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How to Determine the Quality of Essential Oils, Part 3: Honing Your Senses

By Jade Shutes, East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies

Finding authentic, plant-derived, high quality essential oils and knowing what to look for is a challenge, particularly given the power of marketing. What do we mean by the terms genuine, authentic, plant-derived and unadulterated anyway? This post explains how to hone your senses and find the best suppliers of top-quality essential oils.


The Incredible (Totally Edible) Homemade Face Mask

By Tabitha Alterman

Make you own inexpensive, pampering - and edible - homemade face mask with this simple recipe. Enjoy!


Forage for Skin and Hair Care Ingredients

By Sarah Hart Morgan

Be on the look out for these wild plants when you are out foraging to use in your handmade skin and hair care products


Plant a Skin Care Garden with These Plants for Natural Recipes

By Sarah Hart Morgan

My top 5 plants for a skin care garden including calendula, rosehips, rosemary, lavender, and a bonus plant. Many are also good for hair care products.


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Homemade Herbal Remedies for Sore Muscles

By Lindsay Cobb

When winter's unending labors weigh heavy upon your shoulders, you might want to try some of these organic, homemade herbal remedies for sore muscles. Originally published as "Herbal Care for Tired Muscles" November/December 1982 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Old-Time Herbal Remedies to Relieve Stress

Dr. Sharon L. Hagemann N.M.D., D.O.

Dr. Sharon Hagemann discusses nine age-old herbal remedies to relieve stress in your life. Originally published as "Herbal Stressbusters" October/November 2000 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Get the Sleep You Need Naturally

By Steven Foster

Get natural sleep with gentle, soothing herbs that deliver restful slumber. Plus instructions for making a hops pillow.


Benefits of Sleep: Sleep Deeply, Live Longer

By Lynn Keiley

Why the benefits of sleep are essential and how to establish good sleeping habits.



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