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5 Pantone Colors of Fall, and How to Dye Clothes Naturally

Posted by Kristen Creed on

5 Pantone Colors of Fall, and How to Dye Clothes Naturally

Determining the best new colors in fall fashion doesn’t have to be a mystery. Pantone creates a fall fashion color palette according to what graced the runway at New York fashion week. And here it is:   But have you ever wondered how to naturally dye your own clothes? I was curious and did some research to find natural plants and even foods that can yield specific colors when dying your own garments. Some might even align nicely with the most popular colors of the season.   If you want to dye ORANGE, use carrots, onion skins or gold lichen. Left long...

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8 Things to Know Before Juicing

Posted by Kristen Creed on

8 Things to Know Before Juicing

Extracting the juice — nutrients, minerals and all — from fruits and vegetables... that’s all juicing really is. But like many dietary trends and fads, it’s a popular way to squeeze in (pun intended) those recommended fruits and veggies for a well-balanced diet. That is, if you do it the right way. Know these few seeds of information before having a go at juicing. 1. AVOID JUICING TOO MUCH FRUIT.  Fruit contains lots of sugar — natural sugars, but they still spike your sugar levels quickly, meaning those levels then crash quickly, too. Include more vegetables like spinach, carrots or celery,...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Ingredient Spotlight: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This probably isn’t your most unique ingredient spotlight, but Olive Oil is nonetheless a five-star, versatile ingredient in all types of foods and products. We’re highlighting it this week because it helps make up a few of our awesome products like the Organic Sunscreen and the Organic Baby Sunscreen — especially important in these blistering dog days of summer. Looking at you, August! Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made up of monounsaturated fatty acids that are extremely heart healthy and not only that, but the oil encompasses a whole slew of other benefits, too. It’s been said that it boosts skin...

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12 Life Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Posted by Bill DAlessandro on

12 Life Hacks Every Girl Should Know

1. Paint the top of your keys with different colors of fingernail polish to tell them apart at a glance. 2. Cover blisters with duct tape. Lots of runners swear by this stuff, it works almost like a heavy duty Band-Aid. It cushions the blister and keeps it from peeling off! 3. Dryer sheets can get rid of any stains from deodorant. 4. Use a magnetic board to organize your makeup on the wall. You’ll have to glue magnets to the back of products, but it’ll keep your counters clear and save time searching for the right mascara! 5. If...

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Let’s Talk Sulfates, and Why They Should Go

Posted by Kristen Creed on

Let’s Talk Sulfates, and Why They Should Go

Is it just me or does it seem like everything is “bad” for you these days? It becomes disheartening, but there are certain warnings that should be taken seriously. And because there are so many (soda, caffeine, sodium, high fructose corn syrup, etc. etc.) it kinda becomes a “pick your battles” type of deal. Because maybe you really enjoy a beer on the weekend, or really need that third cup of coffee on Monday mornings, or whatever your guilty pleasure may be. However, it’s time to talk about sulfates in your shampoos. And why they need to go. Sulfates are...

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