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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.

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.


Lavender Essential Oil for Body and Mind

By Wendy Akin

Lavender might be the most useful of all the essential oils, including to treat headache, calm the spirit, soothe burns, and neutralize insect bites.

Nourish Your Winter Skin with this Winter Body Oil using a Warm Oil-Infusion Method

By Sarah Hart Morgan

Learn how to formulate a body oil that is nurishing for the winter months and how to infuse your oils with skin loving botanicals using a warm infusion method

Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy: BPA

By Jessica Kellner

Trace amounts of chemicals are particularly harmful to developing babies, which means expectant mothers should be careful. In the first post of a series, Jessica Kellner writes about the dangers of BPA and how to avoid the chemical.

Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy: Retinol

By Jessica Kellner

In the third in a series on potential toxins and chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica Kellner discusses the use of retinol in skin care products.

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