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Hemp History Week – Legalize Hemp

This week, June 4-10, is Hemp History Week! Hemp is an environmentally sustainable plant that can be used in a multitude of earth-friendly ways. Here at Soul Flower we believe this miracle plant Industrial Hemp is something that should be legalized to be grown in the USA. It can do so much, including Hemp Clothing, Hemp Accessories, Hemp Food and Medicine!

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Hemp clothing, such as these stylish pieces, are a smart, eco-friendly choice. Hemp uses less resources, such as land and water, and unlike many other plants, hemp actually revitalizes the soil as it grows.  It’s also insanely durable, and is known to have three times the strength of cotton fibers!  And, did you know, hemp is UV and mold resistant? Yeah, it’s a pretty versatile, beneficial and amazing plant!  The environmental benefits of hemp go far beyond what I’ve listed above…if I get into it all now, this blog post would never end! 😉

If you are unfamiliar with hemp, the official Hemp History site is a great place to read up. They have info on the many ways hemp can be used, why it’s beneficial, and clears up the misconception about hemp and cannabis being one and the same; hemp is NOT a drug.

They also have great information on the history of hemp (of course!) which includes a helpful timeline. Did you know that in 1942 Henry Ford made an experimental car door using hemp fibers, which turned out to be ten times stronger than steel! I didn’t. Learning something new everyday here! 🙂

Happy Hemp Week, Buds! 

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March Full Worm Moon 2023

Welcome, fellow hippies, to the March Full Moon of 2023! This full moon is known by several names, including the Worm Moon, the Crow Moon, and the Sap Moon. Regardless of what you call it, this full moon is a time of renewal and rebirth, as it marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. As we celebrate this full moon, let us remember to embrace our inner light and strive towards realizing our full potential.


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A Walk in the Garden

~A photo session from our first Adventures at Home series. Written & photographed by our bud Hannah. (Flower close-ups from our bud Oliver.)~

Since Covid-19 came to town there are two places I go to escape: one is my car and the other is my Aunt Laura’s garden. While my car may be filled with gas and music, it lacks the beauty and care that a 30 year old garden has. So today I’ll take you though a visual of what I see when I step inside her pride and joy.


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DIY Retail Display Ideas to Try in Your Shop

Hey Wholesalers, have you seen all the new Soul Flower items available this Summer & Fall? With so many product choices (tote bags, paper products, clothing, headbands, stickers and more), we realize that merchandising Soul Flower in your shop can be a bit of challenge. So we put together some tips for DIY retail display ideas to help you out. And even better than buying new display cases, stands, and racks, most of these ideas use items you may already have around. These DIY retail displays are both creative & environmentally friendly!


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Gifts For A Hippie Dad

With Father’s Day quickly approaching we created a list of earth-friendly gifts any hippie dad would love. We all know that one hippie dad, you know who we are talking about: the earth lover, campfire builder, epic story teller (around a campfire), mushroom hunter, mountain hiker, music lover, crazy dancer, happy camper dad. He inspires us, makes us laugh and is the best dad around. So if you are seeking unique gifts for a hippie dad, let us help you out a bit to help keep your hippie dad a happy dad…..


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64 Creative Journal Prompts

To welcome our new 64-page, blank, 100% recycled notebooks, here are 64 creative journal prompts to fill a notebook and learn more about yourself in the process. Documenting your thoughts, dreams, and day-to-day happenings is a surefire way to notice the good in your life. Plus, reading back on old notebooks, journals, or diaries helps you see just how far you’ve come! Pick & choose from these creative journal prompts and let your creativity flow!


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Soul Flower’s 20 Year Anniversary: October 2019

Buds, it seems impossible but it’s been almost 20 years since we started our little hippie shop on Grand Ave in St Paul, MN. We are celebrating all year long with fun throwback t-shirts, great deals and awesome memories. So take a walk down memory lane with these great old photos and stay tuned to our blog for more awesome stories and photos throughout the year! (more…)

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Flower of Life Meaning – Sacred Geometry

The Flower of Life is one of the basic sacred geometry shapes. The Flower of Life starts with the Seed of Life shape: 7 overlapping circles that build outward, forming a flower-like pattern that has been used since ancient times in many cultures around the world. Said to be the basic template for everything in existence; all geometric forms can be found within it, including sacred geometry shapes like the Platonic Solids, Metatron’s Cube, and the Merkaba. The Flower of Life symbolizes creation and reminds us of the unity of everything: we’re all built from the same blueprint. Read on to find out more about the meaning of the flower of life.


