3 Must-Have Beauty Products for Fall and Winter

Perk up your beauty routine this season with these simple, must-have beauty products. Guest blogger Shar Veda shares her favorites—all of which would make excellent holiday gifts!

Review: Health-Food Bars for Dancers, by Barre

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.

Charitable Gift Idea: Buy Cookies for Kids' Cancer

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.

Place a Time Lapse Camera in your Garden

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!    

Product Review: Cook With These Gourmet Peppercorns

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

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.

After-Sun Summer Skin Care: Badger Bali Balm

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.

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.

In the News: Angostura Bitters Substitute

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.

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.

Herb Trend: Vertical Planters

If you're looking for an indoor garden that keeps animals away and requires little space, the Woolly Pocket is right for you!

Season Fish with Epicurean Organic Blends

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.  

Save a Buck the Frugal Foodie Way

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.

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.

Herbs in Technology: Natural Cures iPhone Application

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.”

The Compton Try: Naturally Soothe Aching Muscles

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.

Photo-Blog: Dutch Gardens Flowers

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!

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.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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 ..."

Citrus Soap Cures Winter Blahs

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

Cure Those Sniffles

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.

Top 8 Gardening Products For Fall: Pt. 2

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.  

Top 8 Gardening Products for Fall: Pt.1

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.