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11/2/2011
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
12/8/2009
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
12/17/2009
The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.
12/4/2009
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
1/7/2010
Winter has certainly set in Texas. Learn more abouth how our Texas guest blogger is preparing her garden for the winter by perusing seed catalogs.
11/7/2012
Support aging skin with mature skin essentials from John Masters Organics.
12/3/2010
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
12/17/2010
Make a yule log—out of wood or chocolate—and welcome the sun’s return.
6/9/2011
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils such as lavender or lemon. Heavenly!
1/19/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares how snow has helped her winter herb garden grow.
10/27/2008
Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.
4/10/2008
April can be such a frustrating month for an outdoors-woman in Colorado.
2/23/2010
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
9/14/2011
Gray skies and frigid temperatures can leave you feeling down in the dumps. Here are a few ways to brighten your day even when the sun is nowhere in sight.
8/15/2012
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.
4/8/2010
Try these alternative aromatherapy products for long lasting relaxation.
12/17/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new foaming natural body wash from HollyBeth's Natural Luxury.
1/16/2012
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
11/28/2011
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
10/19/2011
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
2/9/2011
Give winter sowing a try to chase away winter doldrums. Here is a step-by-step guide.
10/26/2011
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
10/13/2008
For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.
11/12/2009
Follow these tips for using essential oils to make your own organic perfumes.
3/1/2011
As public attention turns increasingly towards natural healing methods the benefits of herbal essential oils become more relevant.
6/27/2011
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils. Heavenly!
7/13/2012
Stay focused for work or school with therapeutic-grade essential oils crafted for concentration from 21 Drops.
2/17/2010
Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.
2/17/2010
If you've been keeping up with this year's Winter Olympics, you may have noticed the strange bouquets being handed out to Olympians. Learn more about them.
12/22/2008
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
12/10/2009
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
2/13/2009
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.
12/15/2010
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
9/16/2009
One herb gardener decides to fill one of her garden beds with spinach, nasturtiums and minutina. 
11/19/2014
Get inspired by early winter to decorate your home.
1/15/2010
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.
2/2/2011
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
12/10/2011
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
5/30/2013
Overuse of hand sanitizers can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here’s why you should keep hand sanitizer and endocrine disruptors such as triclosan out of the classroom.
7/17/2013
Try your hand at making your own reed diffuser oil. This fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals.
2/14/2011
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
9/15/2009
Learn how to cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder using aromatherapy.
9/9/2008
Essential Oils really are properly named!  But do you know all the ways to use them?  19 tips and tricks you can use for an essentially wonderful life.
2/25/2011
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
6/10/2010
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.
1/4/2012
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
8/19/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
8/28/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
11/16/2011
PRIMAVERA organic airsprays naturally scent your home using essential oils.
2/23/2010
Poo-Pourri spray claims it can eliminate stinky bathroom odors. The Garden Gnome finds out if it really works.
5/7/2008
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.
11/16/2011
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
7/25/2011
Parsley has been used in medicine, cosmetics and rituals throughout history.
10/5/2010
Shrink your dryer sheet waste and use a dryer sachet instead. Learn about the benefits of dryer sachets, how to make your own sachet and a few ideas about what to do with your used dryer sheets.
12/7/2011
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
9/3/2009
Try using aromatherapy to reconnect with family and friends.
3/26/2010
Natural Home assistant editror Kim Wallace reviews Organic Shea Butter and White Tea Shave Cream from Ec-Oooh-Chic by Oohlala.
8/20/2009
The essential oils in AmazonLights' products create powerful insect repellents.
10/14/2009
Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.
11/11/2009
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.  
3/16/2009
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.
11/19/2014
We asked our readers to share some of their favorite cold and flu remedies. Check out 20 of our favorite reader-submitted remedies, from hot toddies to essential oil rubs.
12/17/2009
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
12/26/2013
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
12/18/2013
Step up your holiday entertaining with this simple and elegant French Verrine recipe.
12/20/2010
Learn about the history of mistletoe and find out how to grow this Christmas plant.
2/12/2012
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
2/10/2011
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
12/17/2009
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
1/13/2012
The depths of winter are officially here, but with a few slight behavior modifications, you can beat the winter blues.
10/18/2011
Inspired by an upcoming article on winter garden design, Jessica shares a project that turns autumn and winter plants into an elegant holiday centerpiece.
11/29/2011
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
12/8/2010
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
11/22/2011
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
12/11/2009
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
12/14/2011
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
11/15/2011
This winter wreath welcomes visitors and wafts a wonderful scent
1/26/2011
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
1/31/2011
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.    
12/17/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her favorite holiday cooking recipes with bay laurel, the 2009 Herb of the Year, and other festive herbs.
12/11/2009
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
2/17/2011
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
12/16/2008
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
11/22/2011
My favorite fast food during the hectic holidays? Bread and soup. In the time it would take to get drive-thru on the way home, you'll be sitting down to a bowl of bliss that will warm your heart and soul.
12/17/2010
Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.
11/17/2011
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
11/14/2014
This homemade masala chai tea recipe will warm you up this fall and winter.
10/27/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
2/21/2011
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
9/21/2011
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.   
8/19/2010
Weeds may be a pain to pull, but some weeds are edible—and good for your health! Try eating purslane. This weed is full of healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
6/9/2011
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
11/29/2010
If you find yourself suffering from seasonal depression as the weather gets cooler, try these herbal remedies for depression as treatment for seasonal affective disorder.
8/4/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
7/8/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural body wash from Kathy's Family.
3/31/2011
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
2/16/2011
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
4/13/2010
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
10/4/2011
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.
10/30/2013
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
12/8/2009
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before.  You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
2/7/2011
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
1/4/2011
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
12/29/2009
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
8/20/2008
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
1/5/2012
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
9/2/2010
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
11/30/2010
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
2/1/2011
Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
11/2/2010
It’s getting colder, and even those of us with oily skin are starting to notice dry patches and flakes on our face. Fight dry facial skin with these natural skin care tips. 
7/14/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
2/9/2012
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.
11/12/2010
As you combat dry facial skin this winter, consider using a moisturizing face mask, such as Kahina Antioxidant Mask, once a week to treat your skin to an extra dose of high-power hydration.
8/31/2010
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.


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