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The Soap Kitchen Tea Tree Wake Up is an olive oil-based soap with palm, coconut and tea tree oils that soothe irritated, inflamed skin
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Assemble this simple list of herbal items and send them to your student to show how much you care.
Is your scalp littered with ugly white dandruff flakes? Skip the store-bought, chemical laden shampoos and treat your dandruff at home with these natural remedies.
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean—and safeguard your family's 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.
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
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.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Chemical antibacterials, including triclosan, are health and environmental hazards. You don't have to bring these nasties into your home. Put hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract to work killing germs and disinfect.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
Chado-En tea company will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its special cherry blossom tea to Japanese relief efforts.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren reviews her favorite brand of organic tea, Choice Organic Teas.
Take a photographic tour of Finca Bella Vista, a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
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.
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Numi has created the Indulgent Pu-erh Tea Collection ($19.99 - $24.99). A handsome, sustainable bamboo box holds a premium sampling of Numi’s innovative, artisanal and delicious organic pu-erh teas — the perfect introduction to this innovative line.
Finca Bella Vista in Costa Rica, a community of sustainable treehouses in the jungle canopy, connected by zip lines and suspension bridges, is an Ewok Village come to life.
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
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.
Learn four ways you can enjoy herbs in your daily life.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
Brew up a cup of refreshing iced tea with organic varieties from Numi Organic Tea.
Delight in these delicious tea recipes in celebration of National Hot Tea Month.
Choice Organic Teas is adding four new varieties to its Original line of teas: Premium Korean Green, Decaffeinated Green, Masala Chai and Rooibos Chai.
Made with soy wax and 100% essential oils, Hammocks & High Tea’s new candles are housed in reusable gold textured ceramic containers and offered in three scents.
Green artist Yuken Teruya uses shopping bags, empty toilet paper rolls, old to-go bags and discarded pizza boxes as a canvas for his beautiful and insightful art.
You don't need a Christmas tree to decorate for the holidays. Here are three herb-friendly and space-saving alternatives to make your home look classic.
Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren weighs the pros and cons of live and artificial trees in her quest for an eco-friendly Christmas tree.
Everyone needs balance in life. Whether or not scent plays a role in keeping you calm and balanced is up to each individual, but when I get a whiff of Golden Earth chakra oils, I feel relaxed.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
Beyond Organic Skincare Detoxifying Cleanser is best for dry skin because it is packed with uber-moisturizing ingredients.
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
A proper tea house is a luxury I believe in.
Well, much to my delight, we had rain this week! Two inches fell yesterday and it's raining lightly now as I write. I couldn't be more pleased. Read more.
With these easy ideas, you can make the most of all the leaves that have taken over your yard.
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils such as lavender or lemon. Heavenly!
Beyond Coastal Mineral Sunscreen is loaded with vitamins, minerals and moisturizers.
Follow these tips to pick the best carrier oils for aromatherapy blends.
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.
A number of tea companies are donating proceeds from sales to Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
These refreshing Numi Organic Tea libations are perfect as we look ahead to the warmer months.
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
Matt Hirschfeld tells you what to do with all that holiday waste to make the season greener.
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
Try these alternative aromatherapy products for long lasting relaxation.
The essential oils in AmazonLights' products create powerful insect repellents.
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
To help prevent rainforest destruction associated with growing palm oil trees, the WWF plans to rank major palm oil buyers on their commitment to sustainable practices.
Herbs can be used to add flavor to a child's food from a very early age, and can often assist with health worries.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
From West Africa to the Netherlands, furniture designers find oil drums an abundant, green material.
Badger’s Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil contains a blend of six moisturizing oils with antioxidant-packed extracts.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
A Life Cycle Assessment from Ellipsos, a sustainable development strategy firm, suggests that natural Christmas trees generate fewer greenhouse gases per year than artificial trees.
Like herbs, evergreen trees have a powerful fragrance, some even with medicinal properties, and with a few simple steps, you can find the perfect tree to keep safe from fire and fresh throughout the holidays.
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
I never could have imagined a few months ago, before I started working for The Herb Companion, that I would be contemplating planting my own herb garden.
Consider bringing the health benefits of tea into your meals with these smart techniques and recipes for cooking with tea.
