This holiday season give yourself and your loved ones the gift of natural mood enhancement, improved skin, nails and hair, and overall kidney support with Canfo Natural Products NoWorries, BeautifyMe and NoStone.
Use common kitchen ingredients to whip up homemade face masks and body scrubs that will leave your skin soft and smooth this winter.
Share your favorite fantastic natural beauty tips and DIY treatments with Natural Home magazine. The best tips win a prize!
Research into the potential causes of obesity doesn't lead exclusively to a poor diet and lack of exercise: Environment and exposure to endocrine disruptors can also play a role in weight gain.
Use these beauty recipes to prevent the summer weather from getting to your skin and hair.
Relieve stressed feet with this easy, do-it-yourself foot treatment.
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.
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.
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
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.
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.
Hydrate your dry scalp and make you hair shine this winter with these three soothing herbal hair rinses.
Enjoy a warm bath with your own homemade herbal bath treasure bag to soothe dry skin, relieve stress or lift your spirits.
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!
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
Try this recipe for Greek Chicken Pizza, courtesy Muir Glen.
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.
Give your palate a break from heavy holiday food with this Crunchy Wild Rice Salad Recipe with Citrus Dressing from guest blogger Stephanie Meyer.
The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.
These cornmeal waffles have a feather-light center, a crispy-crusty exterior, and they partner perfectly with fresh fruit or butter and maple syrup.
Healthy and lightly sweet, these granola bites are perfect for packing in your child's lunch. Make your own with this granola bites recipe.
Swap conventional flour with a gluten-free blend in this sweet crepes recipe.
Munch and crunch on nutritious kale chips with this easy recipe!
Feed your family a healthy snack alternative—roasted chickpeas!
Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.
Serve seasonal fruit kebabs with a delicious, homemade raspberry fruit dip!
These little loaves are packed full of protein, vegetables and deliciousness!
Try this recipe for a healthy, hearty bowl of black bean and chorizo chili, courtesy Muir Glen.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares a family-friendly recipe for spaghetti casserole.
Fusion Bread Salad makes use of the cherry tomatoes and basil that are prime right now—and you don't have to heat up the kitchen to make this hearty, nutritious main dish.
Try this healthy, gluten-free alternative to the typical coconut macaroon or chocolate chip cookie that you can whip up in no time.
This recipe for homemade mango ice cream has the creamy goodness of ice cream and the refreshing taste of sherbet. Grab a spoon and dig in!
Bake a delicious treat for your family with this recipe for scrumptious whole wheat banana muffins!
Serve up these tasty gluten-free muffins and get your morning off to a great start.
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Last week The Herb Companion published two reader recipes after a reader callout for delicious lavender muffin recipes on our Facebook fan page. The following recipes include Luscious Lavender Muffins and Agave Lavender Muffins.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
Start the grill and make a deliciously seasoned chicken recipe tonight!
Serve this easy-to-make caramelized onion-tomato focaccia bread as an appetizer or side to soups and salads.
This simple, delicious cinnamon apple crisp recipe will have your family "oohing" and "ahhing."
Yesterday, The Herb Companion asked its readers for delicious lavender muffin recipes. Your submissions have made us ecstatic. The following recipes include White Chocolate and Lavender Muffins, and Lavender-Lemon Blueberry Muffins.
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy.
Adding recipes like this Vegan Cheesy Lasanga to your meal plan could do more than please your taste buds; it could also save your life.
This simple and delcicious spring soup is sure to be a favorite among kids and adults!
These pancakes are tasty and decadent for a frosty fall morning.
The recipe for a delicious mojito cocktail made from mint.
Learn how to make delicious homemade mascarpone cheese.
Instead of corned beef, whip up traditional Irish colcannon—with a healthy twist.
This holiday season, serve up a delicious, vegetarian pot pie made with nutrient-rich veggies.
Step up your holiday entertaining with this simple and elegant French Verrine recipe.
Ecoike creator Faith Moser shares a healthy, easy and family-friendly muffin recipe!
This sweet cake is the perfect addition to a cup of tea, a brunch or dessert!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull goes without meat for a month. Try her meatless recipes!
Think tropical, flavorful and delectable with this grilled chicken dish! The sauce is a blend of sprightly lime, creamy coconut and spicy ginger.
Enjoy this recipe for a delicious and moist variation of banana bread, made with almond flour!
Go plum crazy with these delectable treats: stewed plums and a gluten-free plum dessert recipe known as a “Butter Baby.”
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.
Guest blogger Dawn Robnett recently discovered a new herbal soap that touts fascinating benefits. Learn more.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new natural exfoliating mask, Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator.
Exfoliating scrubs' tiny exfoliating beads that soften skin are often made from small bits of plastic called polyethylene and can have harsh environmental effects.
Natural Home guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her grandmother's rhubarb pie recipe.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Rich, creamy Parmesan and Brie Polenta is a Meatless Monday meal fit for a king.
Learn how to make homemade yogurt with this seasonal yogurt recipe.
