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.

Home Remedies for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Commercial toothpastes and gels are not the only way to keep your mouth and teeth fresh and clean. Try these home remedies for healthy teeth and gums without the risky chemicals.

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.

2 Thanksgiving Staples: Lovage and Sage

Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.

Herb Catalogs: Ready, Set, and Plant Those Herbs, Part 1

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!

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.

Meatless Monday Recipe: Thanksgiving Specialties

No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!

Salvia Apiana: Growing White Sage

White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.

What's in a Name? Growing the Best Sage Varieties

Lemon Verbena Lady has many herbal favorites in the herb garden. The sages were particularly beautiful this season. See some of her favorite salvias and try a recipe for your holiday dinners using the sage that is popular for Thanksgiving.

Herbal Projects: Make Your Own Toothpaste

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.

An Herbal Dream Come True

One herb lover gets a chance to write her very own blog for her favorite herb magazine, The Herb Companion.

Grow White Sage: A Sacred Herb for Health

Used for everything from curing headaches, sores and snakebites to attaining mystical foresight and thwarting bad spirits, white sage is an extremely culturally valuable herb.

Recommendations for a Lazy Gardener?

In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.

10 Things I Learned About Herbs in 2010

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.

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.

Herbs at the Mother Earth News Fair

The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!

Growing Herbs in Texas: Growing Salvia Coccinea

Learn more about Salvia coccinea, also known as hummingbird sage or autumn sage, due to its great show of fall flowers. It's a beautiful, ornamental herb that you'll treasure forever.

5 Herbs for Better Brain Health

Herbs contan antioxidants and other helpful properties that can improve memory, boost cognitive function and keep your brain in shape as you age.

Growing Fashionable Sage from Hort Couture

One of my favorite herbs from Hort Couture is Salvia officinalis ‘La Crema’, a fragrant, variegated sage that is currently thriving in my Zone 6 garden. Learn more about this brand with style.

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.

Flavor Pork with Rosemary Garlic Jelly

I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also known to our blog friends as The Lemon Verbena Lady.

Spooky Snacks for Halloween

Try these spooktacular treats for your Halloween celebration. We've got mummified hot dogs, terrifying punch and much more.

Aromatherapy: Infant Massages

Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.

Tansy, Russian Sage and Ladybugs, Oh My!

Watch for beneficial ladybugs the next time you rid your garden of tansy.  The Lemon Verbena Lady shares pictures and a short story about tansy, russian sage and ladybugs in her herb garden.

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.

Putting the Garden Back in The Garden Gnome

We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.

Natural Shampoo: Onesta Hair Care

Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.