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new foaming natural body wash from HollyBeth's Natural Luxury.
Experience the power of healing oils with these editor-recommended natural body-care products.
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
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!
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
A naturally absorbent fiber, hemp could help clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast.
Find out what is oil pulling and how it can benefit your oral health.
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!
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.
Support aging skin with mature skin essentials from John Masters Organics.
Tea towels are the perfect accessory to add life to your kitchen. Wipe your hands on them, or hang them up as décor. Hammocks & High Tea's collection of tea towels features global prints in rich colors.
Need a quick way to clean your mouth at the office? Drink a cup of green tea. Studies have shown that green tea fights bacteria in your mouth that might be causing bad breath or gum disease.
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.
If there’s a tea aficionado on your gift list this year, look no further than Numi Organic Teas for one-stop shopping.
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.
Chamomile is both easy to grow and useful for treating various health problems.
Looking for a healthful beverage? Try these new blends from Choice Organic Teas.
Enter Numi Organic Tea's "Create Numi's Next Signature Blend" contest for a chance to create the company's next tea blend and win a trip to San Francisco.
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
As public attention turns increasingly towards natural healing methods the benefits of herbal essential oils become more relevant.
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils. Heavenly!
Stay focused for work or school with therapeutic-grade essential oils crafted for concentration from 21 Drops.
Follow these tips for using essential oils to make your own organic perfumes.
In Texas, it has warmed up considerably, it's had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. See what's going on in Cynthia's Texas garden this month.
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
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.
Rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and nutrients, Seaweed Bath Co. products hydrate the skin and soothe irritation often associated with various skin conditions.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
Here are three great reasons that hemp cultivation should be legal in the United States: food, health and shelter.
Bee balm tea is difficult to come across, but has an array of health benefits.
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.
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
Elaborate, ostentatious Tea ceremony had become the norm in 16th century Japan when Sen no Rikyu proved that simplicity is ultimately more luxurious with his rustic, minimalist Tea ceremony--which endures to this day.
The four principles of Tea ceremony—harmony, respect, purity and tranquility—are the means to a good life.
As we watch the devastation's aftermath in Japan, the world will learn valuable lessons from a culture that reveres service to others, deep acceptance and community.
As winter approaches a cup of Camellia sinensis can revive your soul. Learn more about the history and comfort of this simple beverage.
Try your hand at making your own reed diffuser oil. This fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals.
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 hand, nail and cuticle care from Badger Healthy Body Care.
Fishermen hired by BP to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are experiencing health problems such as headaches, dizziness, nausea and breathing problems. The negative side effects are likely due to BP’s failure to provide proper safety equipment.
Seventh Generation commits to using sustainable palm oil in all products by 2012.
The Total Omega Orange-Cream Swirl from Barlean’s Organic Oils combines flaxseed oil, borage seed oil and fish oil to provide a balanced source of Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Better yet? Its sweet orange-cream flavor makes taking your daily supplements fun!
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.
A California couple is hitting the road in a greened-up Airstream to share and gather lessons on living sustainbly.
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
Get creative with your Christmas tree! Save the forests, skip the plastic greenery and really go green this holiday with a different kind of tree.
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
Made from repurposed shipping containers and recycled steel, based on Prius engineering, with a gray water system and a living roof, this Mojave Desert residence and workplace is a prototype for low-cost prefab kit houses everywhere.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
Tie your home to nature with these three seasonal centerpiece ideas from Pinterest. Your Thanksgiving dinner table will thank you.
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.
In its ongoing search for sources of high-quality botanicals, the organic spice experts at Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ recently established a working partnership with tea growers in South Africa.
Discover your next project in the herb garden, starting with rose hips and ending with an invigorating herbal tea.
Hammocks and High Tea designer and founder Karen Young describes the creative process and the steps it takes to create a sustainable home decor line.
Rishi Tea will be donating a portion of its sales from its Organic Unity Herbal Tea to the National Yoga Month organization.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Combine a variety of teas, as well as non-tea ingredients such as spices, flowers, herbs, and dried fruits, to create personal signature tea blends that you can use both for sipping and for cooking.
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 homemade masala chai tea recipe will warm you up this fall and winter.
