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There was a time when I desperately wanted dreadlocks. Read more »

Anonymous -Sep 10, 2014, 4:17PM
Dreads are not limited to certain cultures. Period. Yes, they are linked to specific cultures, but that doesn't mean they are exclusive to them. I've seen people of all sorts of ethnicities, backgrounds, lifestyles with real dreadlocks. Are they being disrepectful? It's a hairstyle. No different than braiding your hair. Furthermore, I can guarantee most people will have an article of clothing or accessory that they already own that has been inspired by another culture, lifestyle, etc. that you may not even be aware of. That is what fashion often pulls from; It's not as though Free People is alone in that. Instead of taking offense to such things we should embrace the idea of exploring other cultures and being your own person. This is not a disrespectful product at all.
Anonymous -Aug 24, 2014, 9:23PM
Free People...so sad...I worked for Free People and when I started I had a headful of long natural dreads. Guess what I was told??? That it wasn't brand appropriate. Well, leave it to Free People to get behind it now that dreads are trendy and cool. Free People sells an image, nothing more. It's sad, but it's the truth. I love the clothes just as much as the next person, but remember what you're buying into next time you purchase their overpriced product.

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

karina -Aug 26, 2014, 9:59AM
dry brushing is my new favorite thing!!! i hate it when i am in a hurry and can't do it before i shower. xox
Nancy -Jul 01, 2014, 8:39PM
Where i can buy it?

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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 »

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. :)
Allena -Sep 10, 2014, 3:02AM
it is very nice post.you provide us very informative and useful post about mouth care.i feel very happy to read stuff material.keep sharing.

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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 »

Priyanka Minhas -Jun 18, 2014, 3:11AM
These remedies helps you to relax and gives a soothing effect on your boday. Natural remedies like this helps you to cure your problems like headache, migraine etc. To know more about natural remedies connect with our experts at www.helpmepapa.com
Erin -Jun 14, 2014, 10:38AM
Love this! If you want to avoid pill poppin' I'd also suggest looking into some yoga poses and stretches that open up the shoulders and neck. Hare pose is my headache miracle worker :)

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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 »

Allie -Sep 26, 2014, 6:42PM
Is there anything you can add for sensitive skin? i love this recipe but at first it made my skin really red and irritated, then my skin started to peel like it actually got burned.... any suggestions? also i keep this mixture in a bowl but i notice it melts sometimes... has anyone tried actually keeping it in a roll up deodorant stick? I don't mind the application without it but i want to make some for friends..
Leigh -Sep 01, 2014, 2:44AM
Hi Brigette My niece has got me hooked on Lavilin, www.lavilin.com All-natural and lasts for what seems like forever! I'm wondering if you've tried it? Leigh

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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 »

Kristin -Jun 10, 2014, 4:09PM
Thanks so much for joining me at the workshop Naomi, it was a pleasure meeting you! I had a great time teaching this class and would love for you to join me for the next one. There are so many great ways to incorporate herbs in to our daily lives - they are truly wonderful. Warmest wishes!
bella -Jun 09, 2014, 9:45AM
amazing i love it

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It feels like summer is already here in Philly.  Read more »

Cindy -Sep 13, 2014, 2:05PM
Hi! Love the homemade shampoo. A few years ago I was buying something similar to your sea spray but the company stopped making it. Will definitely have to save that recipe for next summer! :) Thanks! www.chamuelproducts.com
Natural Essence -Sep 07, 2014, 7:09PM
100% Raw Batana Oil for your hair available. No mixture Please contact me for more details or see our facebook page for before and after pictures and info on this oil that is loaded with fatty acids and excellent for your hair. fb page name: Natural Essence: Batana - Miracle Oil

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When it comes to that dreaded little plant we know as poison ivy, the best advice I can give you is to just straight up stay away.

But sometimes that just isn’t in the cards. The warmth of the season has us outdoors at every possible moment, wandering and exploring every crevice of our world. And sometimes… those crevices happen to be filled with poison ivy – even if we don’t know it. Read more »

Alvey -Jul 31, 2014, 9:42AM
Sweet Fern has been used here in Maine for over 300 years to cure rashes caused by poison ivy oak and sumac. A strong infusion of tea applied to the rash stops itching on contact, stops oozing and dries the rash within a few days. A web search of "SWEET FERN" will tell you how to find it in the wild or on line or go to www.sweetreliefforpoisonivy.com.
Chelsea -Jul 14, 2014, 10:10PM
Jewel weed is the natural cure to poison ivy and grows near the plant or in wet usually shaded areas.

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 24th but with the holiday weekend and more time spent outdoors, we wanted to share it again! Read more »

Crystal P -Sep 08, 2014, 10:57PM
I think you're supposed to let the cinnamon dissolve. Having steeped the chamomile the water SHOULD be hot enough to do so. I am also wondering if a hair drier can be used instead of the sun since it's getting cooler here and not much time is spent outdoors.
Katherine -Sep 02, 2014, 4:25PM
Hi, Thank you for this post. I have been doing some (or a lot by now) research on highlighting hair naturally and found many different ways to do so: using lemon with distilled water, using honey + cinnamon, or chamomile + water, and I was wondering if I could put all of these ingredients together to make a more potent version without damaging the hair and whether it would work (not decrease the effect by putting them together)... so I decided to google it to be sure and came across your blog! Thanks for posting it :) I've also read people who use olive oil to help during the process to moisture the hair.. Good to see coconut oil also works. Furthermore, there are a lot of people who have also used Hydrogen Peroxide for highlights, but I don't recommend that nor think that would be wise unless you REALLY want to bleach your hair, but if you wish to do so then you might as just well go to the salon and do it professionally (or buy a DIY kit) over damaging your own hair unknowingly..

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