Charity Spotlight: Kiva

Looking for alternative gift ideas? Support entrepreneurs at home and in developing countries through microlending with a Kiva gift card.

5 Natural Remedies for Healthy, Nourished Skin

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.

5 Herbs for Healthy Hair

When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.

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.

Natural Home Remedies for Pink Eye

Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!

Baby Bar Soap For Eczema

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

A Reader’s Request: The Herbs of Shakespeare, Act One

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.

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. 

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.

Growing Marigolds (Calendula Officinalis)

Calendula officinalis, a bright and cheery herb for any border or kitchen garden, is more than just another pretty flower. It has many uses in the kitchen, medicine cabinet and personal care arena.

Blending Teas at Home

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.

Holistic Health Awareness

Sometimes, when people hear what a fan I am of herbal medicine, they immediately decide that this means I’m NOT in favor of Western, high-tech medicine. If you could see my bandaged paw today, you’d see that this is not the case at all.

Herb Companion on Martha Stewart Radio

If you heard me on Martha Stewart Radio this morning, I talked about healing burns with herbs, calendula, and getting enough sleep during the holidays. Curious about some of the topics I talked about? Here are links to more information about these topics.

Converting the Herbal Skeptics

I'd love to see "modern" medicine get hip to herbs before they get patented and turned into expensive medicine.