lip balmOrganic Essence launched five new lip balm flavors in eco-friendly tubes. Shea- and cocoa butter-infused flavors include Almond, Grapefruit, Mint, Natural and Vanilla. Each tube is made from bio-degradable materials. “USDA Certified organic is your assurance that questionable ingredients are not present to potentially harm your skin,” says the firm.

New from Avalon Organics is a personal care line that is infused with grapefruit extracts (to invigorate hair and skin) and geranium leaf extract (to “awaken the senses,” says the company).

Body WahDesert Essence Organics offers a fragrance-free series, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. Desert Essence products are enriched with natural botanical ingredients such as organic green tea, organic jojoba oil and organic sunflower oil. These products are 100% vegan, according to the company.
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dishOne-Dish Vegetarian Meals ($14.95, 199 pp), by Robin Robertson, is a vegetarian cookbook that features 150 easy one-dish dinners. Robertson, an acclaimed cooking instructor and veteran food writer, includes a wide variety of globally inspired vegetarian recipes for every season that emphasizes fresh, wholesome and naturally flavored ingredients.

Herwinstonbal Therapy & Supplements ($38.95, 550 pp), by Merrily A. Kuhn and David Winston, contains 16 new herb monographs that were not in the first addition. This guide discusses the traditional and scientific uses of 130 botanicals and supplements. This text has information on pharmacology, side effects, long-term safety and use in children and pregnancy.

resveratrolThe Longevity Factor ($27.00, 352 pp.), by Joseph Maroon, M.D., F.A.C.S., examines the benefits of resveratrol and how humans should take advantage of its life-sustaining properties in order to live longer and live healthier. Maroon also examines various ailments and how to best prevent/avoid them through preventative medicine, especially in relation to a healthy diet rich in antioxidants.

veganVegan à Go-Go! ($17.95, 230 pp) is an energetic cookbook for vegans on the move. Sarah Kramer delights readers with over 150 recipes that vegans can use when they travel and not be deterred from seeing the world on account of their eating habits. She also includes travel tips and even a section on how to say “I am a vegan” in various languages!

Mollie KatzenMollie Katzen’s Recipes Soups ($14.95, 120 pp), is a vegetarian guide for creating naturally healthful and innovative soups. The soups included in this recipe flipbook vary from wholesome to sophisticated to basic. Many of the soups (such as potato-leek, corn chowder and vichyssoise) include tasty combinations for meals all year round. Katzen’s recipes take classic soup recipes and enhance them with modern culinary sophistication.

NourishNourish Your Skin & Body with Traditional Chinese Medicine ($19.95, 162 pp), by Michelle O’Shaughnessy offers evidence for the benefits traditional Chinese medicine. She covers soup recipes that kick-start metabolism, facial acupressure messages, qigong meditation, information about herbs and much, much more.