Natural Health

Stay healthy with herbal remedies, a nourishing diet, and a chemical-free home.

Getting the Proportions Right for Tallow-Based Homemade Soap

By Sarah Hart Morgan

Clean out your apothecary cabinet with this tallow-based soap recipe, for which you can use up infused oils to make room for fresh infusions.

Natural Oral Hygiene

By Thomas W. King

Try these natural oral hygiene solutions including a homemade toothpaste recipe, a tooth powder recipe and more. Originally published as "Pennywise Tooth Cleaners" in the January/February 1975 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Adaptogenic Chai Tea

By Laura Poe

Support your nervous system and treat yourself well in the winter with this herbal, caffeine-free chai tea that uses adaptogenic herbs.

The Endogenous Cannabinoid System

By Franjo Grotenhermen, M.D.

Learn about the body’s endogenous cannabinoid system and the changes it makes at cellular level when cannabis is introduced.


Adaptogenic Spiced Golden Milk for Natural Sleep Support

By Renée Benoit

This golden milk includes ashawaganda, an adaptogen, for increased relaxation support before bed. The recipe makes one cup and spices are “to taste”.

Take an Herbal Bath: Recommended Plants and Their Properties

By C. D. Kirkland

Use herbs and plants such as comfrey, lavender, eucalyptus, oatmeal and rose to create an aromatic, rejuvenating bath. Originally published as "The Natural Bath" in the April/May 1992 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Poison Ivy: Identification, Eradication, and Treatment

By Michael Feldmann

Probably the most unwanted weed, poison ivy can be treated as a rash and eradicated on your land following this advice for managing the harmful weed.

Milk Baths: Fit For a Queen (or King)

By Nicole Wilkey, Flicker Farm

Milk baths using goat's milk or cow's milk are an easy and indulgent "farm-to-bath" way to cleanse and nourish your skin consistent with ancient practices.

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