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sindura -Jul 17, 2014, 2:06AM
Any good replacement for rose hips? i don't get them here.
Mary -Jun 27, 2014, 3:47PM
Where is the cup from? so lovely

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A year or two ago, if you were to look at my beauty cabinet, you’d have probably been dumbfounded by the overwhelming amount of chemical-filled products in there. Lotions and cleansers and self tanners and hair serums and deep conditioners and astringents… I could go on forever. You see, I’ve always been a lover of beauty products — I still am — but I haven’t always been such a huge advocate for natural beauty. Read more »

Debra Duarte -Mar 30, 2015, 11:41PM
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Natalie -Feb 25, 2015, 2:36AM
This is an awesome post. I've definitely made my way into eating natural, and I know that natural beauty is next on the list. Walking away with valuable pointers!

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The scents of spring are light and playful. They’re sweet and they’re cheerful, they open the heart, bring a smile to the face and a calmness to the soul.

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Valerie (@TheSweetSeed) -Jun 04, 2014, 11:55AM
I love Chanel's scents--they're timeless! And I love the c'est la vie shirt. I also just posted about my favorite scents: http://thesweetseed.com/2014/05/15/floral-scent-favorites/
Jele -Mar 09, 2014, 3:53PM
See by Chloe...best ever :))

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Post image for 3 Homemade Herbal & Floral Steam Facials

Spa treatments are the ultimate indulgence. They can make you feel just like a queen. Read more »

Livia -Sep 21, 2014, 8:19AM
I love the pictures from this post! I also wrote an article debunking common facial steaming myths. I'd love to hear your opinion about it http://www.oilyskinblog.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-herbal-face-steaming-for-oily-skin/
Veronica -Feb 21, 2014, 11:19PM
where do you suggest purchasing essential oils?

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We’re all well aware of the oil produced by olive fruits and all of the health and beauty benefits it has — it’s a healthy fat that’s believed to help prevent obesity, heart disease, and cancer to name a few, and it does wonders in the world of moisturizing skin and hair. You can even use it in oil pulling to detoxify your body. But there’s something else the olive plant has to offer — something huge — and it’s all about the leaf. Read more »

George Foreman -Feb 26, 2015, 7:20AM
Very nice blog about olive leaf extract. I am also using olive leaf extract in the form of tablets. It is very good for health as it is anti-fungal it removes viruses and bacteria. For more information you can visit http://www.comvita.com/key-ingredients/olive-leaf-extract/us100010 online.
Jocelyn -Mar 08, 2014, 10:14PM
I just did a quick lit review on PubMed and found lots of good research for olive leaf extract! I'm going to double check with my docs first, but am excited to try. Definitely glad you recommend folks ask their doctors- I had wanted to try kelp extract, but my doctor advised against it. Hopefully this will be a go! :)

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The strawberry: red, juicy, delicious…it’s like nature’s little heart. Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and anything red and heart shaped is appropriate around this time, I wanted to explore some unique ways that you can incorporate this tasty fruit into your daily beauty routine. Packed with nutrients and benefits, check out these three simple recipes that will help you look your best on Valentine’s day! Read more »

renae -Feb 21, 2014, 8:56PM
I personally use strawberry,banana and cucumber face masks and hair masks , freakin love it! :) You can also use aloe vera and honey for moisturizing hair and skin and it works so well. http://happyhealthytips.weebly.com/1/post/2014/01/get-radiant-skin-with-these-home-facials.html
DIYEARTE♦DIY -Feb 18, 2014, 4:46AM
I want to try strawberry detox water!! ☺ → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY

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Emily -Jan 15, 2015, 12:06PM
Yes, ABS is great. but it is NOT NEW. it is becoming popular in the western world, but it has been used for a long time. I hope someone please makes that correction in the title- it's misleading.
Grind -Nov 29, 2014, 4:36PM
I'm going into the last few weeks of my fall semester as a college freshman. I have been mad stressed, acne, and very dry, rough skin(especially my hands and feet)- to a point that's unacceptable. Maybe it's because I'm a guy? Reading these post, I'm conviced to buy African Black soap to integrate into my daily regimine, but I'm skeptical as to which brand to buy that would be most effective for my skin. If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know at your ealiest convenience.