Skip the store-bought hand sanitizers. Instead create your own natural herbal hand sanitizers with Aloe Vera and essential oils.
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
David Salman encourages gardeners to fertilize in fall when root growth is most active and winter fertilizing imperative.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Relieve muscle aches and pains with this soothing rub for sore muscles. You can make it in your own kitchen.
Poo-Pourri spray claims it can eliminate stinky bathroom odors. The Garden Gnome finds out if it really works.
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.
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
Try using aromatherapy to reconnect with family and friends.
Natural Home assistant editror Kim Wallace reviews Organic Shea Butter and White Tea Shave Cream from Ec-Oooh-Chic by Oohlala.
Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
Try using essential for skin care. Blends include remedies for acne, shingles and cold sores.
Overuse of hand sanitizers can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here’s why you should keep hand sanitizer and endocrine disruptors such as triclosan out of the classroom.
We asked our readers to share some of their favorite cold and flu remedies. Check out 20 of our favorite reader-submitted remedies, from hot toddies to essential oil rubs.
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
Learn how to cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder using aromatherapy.
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.
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.
Essential Oils really are properly named! But do you know all the ways to use them? 19 tips and tricks you can use for an essentially wonderful life.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
As climate variability causes coffee yields to shrink and prices to soar, we may need to start looking at alternatives.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace learns that FSC certification isn't just for green building supplies.
Polish nails naturally with safe ingredients like Argan oil.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Emily Baby & Adult Skin Soother foot lotion.
Texas artist Sandra Stevens has always been crazy about cows. Today she creates cow paintings for Western art lovers.
For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.
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.
The sweet smell and healing properties of bay, eucalyptus and ginger will make your sweetheart's Valentine's Day massage memorable.
Garden Girl’s Zippity Do Dah Peppermint Foot Cream packs a light punch when it comes to refreshing and invigorating your feet.
This smooth, caffeine-free herbal tisane is rich in antioxidants and a fresh addition to summer meals.
Tea, salt, vodka, corn starch—even ketchup and mayonnaise—can be used to get your entire house clean. No kidding.
Sen no Rikyu's simple, unpretentious ceremony using rustic, local tools usurped the elaborate, ostentatious Tea ceremonies that were the norm in 16th-century Japan. His 'aesthetic of the people' made Tea accessible to all--and endures to this day.
In the kitchen, we can cultivate our sense of aesthetics and function. Tools can be beautiful. Food can be art. Cooking can be meditation.
Catechins and other antioxidants in green tea boost our immune systems and help fight cold-weather colds, flu and viruses.
In ancient Japan, preparing and serving bitter green tea became a means for ordinary people to escape for a moment and share a ritual. Tea ceremony became a venue for Japan’s finest poets and artists that endures to this day.
Check out my latest radio segment on Mother Earth News Radio with Andrea Ridout and Dan Lepinski. I share a bit of the history of chai including hints for making the perfect cup.
Chia Seed Drink: Try this deliciously soothing and refreshing cooler recipe made with chia seeds, ripe berries, and hibiscus flowers.
Think twice about ridding dandelions from your lawn; this herb has many health benefits.
Now that it's spring, it’s time for me to do an internal spring cleansing. My favorite springtime tonic is an herb I fell in love with as a child: sassafras.
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
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.
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.
As summer dwindles down to a close, you may be left standing in your garden or kitchen thinking "Now what?" Preserve herbs with our expert tips: dry, freeze, pickle and pack them to continue enjoying your favorite herbs well into the winter.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural body wash from Kathy's Family.
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
If you find yourself suffering from seasonal depression as the weather gets cooler, try these herbal remedies for depression as treatment for seasonal affective disorder.
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 a natural sunscreen from Pratima. Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen features zinc oxide and is SPF 30.
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
One guest blogger's special, original recipe prevents illness and quickly helps recover from, or completely ward off, colds, flu and other malaise.
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
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.
Rejuvenate sun-drenched skin with soothing Almond Blossom products from Kneipp.
Sibu Beauty’s Nourishing Facial Cream is made with antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn oil, perfect for protecting and repairing skin.
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
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!
Relieve ear infections with this at-home remedy. One young mother takes a crash course in using herbs for this common childhood complaint.
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
Originally developed in Holland, DuChateau Floors feature antique reproduction hard wax oil floors that reflect styles from centuries ago.
