the florapothecarie journal




DIY & Recipes

  • How-To: Hibiscus Honey Syrup

    How to make herbal honey syrups to enjoy with lemonade, cocktails, and more! They're also a great way to get your kiddos to have herbal remedies. We used hibiscus for this recipe, but you can use any edible herb ~ lavender, chamomile, elderberry, peppermint are a few of my favorites.

  • DIY Two-in-One Pumpkin Spice Hair & Face Mask

    It's Pumpkin Spice Latte Season! Get your PSL fix with this two-in-one facial and hair mask. Pumpkin is fantastic at balancing our scalp and skin's oil production, plus gently exfoliating with alpha hydroxy acids.

  • DIY Soothing (Non-Sticky) After Sun Aloe Spray

    Make your own soothing, non-toxic, and non-sticky body spray for soothing sun burn with aloe, coconut oil, and essential oils of lavender and peppermint.

  • How-To: Make a Lavender & Rice Heat Pack

    How to make a lavender and rice-filled hot/cold pack, one of my essential tools for self-care. Heat it up in the microwave to soothe sore muscles or freeze it to help reduce swelling.

  • How-To: Use a Bath Tea as a Facial Steam

    We may label our products one thing, but most of them have multiple uses. Did you know our bath teas can also be used as facial steams? It's super easy, and you can even re-use it as a bath tea after your facial steam, too!


  • Fighting Colds Naturally with Mint & Rosemary + a DIY Vapor Rub Tutorial

    Well friends, there's no way around it. Cold season is here. But I'm going to help you power through it with our pals Peppermint and Rosemary. Both of these herbs and their essential oils are good to have around when coughing and congestion set in. Plus, I'll show you how to make your own three-ingredient vapor rub!

  • IBE NY 17 Process: Building DIY A-Frame Ladder Shelves

    Last week, I announced Dave & I are going to Indie Beauty Expo NY in a few weeks and I promised to share a few behind-the-scenes peeks at how we're preparing for our first trade show. Here's a look at how we (okay, mostly my Dad) built the ladder shelves we'll be using in our booth!

  • Video: How to Use a Face Mask

    My first how-to video! (Yes, there will be more.) To celebrate my chocolate face mask being in this month's Goddess Provisions box, I thought I'd share with you a video on how to use a face mask. I also talk about what else you can mix in a dry mask (besides water), as well as the different face masks I offer (charcoal, chocolate, and rose) and the benefits of each. Basically, this video is everything you ever wanted to know about face masks. Enjoy!

DIYs, inspiration, and tips for living a naturally beautiful and magical life.