Take advantage of farmers market finds this spring and pick up a rack of lamb for these Garlic-Rosemary Lamb Chops.
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.
Delicious, nutritious quinoa gives nutty goodness to this summer dish that takes advantage of tomatoes, corn and eggplants--summer vegetables at their best.
Sangria is the perfect summertime libation for a thirsty crowd. Fresh fruits and herbs combine with wine and liqueur for a colorful, festive 'punch' that packs a punch.
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.
Fresh asparagus inspires fresh spring dishes.
Garlic is a fantastic health food. Amy Mayfield, editor of The Herb Companion, gives a great recipe using garlic.
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!
Perfect for spring, this pasta dish can be made with the spring herbs that are popping up in your garden or market and a little leftover wine (either red or white will do).
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
Sauteed spring greens and mushrooms dress up polenta in this nutritious, satisfying main dish.
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
This fresh spring soup is rich and creamy without the heaviness of cream.
If spring is giving you peas, it's best to eat them right away before their sugars degrade. Here's how to whip them up into a wonderful spring soup.
Sometimes it takes two versions of a banana bread recipe to make a happy family.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them.
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.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
Try these recipes for homemade lunch staples, such as bread, deli meat and condiments.
Warming winter soup can keep away the winter chill and make us healthier.
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
Whip up this simple appetizer in minutes. This Parmesan and Bacon Bites recipe is great for holiday gatherings, although it also makes a great treat during the summer.
Whip up a batch of these zesty Mini Lemon Pound Cakes with Bulgur for your next family gathering.
Fresh, easy and festive, this Cranberry Orange Salsa recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Its crimson red color makes it a dazzling holiday appetizer!
Mayonnaise is a sandwich staple that you can easily make at home. It takes just minutes to make and you can experiment with new and exciting flavor combinations.
This scrumptious, all-natural recipe gives you a healthy option your taste buds will love.
Swap out your bottled ranch dressing for this easy and nutritious recipe!
Spice up chilly nights with this meat-free reciepe chickpea and tomato curry, courtsey of Muir Glen.
Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull reviews her seafood past along with a couple shellfish recipe from her Pacific Northwest family.
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
Sun-Maid’s Quick Side Dish Stuffing combines raisins with warm pecans, stuffing mix and chopped vegetables for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Please your spicier side with Muir Glen's recipe for savory Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers.
Check out this recipe for herbal mini cheesecake snacks, garnished with chives and parsley.
Try one of these three simple but tasty homemade salad dressings the next time you’re in the mood for a lighter lunch or dinner.
Guest blogger Dani Hurst shares recipes for homemade salsa and vegetable dips.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull kicks off soup season with this simple carrot soup recipe.
Loaded with coconut, banana, carrot, cinnamon and zero refined sugar, this coconut banana carrot cake recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
Celebrate the end of eggplant season with a plate of homemade baba ganoush. Follow this simple recipe and you’ll be on your way to a yummy appetizer or a scrumptious side dish.
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Yes To Cucumbers Natural Glow Facial Towelettes.
3Girls Holistic announces the launch of 100 percent organic and wild-harvested products designed for young girls.
I don't know about you guys, but this time of year can be rough. As in your skin. It's cold outside, you are busy getting everything ready for the upcoming holidays, and maybe you haven't gotten in the habit of
Washing your hair daily is way too often. Learn what you should do instead.
Discover magazine (one of my non Herb Companion faves) features a magnified (by a scanning electron microscope) image of a strawberry (Fragaria spp.). Check it out it's really cool. The make up of the fruit is clearly visible, with the seeds looking like boulders
The NeoCell line of nutricosmetics is designed to nourish the body with essential healthy nutrients to enhance beauty from the inside out.
This Monday at Herb Companion HQ, we all showed up with sniffles. I can feel it coming on ... my nose is twitchy, my shoulders are achy, and my throat is scratchy. Learn how I treated this cold with herbs.
Make 2010 your healthiest year yet. Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her five green beauty resolutions for a naturally beautiful new year!
Sibu Beauty’s Nourishing Facial Cream is made with antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn oil, perfect for protecting and repairing skin.
Looking for more information on natural beauty and organic skin car? Check out these blogs!
Take care of yourself with our picks for natural personal care products.
This seven-serum set from ORGO Beauty is great for aging skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Diethyl phthalate is an ingredient used in many body care products that guest blogger Dawn has concern with. Learn how to use a costemic safety database to find out if your cosmetics are safe or include harmful ingredients.
Rose hips are an excellent addition to many soaps and skin care products. Learn why.
Fusing green science with time-honoured beauty rituals, Bionée provides certified organic beauty and personal care products for new mothers and babies.
Learn which natural facial scrubs are good for you and the environment.
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
Patchouli essential oil is a great remedy for wounds and scars because it regenerates skin cells. Learn more about its many health benefits.
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.
Discover the benefits of shea butter, the featured beauty ingredient in our Whipped Shea Butter Skin Cream.
Try these ten natural skin care and food solution to help prevent skin from signs of early aging.
