Brigit True Organics Line Awarded Organic Certification

Organic Soaps And Balm LCC, the Charlottesville-based, woman-owned manufacturer of organic olive oil based skincare products, was recently awarded certification as a USDA National Organic Program (NOP) certified organic handler and producer.

5 Great Natural Body-Care Gifts

Check out these luxurious-yet-affordable, all-natural body-care products perfect as a gift for coworkers, kids' teachers and more.

5 Favorite Handmade Gift Shops

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.

7 Eco-Friendly Gifts Under $40

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.

The Herbal Artist: 3 Flowers for Skin Care

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.

Baby Bar Soap For Eczema

Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.

Beauty Ingredient: What Helps Chapped Lips?

'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.

The Herbal Artist: Make Your Own Medicinal 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.

DIY: Homemade Lip Tint

Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.

Last Minute Gift: Relaxing Sage and Lavender Bath Salts

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.

Witch Hazel as a Natural Deodorant

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.

DIY: Multipurpose Skin Care Tea

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. 

Natural and Homemade Deodorants

Try these natural deodorant alternatives to eliminate body odor without the potential toxins of many commercial products.

5 Herbs For Safe Summer Skin: Organically Protect Your Skin

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. 

Beauty Giveaway: One Love Organics

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.

Naturally Glowing Skin 101, Part 2: Skin Care Basics

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.

How To: New Uses for Old Calendars

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.

DIY: Make Your Own Herbal Bath Bag

Enjoy a warm bath with your own homemade herbal bath treasure bag to soothe dry skin, relieve stress or lift your spirits.

Beauty Ingredient: Benefits of Sage

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.

Beauty Review: Emmett Cooper Haircare

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.

Beauty Review: Jamar Labs Wet Wipes

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.

Herbal Spa: Grand View Lodge in Minnesota

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.

Beauty Review: Pattern Body Wash

I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.

Pet Health: Make Castile Soap

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.

Beauty Ingredient: Benefits of Comfrey

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.

Beauty Review: Thymes

Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.

Naturally Glowing Skin 101, Part I: Nourishing from Within

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.

Summertime Skin: Shine from the Inside Out

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.

Journey Toward Healthy Skin: derma e

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.

Product Review: SunFeather Natural Soap

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.

Product Review: Pangea Organics

Pyreneese Lavender with Cardamom body lotion is one of Pangea Organics' body and hand lotion that moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue.

Journey Toward Healthy Skin: John Master Organics

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.

Journey Toward Healthy Hair: Organix

Read this Herbalista's review on the Pomegranate Green Tea shampoo and conditioner from Organix and learn just how green it really is.

Journey Toward Healthy Hair: Verikira Naturals

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.

Emergency Acne Blaster

This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!

Scrub-A-Dub-Dub, Herbs in a Tub

Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.