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Start loving the skin you’re in! Follow this fun, five-step summer skin care routine from Shar Veda to get glowing, flawless skin from head to toe.
There is something special about finding the perfect soap. Learn more about which soap is ideal for your long-term skin health.
Experience the power of healing oils with these editor-recommended natural body-care products.
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
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.
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.
Undo summer’s damage with S.O.A.P.’s new Brown Sugar Souffle Body Scrub.
Rejuvenate sun-drenched skin with soothing Almond Blossom products from Kneipp.
In need of an earth-conscious gift that won’t put a dent in your wallet? Check out these seven eco-friendly gifts—all under $40.
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.
Herbalists can benefit greatly from tending a backyard beehive in their garden. Learn why every herbalist should consider keeping bees and how to go about it.
This Mother’s Day, treat her to a selection of luxurious, all-natural Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products that are ideal for new moms, moms-to-be and their babies.
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
'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.
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.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces three new formulas to its collection of beloved Body Moisturizers.
Give your skin care routine a boost with Eve Organics organic products.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
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.
Discover the benefits of shea butter, the featured beauty ingredient in our Whipped Shea Butter Skin Cream.
Conventional deodorants contain aluminum and other chemicals linked to cancer, elevated estrogen levels and other health problems. Witch hazel provides an effective and economical natural deodorant alternative.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
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. 
The chemicals in everyday personal care products can negatively affect health. Watch out for these five!
John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Lotion lightweight and fragrance-free formula makes it a must-have for those with sensitivities to fragrance.
Herbal Choice Mari’s vegan, organic, natural hand and body lotions are naturally scented with plant-based oils.
Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.
Launching October 2011, new Heal Everything Balm from Miracle Skin Transformer works fast to soothe burns, cuts, bug bites, and other minor skin irritations.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
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 belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
Even something as little as conditioning your hair can help save thousands of acres of rainforest.
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
Blissoma skincare is progressive, pure, effective, and sophisticated but it may still be the best organic facial brand most people still don't know.
Treat your skin with plants from your backyard!
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.
Connect with herbal artisans and vendors to ask questions and purchase homemade organic products on Poppy Swap.
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.
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.
Make a nutritionally rich face mask and a tropical exfoliator to take advantage of all the health benefits of the avocado.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
Enjoy a warm bath with your own homemade herbal bath treasure bag to soothe dry skin, relieve stress or lift your spirits.
derma e is proud to annouce that their line of natural skincare products is cruelty-free, vegan friendly and largely gluten-free.
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.
Patchouli essential oil is a great remedy for wounds and scars because it regenerates skin cells. Learn more about its many health benefits.
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
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.
Guest blogger Dawn Robnett recently discovered a new herbal soap that touts fascinating benefits. Learn more.
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.
Rose hips are an excellent addition to many soaps and skin care products. Learn why.
California Baby Super Sensitive products have a naturally scentless formula that’s super safe for sensitive skin.
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.
Try these three natural coat rinse recipes for your furry friends.
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.
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
Try these alternative aromatherapy products for long lasting relaxation.
Natural and effective skin and hair care for our pets can be easy, economical and gentle. Learn which herbs guest blogger, Dawn Robnett, uses to make Castile soap for her pets.
Learn which natural facial scrubs are good for you and the environment.
This facial cleanser is packed with botanicals and is great for daily use.
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.
Poo-Pourri spray claims it can eliminate stinky bathroom odors. The Garden Gnome finds out if it really works.
For puffy eyes there’s nothing better than some good old fashioned cucumber.
Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
Follow these tips for using essential oils to make your own organic perfumes.
Herb gardening and natural health products are featured at the annual Expo East in Boston.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
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.
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.
 Use herbs and essential oils for itchy bug bites.
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.
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.
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
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.
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.
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.
Read this Herbalista's review on the Pomegranate Green Tea shampoo and conditioner from Organix and learn just how green it really is.
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
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 offers hair care enriched with essential oils. Read the review!
This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!
We found the best lip balm for winter. Read our review!
A recent visit to Salon Di Marco in Lawrence, Kansas has made me rethink the way I take care of my hair.
Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.

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