lip balm review
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.
Bubble and Bee’s Unscented Organic Lip Balm provides thick, rich moisture for dry, chapped lips with just three simple ingredients.
Red Roses by BeesWork is a natural lip balm and natural lip tint that gets its color from the alkanet root and its softness from rosehips and evening primrose oil.
Give your lips a hint of color with a tinted lip balm from the Yes to Carrots Color Balm line.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews Eco-Lips' natural lip balm.
'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.
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.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews USDA-certified organic natural lip balm from Yes To Carrots.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm made from Earth Sisters Herbals. The natural lip balm is made from beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin e and soy oil.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace tries a new vegan, natural lip balm from Herbs of Grace.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
Freelance writer and natural beauty expert Kim Wallace feeds her lip balm addiction with Brew, a new natural lip balm from Skincando Luxe.
Aroma Naturals is thrilled to introduce its new Butterx Lip Care line of all-natural lip balms packed with nourishing antioxidants, moisturizing nutrients and other natural ingredients.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
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.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
The Mother Earth Living editors pick their top five favorite natural lip balms.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip balm from Bubble and Bee Organic.
A study released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September found lead in lipstick at much higher levels than those discovered by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in a 2007 study.
Leading organic personal-care products company Badger celebrates national Fair Trade Month 2010 one fair trade-certified cocoa butter kiss at a time.
Make herbal salves and lip balms, condition leather, polish metal and create stunning works of art with beeswax.
A new natural lip balm, Chicken Poop, makes its way onto my lips.
We found the best lip balm for winter. Read our review!
Honeybees are disappearing fast, and nobody really knows why. One way you can help yourself and the bees is to try the classic Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Five percent of the sales from the balm will go to CCD research.
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.
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
Organic Essence now offers lip balms in biodegradable, compostable eco-tubes.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
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!
Many Americans have insomnia. Try these herbal remedies to reset your sleeping schedule.
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.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
Stand against animal testing with certified cruelty-free cosmetics and homemade lip balms and lotions.
Even something as little as conditioning your hair can help save thousands of acres of rainforest.
Moisturize and soothe your sunburned skin with Badger’s Bali Balm. This USDA-certified organic balm contains shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to moisturize your sun-parched skin and lavender and blue tansy to soothe and heal any sunburns.
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.
KC has got her hands on another great cookbook: The Culinary Institute of America: The New Book of Soups.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace explains how to recycle your empty cosmetics containers.
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
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.
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
I read cookbooks like some people read mystery novels or the latest steamy romance. The object of my affections this month is Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians and Meat-lovers Alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker.
These three health-food bars by Barre comprise of nutritious (and delicious) superfoods. Made with the dancer in mind, these bars are perfect for anyone needing an extra boost of energy while keeping the calorie-count down.
Patsy Bell Hobson reviews Doug Oster's book, Tomatoes Basil Garlic, which captures the simple pleasures of growing and cooking your garden's most versatile veggies.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip glaze and natural lip gloss from mineral makeup company, Monave.
HerbKits.com has an array of products for the newly-competitive indoor herb garden lifestyle. Read my review of how these kits "stack up".
Most days I just don't have time to make breakfast. It's the most important meal, though, so usally it's a Larabar and juice for me. I like Larabars because the ingredient list is short and they are delicious. My favorite bar, the Apple Pie , is just dates, walnuts, unsweetened apples, almonds, raisins, and cinnamo
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.
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.
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.
You've probably seen this product in the endless issues of SkyMall, but let me just tell you, the AeroGarden is every bit as cool as it looks! Also read the history behind, "Mary, Mary quite contrary ..."
Finally, the Top Four Autumn Gardening Products are revealed! See my top picks of the best items for a fun fall of indoor gardening. Part II.
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
These pickled figs are sweet and slightly tangy, perfect for steak, Portabella mushrooms, cheese or ice cream.
It's time for fall gardening, indoor gardening and spring preparation. In preparation, do you know which products to choose and which to lose? Check out my picks for the best autumn gardening products! Part I.
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.
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.
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.
Find itching relief in nature. Narrow-leaved plantain is a common garden weed and also, ironically, a gardener’s best friend.
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.
When you write for a blog called The Garden Gnome, you tend to get a lot of wacky things many of that make great holiday gifts. Among my favorite is the new book and guide to life, How To Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.
Toss this lotion from Benecos Natural Beauty in your purse for well-moisturized hands wherever you are.
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.
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.
MIT students have developed an outdoor rocking lounge chair that doubles as a solar charging station, recasting power generation as an integrated and distributed public activity.
KC visits a quaint restaurant called 909 Coffee & Wine while on a family vacation in Burien, Washington.
If you find your back hurting while gardening, or if it’s just too hard on the knees to bend down for weeding, there’s a product you need to try out: The Wearable Gardening Stool.
If you're not tech-savvy, gifts kids’ll like are hard to come by. If you don’t want to waste your money on some electrical gadget that’ll likely be outdated the day after you buy it, check out these fun, garden terrariums. They even come in different themes!
I'm sure you've seen these nifty little garden tools on TV - the Aqua Globe. Read my review to see what I really think about these As-Seen-On-TV "Wonders."
If night sweats are causing you to lose sleep and costing you more on your air-conditioning bill, consider a Bedfan.
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.
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.
Give your immune system a boost with Berries for Life BerryImmune supplement, which combines the powers of elderberry, cranberry and beta-glucan.
This easy-to-grow herb has a wide array of medicinal uses and is a favorite for summer salads and teas.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
John Masters Organics offers hair care enriched with essential oils. Read the review!
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
You don’t have to abandon your love for herbs to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. Keep herbal knowledge at your fingertips with the new iPhone and iPod Touch application “Natural Cures.”
