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

Veronica -Feb 21, 2014, 11:19PM
where do you suggest purchasing essential oils?
renae -Feb 21, 2014, 9:13PM
Can't wait to try this, i have some fresh lavender sitting in the garden waiting for me to treat myself with it :) yay i love steam facials http://happyhealthytips.weebly.com/

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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 »

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! :)
Beka -Feb 17, 2014, 1:05PM
I take olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, & evening primrose oil everyday to help with my allergies & rosacea. It works wonders!

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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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roseanne -Jun 14, 2014, 1:21AM
I love african black soap!! It makes my skin feel so good. I use the kind that comes in a jar and looks like dirt. I just scoop some out put a drop of water with it and scrubby skin and face. I am looking at shampooing my hair with it. I think this has made my skin much softer.
Abdalla smith -May 29, 2014, 5:56AM
Hi Admin, yes, indeed! African black soap is an amazing gift of nature. Black soap lotion is also works very well especially for dry skin. I have been using this soap for years and my skin looks fresh and problem free.

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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 -Jun 19, 2014, 3:26PM
You can also add some cocoa powder and/or cinnamon to the arrowroot flour for darker hair :)
Michelle -Jun 12, 2014, 12:59AM
Your hair looks beautiful, i'm using Best shampoo in the world according to the top ten shampoos list but still my hair start's look dry and dead, Thankyou for sharing your experience I will try this.

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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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Sally -Jun 28, 2014, 3:11PM
I have to give this a go, do you think it will be ok to use on mature dreadlocks?
ariana -Mar 29, 2014, 12:24AM
can you substitute the vegetable glycerin with sweet almond oil?

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Red lipstick is a lot of things. It’s classic, it’s sexy, it’s sultry, it’s pretty, it’s provocative. It draws attention, yet at the same time, leaves something to the imagination… It has an air of mystery about it. We have tons of girls at the office who do the red lip so well, so I decided to take a walk around and see who I could capture in their signature shade. Read more »

Sara -Feb 02, 2014, 1:22PM
Shame, shame!! Maybelline and Revlon test on animals!
Flourish Design Co. -Feb 01, 2014, 1:24PM
Ohhh all those girls are rockin the red lips! Perfect shades for each gal! www.etsy.com/shop/flourishdesignco

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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 »

Lisa -Jul 04, 2014, 3:55PM
Lush isn't a "natural" alternative to shampoo. Lush shampoo bars contain the exact same synthetic ingredients as liquid shampoo. The physical form is just different. (Unlike natural bar soap, which really is different from synthetic liquid soaps.) True, Lush shampoo bars are environmentally friendlier than liquid shampoo in terms of not having plastic bottles to discard, and the solid bar is convenient. But it isn't "natural".
Nina -Feb 14, 2014, 10:45AM
Hey girl, love reading this hair journey. I just wanted to let you know that even though Lush products are "homemade" they still contain ingredients like Sodium Laureth Sulfate which as you know is not natural. I use a brand called John Masters Organics detangler and farmers market goat milk bar soap as shampoo(any mild truly homemade bar soap works well) and then I only wash my hair every three days:) I also mix raw cocoa in with my arrowroot powder for my light brown hair:) - peace, love and oxytocin Nina

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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 »

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!
Alexandra -Feb 01, 2014, 8:55AM
Totally gonna try this out this weekend! I've been wanting an all natural, organic way of washing my hair! Check out my blog for lifestyle, fashion, travel, and skincare: http://fashnative.wordpress.com/

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Whenever I browse through Pinterest, I find myself always stopping and staring at images of spices. Read more »

Milka -Jan 22, 2014, 4:03PM
I love spices! My favorite tea is Chai just because of all the spices it has. When I cook I use tons of spices and have perfected it to a blend that has many of my favorites. White pepper, cumin, cardamon, paprika, ginger, fennel, all spice, cinnamon, yellow curry, nutmeg and sea salt. It gives a very savory flavor to foods. I always try to incorporate and experiment with new spices so I have to try turmeric now.
Alex -Jan 22, 2014, 1:38AM
Beautiful images, I will try having some cumin before bed tonight! xx https://www.etsy.com/shop/MasonJarLover?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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Post image for How To Remove Wrinkles Without An Iron

Wrinkle emergencies. We’ve all had them. Maybe you’re traveling and your suitcase didn’t quite keep the fabric of your dress as smooth as you’d hoped… but there’s no iron at the place you’re staying.

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luxury steam showers -Jun 20, 2014, 10:06PM
Love this fabulous site, excellent stuff here, would have been a tiny bit sceptical in regards to getting a steam shower system for our home however, the info here sorted my mind out, fantastic many thanks
steam shower sale -Mar 31, 2014, 3:54PM
Was initially in actual fact searching for just a typical shower enclosures during which I stubled onto this page, did not even know there was such a thing as a 'steam shower enclosure', wow, may just have to buy one

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