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I’m always on the hunt for natural alternatives to everyday beauty products. As the temperatures start to warm up, the only thing on my mind is long days spent in the sunshine. Read more »

-Aug 31, 2014, 10:31PM
I have been using a similar recipie for over a year now and am constantly amazed and how well it works. My skin has not only improved but I haven't been burnt once. I am in the sun every day and live in a hot tropical climate where it is impossible to avoid direct sun. Absolutely recommended and wish I had known that oils don't necessarily burn you but protect you and feed your skin at the same time.
catie -Jul 27, 2014, 1:53PM
To people concerned that this is "unsafe" or something similar, zinc oxide is the original sun protectant. It's the active ingredient in LOTS of the sunscreens that you will find at your health food store, whole foods, etc. This recipe is very, very likely to work as a sun screen - as in, it pretty much IS a sun screen, equivalent to the things you would buy somewhere like whole foods. However, contrary to what you will read in the post, this sun screen will NOT allow you to absorb vitamin D. You cannot use a sun protectant if you want to absorb vitamin D. And our society is very deficient in this vitamin. Many supplement with it, but the best source of vitamin D is always going to be from the sun itself, so DEFINITELY use this sun screen to keep yourself protected when necessary, but... don't use ALL the time or you'll never get any vitamin D - Catie

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Post image for Botanical Mother’s Day Greeting DIY With Terrain

Any chance I get to visit Terrain, I  jump on it. Read more »

Michelle P -May 11, 2014, 4:52PM
Omg I need to make this I wanna put this in my room. I'm so happy this will look awesome... Thank you Free People,this blog always has amazing things and really cool diy projects
Flourish Design Co. -May 08, 2014, 9:33PM
Love this idea for mother's day. But also for my own home and for gifts for friends! Pressed flowers are my favorite. www.etsy.com/shop/flourishdesignco www.instagram.com/flourishdesignco

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 7th but now that we’re spending more and more time outdoors we wanted to share it again! Read more »

herbman -Aug 01, 2014, 5:18PM
before spraying any essential oil on your body or anyone else please use a little on your arm 1st to see if you have a reaction to the oil.essential oils are condensed & strong to find out about essential oils get the illustrated encyclopedia of essential oils by julia lawles.do not use oils on skin full strenght use a carrier oil with it.also check out aromatherapy illustrated guide by clare walters .before using any product do your home work 1st,just because it is natural does not mean you can't have a small side effect.google the products or do the patch test 1st.put 1drop on a cotton swab apply on the wrist elbow under your arm show it will not show put a band-aid on for 24hrs,keep dry itching or reddess will appear,do not continue use try a different oil.
herbman -Aug 01, 2014, 4:48PM
if you do not want to make your on bug spray any herb shop has them on stock.jason-quit bugging me about$8.50, quantum-buzz away are some of the numerous products at your health food stores.if you get poison ivy jewel weed the grows wild is a good products.if you can not find this weed google it to show where it grows or can be bought in a soap.

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As the seasons start to change and the air turns warm and fresh, there’s nothing better than letting some of it into your home. Read more »

Emilia -Aug 02, 2014, 3:41PM
Cool! Really usefull and sweet, I definitely agree with that "door stops are usually not so stylish". I made my own too! And got one extra chair 'cause the one is not anymore playing a door stop ;) Thanks!
Rachel -May 30, 2014, 3:36PM
wow what a great idea. I would love to do this for a children's room with bright colored ribbon

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Post image for Instant Photo Transfers With Blender Pens

UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 28th but we’re still in love with this DIY and had to share it again! Read more »

Tove -Aug 22, 2014, 7:19AM
Hi! Lovely photos. I could use a little guidance. I just bought Promarker's blender pen but nothing happens! Does it exists different kind of blender pens or why doesn't it work? Kind regards
Kriss -Aug 08, 2014, 4:06AM
Dear Blog creators, You have so many comments here, but you are not actually responding to them. Your post is creative, but you don't really explain steps in details. Just tried everything step by step and it didn't work. :((( You have to state what paper you use for the copies, how do you actually photocopy the images (clicking PRINT from the computer after you have actually scanned the film with all the images OR?), how long do you wait for the transfer to come through, etc. A bit disappointing. I'm sure your followers would appreciate your time to clarify these steps. Kind regards, Kriss

