the sky in her back yard. And also sends kind wishes to the swallowtail butterfly who destroyed her parsley plant.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
Make homegrown tomatoes the star of tonight’s dinner with Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion. Made with just three ingredients, this sweet, rich sauce is a classic.
Jessy Rushing shares her experience of growing Italian parsley, a cool season herb, and her love for autumn in Texas.
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
The fireweed plant is a showy herb native to the northern hemisphere. Use it to make a deliciously sweet Fireweed Jelly or a tea useful in treating constipation.
Find even more aromatherapy crafts for the holidays in this second post from the Lemon Verbena Lady.
The pumpkin is one of autumn’s most beloved foods. Use this health-boosting food in these six sweet and savory pumpkin recipes for fall.
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
derma e is proud to annouce that their line of natural skincare products is cruelty-free, vegan friendly and largely gluten-free.
Blissoma skincare is progressive, pure, effective, and sophisticated but it may still be the best organic facial brand most people still don't know.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
One herb lover gets a chance to write her very own blog for her favorite herb magazine, The Herb Companion.
Before we go into mourning over the loss of our favorite fresh herb, basil, let's consider these five ways to stretch out our basil harvest.
Go plum crazy with these delectable treats: stewed plums and a gluten-free plum dessert recipe known as a “Butter Baby.”
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
Beyond Organic Skincare Detoxifying Cleanser is best for dry skin because it is packed with uber-moisturizing ingredients.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews USDA-certified organic natural lip balm from Yes To Carrots.
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
California Baby Super Sensitive products have a naturally scentless formula that’s super safe for sensitive skin.
Connect with herbal artisans and vendors to ask questions and purchase homemade organic products on Poppy Swap.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural body wash from Kathy's Family.
Rejuvenate sun-drenched skin with soothing Almond Blossom products from Kneipp.
An organic cotton and wool body pillow goes a long way to help relieve pregnancy back pain.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
From Colorado to California, these green ski resorts are some of the most environmentally focused ski resorts in the U.S.
Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.
A recent visit to Salon Di Marco in Lawrence, Kansas has made me rethink the way I take care of my hair.
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.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new foaming natural body wash from HollyBeth's Natural Luxury.
Enriched with a number of relaxing and healing ingredients, Erbaviva’s Relax Body Lotion is a great body-care product to store on the office desk.
Experience the power of healing oils with these editor-recommended natural body-care products.
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
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!
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
SheaMoisture expands on their Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Collection with two new products formulated with organic ingredients to heal and soothe delicate baby skin.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo and Body Wash.
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.
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.
Relieve stressed feet with this easy, do-it-yourself foot treatment.
Use these beauty recipes to prevent the summer weather from getting to your skin and hair.
Follow these tips for using essential oils to make your own organic perfumes.
Our newest guest blogger, Dawn Robnett, is always searching for great herbs to color soap and skin care products. She recently discovered comfrey, which provides a beautiful green color and wonderful skin benefits.
Try these three natural coat rinse recipes for your furry friends.
Guest blogger Dawn Robnett recently discovered a new herbal soap that touts fascinating benefits. Learn more.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
Walking can provide you with countless health benefits, and it's fun too!
The benefits of sage essential oil are endless—it can be used as a home remedy for dandruff, an herbal acne treatment, a natural stress reliever and more.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces three new formulas to its collection of beloved Body Moisturizers.
Undo summer’s damage with S.O.A.P.’s new Brown Sugar Souffle Body Scrub.
SheaMoisture's hand and body scrubs are now available in six "flavors," including Olive and Green Tea, Argan Oil and Raw Shea, and Lemongrass and Ginger.
We found the best lip balm for winter. Read our review!
John Masters Organics offers hair care enriched with essential oils. Read the review!
Verikira Naturals is a Vegan Cosmetics Organization certified-company that pledges never to use synthetic fragrances, animal byproducts and unnecessary chemicals. What more could you ask for in a beauty brand? Oh yea – it donates 10 percent of its Pink Grapefruit Collection proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation all year long.
Not too long ago I discovered The Healing Seed, a new company that offers virgin organic hempseed oil body care products. Learn more about this company and hempseed.
Even something as little as conditioning your hair can help save thousands of acres of rainforest.
John Masters Organics has you covered (literally) with its line of citrus and vanilla-scented body wash, body lotion and hair treatment.
For an extra burst of energy in the morning, indulge in this citrus-scented Sun Shower body scrub from The Orange Owl.
