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Migraines can be inconvenient and, at times, debilitating. Discover simple ways to naturally manage migraine pain with essential oils, herbal remedies and more.
Enlist healing essential oils to relieve pain, improve respiration, repel insects and more.
Introduce your little ones to the benefits of herbs and natural remedies early in life with these herbs that are great for kids.
There are several medicinal plants that are not only fun to grow, but also have beneficial properties that can boost skin health. Nourish and hydrate dry, dull skin, prevent breakouts and fight aging with the natural remedies provided by these five plants.
A primer to using lavender essential oil to reduce stress, relax and get better sleep!
More and more people are giving up conventional shampoo and conditioner in lieu of homemade hair rinses. For shiny, beautiful hair, use gentle cleansers free of chemicals on your hair. Try one of these three herbal hair rinses: Rose-Chamomile, Cacao-Rosemary and Nettle-Lavender.
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.
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.
Sit back with your favorite herbal beverage and join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she travels from Canada to Europe and back to the United States visiting gardens and checking items off her herbal bucket list.
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.
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
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.
A reader's request leads Lemon Verbena Lady into exploring the works of William Shakespeare for some of the herbal flowers and herbs of Elizabethan England. There is so much that there had to be a second act.
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel offers landscaping tips for those with a black thumb looking to start a new garden bed, plant a live fence or grow outdoors.
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
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.
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
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!
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.   
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
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.
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. 
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.
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
The United States Postal Service is set to issue 29-cent Herbs postcard stamps in five designs. Check them out here.
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.
As public attention turns increasingly towards natural healing methods the benefits of herbal essential oils become more relevant.
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.
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.
If you’re a dog owner you know that fleas can be a common hassle. These three herbs offer an alternative way to battle this pesky problem.
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
These growing strategies will help any beginning herb garden. Discover which herbs are easiest to grow from seed, which are easily propagated from division, and which are easily grown from cuttings.
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
Shrink your dryer sheet waste and use a dryer sachet instead. Learn about the benefits of dryer sachets, how to make your own sachet and a few ideas about what to do with your used dryer sheets.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
This cooling French tarragon-infused drink can help you quickly beat the summer heat.
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Combat insomnia with these herbal sleep aids.
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.
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
During day two at The Herb Society of America's 2010 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting of Members we stopped for breakfast at the Centennial herb garden.
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.
This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.
Many Americans have insomnia. Try these herbal remedies to reset your sleeping schedule. 
With festivals such as the Blanco Lavender Festival, the Texas lavender industry is a constantly growing industry. Learn how to find a lavender that grows best in your Texas home.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
Aloe vera isn’t the only herbal remedy for burn relief. Many herbs can help protect skin and soothe it after a burn. Here are our four favorites.
A list of health promoting herbs for cooking and healing.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Eggling makes growing herbs easy, even if you don’t have a green thumb.
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
A new "relaxing room" in England reinforces the aromatherapy benefits of lavender. Learn how to incorporate lavender in your everyday life.
John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray is great for recreating beach hair or getting a tousled look.   
A new natural lip balm, Chicken Poop, makes its way onto my lips.
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.

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