the florapothecarie journal




DIY & Recipes

  • 9 Things to Mix Into Clay Face Masks (Besides Water)

    My clay face masks may say "just add water," but you can use so many more ingredients with them. I like to switch it up depending on the season and what my skin needs. My favorites are: aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar, green tea, honey, lemon juice, milk, oil, rosewater, and yogurt.

  • How To Keep Your Pores Clean Naturally: 8 Easy Tips + DIYs

    Oh, the ongoing struggle of pore-cleaning! Truly, a few minutes of care a day is all you really need to keep your face clear, clean, and happy. Here are 8 simple tips + tricks: 1. Wash your face twice a day. Our skin is constantly attracting dirt, excreting waste, and shedding dead skin cells, s...

  • Recipe: Vegan Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

    I'm obsessed with all things green tea, including matcha ice cream. It's not easy to find in most grocery stores (though Asian markets usually have some), so I decided to try making it at home. It took a fair amount of research and attempts before I got it right, but I think I've nailed it. I use...

  • Celebrate Being Wild + Free with this DIY Bleach Pen Shirt

    Happy (almost) Independence Day, beauties! I hope you're celebrating with fireworks, yummy food, and people you love. I've been pretty crafty lately, so I wanted to share this super-easy tutorial with you: create a custom shirt with bleach pen! This old slouchy sweatshirt was perfect — it's supe...

  • DIY All-Natural Face Wash

    Make your own gentle natural cleanser without harsh surfactants. Perfect for those with sensitive or problem skin, dry or oily.

  • May Flowers: 10 Edible Floral Treats to Nom This Spring

    May flowers are here! Inspired by the blooming beauty (and my ever-present sweet tooth), I've put together a list of yummy edible floral treats to make this season: 1. Crystallized Flowers via Leite's Culinaria. 2. Shortbread Cookies with Edible Flowers via Sugar & Charm. 3. Vi...

  • Recipe: Lavender French Macarons with Buttercream Frosting

    French Macarons are SO hard to make! But I am nothing if not determined when it comes to baking and making natural beauty products, so after a few pretty bad attempts, I finally got these babies right. Inspired by springtime, these macarons are made with lavender extract. Lavender French Macarons...

  • DIY Floral Sugar Scrub with The Confetti Bar

    Sugar scrubs were the very first beauty product I ever made, and are still one of my favorites! They're very easy and only really require two ingredients: sugar and oil. These floral sugar scrubs kick it up a notch with the addition of essential oils and pretty floral confetti from The Confetti ...

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