Going meatless is a breeze when corn is at its late-summer best and the garden is bursting with squashes. Southwestern calabacitas is a delicious, hearty summer stew that makes the most of this bountiful season.
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming June 2008 issue of Herbs for Health.
Love the taste of buttery super market rolls? Replicate the flavor at home with this homemade buttery rolls recipe.
A recipe for Charred Tomato Salsa–you can dip more than just chips in this flavorful summer dip.
No party is complete without cake, and this delicious Sunshine Cake has been the crowning glory of every Summer Solstice party I’ve ever thrown. Sharon Kebschull Barrett, one of my favorite herbal chefs, developed this recipe for her 1999 book Desserts from an Herb Garden (one of my bibles). Lemony, with a surprising hint of rosemary, this cake just tastes like summer—and the bright yellow color celebrates the sun.
Whip up a quick herbal snack of juicy mushrooms on toast with herb butter or fresh-from-the-oven herb and mushroom scones.
Kathy Amen's Nectarine Oatmeal Cobbler is a great fresh fruit recipe combined with the taste of classic chewy oatmeal cookies.
A gift of basil inspires me to be more creative for in my weeknight dinner.
As we try to find ways to describe what our magazine is about, the term “herbal lifestyle” often comes up. What does that even mean? Also, check out my two herbal recipes.
No need to go it alone. Local herb societies are like old friends, and recipes and techniques abound.
Who needs to make a trip to the grocery store when you can make these tasty cheesy crackers at home?
One of our readers asked us to help her locate Beau Monde, an ingredient for a tasty holiday dip she used to make in Christmases past. Check out our Beau Monde Seasoning recipe and learn how to use Beau Monde in your cooking.
A recipe for KC's Cranberry/Walnut Rice Pudding with spicebush berries. Delish!
Since I returned from my stay in Italy, I have been experimenting in the kitchen to create the perfect pasta, read more about my trip and check out my recipe-to-date.
Early mornings spark my desire for a fast, healthy breakfast.
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
Our cornbread dressing recipe puts a twist on a Thanksgiving dinner menu classic.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
A Thanksgiving turkey is a staple for most families. But if you don’t eat meat and want some more substance besides starchy side dishes, prepare these delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes this year.
Herb Companion intern Stephanie Nelson shares her favorite recipe for Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.
Guest blogger Char Scace shares her low-carb pumpkin pie recipe to make getting through the holiday season on a low-carb diet a little easier.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
This smoothie recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of spinach.
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
Ann Harvey Yonkers, founder of Washington, D.C.'s FreshFarm Markets co-op, nests eggs in a bed of wilted fresh greens for a delicious meatless summertime brunch or dinner.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
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.
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
When you celebrate Meatless Monday with hearty, savory Mushroom Bread Pudding, no one will miss the meat.
This simple, chilled Spanish soup featuring fresh summer herbs--basil, cilantro and parsley--in a cool, tangy tomato base is sure to be a hit at your Fourth of July picnic.
If fiddlehead ferns are popping up in your local market or local woods, grab them while you can. Incorporate this fabulous, fleeting spring treat into a fresh, slightly tangy pasta dish for Meatless Monday.
Skip the steaks if you're firing up the barbecue tonight. Marinated and grilled veggies and tofu, served up with wasabi mayo on grilled bread, is a hearty, delicious way to celebrate Meatless Monday.
Since 2005, the USDA has been certifying organic beauty products, but it has no control over the production and labeling of cosmetics and personal-care products—which is the exact problem the Organic Consumers Association wants to remedy with its “Coming Clean” campaign.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her sugary-sweet recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds.
Halloween is over and there are pumpkins still sitting in your living room. What should you do with them? The Herb Companion helps.
Creating premixes of herbs and spices is a great way to give new flavor to your usual dishes.
These pressure cooking resources will help you make the most of your pressure cooker. Check out the recipes and recommended cooking times for pressure cookers.
You can make delicious, whole wheat tortillas from scratch.
Veria ID InnerDosha is a full range of natural skin, hair and body products designed to treat specific hair and skin types as defined by Ayurveda’s doshas.
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.
Our standard shampooing practices often leave hair dull and damaged. Benefit from our botanical allies to achieve balance for scalp and hair by using natural herbal rinses.
John Masters Organics offers hair care enriched with essential oils. Read the review!
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
Many beauty products contain harmful chemicals, but figuring out which are the worst can be difficult. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence clues you in to the top five chemical ingredients to avoid when buying summer skin care products, and helps you learn about a few natural alternatives.
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the makers of Botox to place a “black-box” warning on its packaging. An update on the harmful toxins found in Botox.
Follow these tips for using essential oils to make your own organic perfumes.
Plant German chamomile and grow your own natural first aid and body care supplies.
Create kissable cheeks with hot chocolate. Is this a crazy idea or would you try it?
We found the best lip balm for winter. Read our review!
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.
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.
John Masters Organics introduces a new men’s collection, featuring 2-in-1 products that provide men with quick and easy grooming essentials for a painless two-step routine.
