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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia!Read More

korin -Jul 08, 2014, 12:57PM
Just what i was looking for, I'm going away soon and keeping inner balance is always a challenge while traveling! Great post! :)
Luna -Jul 07, 2014, 9:23PM
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Each season brings with it a different climate, and I find myself switching up my beauty regime based on what’s going on outside. Read More

Arden -Aug 12, 2014, 2:00PM
Where is that small jar that the coconut oil is in from?
martha -Jul 11, 2014, 8:14AM
To reduce frizz i like to put some jojoba oil..it makes my hair soft.. :)

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This post comes from Summer Ashley and Sarah Kate of The Great Kosmic Kitchen!

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channa -Jul 19, 2014, 8:46PM
Does anyone know if the bigger shrubby st john work as well? It doevnt have the red bleeding thru the flowers like the smaller st john does ..?
M -Jul 05, 2014, 9:25PM
In agreement with previous comments, before recommending tinctures It is important that you do research, and take some responsibility by giving warning to your readers about possible complications and side effects. Although SJW is a relatively safe herb and effective for mild to moderate depression, it can also interfere with birth control and other medication, and should NEVER be taken alongside any other prescription anxiolytics, antidepressants, or antipsychotics as it can block plasma systems and render those drugs ineffective. Furthermore it has also been shown to trigger psychoses in vulnerable individuals on or off medication... So yea, herbs should be taken with the same seriousness of other drugs and the effects of SJW are well worth a little more of a warning than just the ol' "consult your doctor first."

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There was a time when I desperately wanted dreadlocks.Read More

Holly -Sep 16, 2015, 8:19PM
My hair and I will put what I want in it! If yr offended by a flippin hair accesory you seriously need to go out and have some real life experiences! You are spending way to much time reading blogs !!!!! Have fun play & don't judge
Melanie -Aug 23, 2015, 8:18PM
does anyone really believe that the "white women" featured in the catalog or on line are actually discriptive or in any way representative of everyday white woman?! I sure don't! I had dreads for a long time in my twenties. I did it as a rebuke of sociatal beauty standards AND b/c I actually think they are damn beautiful! I respect people of color and as a women I especially appreciate women of color. All this "cultural appropriation " is more divisive than educational. I agree that FP and all fashion/womens mags should diversify not only in the name of inclusion but b/c we are all missing out on the bauty black, asain, latino women can bring to the industry.... But realy, as a "dumb whit girl" , I don't feel represented either. I'm 5' and 130 lvs! I don't have porcelain skin, & I'm nearly 40!

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Beauty rituals: We all have some of our own. Read More

Amanda -Jan 22, 2015, 10:31PM
Dry brushing is a daily ritual in my house. I ABSOLUTELY love it! Living in Arizona I focus on my butt and it has helped my skin a dramatically after having my baby by tightening up my skin. I wish the brushes had a different handle for better ergonomics. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dahine-booty-brush
Sarah -Dec 22, 2014, 10:14AM
Just bought my brush- so excited to try out dry brushing for my skincare routine and super interested in the digestive benefits it may have! Thanks FP Sarah Cofounder En Bloom www.en-bloom.com

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Oral health is so important to our overall well-being – it’s believed that taking proper care of the mouth and gums can help prevent the development of certain issues with digestion, the heart, and other major organs.Read More

Brittany Ballard -Nov 05, 2014, 11:51PM
Took the words right out of my mouth, Bek! The trace amounts found in spring water are natural and good for us, while the high amounts of artificial sodium fluoride that is added to our water, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and many foods is dangerous. It is interesting that the dental assistant mentioned that the small amount in toothpaste wasn't enough to do anything....but in combination with the amount added to public drinking water, gum, all foods grown on a farm watered with public drinking water (especially grapes and many other water heavy fruits and veggies) etc, the amount becomes substantially higher. Fun fact: Hitler actually use to heavily fluoridate the water in concentration camps to pacify the masses he had contained in the camps :/ Also it has been proven that fluoride calcifies our pineal gland, which is also regarded by many spiritualities to be our "third eye", or our spiritual connection to all other life forms and spiritual planes/beings.
Bek -Oct 05, 2014, 7:38PM
Just to add my two cents about the fluoride... Those of you saying fluoride isn't dangerous are half right - calcium fluoride, the kind found naturally occurring in some plants, food etc. isn't dangerous to you. Sodium fluoride, on the other hand, is made as a byproduct of an industry (sorry, I can't remember which one now, but a quick google should tell you) and is absolutely dangerous and poisonous. Check your toothpaste packet - in some countries it is mandatory for them to have a poison warning if more than a pea sized amount is swallowed. The scary thing is, you don't need to swallow fluoride to absorb it. There is so much information out there about the dangers of fluoride, please educate yourselves on it because it's a really important issue. To the dental assistant who said it's not dangerous, I don't mean any offense and I'm just trying to help you take a critical look on what you've been taught for a second. Don't you think that the rich people who want a way to dispose of the waste from their industry would use their money and influence to ensure that it's taught in universities (or tafe, or wherever you've studied - if you have to study to be a dental assistant? Sorry, I'm not sure of the process) that fluoride is beneficial? There have been many instances in history where the most learned people thought something was good for you or the way things were (ie. scientific racism, the world is flat, etc. etc.). There was an article recently published in the Lancet (a very highly regarded medical journal) that classified fluoride as a neurotoxin. Take some time to research all aspects of this argument because there is a lot of misinformation put out there by people who have the money and power to make their voice the one that's heard. Food for thought anyway. :)

