Uses For Mint
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!
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson reveals some alternative uses for this liquor.
The recipe for a delicious mojito cocktail made from mint.
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
Stop paying high prices for poor-quality herbs at the grocery store. Grow your own instead!
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, found in a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now.
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
From a homemade furniture polish to a skin and hair conditioner, olive oil has many uses around the home. Just check out these 15 uses for olive oil!
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
Try these easy and delicious fresh mint-infused recipes for chutney, cucumber salad and fruit dip.
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
Got some mint? Try some of these easy-to-make recipes for smooth, rich, dark chocolate mint truffles and candied mint leaves. You'll never wonder what to do with mint again.
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
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.
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
This smooth dessert recipe is brightly sweet and refreshing, a perfect break from the heat of the day. Try it with fresh mint or lavender and a hint of cinnamon.
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
The winter weather is putting a damper on my mood. Last night, in a desperate attempt to lighten things up, I cooked up Orecchiette with Goat Cheese, Peas and Mint, a quick pasta dish that celebrates spring.
Pruning your mints, lemon balm and oregano will help them grow back more lush than ever.
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, from a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now. It's foraging season!
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
This cooling French tarragon-infused drink can help you quickly beat the summer heat.
The world's largest garden yields an abundance of fruits and vegetables, some easily recognized, others, a new experience! A mystery herb appeared in our box of organic vegetables this week. What in the world is stevia?
During her England vacation, the Lemon Verbena lady visited with Jekka McVicar and enjoyed front row seats during one of her hands-on herbal lessons.
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
In Texas, it has warmed up considerably, it's had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. See what's going on in Cynthia's Texas garden this month.
We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
With all of the rain, the Lemon Verbena Lady has found the perfect time to prune the herbs in her herb garden.
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
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.
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
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.
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!