Toss this lotion from Benecos Natural Beauty in your purse for well-moisturized hands wherever you are.
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace spots a great deal! Send in your old lipstick to Lavera, a natural cosmetics company, and Lavera will send you a $10 coupon to purchase a new, natural lipstick online!
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath can help your body easily absorb magnesium, helping to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles and detox your body.
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.
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.
For puffy eyes there’s nothing better than some good old fashioned cucumber.
Try our editor’s picks for five skin-care solutions that are sure to give you a healthy complexion.
Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
Cool weather means it’s time to cozy up with a bowl of homemade soup. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her favorite soup recipes—and why she loves soup so much.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
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.
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
Ever wondered: what is farro? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with a recipe for farrotto, a spin on the classic dish risotto.
Use this simple recipe to preserve fresh tomatoes as freezable stewed tomatoes.
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
This quick Spicy Pickled Chard Stems recipe provides a great way to preserve beautiful rainbow chard stems, embrace root-to-stem cooking, and make use of food that would otherwise go to waste.
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
Over the holidays someone gave me a jar of Chukar Cherry Salsa, a delectable treat with peaches, jalapenos and cherries, among other wholesome ingredients. Try my recipe for Parmesan Cheese French Toast.
Try this wonderfully herby and spicy recipe for pickling all of your garden favorites!
Chia Seed Drink: Try this deliciously soothing and refreshing cooler recipe made with chia seeds, ripe berries, and hibiscus flowers.
Follow the green roots of Thanksgiving from origin to contemporary culture.
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
Delicious recipe with blueberries and cantaloupe
Jessy Rushing shares her experience of growing Italian parsley, a cool season herb, and her love for autumn in Texas.
Learn how to make this cool summer drink, which puts an untraditional twist on iced tea.
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
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.
A cooking experiment turns into a delicious meal.
Vitamin C has been linked to lower cataract risks. To help protect your eyes, get your daily dose of vitamin C with this delicious breakfast smoothie.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
Ratatouille is a delicious way to preserve a lot of garden produce fast. Also, comment to win a French thyme seed packet.
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
One blogger shares her investigation of an elusive culinary herbal blend.
Our art director tries her best to avoid processed food but can't resist snacking on cheese and crackers. Follow her recipe to make homemade crackers.
Most people double or even triple recipes, but what do you do when the original will already feed your family for a whole week?
Roast your own coffee beans and steam milk yourself to create a cheap and flavorful cup of coffee.
Smooth, tangy, full of flavor, it just takes a few minutes to whip this up for spreading on focaccia or roasted chicken.
Stay hydrated with these simple, sweet and refreshing infused water recipes using vanilla, fruit and herbs.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reveals what sunscreen active ingredients are safe and unsafe and recommends resources to find natural sunscreens.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural sunscreen from Pratima. Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen features zinc oxide and is SPF 30.
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.
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.
'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.
Rejuvenate sun-drenched skin with soothing Almond Blossom products from Kneipp.
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
This lavender face toner from emerginC is a light, refreshing and gentle toner, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
You've probably heard of a BB cream, or at the very least seen one in your supermarket. But what is a BB cream, what does it do, why should you care, and what should you look for if you decide to buy one?
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces its limited edition Lips and Lashes gift set for the holiday season.
A well-known member of the mint family, peppermint has been used since ancient times to treat a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, skin irritations and more.
Tired of looking tired? Try these home remedies for dark under-eye circles.
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.
Don’t throw out that old makeup compact! Repurpose and reuse it. Here are the top ten upcycled projects you can do with cosmetic containers whether you’re an expert crafter or not.
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.
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!
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Badger Sunscreen. This natural sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays using zinc oxide and an array of organic ingredients.
Give your skin care routine a boost with Eve Organics organic products.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
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.
This facial cleanser is packed with botanicals and is great for daily use.
A new study from the University of Washing found that scented products—including those labeled as organic, natural and green—release toxic chemicals that can harm our health.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil. Get 20 percent off this product until July 31, 2009.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Freelance writer and natural beauty expert Kim Wallace feeds her lip balm addiction with Brew, a new natural lip balm from Skincando Luxe.
Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Lavera Baby and Children Sun Milk.
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
Onesta Smooth & Shine Thermal Straightening Crème controls frizz and adds shine to straight hair without the use of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors and dyes.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Purple Prairie Botanicals SunStuff natural sunscreen lotion. SunStuff uses zinc oxide to provide SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Derma e Scar Gel helps naturally reduce the appearance of old and new scars, stretch marks and minor burns.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest styling tools from Pure Heat Tools. The Pure Heat Tools Wet-to-Dry Flat Iron is lightweight, made of recycled materials and is minimally packaged in recycled cardboard.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm from Bubble and Bee Organic.
Poo-Pourri spray claims it can eliminate stinky bathroom odors. The Garden Gnome finds out if it really works.
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.
Read this Herbalista's review on the Pomegranate Green Tea shampoo and conditioner from Organix and learn just how green it really is.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new foaming natural body wash from HollyBeth's Natural Luxury.
