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How to Determine the Quality of Essential Oils, Part 2: What Do the Certifications Mean?

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

While searching for essential oils on the internet you may come across some companies claiming to be approved by the ISO or to meet and/or exceed guidelines established by AFNOR or to be GRAS-approved and even one company claiming to have Certified Pure therapeutic grade/FDA approved. What exactly do the terms and certifications mean?


Prepare for Winter Wellness with Garden Sage Body Oil

By Stephanie Tourles

Sage is an herb of ancient repute, long valued as a culinary and medicinal plant. It has a stimulating, heating, and drying energy and is a well-known cold germ and flu fighter, having particularly potent antimicrobial, respiratory antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, mucolytic (mucous thinning), antispasmodic, and vulnerary (tissue healing) properties. Prepare for winter wellness with this garden sage body oil recipe.


How to Determine the Quality of Essential Oils, Part 1

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

Discover how to expand your olfactory palate to be able to determine qualitative differences between essential oils and learn what all the terms used in the marketing of essential oils mean. Feel more empowered in choosing a supplier and learn key elements to look for when making that decision.


Glyphosate Testing: You Can Now Measure Your Body’s Glyphosate Levels

By Hannah Kincaid

As concerns about glyphosate’s health effects rises, Moms Across America and Feed the World have teamed up to offer glyphosate testing for any individual who would like to pay to have his or her levels of this ubiquitous herbicide measured.


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Cooling Herbal Recipes for Your Canine Companion

By Marlene Adelmann, Herbal Academy of New England

Dogs may have had nothing to do with the naming of the season, but they, like us, will most likely desire some respite from the heat. Here are several cooling herbal recipes for your furry friends to try at home!


Natural UTI Treatment, Cranberry and Beyond

By Chelsea Clark, Natural Health Advisory Institute

If you want to be sure to clear the infection and get rid of your symptoms, try these natural UTI treatment options that will support your body.


Traditional Medicinal Plants at Guam’s Amot Taotao Tano Farm

By Lanette Lepper

In the months before our move, I did extensive research to familiarize myself with gardening in Guam. I found Amot TaoTao Tano Farm and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a free tour of the farm to learn about native plants grown to educate the public about traditional healing practices of the Chamorro people. Here I share some of what I learned.


Reaching My Goal

By Shawn Hosford

After writing weekly blogs for MOTHER EARTH NEWS and reaching my goal, my writing will switch to a monthly blog.