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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: The Conclusion

I haven’t washed my hair with conventional shampoo and conditioner for almost one full month — and this will be my last week reporting on it. Why? Did I give up? Am I switching back to the (unnatural) way things used to be? Read more »

Katie -Mar 10, 2015, 12:19PM
I am just now reading this post, so sorry for a late comment! I just wanted to ask.... Do you think you would be having such great results if you hadn't used the honey-water shampoo? What if you had never used that and instead used the Castille soap and Avacado Oil all the way through? I'm really considering doing this and would love an update on how your hair is doing now... unless you have another post? Thanks! I would really appreciate it!
Elaine -Sep 26, 2014, 5:19AM
Hi there! I loved reading about your experience, thank you for sharing. I am on day 1 of honey water washing, and feeling reasonably good about the results - I waited 5 days before honey washing for the first time (eeep) so my hair was very greasy indeed. Psychologically I think that was helpful, as even though it doesn't feel as "clean" as it would have after commercial shampoo, it's still a heck of a lot cleaner than it was! I have a question, though... What do all you no-poo / natural-poo ladies do when you go to the hairdresser? I usually love my shampoo and head massage, but I don't want to be punted straight back into transition every time I go for a haircut. What do you guys do? I'm guessing taking my own little bottle of honey water with me might raise some eyebrows... ;-) I only manage a trip to the hairdresser once every 4-6 months, would a commercial shampoo & condition send me right back to the beginning, or is it something my hair will cope with once it's balanced itself out? Thanks for your help!

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If you live in a part of the world where winters are very dry, I totally feel you. Dry air has a tendency of sucking the moisture out of everything it comes in contact with — including our skin and hair.

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pool penny -Feb 05, 2015, 1:01AM
I really like your homemade beauty so much
duvessa -Oct 16, 2014, 3:35AM
hey thanks a bunch .... actually I'm from India and the weather isn't cold but actually humid also the pollution makes my hair all dry and frizzy so i will definitely try your reciepe

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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: Week 3

I’m going on 3 weeks of washing my hair with natural substances (no commercial shampoo or conditioner!). I’ve used mainly honey with a couple tries of clay and apple cider vinegar… and this week I started something else. Read more »

AshleyOO -May 09, 2015, 9:34PM
After years of frizz, a friend mentioned no poo and I was grossed out. Several months later, life got really busy and there was little time to shower, so hair washing was out! After 2 weeks, my hair looked better than ever! Then I researched no poo and tried the baking soda wash, but it was super itchy. Now 1x a week, I brush with a boar bristle brush while watching a movie, comb with a wide tooth comb in the shower then air dry. Now my hair looks like beautiful mermaid hair! The boar brush distributes the hairs oil to the ends which makes my long lions mane less tangled and easy to manage. The only part of hair condiments I miss was the smell, so I mixed 1oz of water per 1 drop of essential oil in a spray bottle and mist 2-3 spritz every other day.
Tana -Dec 31, 2014, 5:37PM
I have been on a similar journey for a while now, I had tried a lot of natural shampoo methods that did not work for me...and some seemed like they were ruining my hair. Lately I've tried more gentle methods and it's been helping a lot!! I use a few drops of Rahua Shampoo (made with organic and natural ingredients) mixed with 2 cups water and wash my hair twice then I condition with whatever organic conditioner I have in the shower. Twice a week I do a hair rinse after my shampoo of 1 table spoon apple cider vinegar with 2 -3 cups water, this makes my hair soft and shiny and helps cut any grease in my hair. After I get out of the shower I spay a little of Yarok " Feed Your Ends" in the ends of my wet hair and brush through with my Tangle Teezer brush, then I let my hair air dry. But, the thing that has made a huge difference is brushing my hair 2 times a day with a boar bristle brush to distribute my natural oils and keep my scalp clear and stimulated. There is a great YouTube Video from Morrocco Method on how to bush your hair with a boar bristle brush. I also deep condition with coconut oil once a month, and I use Klorane dry shampoo on days my hair needs a little help and I don't shower that day.

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I’ve always admired women that wear a red lip; fearless, strong, confident,beautiful, timeless, classic… Read more »

Milka -Jan 30, 2014, 4:11PM
In my opinion MAC Russian Red is very universal is a true red, not blueish, not pinkish or magenta-ish and not orange, just red. When in doubt go with Russian Red
Shelley -Jan 29, 2014, 10:53PM
Such a fun video! Thanks to all those who commented above me for the great tips re. the importance of skin tone. I'm still a little afraid of red, but I might be tempted to give it a try! https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthChildArt?ref=si_shop

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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: Week 2

In a few days I’ll hit the 2-week mark since I began this no-commercial-shampoo, honey-washing journey. I must say, it has been quite the adventure thus far. I’ve never before wanted to reach for a bottle of shampoo so badly, but I’m sticking this out! Once again, I want to thank you all so so so much for all of your advice and support. I’ve been going over every one of your comments, and there is no way I’d be able to do this without you!  Read more »

Laurel -Sep 21, 2014, 6:53PM
I believe certain oils will protect your hair, like argan oil, but truly, you should ditch the heat tools! I find that twisting my hair and clipping it over my head (I shower at night so I do this with damp hair) and sleeping like this gives me beautiful spiral curls/waves!
Alyssa -Feb 03, 2014, 10:38PM
I want to try no 'poo soooo bad! But I work in a high end hotel at the front desk and I don't think I could get away with the greasy look and the odor during the transition period. Sigh. In the meantime, I'm a total fan of Dr. Bronner's for shampoo and Argan oil as a conditioner. Good luck with the endeavor!

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