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The smell of coffee is such a favorite of mine that some nights I fall asleep already anticipating the ritual of brewing the following morning’s cup. Read more »

Wayfaring Wyble -May 06, 2015, 10:13AM
Such a great idea. Thanks, Julie. I've read that coconut oil and shea butter can clog pores though so I may substitute for jojoba. wayfaringwybles.com
Claire -Apr 05, 2015, 9:49PM
Love these pretty body bars! It's good to see that coffee can be used in so many ways not just drinking it. I will give these a try and give them to my girlfriends as a gift with some coffee beans

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I always kind of just assumed that clean water was clean water. Read more »

Wendy -Mar 31, 2015, 12:53AM
I use a ro filter to purify water. Such a ro system can effectively remove heavy metals. http://wisemommy.net/best-reverse-osmosis-system-reviews/
Hannah -Mar 22, 2015, 5:51PM
You may also want to consider getting an Aquasana water filter, they have RO systems as well but their main filter which is a carbon filter takes out all of the heavy metals and leaves in healthy minerals. I only suggest this because if you're only drinking RO water and no vitamins to balance the loss of minerals the system takes out of your water you can develop mineral deficiencies which is also very unhealthy. Price wise these filters are great and the quality is amazing! (I really love my shower filter and have seen amazing differences in the health of my skin and hair as well now that I'm not showering in chlorinated water) But if you're in the market for an awesome water filter you should definitely consider them! http://www.aquasana.com

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When I first entered the world of natural beauty, I was not prepared to give up my perfume. Nope. Read more »

Arabian Attar -May 20, 2015, 9:25PM
The search for a reputable Indian attar manufacturer ends here. Eternal fragrances that charm the senses to the heights of dreams have decorated the life of past generations. www.kazimafragrance.com
Samantha -Apr 01, 2015, 3:46PM
Check out Acorns and Alchemy on Etsy! She makes such an array of perfume oil! My Favorite is Tea and Bones, smells exactly like my Favorite perfume from Tokyo milk!

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“Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain, or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — John Muir Read more »

jamie -Feb 20, 2015, 7:06PM
Favorite pastimes: hiking and daydreaming about hiking! Definitely feel lucky to live in gorgeous Washington state where the mountain and seaside hikes are plentiful. ---Thank you for the beautiful photos from the trail!
Madison -Feb 19, 2015, 10:03PM
hiking brings me so much closer to myself and to nature…it definitely makes me feel amazing. I'm always on the treadmill and i get sick of it sometimes, so when i rediscover the beauty of being outside it makes me feel so energized and alive!! lovemadisonbailee.blogspot.com

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Putting in a lot of hours on the road can be taxing on the body and the mind. Read more »

Alexa -Feb 17, 2015, 2:14PM
I can't be on the road without bringing my favorite pillow from home to keep myself comfortable.However, I do need to eat better while on the road.
Anastasia -Feb 14, 2015, 11:33AM
This is an awesome find. I have a three-day moving trip coming up this summer to plan. What foods to bring, if we are driving a U-Haul and a car or just a U-Haul, what roads we will take, etc. When I travel, I am normally in the passenger's seat. The first several hours I have to sleep or I get car sick. Otherwise, my husband and I love to sing songs together. We practice harmonies, creating our own songs, or putting new lyrics to a favorite melody. One time we got 127 ants that go marching... that was a fun drive. I tend to avoid electronics on a drive unless. It's a radio. Even then, it's often nicer to have the radio off than on.