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We hear it all the time, or we say it ourselves: “Does anyone have an Advil?” It seems that headaches plague too many of us these days. Late nights, computer screens, stress, a stuffy nose – they are all factors that can contribute, but taking a processed remedy isn’t necessarily the best way to deal with it. All around us, nature grows healing herbs that can help alleviate the pain.Read More

Sandra Manay -Jan 20, 2016, 6:05PM
I love using essential oils as a natural cure for headaches and also for relaxation purposes. I also love using palo santo, you would love it =) www.lunasundara.com
dealnity -Oct 13, 2015, 1:10AM

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Our new blog intern, Madisyn, was the inspiration behind this post.Read More

Graciela -Sep 18, 2014, 3:37AM
Thank you share, I love the hair style, I think I will buy the hair weft from www.lokshair.com to make the these hair style
Gemy Vinson -Aug 22, 2014, 11:04AM
Love it! So many that want short hair for the convenience then feel like they are stuck in a rut and cannot make their look different! This proves that theory wrong!

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I love nothing more than long days spent outdoors. Summer is almost here, and I can’t wait to start spending weekends at the shore.  Read More

Denisa -Jun 26, 2014, 4:56AM
This is awesome! I am impressed by the size of aloe you are holding on that picture! In England i haven't come through such a big aloe or aloe vera leaves sale at all...I'm well jealous! When my aloe grows a little more i shall definitely make this...thanks :P
Briena -Jun 12, 2014, 9:54PM
This is the best! Super excited to try making these. Something I just learned also... if you don't have aloe handy, try wetting a rag and sprinkling it with a heavy dose of baking soda. Put that straight onto the burn. Somehow it helps soak up some of the heat and really helps to reduce the sting. http://seniorpictures.sashphotography.com

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Some of my favorite homemade beauty products are the ones that are the easiest to make.Read More

Valeria -Sep 24, 2014, 8:47PM
As a chilean, I'm so proud of seeing this ancient homemade remedy for tired and dull skin :) is one of my favorites! I use rice flour for better results with acne skin marks.
-Jul 06, 2014, 9:43AM
I suppose you could use blueberries as well??

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on May 7th, but this all natural beauty DIY is too good not to share again!Read More

Missy girl -Dec 14, 2015, 7:40AM
Ingredients in the recipe make me surprise, like Coconut oil, arrowroot flour, baking soda, and essential oil. Coconut oil is good but can we use any other oil instead of this? Secondly baking soda , I have heard that it can create etching. So What would you suggest instead of these 2 ingredients?
Svea -Nov 03, 2015, 3:15PM
I love to make my own Deo, it´s effektive and a whole lot better for your skin. Thank´s for this tutorial ,I always like to try new variations! I have a german tutorial on my blog for a spray and solid deo. I wish that more people would try to make their own ...

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Greensgrow is one of Philadelphia’s longstanding gems. An urban farm nestled in-between the city’s Fishtown and Kensington neighborhoods, it’s a place that has influenced a growing sustainably minded community over the last twenty years. Today, people from across the city flock to the farm in order to shop local organic foods, to find plants and tools needed for their organic garden, to make friends, and to learn at one of the farm’s many workshops.Read More

Kimberly -Dec 13, 2015, 3:53AM
This is too amazing! I want to learn more about this and try it at home! I've tried to make lavender oil once with olive oil and that was a major fail but I still want to try again and make medicinal salves and whatnot. Thanks for sharing, loving the site!
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