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
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.
Natural Home assistant editror Kim Wallace reviews Organic Shea Butter and White Tea Shave Cream from Ec-Oooh-Chic by Oohlala.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo from EO.
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.
This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
Andrea Carrothers, a registered dietitian with Horizon, makers of organic milk and dairy products, has developed several new quick, calcium-rich recipes that make perfect after-school snacks.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
Save money and waste less! Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how to get the most out of your pumpkins.
Start eating healthy with our tips from the September/October issue of Mother Earth Living.
Who says Meatless Monday has to be boring? Try this creamy roasted cauliflower soup recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner.
This champagne poached pears recipe can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.
Learn how to get the full flavor of holiday baking without investing in 10 new jars of herbs or spices.
The Lemon Verbena Lady celebrates the one-year anniversary of her blog, discusses her favorite herb and shares a recipe for lemon verbena bread.
Learn how the Lemon Verbena Lady met her husband at Thanksgiving, along with delicious recipes.
Simple rosemary mayonnaise makes an exceptional sandwich spread.
Looking for eight ways to jump start your holidays? Try these tips and treats from The Herb Companion.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich. Benefit from all these healthful properties by mixing it with milk.
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
Besides its delicious flavor, basil offers many health benefits for your body, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Pumpkin spice lattes usually signifies the end of summer. Learn how to make this delicious seasonal brew.
Spice up classic picnic recipes with herbs from your own garden.
Try this delicious Nectarine Chutney recipe to savor the fresh flavors of fall.
Visits to a local college market where they sell herbs and the local salsa man making his sauces and selling his garlic.
The latest Herb Society cookbook is by the St. Louis Herb Society. Learn more about it.
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
Fresh lilacs are just one of many edible flowers you can enjoy this spring.
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
This simple vegan piecrust can be assembled in minutes.
Beer brewed with herbs is a tasty alternative to traditional malts and hops.
Two varieties of the Passover Seder dish charoset. Try it with brown sugar or fragrant spices.
Simple salad dressings provide bursts of herbal flavor to your salad greens.
Learn to make delicious, hearty, from-scratch, whole-grain hamburger buns with this easy recipe.
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
This recipe for spiced nuts makes a quick and tasty snack or gift.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
Cooking with basil is fun! Each variety of basil has its own unique flavor and way of enhancing any recipe. One of our guest blogger's favorites is cinnamon basil. Learn how to grow it and cook with it.
Take charge of the pie selection this holiday season with this herbal twist on a classic persimmon pie.
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it! It's easy.
When she thinks of summer, our guest blogger, Ramona Werst, thinks of lemonade. Learn how to grow and cook with her favorite lemonade garnish: lemon basil.
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.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
Cinnamon basil offers a mild cinnamon flavor to the dishes you infuse it with. This holiday season, try Ramona Werst's herbal twist on the traditional pumpkin pie: Cinnamon Basil Pumpkin Pie.
These nettle chips are deliciously unique and packed with nutrients. Try this perfectly satisfying salty snack in early spring.
Wake up your tastebuds with this herbal twist on an apple tart.
Gazpacho is a perfect summertime treat. Cold and refreshing, this blackberry gazpacho recipe is a fruity variation of the traditional Spanish soup that makes for a stunning appetizer or side dish.
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
In the late summer, Ocimum basilicum 'Thai' bares beautiful red or deep purple blooms. Check out Ramona's recipe for basil-infused chicken dumplings.
Celebrate the end of National Berry Month with this recipe for cod with bluberry-mango salsa. Sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to become a summertime favorite!
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
This easy-to-make edible centerpiece, courtesy of Driscoll's, will keep your footprint light and your home less cluttered with holiday decorations this holiday season.
Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your herb garden. Also, try my recipe for Lavender Lemonade.
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
The Jewish holiday of Passover is just around the corner. Check out these great recipes for a flaver-filled celebration.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
Try this blue condiment when topping your favorite hamburgers and french fries.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
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.
This dish gives you the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without all of the fat and sodium.
Consider bringing the health benefits of tea into your meals with these smart techniques and recipes for cooking with tea.
This year marked the inaugural natural beauty pop-up event, A Night For Green Beauty. The event featured enthusiastic green beauty bloggers and fabulous green beauty brands. Here I've compiled a handful of green beauty products that caught my eye from companies La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom, H. Gillerman Organics and Ilia.
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
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.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
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.
Treat yourself to an at-home manicure with nontoxic nail polishes from Scotch Naturals, a company that creates more than 40 different nail polishes with their eco-friendly, water-based formula.
Tame frizz with this botanical-rich leave-in conditioning mist from John Masters Organics.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews another natural shampoo in her natural shampoo series: Yes To Tomatoes Tempting Tomato Volumizing Shampoo.
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.
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
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.
Herbal Choice Mari’s vegan, organic, natural hand and body lotions are naturally scented with plant-based oils.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Yes To Carrots natural sunscreen, which contains 10 percent zinc oxide and is free of parabens, petroleum and SLS.
