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It’s true: I eat fossils every day.

I know you’re thinking, “Brigette. Girl. What are you talking about.” Allow me to introduce you to a little gold mine known as diatomaceous earth. Read more »

John Smith -Mar 13, 2015, 4:49AM
This shiiie is cray cray. I really recommend you talk to your general practitioner or a food nutritionist about this before taking advice off a homeopathy website. I think medically trained staff will give you a far more informed opinion.
Becky -Mar 07, 2015, 10:50AM
I have been researching this product for the many uses promoted, but focusing on human ingestion for stated benefits. After reading many articles and educating myself, I mentioned it to my primary doctor during a visit when osteoporosis was the topic of discussion. He was explaining my options, some oral supplement that could irritate my stomach and flare up my ulcer versus an IV infusion, which also can have some negative side effects. He mentioned the options would only support the minimization of the ongoing condition, as the studies have not shown that any of the treatment options for osteoporosis have repaired, increased or assisted with the regrowth of bone mass. With pharmaceutical drugs, the physician / drug company, always list the adverse side effects (some can be pretty scary), but then support you taking it because the risk of taking it is not as great a risk of not taking it. That type of option has never been comforting to me. I mentioned DE to my physician as an option for supporting the minimization of the condition, he said he has heard of it, has no concerns with me ingesting it, but has not seen any studies that support its claims. It was comforting to me that he saw no reason that I should not try it. He did say that it contained a high content of valuable minerals. I might add that DE has been used in many of the food products we have been ingesting for years..... see the FDA articles below. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fcn/fcnDetailNavigation.cfm?rpt=scogslisting&id=104 http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/GRAS/SCOGS/ucm261274.htm below is a study by an Ray Sahelian, M.D. *note: calcined diatomaceous earth is for filtration purposes, and is NOT food grade DE. http://www.raysahelian.com/diatomaceousearth.html http://www.raysahelian.com/bio.html

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When it comes to our everyday beauty routines, the simpler the better. Read more »

Mariuca from NNUMM -Aug 31, 2014, 12:34PM
it seems very obvious to iron with a flat iron but I'd never thought about it, it's brilliant!
dani -Aug 26, 2014, 2:57AM
Coconut oil is my #1 go to; It's my body moisturizer, my facial moisturizer, my makeup remover (seriously! it works wonders!).... I don't even wear any foundation or powder makeup anymore, and I get compliments on my skin all the time. It's nature's miracle! <3 dani http://blog.shopdisowned.com

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I have very long hair, and I suffer from tangled locks a lot more than not. But no matter what length your hair is, chances are you often encounter annoying tangles. Taking a brush to them sometimes won’t even do the trick, so that’s when you bring in a reinforcement– hair detangler. Read more »

Osk -Mar 15, 2015, 5:30PM
And make sure its sustainable Palm oil! For more info check out the Oranguran Project. All good being natural.. But look where you are getting your ingredients. :) thanks
Syl -Feb 22, 2015, 11:15AM
Don't normally post, but this made me a little angry. Tried it, spent $ on good ingredients, didn't work at all! Maybe too much water in your recipe? I may try it straight, without water; perhaps my hair is just very dry :(. Truly felt just as dry and tangly after applying, If not more!

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We talk a lot about oils here on the Free People blog, and for good reason – they’re amazing for both your external and internal health. Personally, I’m a fan of coconut oil: I cook with it, slather it on my skin, rub it into the ends of my hair, and even add it to my coffee and tea. Read more »

em -Sep 19, 2014, 12:43AM
I don't know one person who actually likes coconut oil in their hair…. it leaves grease spots every time i've tried but if anyone knows how to prevent this i would loooove to know!!!
Natalie -Sep 15, 2014, 9:22AM
Love how you guys always have natural homemade product recipes, however I'm allergic to coconut oil. Do you have any shampoo/conditioner/body product recipies that don't contain coconut oil?