After suffering second degree burns, one co-worker tries our favorite herbal salves and creams and experiences miraculous results.
Perhaps the more fitting expression would be, a watched seed never sprouts. But with this clever time lapse camera from Brinno, a great product for this spring, you can see your garden grow from day one until the first snow!
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new natural exfoliating mask, Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator.
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.
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
One blogger revels in the many ways that reusable cloth pads have changed her life.
Lucky are we, that now we have several soiless options for growing herbs indoors, and many of them are very effective. The Power Plant Mini, from Prepara, in my opinion, is not among them. Read my review of this hydroponic product ...
Starting a worm composting system from your kitchen scraps is easy – and what better time to discover the disturbing art, than the Halloween season? Read what you can do with 8,000 red wigglers …
Cocoa supplements can be a great way to protect your heart and ward off many heart and age-related diseases.
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.
Prometheus Springs’ capsaicin-spiced elixirs pack the spiciness—and health benefits—of capsaicin into six delicious flavors.
This fish tank is filled with plants like you've never seen before.
Mixing ergonomic structure with a functional, innovative design makes the Radius NRG line my favorite gardening tool set on the market. And not to sound too much like a salesman (I don't work on commission) they are now available from The Herb Companion.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care introduces its limited edition Lips and Lashes gift set for the holiday season.
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.
Relax and relieve your stress with these three herbs.
Pruning your mints, lemon balm and oregano will help them grow back more lush than ever.
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This facial cleanser is packed with botanicals and is great for daily use.
Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.
Want to learn more about aromatherapy? There's an app for that!
Boost your immune system with KC's delicious chicken immunity soup recipe, made with Avena Botanicals' Immune Soup mix.
Spelt Right Baking creates bagels, artisan breads and pizza dough using spelt, an ancient and nutritious grain.
Try these alternative aromatherapy products for long lasting relaxation.
Watch Rachel Maddow as she celebrates the return of Angostura bitters with two fabulous recipes and a fun story concerning its shortage this past winter.
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.
Read this Herbalista's review on the Pomegranate Green Tea shampoo and conditioner from Organix and learn just how green it really is.
This book is packed with 20 intricate designs, charts, gardening tips and tricks and conventional wisdom passed down through the years.
If you're looking for an indoor garden that keeps animals away and requires little space, the Woolly Pocket is right for you!
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
Natural Home assistant editror Kim Wallace reviews Organic Shea Butter and White Tea Shave Cream from Ec-Oooh-Chic by Oohlala.
Getting back in shape to prepare for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure requires exercise and healing salves for aching joints. Try these natural remedies when soothing your aching muscles.
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.
Looking for a healthful beverage? Try these new blends from Choice Organic Teas.
NOTE We never trade products for mentions in our blogs or our published magazine. We do receive free samples and will mention them only if we like the product or find it especially effective. A few years ago a friend
Moisturizing your face with botanical oils is a centuries-old practice from ancient Rome that is becoming popular once again. Check out three facial oils that I love using right now.
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
Sibu Beauty’s Nourishing Facial Cream is made with antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn oil, perfect for protecting and repairing skin.
Learn more about our new (and free!) Guide to Herbal Remedies resource app. This guide makes herbal health simple by breaking down 20 herbs you should know and 20 health concerns you probably want to know more about.
Learn more about our new Guide to Healing Herbs resource app. This digital issue contains comprehensive information about growing, cooking and, best of all, healing with herbs in a handy mobile format.
Constantly buying pads and tampons can add up to a very large bill, inevitably costing women a lot of money. Cut down on expenses and save money by switching to reusable menstrual products.
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
Give your skin care routine a boost with Eve Organics organic products.
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards offers a cookbook review of "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.
Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.
EO’s Everyday Body Lotion leaves skin soft and smooth without feeling greasy or oily.
Poo-Pourri spray claims it can eliminate stinky bathroom odors. The Garden Gnome finds out if it really works.
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
For some, the cold winter months may bring many ‘a’ merry moment. But for the sympathetic gardener, the humbugs start as the plants begin die. Bring your garden indoors this fall with help from your own personal gardening expert – the EasyBloom.
The essential oils in AmazonLights' products create powerful insect repellents.
This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is happily finding herbs in her spring herb garden while she remembers favorite recipe to use with each herb.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
Herbal tincture brings deep sleep -- and shuts down the internal early-morning conversation.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles.
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
Conventional sunscreens aren't as effective—or as safe—as you might think. From false claims to partial protection, here are 5 scary reason why conventional sunscreens aren't the best choice.
I've had little opportunity to actually test live plants in my tenure with The Herb Companion. So, when DutchGardens.com sent me some of their beautiful tulip and hyacinth varieties, I was excited and impressed! See some results in this photo-blog!
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Yes To Cucumbers Natural Glow Facial Towelettes.
Give your locks the love they deserve with these five best natural shampoos, handpicked by the Mother Earth Living editors.
Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren reviews Elemental Herbs sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide to block the sun’s rays and herbal ingredients to moisturize and heal skin.
The Yube modular furniture system makes organizing simple and stylish for every room in the home.
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.
Choose organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners from Organyc for a healthy, eco-friendly period.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
Turn a boring wall into a vertical garden with The Woolly Wally Pocket. Made of 100% recycled plastic bottles, this hanging planter is the answer for anyone looking for a unique and eco-friendly planter for container gardening.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
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.
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.
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.
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
If you’re looking for that perfect reusable bottle, check out ALEX. Not only is this water bottle BPA-free and made from premium grade 304 stainless steel, but it also twists apart in the middle, making clean-up a cinch.
The formula for these products differ from most on the market and might just cure your dry skin woes.
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
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.
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.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Good For You Girls, a new line of natural beauty products specially formulated for teen girls.