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
Slough off dead winter skin with homemade skin scrubs. Try one of these recipes that use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Treat your skin to the wonderfully delicious scent of vanilla with this luxurious vanilla sugar scrub from Garden Apothecary.
Prevent dry, cracked heels with this clove-scented Cracked Skin Relief Crème from derma e.
This Intensive Spot Treatment from Santalia is gentle on skin with plenty of acne-fighting power, perfect for sensitive skin. Read on to learn why you should add this product to your beauty arsenal.
Chef Gordon Hamersley's Vegetable Tian is perfect for right now. Make use of late summer's bounty of tomatoes, squash and eggplant--and you'll never miss the meat.
Try guest blogger Jennifer Robins coconut flour pancakes recipe for a breakfast treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Homemade Household Cleaners resource app. Make your own natural cleaners with this easy guide.
This moist French yogurt cake recipe is gluten-free and super simple.
This tomato soup recipe packed with Italian tomatoes is perfect any time of the year.
Start your morning off right with this breakfast smoothie recipe packed with a serving of fruits and vegetables.
This Maple-Mustard Chicken recipe is a one-pan wonder and perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
Paneer is a traditional Indian cheese that is versatile, easy to make at home, and requires no special equipment or ingredients.
Get a jump start preserving basil with these three inspiring ideas.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
Does the huge task of cleaning windows leave you feeling overwhelmed? Follow these six simple steps—using inexpensive materials you already have around the house—to get your windows sparkling and streak-free.
Try these easy and delicious fresh mint-infused recipes for chutney, cucumber salad and fruit dip.
Celebrate the significance of the autumnal equinox with these harvest recipes.
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
Baked apple chips are a healthy snack that's simple to make with your kids.
You should try the Lemon Verbena Lady's version of a Certo recipe for Herbed Garlic Jelly.
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.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
Learn how to use leftover basil from your summer harvest to create delicious scented basil jellies.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley finds healthy road trip snacks.
Make your own sweet, soothing elderflower infusion to help naturally alleviate cold symptoms.
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
The health benefits of whole tart cherries are widely documented – improving sleep, fighting off infection and slowing the aging process. Now there’s a cherry juice not from concentrate – read about CherryPharm and its benefits…
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
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.
Garlic, saffron and parsley take me straight to the Mediterranean.
This tasty recipe for breakfast potatoes is lightly spicy and perfect for weekend mornings.
Soothe and soften your feet with this DIY natural spa treatment.
Take advantage of what's in season right now.
There are a lot of leftovers the day after Thanksgiving. Check out the Lemon Verbena Lady's favorite recipe for turkey leftovers.
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
Try this recipe for a tasty, healthy and versatile salad.
An easy appetizer and party favorite, baked garlic with rosemary and blue cheese tastes great spread on slices of crusty baguette.
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
Soba noodles and sesame oil are both high in nutrients that lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making this recipe a must eat.
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
Beat the heat and try this summer-friendly Lemon Verbena Jelly recipe.
The Joy of Green Cleaning is a fantastic resource with recipes to clean everything from grout to sheepskins.
This marinade not only tenderizes meats and chicken, but it also has a wonderful zesty taste that is easy to get hooked on!
Fire up the grill with these four delicious herbs. Also see some great grilling recipes.
Skip the chemicals this Easter and naturally color your Easter eggs with herbs and foods.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
Use fresh tarragon as the main ingredient in vinegars, salad dressings, and rotisserie herbed chicken recipes to extend its harvest.
Skip the hardy snacks that Super Bowl parties usually provide by replacing them with these great, healthy finger snacks. Trust us, no one will complain.
Try this tasty antipasto as a substitute for a fattening entrée.
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.
Carving pumpkins is an age old tradition, but why do we do it? Learn its origins.
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
Fresh basil, cilantro and parsley give this cold, tangy tomato soup fresh summertime flavor. You can make enough soup to feed a crowd in minutes. Enjoy!
Try this classic Thanksgiving side dish with a yummy fresh herbal taste.
Lemon Verbena Lady has many herbal favorites in the herb garden. The sages were particularly beautiful this season. See some of her favorite salvias and try a recipe for your holiday dinners using the sage that is popular for Thanksgiving.
Ditch the sponge and the harsh chemical cleaners for this natural bathroom and kitchen multipurpose scrubbing cleaner.
Coffee may be more beneficial to your health than previously thought. A new study explains the connection of coffee and decrease in stroke risk among women.
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
Sweet Bay is not just for slow-cooked, savory foods. Try it fresh in desserts and puddings for a spicy flavor.
Try these spooktacular treats for your Halloween celebration. We've got mummified hot dogs, terrifying punch and much more.
To celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo I'm throwing a party featuring some of the special Mexican herbs growing in my garden. Try these four unusual recipes: Black Bean Salsa with Cilantro, Papadzules, Minto Mojitos and Chocolate Banana Burritos!
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey with this recipe, adapted from "The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook."