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Post image for NYC Natural Beauty Spot: Savor Spa

A spa day is something that each one of us truly deserves. Read more »

Rosalie -Feb 06, 2015, 3:07AM
Wow this is my dream and she beat me to it! I guess there will just be a little competition! It looks beautiful though :) and I love these features!
Julie -Feb 05, 2015, 10:36PM
Great post! I've been making a lot of my own beauty products lately and I love knowing exactly what is going on my sensitive skin. Julie // Northern Rustication

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Post image for Easy Hair Trick: How to Fake A Fishtail Braid

I may have discovered one of the best little hair tricks out there right now.
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kalyn -May 24, 2015, 1:22PM
This is easy yet the outcome is so beautiful! Gonna try this today :) Thanks for sharing!
Hysa -Feb 04, 2015, 3:36PM
Does anyone know if the top or dress whatever it is in the picture is still available? Thanks!! (:

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Post image for Five Things I’ve Learned on My Wellness Reboot Journey… So Far

January has been a month of firsts for me.

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Amanda -Jan 27, 2015, 10:59AM
I have been eating raw for 6 months now. For me some of the bloating seemed to be an initial reaction that occurred due to the change and my body cleansing a bit. The only time I feel bloated on the diet now is if I overdo it with cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, etc.). This is where fruit helps out. Just a tip from my experience. If you are looking for more raw recipes check out my blog! www.radiatetheday.blogspot.com
fp joanna -Jan 24, 2015, 8:42PM
Hi Maddie! Why yes, yes I did. I added overnight oats to my daily diet and that seemed to help a little. However, after the two weeks of raw food, I added quinoa and black beans. I also started steaming my spinach and kale which made it easier to digest, for me. Everyone reacts differently -- I'm so happy that you found a plan that works for you and that you are feeling great! xx

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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @free peopleaustralia!
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Joyce -Jan 23, 2015, 12:11PM
I'm going to post my blog post on my travels to the Virgin Islands later today! Just started my blog hope you all like it ! Follow me on Instagram and I'll follow back! @hippie_gal13 or visit me here: www.hippiegal13.wordpress.com xoxo
Em (@EmThoseknots) -Jan 17, 2015, 8:14PM
I love the sun artwork! http://thoseknots.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/quote-of-week.html

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One of the reasons I love natural beauty products so much is that they’re so simple. Read more »

Wendy Gillan -Apr 30, 2015, 1:42AM
Rose water as toner for dry skin and coconut oil is the best and natural make up remover. And inexpensive eye makeup remover and also coat and strengthen lashes.
BrianR -Mar 06, 2015, 4:42PM
Great suggestions! I especially liked your mention of tea tree oil for acne. It most definitley works. I also really liked your pictures...great work!

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I’ve always been a firm believer in embracing bushy eyebrows. Read more »

Bri -Jan 15, 2015, 1:41PM
My eyebrows suck, and not in an unruly but cool/natural way; the so thin you can barely notice them way, but using the powder to fill them will help I think. Request** Can you write about your new pup!? I have the same breed and they are just perfect! Hopefully soon (:
Ayu -Jan 14, 2015, 10:47AM
Natural beauty. My brows are on the thicker side as well and I love embracing them!

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Post image for Our Top 5 Tips & Tricks for Rebooting Your Wellness

I’ve always had somewhat of a healthy lifestyle. I grew up playing sports and staying active has been a constant priority in my life, however, lately I’ve noticed subtle yet significant changes in my daily routine. Read more »

isha -Apr 20, 2015, 2:27AM
Very nice tips.. i follow these tips regularly and become heaitly.
Deirdre Curry -Apr 05, 2015, 7:57PM
I normally don't share when it comes to posts, but this one hit me hard and I couldn't pass up commenting. I am a sophomore in College and freshman year I was diagnosed with mono.. horrible ik, but just wait.. this caused to me to have an upset stomach constantly, making me sick almost every day. A whole year later I found out I had ulcers. During this time I had cut out dairy from my diet, as it seemed to only make me feel worse. I then proceeded to become a vegan, after reading about how good it was for the body. I thought if anything could make me better I would try it. I have now been taking medication for months now and seem to be getting better, I still cannot have acidic things, such as coffee and alcohol as you have mentioned. Giving up caffeine and alcohol while away at college has been super tough for me, but it just goes to show what our bodies can and cannot take. I will continue to be vegan, eating raw, whole foods and exercising and practicing yoga. We should be as kind to our bodies as they are to us.

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