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The moody, slate-grey days of fall aren’t too far off, lying just beyond the horizon. I’ll be sad to leave this sun-soaked summer behind, but will also be welcoming those cozy, grey afternoons with open arms. Read more »

Maggie -Sep 04, 2014, 7:36AM
Love it! But where are the rings from??? They are lovely!
teddy -Aug 24, 2014, 7:55PM
Just wondering what you use for your photo editing, your pictures are amazing! :) Thanks!

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My hair has a mind of it’s own. It’s long, thick, and kind of just does whatever it wants to. Read more »

awesome hair -Jan 11, 2015, 12:26AM
thank u
Clara -Oct 17, 2014, 8:45PM
Do I apply this on the roots of hair too? Because I'd assume that'd just make my hair greasy and weigh it down

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I’m not always successful at getting enough rest at night. Read more »

Tashina -Sep 17, 2014, 11:09AM
Thank you so much for suggesting my site, Bethany! <3
Bethany -Aug 22, 2014, 2:11PM
Hi Fp community! Tarte high performance naturals, ( my favorite brand!) is vegan, cruelty free , all products are free of parabens • mineral oil • phthalates • triclosan • sodium lauryl sulfate • gluten Urban decay- cruelty free Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - vegan and cruelty free Nyx is cruelty free and inexpensive Eco-tools- cruelty free makeup brushes, hair brushes, false lashes and inexpensive Here is also a website that I found pretty informative when I made the swtich a few years ago http://www.logicalharmony.net/cruelty-free-vegan-brand-list/#axzz3B99tOsJ6

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Striking, classic, and sexy. The cat eye is one of those looks that will never go out of style, and has the ability to completely transform your look with a simple swipe.  Read more »

Julie -Aug 31, 2014, 10:29AM
fp julia -July 30, 2014, 4:48PM The black dress will be available next month – keep an eye out, it’s called the “All That Talk Dress”! Source: Beauty Tutorial: 4 Ways To Wear The Cat Eye http://blog.freepeople.com/2014/07/beauty-tutorial-cat-eye/#ixzz3Byt1O7Oz Hello fp julia, do you have any updates on this dress? No sign of it yet. Thanks!
Fiercely Demure -Jul 31, 2014, 7:53PM
I needed to see this...just the right inspiration :) Thanks!! xoxo http://fiercelydemure.blogspot.com/

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At the beginning of this year I made a resolution: By 2015 all of my makeup would be as organic and natural as possible (I’m just not ready to make my own quite yet) and cruelty free. Read more »

Maya -Apr 26, 2015, 9:17PM
Try Dr. Hauschka's Volumizing Mascara or Lush's "eyes right" mascara! The Dr. Hauschka one is a bit pricey, but it is amazing! The lush one is great because it has organic wheatgrass in it to help with growth of the eyelashes. I tend to use these two in conjunction with eachother because I love the growth benefits of the Lush mascara, but I need the length benefits of the Dr. Hauschka mascara
Natuurlijke Huidverzorging -Aug 18, 2014, 8:35AM
Thanks for sharing your insights! Natural skin products are difficult to come by and the different brands are hard to choose from. This makes my choice for the best organic products a little easier...

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Oils have become a major part of my daily beauty routine. Almost every single product I use contains at least one type, or is actually an oil itself. Read more »

stive jobs -Feb 03, 2015, 3:30PM
Here is the great information about oils for beauty. I am highly appreciated to this helpful post.
Tiffany -Nov 19, 2014, 8:09PM
I use tea tree oil as a spot treatment for blemishes, but also lemon juice, and almond oil as my moisturizor. I wear the latter in the morning and at night before bed.

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I made the switch from using body lotion to oil about a year ago, and haven’t looked back since. Read more »

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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia! Read more »

Miann -Aug 14, 2014, 8:20PM
Elizabeth - there is a wealth of information on the internet. Start with some basic ground reading on the philosophies of Ayurveda which will be a great foundation to understanding why many of the ancient practises are great to incorporate into your day. Meara - they are they Novella Royalle bell bottoms from Free People! :) X x
elizabethportman -Aug 06, 2014, 10:08AM
Ayurveda reminds us about something that our ancestors did without thinking, naturally – to follow the rhythms of nature.

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