Step into summer early with these three delicious summer recipes.
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
Enjoy easy comfort food with these three single serving recipes.
Whip up this batch of chocolate and coconut granola for a grain-free granola recipe that’s packed with healthful nuts and seeds.
This year at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, three new natural products stood out from the rest in the event's annual "Best of the West." Discover a new way to soothe the skin with ozonated oil, a new dipable snack option for kids, and new product to help you fall asleep faster.
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!
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
For an extra burst of energy in the morning, indulge in this citrus-scented Sun Shower body scrub from The Orange Owl.
Minimize the appearance of dull, aging skin with Larenim Mineral's anti-aging serum, Youth Bloom Gel.
John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Lotion lightweight and fragrance-free formula makes it a must-have for those with sensitivities to fragrance.
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.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
Trouble with unsightly varicose veins? Try these herbal solutions and natural home remedies for varicose veins.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four dangerous ingredients to avoid when choosing safe makeup as well as some of the products in her beauty bag.
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo and Body Wash.
Natural beauty is as close as the kitchen. Check out these seven foods for skin—as well as some homemade beauty treatments you can make from them.
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.
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.
In this third part of our guest blogger's purslane plant profile, she shares three delicious purslane-infused recipes, including a purslane pesto, a wild-greens salad and a summer soup.
Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to suffer through extreme diets or complicated menus to burn calories. Boost your metabolism with these great tasting herbs that you may already have growing in your kitchen garden.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tests out a new, USDA organic sesame teriyaki sauce from Organicville. The sauce inspired her to make a delicious chicken chow mein stir fry for dinner.
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
Erin McIntosh shares a great recipe for a unique nettle biscuit.
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.
Medicinal vinegars are potent and easy to make at home. A strong alternative for children or those with alcohol sensitivities, this is a wonderful option for making and using herbal medicines.
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's one that many of us fill with sugars and empty carbs. Start the day off right with this recipe for healthy blueberry bran muffins, courtesy of Driscoll's.
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
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 colorful concoction uses vibrant veggies that taste great any time of the year. Whip up this Confetti Cornbread recipe to serve alongside chili, or to enjoy all on its own.
Delight in these delicious tea recipes in celebration of National Hot Tea Month.
If you're looking for a fruity cookie that's also high in fiber, look no further than this delicious recipe for Whole-Grain Apple Blueberry Granola Cookies, courtesy Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods.
With spring brings fresh ingredients. Use fresh harvested herbs to whip up a flavorful pesto and pair it with buckwheat or your favorite grain to make a delicious grain salad. This Buckwheat Pesto Salad recipe comes courtesy Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods and Melanie of Nutritious Eats.
Scottish oatcakes are delicious and crispy crackers that taste wonderful with jam. If you’re looking for a gluten-free take on this traditional treat, check out the following recipe courtesy Bob’s Red Mill.
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.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
There is nothing better for building community than gathering your friends and neighbors for a soup party. Here are five ideas to help you plan yours.
Learn how to make ricotta cheese with guest blogger Pier Jones. For the beginner cheesemaker, ricotta is a surefire confidence builder.
A meatless dish, Grilled Tomato Polenta tastes excellent alongside grilled veggies and makes a delicious weeknight meal.
Replace the sugary, salty store-bought version with this wholesome Homemade Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
This bright green Dhaniya Chutney recipe makes a great dip for guests who can handle the spice.
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
Use up your herb harvest to whip together this creamy herb dip recipe in under five minutes and serve it as a dip or use it as a spread for your favorite wraps.
Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
This pesto goes beyond traditional basil by adding several summer herbs lending complexity and delight to the summer palette.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace bakes vegan, gluten-free shortbread cookies for Santa Claus
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
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.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
Brighten whites with this bleach substitute.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
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.
Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.
Don't be afraid of breads anymore, well at least whole-grain breads. A new study shows that whole-grain foods that are rich in fiber at may be beneficial to your health.
As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.
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?
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
Try even more of our favorite, flavorful herb pickling recipes. They only take minutes to make.
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
This Saint Patrick's Day, make Irish stew that has many surprising herbs and spices.
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.
Try this Valentine's Day-inspired spicy basil pie recipe for a heart-healthy treat.
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
Because The Herbal Husband is originally from Peru, we like to have tropical plants in our garden. The nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) is one of our favorites. Try my three favorite nasturtium recipes.
Try these intriguing Mashed Potato Pancakes next time you have leftovers to use up!
Reap the benefits of parsley with this Parsley potato salad, a delicious addition to any summer meal.
Help ring in another fall season with these tasty treats.
This mojito recipe from a surprising source--a Teahouse--is light, refreshing and not too sweet--perfect for a warm summer evening. It’s made with green tea for guilt-free imbibing.
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.
Boost your immune system with KC's delicious chicken immunity soup recipe, made with Avena Botanicals' Immune Soup mix.
Enjoy this blogger's favorite holiday with a healthier version of fish & chips.
