Spicy and Savory B6 Stuffed Potatoes

The holidays are here! Are you struggling to balance your holistic nutrition with the call of winter comfort food?  Don’t stress! And stop scouring magazines and Pinterest for the perfect side dish to bring to your work potluck or family Thanksgiving. We have the recipe for healthy winter comfort food … B6 stuffed potatoes! Try […]

Delicious Herbed Pumpkin Soup

Delicious Herbed Pumpkin Soup It’s gourd season! Squash, including pumpkins, are ripe and ready for harvest season. Plus, when the weather turns cold here in Portland, my body craves the warming, nourishing goodness of soup. This year, I’ve been working to remove all processed and added sugar from my diet. While I certainly miss the […]

Recipe for Winter Wellness: Baked Winter Pears or Apples

Winter is just a few months away, and it’s time to start thinking about supporting your body during what’s arguably the toughest season of the year. One of the biggest struggles we face during the colder months is the temptation of holiday and seasonal sweet treats. Whose mouth doesn’t water for grandma’s triple chocolate cake […]

5 Essential Oils for Men

All aromatherapists know: every person is different. Each person experiences aromas and tastes differently, and individuals will always have personal preferences. However, when blending for a targeted group, such as men or women, it’s helpful to have a few “general” favorites in mind. For example, many men prefer heartier spices and woodier scents when choosing […]

4 Festive Herbal Iced Teas for July Fourth

I was a tea fanatic long before I joined Team ACHS. But since I’ve been on staff here—where herbal experts, DIY whizzes, and botanical resources abound—I’ve been able to go a bit wild with my tea obsession. I look for any opportunity to experiment with different herbal blends and flavors. And now that Independence Day […]

5 {DIY} Body Care Recipes from Natural Products

With more and more toxins and nasty chemicals making their way into conventional cleaning, bath, and body care products, I’m proud to support a day that celebrates the benefits and necessity of natural products. On March 24—Natural Products Day—our friends at the National Products Association (NPA) and industry leaders came together in Washington, D.C. to […]

Spice, Spice, Baby! Raw, Paleo Cacao Bites Recipe

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love of all kinds; it’s also a day synonymous with sugary sweets. Here at ACHS, we love a tasty, guilt-free chocolate snack. Enter our “date-fully” delicious raw, paleo (or Primal) cacao bites! No sugar required, but still sweet and spicy. These powerhouse snacks are packed with nutritious sprouted almonds, soaked […]

3 Steps to a Powerful Winter Wheatgrass Detox

It seems that every headline I’ve read this month has been on cleansing, detoxing, fasting… all the ways to clear our bodies of the junk from 2014. I suppose I’m a bit late to the party for starting my New Year’s detox regime, but I thought I’d share with you one method I’ll be revisiting […]

Experience the Ultimate Aromatic Bath

For those of us who reside in chillier climates, there’s nothing better than slipping into a soothing hot bath to soak away the winter doldrums. But if you haven’t tried adding essential oils to your bath time routine, you’re missing out! Essential oils are extremely effective when added to bath water—they’ll work wonders on your […]

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe If there’s one time of year when sugary, processed, and unhealthy food abounds, it’s the holiday season. So for us nutritionally minded eaters, missing out on all the yummy (albeit unhealthy) treats during holiday gatherings can be a pain point. But this doesn’t mean the season […]

{DIY} How to Make Fizzing Herbal Bath Bombs [Video]

By Tiffany Stout and Renee Long The holidays are almost here, which means temperatures are dropping, wreaking havoc on our skin. Is there anything better than soaking in a warm bubble bath with a bit of aromatherapy when the weather is chilly? If you love a good aromatic soak, you need to know about this […]

Basil Essential Oil: A Must-Have in Your Fall Holistic Cooking

I just returned from two weeks in Sicily and Rome visiting our organic citrus distillers and attending the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades annual conference. My daily treat was a caprese salad with the tastiest tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil with a generous layer of whole fresh basil […]