Poo-Pourri spray claims it can eliminate stinky bathroom odors. The Garden Gnome finds out if it really works.
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
Riding the body of toxins is the key to maintaing a healthy complexion. These herbs work from the inside to rid your skin of pimples, wrinkles and rashes.
If it is one thing we can all agree on, it is that having clear, glowing skin is the most important factor to your appearance. Clear skin boosts one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and certainly makes us all feel good! Learn more about how to obtain clear skin.
Herb gardening and natural health products are featured at the annual Expo East in Boston.
Natural and effective skin and hair care for our pets can be easy, economical and gentle. Learn which herbs guest blogger, Dawn Robnett, uses to make Castile soap for her pets.
Try these alternative aromatherapy products for long lasting relaxation.
Garden walks, wooded paths, natural sandy beaches and glacial lake waters abundant in restorative and healing minerals provide an experience not to be missed at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge.
Learn how to preserve the fabulous scents from your garden in essential oils to make your own perfume. Enjoy your flowers all year with your personal bottled garden scent.
Rose hips are an excellent addition to many soaps and skin care products. Learn why.
Patchouli essential oil is a great remedy for wounds and scars because it regenerates skin cells. Learn more about its many health benefits.
Enjoy a warm bath with your own homemade herbal bath treasure bag to soothe dry skin, relieve stress or lift your spirits.
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
With temperatures heating up, the one thing most people forget to consider is their skin. Rather than buying expensive, name-brand products full of artificial and synthetic chemicals, treat your skin with these five healing herbs.
Give your skin care routine a boost with Eve Organics organic products.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
Learn which natural facial scrubs are good for you and the environment.
The new Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Formula SPF 40 blends in clear for the ultimate in safe sun protection.
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 natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Pangea Organics Hand and Body Lotion goes on smoothly, leaves hands moisturized and comes in four unusual scents.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
Conventional deodorants contain aluminum and other chemicals linked to cancer, elevated estrogen levels and other health problems. Witch hazel provides an effective and economical natural deodorant alternative.
There is something special about finding the perfect soap. Learn more about which soap is ideal for your long-term skin health.
Eschew the chemicals in conventional body care and instead make your own products with household ingredients. These three DIY beauty recipes will make your home into your personal spa.
This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
Read this Herbalista's review on the Pomegranate Green Tea shampoo and conditioner from Organix and learn just how green it really is.
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.
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.
After trying derma e's new skincare product, Very Clear Cleansing Scrub, I soon discovered that tea tree oil may be the best natural disinfectant for my body.
Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.
This facial cleanser is packed with botanicals and is great for daily use.
If you’re on the lookout for a vegan hair care product that garners the same results as high quality salon products, you’re in luck. Emmett Cooper Haircare is just that.
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
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 Three Gunas are key to unlocking Ayurveda Psychology. Choose quality, wholesome sensory impressions to aid in your journey to a happier and healthier life.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
For puffy eyes there’s nothing better than some good old fashioned cucumber.
One way to fight against animal cruelty in the cosmetics industry is to buy from certified cruelty-free companies. Another is to make your own products at home.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
Naturally healthy skin need not be a daunting, complex task. It can be a delightful ritual using natural ingredients found in your own home. The important first step is to simplify your beauty routine. Learn about the five necessities.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
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.
Rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and nutrients, Seaweed Bath Co. products hydrate the skin and soothe irritation often associated with various skin conditions.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
Herbal Choice Mari’s vegan, organic, natural hand and body lotions are naturally scented with plant-based oils.
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
Treat your skin to the wonderfully delicious scent of vanilla with this luxurious vanilla sugar scrub from Garden Apothecary.
The Herb Companion recently discovered One Love Organics—a company that focuses on making four sustainable beauty products. Comment to enter for a chance to win some of their products.
Although there are many workshops and classes available that will teach you how to “make your own” medicines and crafts, it's sometimes just as easy as snipping herbs and heading into the kitchen. This article is a quick how-to look on making medicinal oils.
Eliminate foul, unwanted personal odors with natural odor eaters such as activated charcoal.
Achieve mind-body balance by committing to a long-term yoga practice. Find tips for getting started with classes, meditation and continued yoga education.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Lotion lightweight and fragrance-free formula makes it a must-have for those with sensitivities to fragrance.
I don't know about you, but its absolutely impossible to keep my feet clean in sandals, my summer staple. So when I stumbled upon Wipe Your Feet by Jamar Labs, I was intrigued.
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.
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
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.
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
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.