There are many different ways to bake with lavender. Try my suggestions for lavender-infused baked goods, beverages and spice mixes, such as the classic combination of Herbes de Provence.
Half a lemon and coarse salt is all you need to keep wood cutting boards looking their best.
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
Create your own secret ingredient chili recipe.
July is National Berry Month! Kick off the start of this month—and celebrate our nation's independence—with this recipe for Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes, courtesy of Driscoll's.
This version of the Scandinavian open-faced sandwich known as smörgås—featuring smoked herring and hard-boiled egg—is crowned with a pinch of fragrant, beautiful, fresh dill.
From flea rinses to natural homemade doggie treats, my dog Addi is living the herbal dog life.
The signs of a carpet beetle or moth infestation can be as small as a few holes in a favorite shirt. These herbal repellents and preventative sachets will protect your favorite fabrics.
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.
This sweet, tart, colorful salsa is a surprisingly complex medley that transforms simple and familiar flavors into something really special—but takes only about ten minutes to prepare.
Happy May 5th. What are you doing to celebrate? If you’re like me, then today is the day to whip up your favorite tacos, snack on sensational salsa and, most importantly, mix yourself some margaritas. This year, why not try the stevia-sweetened mix Sinless Margarita.
An update of my mother's pasta salad recipe, adding asparagus, tarragon and sorrel for cold pasta salad with hot nutrition and flavor.
Spring is the perfect time to wild craft gently soothing vulnerary herbs, such as plantain and violet leaf, to make healing oils and salves. Learn more about these wonderful springtime botanicals with useful recipes for infused oils and medicinal salves.
Fresh ginger will perfume your whole kitchen while this sweet, rich, flavorful soup is cooking.
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.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her favorite holiday cooking recipes with bay laurel, the 2009 Herb of the Year, and other festive herbs.
This basil appetizer can be made ahead of time. Just mix sauce in a crock pot, add meatballs and cook. They'll be the hit of the party!
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
The Frugal Foodie Cookbook (Viva Edtions, 2009) offers excellent recipes and tips for the everyday cook. Here's a recipe for Roasted Garlic, Spinach, and Feta Pizza.
Herbal syrups are a wonderful vehicle for immune-boosting, antiviral and antibiotic herbs for use any time of year. Use this simple method to make a powerful tool in the fight against biological baddies.
Making your own natural cleaners is a smart option for savvy-savers.
Looking for a safe but effective way to deter deer from using your garden as their personal buffet? Sprinkle this plant tonic on their favorite garden munchies.
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!
Celiac disease affects more than 3 millions Americans, and yet there is no FDA regulation to monitor gluten-free foods. Discover how you can help fight for a FDA regulation.
Herb gardening and natural health products are featured at the annual Expo East in Boston.
It's October and purslane is growing abundantly in Texas gardens. Learn more about this herb and discover a Cucumber-Purslane Yogurt Salad.
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.
Avocado, the main ingredient in guacamole, contains many vitamins and minerals that do a body good.
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.
Use leftover corned beef and Serata basil to make these Reuben Sandwiches.
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.
Cleaning floors can be a bummer. Brighten up with our two recipes for clean floor success. Learn how to turn old towels into eco-friendly cloth towels for your Swiffer and try our homemade floor cleaner recipe.
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
Indulge on Fat Tuesday with these three Mardi Gras-inspired recipes. Bring the celebration right to your home.
The spicy flavor of 'Spicy Globe' basil adds a unique taste to many sauces and fresh fruit desserts. Try my delicious 'Spicy Globe' Blackberry Tart.
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
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.
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
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.
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
Super Bowls don't have to leave you in a stuffed, sleepy stupor. Snack on this layered bean dip recipe instead.
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.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
This travel-savvy Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Bar recipe is high in nutrition and rich in great taste.
Don’t just throw away pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Did you know pumpkin seeds are a very nutritious snack? And now you can use them in a fresh basil pesto.
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
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.
All too soon the winter months will be here, which is more reason to explore ways to preserve this vibrant and medicinal food to have on hand all year long.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
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.
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.
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
The Herb Channeler visits the Arboretum Trompenburg in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and finds a movable herbal feast among the trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials.
Looking for inspiration for meat-free meals? Try these three of my favorite sources of vegetarian meal recipes.
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.
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
Spice up your holiday recipes with the warm spicy notes of Bhakti Chai concentrate in classic pecan pie, cozy egg nog and festive spiced nuts.
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
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.
In the South we bring in the new year eating black-eyed peas. You should try my pie—it might even bring you luck wherever you live!
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Colorful Harvest is a specialty produce company out of California and have developed a delicious new corn, Ruby Jewel Sweet Red Corn. Guest blogger Ramona Werst created a risotto recipe using 'Spicy Globe' basil and Ruby Jewel Sweet Red Corn. You can replace the corn with a sweet corn and it will be a tasty dish.
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
A National Restaurant Association survey found that serving more local food tops chefs expected trends for 2012! Keep you home diet seasonal and local, too, with this vegetarian recipe featuring winter vegetables.
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.
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
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.
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.