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UPDATE: This post originally ran on January 22nd, but we wanted to share it again as we look towards spring and hair styles for festival season!Read More

k -Mar 02, 2014, 2:26PM
I love this look & tutorial, but layered hair makes braids an impossibility. Anyone have any tips for this?
B. -Mar 01, 2014, 5:42PM
This looks so nice. I have to wait for years until i can probably be able to do this hairdo. Breathe Me www.breatheme101.blogspot.com

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Post image for Cold Remedy: Healing Ginger Tea

This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.Read More

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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Post image for The Key To Going All Natural

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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Post image for Scents We’re Loving For Spring

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

veronica -Jul 19, 2015, 5:39PM
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veronica -Jul 19, 2015, 5:38PM
I luv herbal facial steams I make for myself but going to start making to sell with my mud mask

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Post image for The Healing Power Of Olive Leaf

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

Rusty Dimmick -Jun 01, 2015, 9:02PM
Love this stuff has helped clear fingers and toes up from fungus in just two weeks
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.

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Post image for Strawberry Beauty Tips

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

Iffat -Nov 30, 2015, 12:03PM
Can I use coconut milk as a substitute for coconut oil in the hair mask ?
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

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Post image for The New Healer, African Black Soap

This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.Read More

Charina -Jan 14, 2016, 10:51AM
I was gifted ABS as a child by my neighbor. She claimed that she felt terrible as she always saw me stanidng scratching my skin. My neighbor is a gift sent from the most High- the soap healed my skin. 14 years later, i am reunited with ABS as I moved abroad at 13 I was unaware of where to find. Thank GOODNESS for the internet aye? I love this soap, it really accelerates the healing process of my eczema prone skin. I recommend this soap to ANY and EVERYONE. I too, buy the TRADITIONAL ABS that is brown in colour and quite crumbling.
Samara -Oct 27, 2015, 12:21PM
I love using African Black Soap. However, the soap pictured above is not authentic black soap. Black soap has a brownish color; it is not black. Try Alaffia. It is sold in health food stores and Target.

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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

Lindsey -Feb 11, 2016, 6:29PM
Also- did you dilute your castile soap? Ive heard some people do a "1 tbl to 2 cups water"?
Lindsey -Feb 11, 2016, 6:24PM
Hey there! So I just wanted to clarify (as Im going to try your combination!) you would use castile soap and avocado oil every day unless you felt it didnt need it, correct? Im pertrified to not "wash" my hair everyday so I just wanted to clarify before I start and then dont follow it correctly and THEN give up. Thanks!!

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Post image for DIY Natural Moisturizing Skin And Hair Mist

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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Child Care Courses -Feb 10, 2016, 11:39AM
Awesome beauty recipe. Just awesome
pool penny -Feb 05, 2015, 1:01AM
I really like your homemade beauty so much

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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

jack -Nov 21, 2015, 8:01PM
I washed my hair with baking soda and it destroyed my hair. Its been thinning for 8 months and has never stopped. I also get frequent almost buzzed hair cuts every 2-3 weeks.
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.

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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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