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Hexagrams Meaning – Sacred Geometry

The cool thing about sacred geometry is the shapes’ ability to be repeated and remixed. The hexagram, or a 6-pointed star, is a common shape used in many religions and cultures around the world. It’s made from 2 opposite triangles which represent the masculine and feminine, earth and sky, interlocking in perfect harmony. Complex geometric forms are said to be even more powerful than simpler ones, as their numerous intersecting points resonate higher energies. The hexagram reminds us of our place in the world, halfway between earth and sky, and at the epicenter of our own personal power. Read on to find out more about the hexagram meaning.


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Metatron’s Cube Meaning – Sacred Geometry

Metatron’s Cube starts with the Fruit of Life shape, and connects all 13 circles with straight lines. Metatron’s Cube includes all 5 Platonic Solids hidden inside, symbolizing the underlying geometric patterns found throughout our universe. It’s named after Archangel Metatron, who watches over the flow of energy in creation and provides a connection to the divine. Metatron’s Cube is balanced and provides a visual focal point for meditation. It can replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Read on to find out more about Metatron’s Cube meaning.


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Turtle Symbolism – Turtle Spirit Animal

Get started – choose your spirit animal here – if you chose TURTLE, read on:
“Turtle” can refer to a sea turtle or a terrestrial turtle, more accurately known as a tortoise. Tortoises have taller shells and sturdy feet for walking, whereas sea turtles have leaner shells and flipper-like limbs to help them swim. Whichever variety calls to you, all turtles can represent positive qualities that we as humans strive to embody.


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2018 Full Moons – July

We’re almost half-way between Summer Solstice (June 21) and Autumn Equinox (September 22). This time of year traditionally marks the beginning of harvest, both literally and metaphorically.

July’s full moon is also a total lunar eclipse! It will be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, coming in just shy of the theoretical limit. Unfortunately it won’t be visible in North America, but pretty much every other place in the world will get to see it!

This month’s full moon is also known as Thunder Moon, since thunderstorms are so frequent during July. Fun fact: some of the stormiest areas in the US can see thunderstorms every single day in July! Top of the list is southern Florida, a few places in New Mexico, and a small region in southeast Arizona. Enjoy Mother Nature’s light show, but stay safe!

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Outtakes: Heart & Soul Style

Hey Buds, We had some interesting (and always fun) moments during our photoshoots for the release of our new Heart & Soul Collection. We always seem to capture a few of those behind-the-scene photo moments – like a visit from a cute puppy to a dancing to an unexpected song choice to a funny side joke! Hope you enjoy these behind the scenes shots as much as we enjoyed taking them ✌️❤️😌 ~Team Photo at Soul Flower


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5 Tips to Green Up Your Laundry

Here’s some news that’ll brighten your day: you have the power to reduce the environmental impact of ALL your clothes, even if they’re not eco-friendly! Choosing sustainably-made garments made of fibers like organic cotton or recycled polyester is a great start. But did you know that laundering is still the largest contributor to a piece of clothing’s overall greenhouse gas footprint? Consider the total life cycle of a garment: the raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, to your at-home wear and care and ultimate disposal. What you practice at home accounts for 40-80% of the garment’s total emissions. You can make a huge difference and green up your laundry practices!

Tips to Green up Your Laundry


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Organic Cotton is Better – Organic Facts

There are many reasons why organic cotton is better than conventional cotton. Organic uses only non-genetically modified seeds and is grown without using toxic synthetic chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers. It’s production reduces human, animal, and environmental impact. Organic cotton must be independently certified in order to be called organic. Read for more details about why organic is better!


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How to Activate Your Chakras

chakra locations sm 216x300 - How to Activate Your ChakrasBlog Image Chakras are areas of energy in the body that run through your center from the base of your spine to the top of your head. The word “chakra” (prounounced “CHOCK-rah”) is Sanskrit, meaning “wheel”, which refers to the spinning energy in each one. Each chakra has its own symbolism and each affects different aspects of your being: physical, mental, and spiritual. The energy of a chakra can be low, high, or anywhere it between – it exists on a spectrum – but a chakra is never fully “closed.” The chakras work best when balanced. Keeping that in mind, you can work to activate your chakras one at a time, starting with where you feel needs attention. If you’re unsure where to start, try taking a chakra balancing quiz online or just starting at the foundation (Root chakra) and work your way up. (more…)

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