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Post image for Edible Flower Ice Pops

Flowers are certainly nature’s eye candy… but certain kinds are able to be eaten, too. So why not make ice pops with them? Read more »

http://www.daglow.ru -Jul 26, 2014, 7:38AM
What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity about unpredicted feelings.
Josh Rado -Jun 20, 2014, 2:50PM
This is a beautiful idea! <3

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Post image for 5 Natural Air Fresheners For Spring

This week, I finally smelled it. That delicious scent swirling in the windows and through the house that can only be described as “spring.” Read more »

Lanéa -Apr 16, 2014, 10:54PM
Vikki : do you add water or just the cinnamon powder alone?
Vikki -Apr 16, 2014, 7:12PM
Has anyone ever tried heating up cinnamon in a pan over the stove? It literally soaks up any unwanted scents! I do this whenever i cook fish or fry french fries or burn my food lol. So you just throw some cinnamon in a pan (maybe a table spoon.. or three) and you just heat it on the stove at low maybe medium low and just swish it around with a wooden spoon .. or fork whatever you've got to keep it from burning too quickly. And as soon as you see it darkening or smells like its toasting, throw it out. Don't bother opening the windows or anything because then it won't work. It'll take like a minute or two but trust me when i say your entire kitchen/ house will be odor free! I don't know how it works, I just know it works.

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Post image for Natural Dye Easter Eggs

Easter time has come, and the eggs are out. Dyeing of eggs is always a fun activity that everyone can enjoy, and the finished eggs can be used in so many ways. Read more »

YogiMe -Apr 11, 2014, 11:58PM
So much better than store bought http://www.namastefriendbazaar.com
Jessica -Apr 11, 2014, 11:48PM
Beets would make a lovely pink

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Post image for How To Make All-Natural Foundation With Sunscreen

When it comes to makeup, foundation is one thing you definitely want to make sure is made of natural ingredients. An abundance of foundations on the market are filled with not-so-natural ingredients, potentially harming more than just your skin. But not this one. Read more »

haley -Apr 18, 2014, 1:45PM
Hi, I love the look on my skin, except the cacao powder seems to give me pimples every time I use it.. I got the organic all natural 100% cacao powder.. Has cacao powder give anyone pimple? I don’t know if I should keep trying. Thank you! : )
Sarah -Apr 15, 2014, 12:52PM
April - Zinc Oxide protects from UV rays. They included zinc oxide in the recipe.

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Post image for Herb-Infused Grapefruit Face Toner

As soon as spring hits, I become taken over by this incredible urge to incorporate fruits into everything I do. I want to eat them, I want to drink them, and I want to incorporate them into my beauty routine. Read more »

Brittany -Aug 26, 2014, 1:06AM
Why is it that dried flowers and herbs must be removed? I was wanting to make a toner with witch hazel, essential oils and some dried lavender flowers but wanted to leave them in for looks. Wouldn't the other ingredients act as preservatives to keep the flowers from molding?
Tomiko -May 18, 2014, 1:25PM
This looks delicious delicious as well as refreshing! I've always been confused about how a toner works though, when exactly should I apply it?

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Post image for DIY Beaded Sunglasses

I remember flipping through a magazine a few years back and seeing a tiny picture of sunglasses that were adorned in beads. Read more »

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Randi -Jun 12, 2014, 10:16AM
This is the perfect time to try this! I love how it can be personalized for anyone's style AND you could make multiple sunglasses for different outfits. :) https://www.etsy.com/shop/LovelyLikeTheSun

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Post image for DIY Mermaid Spray For Beachy Waves

Salt on the skin, sun kissing the nose, piecey waves in the hair. A day spent in the spa has absolutely nothing on a day spent on the beach. Read more »

kai -Jun 30, 2014, 9:48PM
Lydia - It doesn't take much for coconut oil to melt. Just the heat of your hands will do it. If you keep the spray in your bathroom where it's usually humid it should pretty much stay liquid :). I keep a tub in my pantry in my kitchen and it never returns to solid form.
Lydia -May 05, 2014, 7:30PM
How do you keep the coconut oil from solidifying?

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