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Update: This post originally ran February 10th, 2014, but we wanted to bring it back to get your cheeks all rosy for spring!

Making your own natural makeup is a beautiful way to feel good about what you’re putting on your skin, and this recipe only has a few ingredients.

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Lila -Aug 08, 2014, 9:26AM
I made my own makeup with beet root, arrowroot, cacao powder and cinnamon, but these ingredients triggered a candida attack in me. I am very, very sensitive to candida, and my health is not goodI am looking to replace the beet root powder with something non sweet, but I have no idea what to use. Also, I am looking for a replacement for the cacao powder, since the cacao irritates my skin, but I dont know what to replace it with. Ideally the ingredient is healthier than cacao, and does not irritate. The make up I made looked good, but I so very much wish to find make up that works for me, without making me ill. All help is very much appreciated.
Judy -Jul 07, 2014, 7:55PM
Thank you so much for this blog. I need blush for doll making and this is perfect. I make so many different colors of skin tones ...depending on colors of fabric I find. I also make ethnic dolls so the darker colors will help with that. Also, I'm of the age that I don't want bright colors on my cheeks so I can make the lighter colors with the arrowroot. Again...thank you.

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April -Aug 24, 2014, 12:46AM
I tried this recipe out, just to let everyone know, and here is what I have to say: First, it isn't very pigmented AT ALL. It gives a very subtle natural color on the lid, which is fine, but I was hoping for a little more color. I even tried adding more turmeric powder, but it didn't seem to do the trick. Second, I actually did get a little in my eye on accident while applying it. I can assure you that it didn't hurt at all, for the people who were wondering if it stings or anything like that, it doesn't. Overall, I enjoyed making it, but I'm not sure it's something I will use on a regular basis because of the lack of pigment. I may try it as a bronzer instead...
Jeanette -Apr 22, 2014, 5:33PM
Are you sure of the safety of these ingredients on the eye lids? Being a pharmacist, I know from my training and dealing with natural products, that the eyelids are very thin and can absorb ingredients through the lid. Also, is there any information on what happens if any of these ingredients get in your eye? Just because it is natural, does not mean it's safe for the eye area.

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One to make as soon as you wake… to take with the sun and breathe life into your day. The other to sip by the side of the moon… relaxing the soul and preparing the body for a night filled with restful dreams. Read more »

Google -Sep 16, 2014, 8:38PM
Sooner or later, Google will find all new spam methods. This will allow you to answer only those calls that come in on your forwarded toll free number and route other calls to different locations. But it seems Memorial Day wasn't important enough to Google.
Libby -Aug 26, 2014, 10:43PM
Is it suppose to be ashwaganda? Because I'm only finding things for ashwagandha, and I don't know if they're the same thing

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We all know that girl... Or at least have watched her, half dumbfounded, half in awe, as she glides across the streets with that perfectly imperfect mane. Read more »

Sidney Marie -May 14, 2014, 8:14PM
Does anyone know the name of the model in this video? she's beautiful
Hans Peterson -Apr 25, 2014, 12:29PM
Great Post. I see a lot of comments about how this look turns out just plain messy instead. I like to use keratin based products to avoid Bed-Head hair from looking too messy. It helps to keep my hair without frizz.

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on February 4th but wanted to share this useful beauty tip again! Read more »

Dedee -Sep 24, 2014, 7:23AM
A friend's dental hygienist noticed her teeth are whiter & asked what she's been doing. Oil pulling. I tried it & after several months, 3 people said my teeth are whiter. Even if Listerine works to kill germs, it doesn't whiten your teeth. And bleaching is hard on the enamel. People who rinse with salt water afterwards get the benefit of killing germs. I use Sunflower oil. I could only do 2 minutes when I first started. Figured out you don't have to use a whole tablespoon; just use whatever sits comfortably in your mouth (I have a small mouth!).
Mona -Sep 06, 2014, 10:02AM
Just bought my first jar of coconut oil and i'm going to try it tomorrow. After you used it Brigitte.. when do you have your breakfast? Or when do you brush your teeth?

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Rachelle -Apr 08, 2014, 3:25AM
I love henna. I have tried Surya, and, while it is not completely harmless or natural, it is certainly preferable (IMO) to many of the commercial stuff you can buy. You can buy a lot of powdered henna online. I've tried Lush henna and it was okay. I got some from Mountain Rose Herbs that I liked, and I also bought some from Amazon. It is VERY cheap and does a great job of covering grey hair. I've never seen a chemical dye color hair as beautifully as henna does. However, like others have said, you can't really go lighter with it. It also smells, kind of like hay or spinach (I think) but that dissipates. I like to use oil with henna on my hair, then it is like a deep-conditioning treatment. I've also used cocoa powder and coffee to color my hair...be warned that the hair will smell like either chocolate or coffee afterwards. :-) Cocoa powder made it a beautiful color but it didn't last long.
Gaby -Mar 14, 2014, 8:33AM
Agree with Jess. Been using Surya for years now, even living in Sweden -whenever friends or family from Uruguay visit me, they bring me loads of packets for storing.

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Winter is such a tough culprit on our skin. From the cracks and flakes to the itchy dryness, it’s hard to transition into these next few months of sunshine. Read more »

Juliette Laura -Mar 08, 2014, 3:49PM
Lovely tips! So excited for winter to end! http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
Patti -Mar 08, 2014, 12:37PM
Steam has done wonderful things for my face. I splurged and bought the Dr. Dennis Gross facial steamer. I love it! It was definitely worth the $. It allows me to lay down and have the steamer steam my face – very relaxing.

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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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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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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 »

Nova -Aug 26, 2014, 12:47AM
Hi,I love this post,I have been into natural products for a while now and I stay on the search for products that are good for the environment.If anyone out there is interested in products that are environmentally safe for your body ,home,hair,ingestion,or anything else you can think of feel free to send me a message that u want to know about more natural products.You can reach me at gogreenforvitality@gmail.com. Thanks
Emily -Jun 23, 2014, 1:45AM
I love me some natural products but remember......you still are using chemical filled products. Everything is made up of chemicals even the most natural and simple products. Also natural does not automatically mean safer. Think of poison ivy, hemlock, arsenic, asbestos, lead, snake venom, mercury, etc....these are all perfectly natural substances but also pretty dangerous. And some synthetic substances are virtually non-toxic. So natural does not automatically mean safer and better and synthetic does not automatically mean unsafe or bad. To say otherwise is the naturalistic fallacy. And another thing to keep in mind is that the dose makes the poison for substances. Something **may** have certain bad effects at a certain level....but there can be levels where the substance is completely harmless; this can be true for both synthetic and natural substances. This whole 'dose makes the poison' thing is toxicology 101 and applicable to things as innocuous as water!

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

Livia -Sep 21, 2014, 8:19AM
I love the pictures from this post! I also wrote an article debunking common facial steaming myths. I'd love to hear your opinion about it http://www.oilyskinblog.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-herbal-face-steaming-for-oily-skin/
Veronica -Feb 21, 2014, 11:19PM
where do you suggest purchasing essential oils?

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