PRIMAVERA organic airsprays naturally scent your home using essential oils.
The most popular supplements are fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10. Learn more about their health advantages.
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
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 worried about your synthetic chemical intake or simply want to save some money, making your own herbal toothpaste or powder can be a simple change.
Mix and match these ingredients for simple skin care that will keep you glowing all winter.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
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.
Sort through all the hype over dietary fat with this Fit Fat Guide from Dr. Christopher Mohr.
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) lurks in many citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks.
Rose hips are an excellent addition to many soaps and skin care products. Learn why.
Not only is neem oil beneficial as a bio-pesticide, but it can actually enrich garden soil. Discover the benefits of neem oil for your garden!
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
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.
Omega-3s are important to brain health, reduce inflammation and are essential to reducing risk of chronic diseases. Boost your intake of this essential nutrient by turning to these good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
Mother Earth offers many natural energizers that wake you up without compromising your health.
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
The natural world has many treatments for the cold and flu—and some of them might surprise you. Elderberry, Echinacea, green tea, oregano and garlic are my favorite natural remedies for treating and preventing illness.
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
If you’re an herbie, then chances are you love tea. But did you know that your herbs also enjoy tea? Discover the benefits of compost tea and learn how to use it in your garden.
Discover the tantalizing and aromatic flavors of teas from around the world with some of our guest blogger's favorite blends.
Oregon's Wild Harvest Immuni Tea is packed full of many beneficial medicinal herbs that can help with the prevention and treatment of dozens of ailments from constipation to headache relief.
Learn how one blogger discovers the benefits of a peeving plant from her childhood.
There are several herbs that will increase your energy and help you burn more calories.
Mountain Rose Herbs has debuted new sustainable tea packaging made from 100 percent recycled newspaper and compostable non-GMO plant cellulose.
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
Read this Herbalista's review on the Pomegranate Green Tea shampoo and conditioner from Organix and learn just how green it really is.
Make a bath even more luxurious with these three bath soak 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.
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
Tea has a whole library of health benefits. But did you realize it can be essential in a clean home? Read about the battle of tea v. dirt and your best plan of attack.
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.
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
Slough off dead winter skin with homemade skin scrubs. Try one of these recipes that use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Keep things sexy with all-natural, non-toxic ‘XTC Get Wet,’ the first personal lubricant of its kind.
Some of my favorite, effective natural skin care products include a powerfully healing skin cream, a dark-circle-erasing eye cream and a luxurious facial oil.
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.
Tame frizz with this botanical-rich leave-in conditioning mist from John Masters Organics.
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.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
The only one rule for wabi-style flowers? Strive for a natural look, with seasonal blooms and branches arranged as they are in the field. Let go of perfection. Your "arrangement" is a humble admission that we can't improve on nature.
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
After its exploding popularity in the late 19th century, echinacea was widely researched. Since then, numerous echinacea benefits have been discovered. Try these two simple echinacea remedies to fight the common cold.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews an exotic-flavored natural lip balm from Bath By Bettijo.
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
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.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
Bladder infections affect millions of women each year. Taking antibiotics for a bladder infection can increase chances of a repeat infection, so bypass the pharmaceuticals and treat your bladder infection naturally with these home remedies.
Treat gout, a painful disorder that affects the joints, by controlling inflammation and lowering uric acid levels with these home remedies for gout.
Omega-3 supplements, one component of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change program's natural approach to treating depression, can help relieve symptoms of depression.
Use this gentle facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology in the evening to keep your complexion free of dirt and grime.
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.
Sodas cause abnormal weight gain and are laced with unpleasant ingredients like brominated vegetable oil and BPA. Need a reason to stop drinking soda? We’ll give you six.
Fish oil supplements are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which do an amazing array of wonders for the body. Just check out these health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids!
When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little more spice to your meals with these herbs for inflammation. It may just be what Mother Nature ordered.
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.
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.
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.
For a natural cleanse, try detox herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric and more.
Tackle chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, boswellia and more.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
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.
John Masters Organics Shine On keeps your hair soft and shiny.
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.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease and other major problems. Reduce yours with these six foods to lower cholesterol naturally.
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
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.