Reading a friends post, this one to be exact, got me to thinking how much fun it would be to write a post about my love for Hippie Products. OK, probably more fun for me than for anyone else reading this, so this is mostly for me :) Ever since I was a teen I have loved all things natural/hippie, I only purchased used clothing (with the exception of unmentionables) & used natural products, went vegetarian, & I ADORE herbs, Herbal oils, & of course Herbal books (Of which I refuse to disclose the number I own). At the age of 16 I fell in love with this sweet little store, Meadow Sweet Herbs, I love everything about it.
The way it Smells- like herbs & plants,Sounds- they have a wind chimey thing on the door that jingles merrily every time someone goes in or out,Looks- The wall of shelves covered in clear jars full of a herbs, stacks of homemade soaps, lg containers of oils & lotions for mixing.Sigh.... there is no place better.
Now with 4 kids I have strayed a bit, but I still love my little store, I like using my natural oils & beauty & cleaning products. The kids & I mostly use natural healing products when we are sick, & our toothpaste of choice is Tom's :) Although the kids will tell you it doesn't taste as sweet as the kind at Grandma's house (which isn't a bad thing in my mind :)
Now my husband on the other hand thinks the whole thing is crazy.
He has a whole other way of life that he enjoys. In fact he was the one who informed me, when we were engaged, that I was NOT a Hippie :( He told me that Hippie's- don't wash their bodies, or wear Deodorant or brush their hair (he went to school with several) & that I was NOT like that. So I guess from that I came to realize that while I may not be Completely a Hippie,
I am definitely a Hippie-At-Heart.