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This winter, stock your medicine cabinet with these editor-recommended, herb-infused products.
A refreshing summer drink, this recipe for Haymaker’s Switchel has deep American roots and contains a combination of healthful ingredients.
Check out these eight household uses for apple cider vinegar.
Get a jump start preserving basil with these three inspiring ideas.
Double up on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey by pairing the two in our recipe for switchel, an ancient drink that quenches thirst and naturally boosts energy.
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.
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.
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.
Chives are a cool-season, cold-tolerant perennial that love full sun and well-drained soil. Get your chance to grow chives from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveaway. Ends March 7, 2012!
When I saw Susan Belsinger's book about roses on the International Herb Association website, I was thrilled. She was kind enough to allow me to share this Rose Vinegar recipe from her "The Roses in Your Vinegar" article.
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
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.
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.
Yeast infections are most often a result of an imbalance in the body. Treat yeast infections naturally with these tips!
Don't let chlorine destroy your lovely locks. Use these home-remedies to reverse the damage.
Here are some highlights from my workshop, "Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies" at the Mother Earth News Fair. Throw away your chemical cleaners and get your home sparkling the healthy way!
Highlights from the 'Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies' workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair: How to use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything.
One of my favorite spring herbs chives comes in several different varieties. The uses for making herbal vinegar and cooking with chives are explored in this post and lots of resources for mail ordering unusual herbs such as curly chives are given.
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.
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.
Whip olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice into a cheap, effective polish for wood furniture.
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains—and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
Alcohol-based infusions are wonderful for deglazing the skillet after searing a steak or piece of chicken, or you can drizzle them on ice cream for a grown-up dessert.
Age spots are a sure sign of getting older. Prevent or reduce the appearance of age spots with these natural home remedies!
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!
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
Use fresh tarragon as the main ingredient in vinegars, salad dressings, and rotisserie herbed chicken recipes to extend its harvest.
Before we go into mourning over the loss of our favorite fresh herb, basil, let's consider these five ways to stretch out our basil  harvest.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews the newest natural shampoo from luxurious beauty company Caudalie.
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!

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