Articles of the Herb Companion cover everything from recipes and reviews to people and places. Every two month a jam packed issue will get you started on living a healthier, better-balanced and more meaningful life! Content: On the CoverGreat Gift Giving: Herbal Oils and Butters Impress friends with homemade herb-infused oils and butters. They are inexpensive and easy to make. Pair these treats with a no-knead bread. Basics of a Beautiful Kitchen Garden Avoid overgrown beds and runaway roots. Discover how to renovate your garden in order to create a simply beautiful, working garden. Simplicity is the key. Skin's Best Friend: Tea Tree Prized for its medicinal properties, tea tree is effective in fighting dandruff and fungal infections, and for alleviating other troublesome skin conditions. Herbal Tip for the Winter Solstice Eight simple hair rinse recipes for healthy locks. Water-Wise Garden Plans Readers wrote in with a Design Challenge: How can they build a beautiful, low-water herb garden? We responded with design plans to make it happen. Includes growing details about suggested plants. 6 Herbs For Insomnia It is estimated that more than 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia regularly. Even the frustration of not sleeping can keep you awake. Take back control of your sleeping habits with our six herbal remedies.